Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Serpent Fanatics Crimson Guard

Been quiet lately due to my mobile phone packing up and having to use an old handset with the crappiest camera ever. So have been unable to take pics or browse blogs etc as often as I normally can. 


Anyway after Zomtober finished I was left wondering what to do next. So decided rather than starting anything new it be better to have a crack at the lingering miniatures sitting in my stash it has grown quite large this year as interest has switched between projects.

So returning back to my GI Joe and Cobra Project I decided to tackle a squad and a few more characters from it.



The Crimson Guard represent several steps forward in the evolution of the Cobra Trooper. They are considered the most elite troopers of Cobra's army and possess a fearsome oath of loyalty to Cobra Commander that only few non-Siegie (phonetic for the Crimson Guard initials, C.G.) troopers can match. Aside from the standard infantry training they receive, each Crimson Guardsman is expected to specialize in a civilian profession that may be considered as mundane by most. Specifically, most of them hold degrees in law or accountancy. Upon graduating, many are sent out to the world at large, posing as doctors, lawyers, executives and even infiltrating the higher echelons of politics. More than just undercover agents, the Crimson Guard goes deeper, earning the trust of the gullible public who don't know their true loyalty...

One of the first action figures I owned as a kid back in 1985. I often used this one to drive my Cobra Ferret ATV.



First up is a squad of Crimson Guard. Pics are a bit dark so if I get chance this week I may retake pics in better lighting.










34 comments:

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    1. Cheers Fran. The photos are still meh. I really need to invest in a light box at some point.

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  2. Very cool minis, Simon. Like Fran, I also like them a lot.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. I enjoyed doing them. A refreshing change for to the normal colours.

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  3. Very cool figures, Simon. It's great when we can re-visit our childhood with the hobby. For the record, I'd never seen these guys before, I grew up watching Japanese shows like Ultra Man and Kikaida Man. Similar looking suits! :)

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    1. Cheers Dean. Yeah I only ever had the two comics but I had a fair few of the toys. Matching size wise with my Star Wars toys but with limbs you could articulate they were the pride of my collection.

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  4. Great looking figures Simon! I bet you got a buzz painting these.

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    1. Thanks Ray yeah its very rewarding and nostalgic this project especially finding and converting figures to my faves from when I was a Kid. I am slowly amassing bits for Action Force and Red Shadows.

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  5. These look great Simon, what models did you base them on ?

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    1. Cheers Dave! These are spare castings from a Private Collection. I'll drop you a pm

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  6. While GI Joe never had a place in my childhood the figures look very good and totally suitable.

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    1. Thanks Clint. Yeah this is a bit of a niche but its my niche :D

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  7. They do lookthe part - great stuff as always.

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  8. They look excellent. Cool to see you went back to this project :)

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    1. Cheers Suber. I have tons of stuff planned for it. So it will be one I dip in and out of.

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  9. These models are really spot on.
    Very cool to see you continuing with the GIJoe universe.

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    1. Thanks Wouter! Cheers there is more to come before the Year is out and no doubt it will continue into next year as well.

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  10. Excellent work mate. So envious at the way you can churn out good looking models so quickly.

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    1. Thanks mate. Its just perseverance and doing a bit each day.

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    1. Thanks Stew I did enjoy doing these a different colour scheme for a start.

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  12. Perfect. Cobra's Elite in 28mm form. 10-year-old me would have had a boy-gasm if he'd seen these.

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    1. Thanks Dai! Yeah these are my faves from a when I was a kid as well.

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  13. I love your guard miniatures and I'm building a gijoe wargame. I was curious if you still had the castings?

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    1. Cheers very much. They are spare castings from a private commission.

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