Friday, December 31, 2010
So in general, the bombed out building is kind of goofy looking, but when photo'd and cropped, it looks pretty sweet! Plus a little mad Photoshop tweaking can make the pics a little better.
My custom Alley Vipers kicking the Power Team soldiers collective asses. Sorry, PTE dudes, just cannon fodder for me.
Sort of an overall shot of the Alley Viper assault. That's a Cobra Deviant mech to the left (w/o weapon arms - they're kind of stupid). Seriously, a grappling hook and a battering ram? C'mon, Cobra, step up!
Duke doesn't like you and would rather that you left immediately. I would recommend at least looking through the rest of the pictures and at least leaving some sort of reasonably intelligent (hah!) comment.
Beach Head is not to thrilled with you either and would appreciate (again) reasonably intelligent comments. I like this picture - good use of Photoshop tweaking.
Stalker has comments to share with you in regards to your mother. Hey, he said it, not me! Cool ass custom, very easy, kicks serious butt.
Roach (yeah, I stole the ID from Rick, but he started it with extra-ordinary awesome pictures) lays down some fire on some bad dudes.
General Hawk's movie noggin on a POC Beach Head body. Looks cool to me. A little more of a bad-ass now. Col. Quaid, kick-butt field commander of the Joe team.
Helix doesn't like the look of your face and would like you to go away. But leave some reasonably intelligent (there it is again!) comments. Please? Validate me?
The Baroness and some body guards. Who is guarding who? Or is that whom? I don't care. She'll kick your ass and make you like it.
Okay, so much with G.I. Joe toys. Dengar doesn't like you and would like to claim the bounty on your head. What do you mean, you don't have a bounty on your head? Watch your back.
Bossk is a nice guy, tho. He says, "Yo, Hommie! Sup? C'mon in and I'll try not to tear out your mammalian throat!" Really, he's a nice guy. Trust him. Kick-ass figure.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Starting off with three of the red Cobra Troopers. Something about the red troops just didn't quite look right to me, so I changed them! These guys are armed with weapons from Marauder "Gun Runners", my favorite 1/18th weapon dealers! Two of these guys are wearing goggles from the Desert Viper figures.
Blue troops rushing past a printed background - whatever works! Armed with the "NCM" rifle from Marauders.
Cobra troops load up in the RHINO. Sorry, GI Joe, the blue of this vehicle looks too good with the Cobra troops!
Cobra Commander reviews the upcoming mission with his best soldiers.
Another shot with Cobra Commander and some of his soldiers. The blue troop is the "officer", he is wearing the vest from the TRU exclusive Firefly figure from the ROC line and the Red Fang Ninja head. The next two red troops have Night Creeper heads w/o the cloth "thingy". These guys are CC's bodyguards. The gray troop is actually the body from the TRU ROC Firefly with a blue trooper's head and an ATST driver helmet.
This is an older picture - pre-goggles. The Commander again with his troops. These are pre-goggles. Soon, I will be adding the goggles from the Para-Vipers and the Desert Vipers.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
So I'm going to crank out a few posts highlighting some of my many pictures of my Resolute troops. I've only got 7 blue troops and 6 red troops, but I think that I have made the most of them. Would I like more? Sure! Loads more! Will I ever get any more? We'll see - Joelanta 2011 is on the way!
With seven pictures per post, I've narrowed it down to four new posts. I wonder if I can get them all posted before next Monday?
So let's roll!
Resolute Duke and my first Resolute trooper. Reso Duke is a bad ass, more of a bad ass than the Cobra troop. Just one, need more!
Up to two Resolute troopers. These guys look good in groups!
I don't know how many I have at this point, maybe I'm up to my seven troops. I built this Lego hallway to use with my figures. Lego has amazing uses - works with my Joe figures! Duke has some trouble ahead of him right around the corner.
A side view of the Lego hallway. Pretty cool set!
Here's a shot with most of my troops. I think this is before Joelanta 2010 and my two additional red troops. Plus my favorite version of the Resolute Cobra Commander - I prefer the black version over the blue version.
Helix gets a chance to travel down the hall. Helix is one of the shining stars of the movie line of figures. Awesome!
The last picture for this post is from a "Fatality" theme at Joedios.com. The object was to "kill off" some characters - have them meet their end. I guess it's fitting - starting off this post with Duke taking out a Cobra troop and he finally meets his end at the hands of a bunch of them.
So I gave it a try and really liked the result. To the left is the red trooper with the Alley Viper gear followed by the regular Alley Viper. Next is a red troop with the standard helmet and then a regularly geared up red troop.
I'm hooked. Most of my red Resolute troopers get the make over and I think they look better than the original. Better than a standard red trooper and they make a better Alley Viper. The head on the original is a bit unrealistically small and the full helmet doesn't really fit very well - too loose.