My first, and probably only, vehicle I'll ever do. I just don't get the same artistic satisfaction from doing a vehicle as a do in creating a figure. I guess it's because it's a machine and it really never feels like your "bringing it to life" by giving it character and emotion. Still, I think it looks pretty damn cool. The trailer is a scratch build (sorry no WIPs) and the boat is a cheapo Joe knockoff I bought at Big Lots. Enjoy!
The great thing about the GI Joe 50th anniversary packs is that you basically get a free Beachhead figure in every Cobra army builder pack you buy. So Here's my favorite Army Ranger, in a realistic military colors paint scheme, two ways. The unmasked version is inspired by the Sideshow collectables Beachead figure. Enjoy!
This is my second version of this character, again in SEAL gear. This figure, like Topside, is made with Joe parts bashed with a BBI figure torso. He has full articulation, but no waist or mid torso articulation. I find most Joes don't even really need this POA, because most of the time movement is hindered by their gear anyway. He still achieves superb pose-ability. Enjoy!
This is the Tony Stark fig that came with the "Hall of Armor" set. It's a Joe based kitbash, and it was one of two reasons why I bought the set in the first place (the other being the Mark 42 armor figure). Poor old Tony got the short end of the stick paint ops-wise. This figure was pretty bad out of the package, a mishap this is becoming all too common these days for Hasbro products. This isn't really a custom figure per se, but just a paint op re-detail. I repainted the pupils, which originally were pointing in opposite directions, filled in the hairline all the way to bottom of the hair sculpt, lined the beard properly, and gave the skin tones a nice wash to bring out the details in the facial sculpt. Enjoy!
He's a Navy man, So I made him a SEAL. This figure is constructed using Joe parts, but with a BBI figure torso. Topside sports full articulation with the exception of a waist or mid-torso joint (so he can't twist his body side to side). The head sculpt is made from a Lift-Ticket figure with a sculpted beard. Enjoy!
Here's a couple of no-names I created awhile back to man the guns on my BBI Blackhawk. I never did get around to finishing the pilots to round out the entire helo crew. Anyway, hope you enjoy!
Here's a new version of Wetsuit, in combat diver gear. The strapping used to hold all of his gear to his belt is made from black artist's tape. Enjoy!
Here's Wetsuit with my previous version of the character. The new appears to be shorter in stature than the old, but that is due to the varying thickness of the display stands I used in the photo. Both figures are the same height when placed directly on a common surface.
About My Custom Action Figure Blog
After being totally wowed by the plethora of Star Wars, GI Joe and Marvel Universe custom figures on the internet I got inspired to bust a couple out myself! The purpose of this blog is just to share my work, get feedback and make connections with other people who love custom action figures and creative expression as much as I do. I love comments, whether you love my stuff or downright hate it, so leave your opinions for me to see! I am always open to ideas and suggestions for new projects as well. Thanks for viewing, and may the Force be with you.