Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Alpha Squad Quick Kick


Been in a bit of a funk the past couple of weeks been really busy and not felt up to much. I have started work on the Devil's Outcasts for Street Wars but not got past doing the skin and eyes and base coated some of the clothing. Looking around for something to finish the other night I spotted my Quick Kick conversion which was probably 75% done.

I started this one sometime last year but procrastinated to much over how to make the shurikens to go in the sash. There fore it got put to one site and left. In the end for ease I decided to paint them on and make do that way I think they look quite effective. The base model is White Tiger from East Riding Miniatures Golgo Island Legends range. White Tiger is sculpted by Kev White and is also sold in the Hasslefree Miniatures Martial artist section of their store.

 I added the sash using paper coating it in super glue to seal it. The sheathed katana was out of my bits box but If I recall correctly is from Hasslefree Oakley who comes with several items to make him in different ways.

Paint scheme wise I stuck pretty much to the cartoons colours with the belt having a blueish hue to it. But his out fit varies massively from comic, to cartoon to fan art.

Quick Kick was another of my firm favourites he was one of the few early Gi Joe figures I owned as a kid. But he was a ninja dude he had a backpack that sheathed his katana and he came with nunchucks!








One of the funniest fights in the cartoons where he lacks somewhat any arctic gear as he rescues Alpine and Bazooka from angry sea lions and has a dust up with Storm Shadow



30 comments:

  1. That’s a really great conversion, looks great!

    I have fond memories of GI Joe, but I swear Cobra troops had the worse morale. Cobra could be attacking with infantry, tanks, and jets when Duke would come out on a hang glider with a slingshot and the Cobra would retreat! ­čśÇ

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    1. Cheers dude. Didn't have to do much tbh. Yeah the comics are pretty funny. So much infighting amongst Cobra and personal agenda's.

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  2. He was also a firm fav in my collection (And I was more of a Cobra fan by far)!
    Love your version mate! The painted on stars look top notch.

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    1. Cheers Dai. I couldn't figure a way of making them uniform enough out of putty or thin plastic that painting them on just seems the easiest option.

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  3. Looking good. Relax and enjoy the hobby.

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  4. Excellent work Simon! Love the skin colour!

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    1. Thanks dude. I can't even recall what I did now I think I used soft tone instead of the usual flesh wash to get more of an Asian skin tone. I think it kind of works. I really must make a note of what I try as I can't remember lol so next time will be an experiment once again!

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  5. Nice figure although I will admit I know NOTHING about GI Joe.

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    1. Just sit back and enjoy then. Don't worry about who is who lol

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  6. Great conversion, and painting Simon. Interesting information as well, it was always funny in cartoons when characters that didn't wear a lot went in snow conditions, as they never drew them extra clothing

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    1. Yeah it was quite rare that outfits changed. Only time was if they were in disguise and often they were quite bad lol.

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  7. That's brilliant Simon, good to see you back on form.

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  8. Great conversion work, Simon. Another great addition to your GI Joe cast :-)

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  9. I'm in the "I don't know about G I Joe" camp, I could ask my kids they would know. However this is a brilliant figure by Kev White and you have done it justice, sometimes these figures just hang around and will not get painted. I just finished the yokes on 2 oxen today, they have been hanging around for years. Tick

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    1. lol Its a kid thing. Some people had MASK, Star Wars, He Man I had Gi Joes :D

      Yeah I know the feeling I loose my mojo with stuff so sit back for a bit and pick something else to work on.

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  10. Oh, you did it again. I'm in love with all your GIJOE minis, seriously.

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  11. Superb conversion job on a great sculpt and you've managed a truly great representation of the character. - Not bad for someone in a 'funk'.

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    1. Thanks Joe. I am pleased with it. It has served the purpose to complete something and inspire me to move on with other stuff.

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  12. A beautiful job (especially skin shades imho) and impressive figure, well done!

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    1. Cheers Phil a bit of an experiment in painting Asian flesh tones.

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  13. Great job! The freehand design is a cool addition at this scale. Conversion did the job it was supposed to.

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  14. Cheers dude. It gives the right impression at least.

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