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Eopie Herder
07-01-2008, 10:25 AM
I did this yesterday pretty damn quick. I got the idea on how to do it around 5:00pm, and got started around 6:00 or so. Finished around 10:30pm. That has to be a record for me! Recipe at the bottom.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll45/eopie-herder/custom%20joes/DSCF7284.jpg

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll45/eopie-herder/custom%20joes/DSCF7287.jpg

Recipe:
Head and Hat - 25th Red Star
Torso - Comic Pack Shipwreck
Legs - Wave 7 Duke
Arms, Gun and Jacket - Indiana Jones ROTLA

I had to remove quite a bit from the back of the figure to get the jacket to fit, and had to trim away the majority of the arm pegs to get them to fit in the socket. I used a sanding drum on a Dremel tool to remove the excess plastic from the back.

I painted the flesh tones darker than usual to give him a tanned look. The way I see it, he's a Navy Admiral...he is going to see a lot of sun!

The other figure I was going to enter in the contest was Serpentor, but I'm going to tweak him some, so I won't be posting him today. Later in the week perhaps, along with my second take on the Skyhawk.

ceraurus
07-01-2008, 10:31 AM
Looks great!

Badgumbo
07-01-2008, 10:36 AM
Outstanding! That is a good looking figure to add to the line up!

G.I.Eddie
07-01-2008, 10:39 AM
HAH! that rocks man...i love it...been wondering what to do with a Red Star hat...and hey, i have a spare Indy jacket!

Sergeant Major
07-01-2008, 11:07 AM
Wow. Eopie, your skills are absolutely INSANE.

Echo7Solo
07-01-2008, 11:09 AM
man if you had put this one in a few days ago!

Prince of Fire & Thunder
07-01-2008, 11:43 AM
Very nice. Where's his aircraft carrier at?

Freedom
07-01-2008, 11:54 AM
Wow! That's right on!

Eopie Herder
07-01-2008, 11:54 AM
Very nice. Where's his aircraft carrier at?

Right here;)

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll45/eopie-herder/custom%20joes/DSCF7288.jpg

gunslingercbr
07-01-2008, 12:02 PM
that looks great. I had the very same idea so I am glad to see how it will turn out before I start.

Syn3sthesia
07-01-2008, 12:55 PM
Man that looks great!

Clicker
07-01-2008, 01:24 PM
This looks great. I love the detail.

Echo7Solo
07-01-2008, 01:26 PM
Right here;)

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll45/eopie-herder/custom%20joes/DSCF7288.jpg


oh man now I can't wait to see him, Hawk, Duke and Flint all together on the Flagg.

SnakeMoe
07-01-2008, 01:30 PM
You rock thats my next finishing up my cutter and topside

wild weasel
07-01-2008, 01:36 PM
whats with the 2 skin tones(head and hands)?

Prince of Fire & Thunder
07-01-2008, 02:36 PM
The hands are gloved. A repaint would avoid confussion though.

xhairs
07-01-2008, 02:39 PM
man that is dead on . he looks great!!!!!!!!

Slaymaker
07-01-2008, 02:45 PM
sweet!

barbecue
07-01-2008, 06:51 PM
Your Keel Haul custom figure rocks! It really does look like the figure Hasbro should release of that character.

wild weasel
07-01-2008, 06:57 PM
The hands are gloved. A repaint would avoid confussion though.

ok,but it still does look odd like that,doesn't the original have black gloves,because both of mine do.

delta
07-01-2008, 07:03 PM
Great job man! where did the head come from again?

daremo
07-01-2008, 08:16 PM
That is all sorts of cool! Sweet!

Eopie Herder
07-01-2008, 09:09 PM
Whoops! Forgot to paint the hands. That's what happens when you are rushing to meet a deadline. I seriously doubt I'm going to go back and do it. Doesn't really bother me.

Thanks for the comments everyone!

butter_the_pure
07-01-2008, 09:33 PM
wonderful!!!

mikeTime
07-01-2008, 09:50 PM
Pure awesomeness. grizzled yet sexy. Classic

wild weasel
07-01-2008, 10:03 PM
Whoops! Forgot to paint the hands. That's what happens when you are rushing to meet a deadline. I seriously doubt I'm going to go back and do it. Doesn't really bother me.

Thanks for the comments everyone!

that is the kinda stuff that happened to me in the brokenarrowtoys.com contest(thanks alyosha!)

G.I.Eddie
07-20-2008, 03:27 PM
The other figure I was going to enter in the contest was Serpentor, but I'm going to tweak him some, so I won't be posting him today. Later in the week perhaps, along with my second take on the Skyhawk.

what ever happened to your Serpentor?

and i just realized your gold details were hand painted on AKH...they look soooo good

samjjones
07-20-2008, 06:16 PM
Figure and details look great.

I was thinking of using the Indy jacket and either Wild Bill or the Alyosha Recondo-looking head for a Dogfight custom (need more pilots), but was wondering how extensive mods would need be to get the jacket to fit. Looks great on Keel Haul.

Eopie Herder
07-20-2008, 06:27 PM
what ever happened to your Serpentor?

and i just realized your gold details were hand painted on AKH...they look soooo good

I had rushed Serpentor to get him done in time for the deadline, and I wasn't completely satisfied. So, he is undergoing a MAJOR overhaul. I hope to finish him soon. He is going to be very cool.


Figure and details look great.

I was thinking of using the Indy jacket and either Wild Bill or the Alyosha Recondo-looking head for a Dogfight custom (need more pilots), but was wondering how extensive mods would need be to get the jacket to fit. Looks great on Keel Haul.


It took very extensive mods to get the jacket to fit. I sanded away a good portion of his back to get it to sit right.

MTN
07-20-2008, 07:37 PM
Dude, that looks outstanding!

Shogi
07-20-2008, 07:55 PM
Nice man! I'm just started working on a Keel Haul today. I'm using the same head and hat and torso as you, but I got Gung-Ho legs, Torture Han Solo jacket and arms and some Beachead gloves