G.I. Joe #72 Star Viper Progress

When you kit bash a figure together, you have to figure out what parts work. The previous post was about the Star Viper who was able to sneak into The Pit.

Here is the pieces of the figure cobbled together. The head is from a spare Eaglehawk(Tomahawk) Lift Ticket. The body is from Outpost Defender Hawk and the legs belong to Cobra Commander.

There is a chance that I might use Duke, Renegades, feet on this figure.

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Star Viper

With some of the old G.I. Joe vehicles, I want the updated figure. Most of the vehicles, despite 30 years, are still can be very forward thinking in design. Nothing can be further from that want than the Star Viper and the Stellar Stiletto, which became one of those really cool vehicles after reading an old ARAH issue, #72, when Mindbender develops the only Star Viper.

As a kid, for weeks on end, I would try to catch three flies with one hand after this one panel.

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But I wasn’t going to go after a Stiletto until I found a Star Viper for cheap… then I found one.  As of this writing, I’m still waiting on it to ship.

And with that, you get a character who was able to sneak into the G.I. Joe base by hitching a ride under a Joe vehicle during the day.

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Subdues them. Takes off in an awe striker, plugging himself into a small external computer to help his reflexes and drives away dodging bullet fire before anyone can hit him.

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Before catching up with a Bat in a Tricky Dick mask in a semi truck with a Stellar Stiletto in the back of the rig that he takes off in. Without a shot fired, all in an AC/DC shirt.

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After getting the Star Viper, it’s time to customize a body complete with AC/DC shirt and try to find a hose that can be placed in the head. But while doing that, it might be high time to get a Stellar Stiletto.

 UPDATE: 

I’m getting the pieces together for an infiltration Star Viper made up now. I have all the pieces and now it’s time to start to painting and assembling.

Cross Country

G.I. Joe Collectors Club releases a figure with membership. This years figure was Cross Country, the driver for the HAVOC. The body is retooled from other figures with a new head and vest. The head is great and the vest is magical.

The head is sculpted with look more like the second season of G.I. Joe cartoon from the 80’s. Instead of the round butter face the original figure had. The figure even had a mullet. Yeah, a goddamn mullet. A great attention to detail that Boss Fight Studio is known for doing when they are hired to make toys.

Now the real thing that shines is the vest. The vest has revolver gun belt sculpted into the vest that hangs over the leg. Now the back has a strap empty hole area that could have been overlooked, but BFS, just added the detail and it’s small, but when you notice it, it’s magical.

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