Wednesday, 13 August 2014

That feel when a BIG box comes to your door.

MONDAY, came a large box all the way from the United States of America, the Big Bad Toy Store to be precise. 

And what was in this box you ask? Why a bunch of the G.I Joe 50th Anniversary sets (which is really the 32nd Anniversary for the Real Amercian Hero side of things, alas 12inch fans get nothing).

So I got one of everything bar the Snow Vehicle set, which I passed on for now and got a extra Viper Pit set and Night Marksmen set.



Flint good and I rather like the alt colours he has. Beachead just needed a belt to hide his stomach and make the vest look less... sexy. Low Light is nice to have in these colours and his gun is beautiful but flawed with the rife stock when trying to hold it. Leatherneck is huge and awesome. The other 2 don't count cause we got them before and who wants to know about Blowtorch? And Hawk is just fodder bits.

More like Danger at Dockside bars.

Trooper is good, Nice to have the helmet cast in blue (like the dollar store repaints) rather than flesh tone then painted. He's a slightly brighter blue compared to the PoC/30th. Only the web gear is lacking but it's still charming in a 1982 way so whatever.

My most wanted Concept case army builder guy, I really like the colours and will never turn down a basic Viper Repaint... EEEEEVER! More please.

Speaking of repaints, the Night Viper, now in red where once was Green. Not bad but odd, swapped out the Webgear for something better. Might just swap the heads and gear onto some spare Dollar Store Trooper bodies and put the rest to nefarious spare parts. Still not bad and I don't hate them and I got 2 Low-Light bullets now and will never loose them while YOU will!

Based Green Night-Viper.

AAAAND we don't need another classic Destro after this one, he's such a beautiful big guy (4u). Gun case is excellent and once you put some tape on the ball sockets to strenghten those loosey-goosey hips... Perfect.

Heat-Viper... Has horrible purple paint apps, and his helmet was painted on the other side just because... Nice that they made him but he's got some of the worst QC of the lot. Boo.

And finally the Cobra Eel who came with the Danger at the Docks set along with FLint and the VAMP MK2 and Cobra dingy raft. Vehicles are good, never had a classic VAMP type before (prefer the PoC/30th updates. The Set also has large box that has a lot of weapons and equipment in it, new variations on well sculpted Hasbro guns too. The Eel is great, superb use of Legs, Upper arms and hands from the Retaliation Movie suit Snake-Eyes. The rest is 25th. Also those new Flippers from the Box of stuff are glorious. 

Good stuff Hasbro, I'll be back for more Viper Pit 3-packs and the Snow Set if it comes back in stock, oh and I hope we're still getting the Baroness vs Lady-Jaye set along with the Snow JOb vs Snow B.A.T. would buy those asap too. Especially that Lady-Jaye. 

Now have some bonus pictures:








Saturday, 2 August 2014

I knew there was a reason I bought a RotS Darth Tyranus figure back in 2005...

That reason is THIS:




Took the head off, trimmed off the neck and drilled a hole so it fit snugly on this MU Prof X suit body (which is a repaint of the SDCC RoC Destro suit figure). Swapped the hands for a spare pare of flesh tone Joe hands from the Retaliation line, gotta have that excellent wrist articulation. Then gave the skin a dark flesh wash and touched up his facial hair. Fin.

Also hold the cursor over the 2nd picture for the reference. So that is my tribute figure to Sir Christopher Lee, probably one of the all best all time Human beings to ever live.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

These... are going to be 4inch figures.

They're two ups, blown up to show off the glory of these sculpts from photographs taken from TheFwoosh.com at SDCC 2014.

4H is said to be aiming for a Kickstarter in Jan/Feb (they've got to get those excellent 6inch Gothitropolis battle birds they kickstarter, I think at the end of last year. Those look gorgeous).


Anyway, here 4H's Mythic Legions:













Between these and Boss Fight's figures I back, I'm pretty well covered for fantasy figures.


Monday, 21 July 2014

Project Orc: Topless Orcs talk about their Lives.


Time to start showing my Orc project:


It's going to be a long road...


The idea is to use a bunch of MU base bodies that are painted up in whatever skin tone I want the orc to be and then apply a bunch of modular chest, arm and leg add ons cast in resins (of some sort) as well as custom head sculpts also cast for mass production.


The chest and belt areas are going to be modular so I can mix and match them for variety.


These will work with soft good furs and tabards etc.





Oh and scribbles that I did before starting that are the basis of this project:









Not like I'm setting lofty goals or anthing...

Thoughts?

Saturday, 19 July 2014

FANTASY CUSTOM: Unnamed(for now) Female Hero/Aventurer.





I finally got round to completing the first half of this Duo seen in this post.

She's made up from MU Electra and X-23 parts, modified and hand painted. The hEad is Retaliation Lady-Jaye, the main belt is Black Series Mara Jade's with some brown Flex Rex for sword storage. 

Her sword is one of many I have from the Army of Darkness line while the dagger and sheath is an 11 Hour addition taken from one of the hobbit Dwarf 2-packs. Her Lower tabard is White cloth painted like the torso with GW Enchanted Blue, creased then glued on.





his figure is the first time I've used a Flesh pigment Primer from the Army painter series, damn good sprays.





Saturday, 12 July 2014

THEY DID IT!



I did my part, now the wait comes, but man it's gonna be worth it. It's the start of something beautiful.

SKELETONS!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Gorgothinkhesaurus

Oh what a glorious week this is, I received my Walking with Dinosaurs 3D Ulitmate Gorgon toy from the UK this week. Still haven't seen the film, might buy the blu-ray if they're smart and have a voiceless audio track (still boggles the mind they gave them voices).





His big and articulated, like above and beyond any regular dinosaur toy (Revoltech T-Rex might beat him but that's a small figure sadly).


Head, neck, shoulders, hips, knees ankles and tail. All there and most are Ball or universal joints. It's the dream come to life.


Here it is with a 4inch ROC Gi joe figure, Helix. So yeah, this is pretty close to most smaller Tyrannosaurid family types, mainly the Tarbosaurus.


Now you might have to use some wide sellotape on the hips (they pop out easily if pulled, same with the head, neck and tail) to strengthen them as the body has electronics that I shall see about removing.



But all in all, a supremely satisfying toy that was a must have for me.