Saturday, 14 April 2018

Serpent Fanatics Scarface and Lt Clay Moore

A few more reinforcements for Cobra done this week. I wanted some more muscle for a game of 7TV on Wednesday night using my Joe and Cobra figures. I'll write up more about that later in the week.

As I knew they were going to be a similar scheme I painted these three all at once. The only one varying slightly was Scarface with Ochre webbing and red mask. Being a bit more than a Cobra Infantry Officer I wanted him to stand out that bit more and as a known character I added some Cobra decals to his chest and helmet.




Lt Clay Moore Is a bit of a lesser known character one I wasn't familiar with tbh. Apparently he is a convention exclusive figure from 2007 and his rise to fame is from an episode from the Sunbow Cartoon where he ferrets out a traitor from the Cobra ranks and is given leadership of the Cobra Shock Vipers as a reward by Cobra Commander. Ironically he is one of very few African American Cobra members.

The set comes with the head without a mask but I have found a use for it for a another GI Joe if I can find the right body so he has the standard head paint African American skin tone but to mark him out I have also added a decal to the helmet.





Whilst I was doing these I figured I'd paint the female trooper that came as part of this group. There are no special rules for her and she will join the enlisted men. Again this is a nod to the cartoons where the Baroness has a cadre of female troopers in an episode.



A group shot of all my Cobra Forces. I have a HISS Tank to paint up for it.





24 comments:

  1. Nice job Simon, very nice job...

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  2. Plenty to see and admire here, Simon. Huge fan of "G.I. Joe" because of you and Leon, and these paint-jobs don't disappoint at all :-)

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    1. Thanks Simon it is very much a holy grail project for me. Especially recreating those I had as action figures as a kid.

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  3. Really great work Simon, and fantastic group shot

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    1. Cheers Dave. It does look good to have them all out at once.

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  4. A nice group with some good sculpting, the female trooper is obviously female from her stance even before expanding the picture and you have a cohesiveness about the group through your painting that looks well.

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    1. Cheers very much sir! That is what I was hoping for. I am trying to keep the batches of similar looking figures done at the same time so they look the same.

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  5. Very nicely done on the three new additions and as for the whole gang in that last few shots, they look fantastic.

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    1. Cheers fella! I am pleased with them and they blend in nicely with the previously done grunts.

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  6. Great additions, that fit nicely into your ever-growing force.

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    1. Thanks Joe. yes a mass battle is brewing. Forces are being recruited on both sides!

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  7. Striking additions to the force, Simon!

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  8. That group photo is an impressive sight.

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  9. Not nearly enough regular troopers considering in the comics/cartoons, the dropped like flies. :P

    Gorgeous group shot mate. I am still, still, envious of this collection for sure.

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    1. Cheers Dai. There are more troops to be added for sure. I have Vipers and Crimson Guard to do adding another 20 to the numbers here.

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