View Full Version : TrueGritt Customs-Muskrat, Snow Job, Roadblock and Psyche-Out
09-27-2007, 12:26 PM
It's taken me a little while since I haven't been too happy with some of my past pictures and wanted to make a light box. However the light box still isn't done but these figures were and I wanted to take some pictures of them and get them up. I hope to have my website up soon but I don't have the amount of free time I used to.
I have Copperhead and Monkeywrench both done but I couldn't get good pictures of them today, since I use natural light and the light changed (another reason why I'll be switching to a light box). So I'll have some pictures of them up in the next few days...hopefully.
09-27-2007, 12:27 PM
Head-BBI parachute figure with sculpted neck
Waist-RAH General Hawk
09-27-2007, 12:27 PM
09-27-2007, 12:28 PM
hooded-Star Wars Hoth Rebel Trooper (modded)
unhooded-EP I Obi-Wan Kenobi (modded with sculpted beard)
Chest-Chief Torpedo (heavily modded)
Waist-I think it was a JvsC Destro but heavily modded either way
Upper Legs-VvsV Dusty
Lower Legs-JvsC StormShadow
Grey Combat machine Gun-Marauder John
Black Winter sniper rifle-original style SnowJob gun
Pulled down hood-Sculpted
09-27-2007, 12:29 PM
Head-JvsC Roadblock head with sculpted neck to add bulk and height
Chest,lower arms-JvsC Roadblock
Waist-Spy Troops Duke
Upper Legs-Major Barrage
Lower Legs-JvsC Gung Ho
Upper arms-Coil trooper
09-27-2007, 12:30 PM
Head-BBI Sniper figure (chine bascially resculpted on this figure since
for some reason the chin sculpt of the production figure seemed to have
been cut in half)
Gloves-VvsV Snake Eyes
Legs-25th Anniv. Snake Eyes
09-27-2007, 01:56 PM
super work! should have entered those in the contest, might have won.
09-27-2007, 03:36 PM
dave great job my man i love snow job.
09-27-2007, 04:21 PM
Awesome customs - I especially like Muskrat and Snow Job. And after seeing Snow Job I would really like a maskless version or two heads (which would be easy since they pop right off).
09-27-2007, 07:07 PM
I feel the same way...they're all bad @ss...but WOW..that Snow Job is friggin' TOP NOTCH!
09-28-2007, 11:27 AM
Thank you everyone I'm glad you like the figures. As far as Snow Job goes Capnjeffro he does have two heads. It was the only way I was happy with and the only way I could get the look I wanted. I was just lucky enough that my Obi-Wan sculpt from a few years ago that I used for Snow Jobs head matched as closely as it did to the Hoth Rebel Trooper head I used for his hooded version.
In fact I typed a rather long description over at Joecustoms and I'm going to cut and paste it here for everyone to read as well.
originally posted at Joecustoms:
I'm glad so many of you dig SnowJob. When your a kid certain things stand out as cool, sometimes that can be simply because one guy looks different. SnowJob was dressed in all white, was the first artic trooper, had red hair and had cool gear. Plus he had the snowmobile which I thought was just too cool as a kid. I've seen his hood done big and I wanted to go for a smaller look. With all of the micro-fibers and what not we have in today's society it made sense to me that since GiJoe gets the top of the line in technology that he could have a smaller hood which would still keep him warm but fit more securely which would also help him out in the field. I had sculpted that Obi-Wan head about 5 years ago for an Ep II Obi-Wan. I hacked off the mullet that I had sculpted on and gave him more of a hair style to resemble his first appearance in the cartoon. I was surprised myself when I was looking for his hooded head how similiar the faces and beards looked so I decided to go with it. Oh and M.S. are you a Dawson's Creek fan? We won't tell anyone really
I agree with most of you concerning Roadblock. I like him but he was definatley one of my least favorites of the remaning 15 I've been working on finishing. For me my favorite look to him is his second version from '86 , but I also liked his other look that he had in the Dic cartoon. What I tried to do was incorporate all three looks of his (first figure and the two subsequent ones I mentioned) into one figure. I think overall it works but I have yet to find a look for Roadblock that just yells Roadblock to me. I do like it alot more then my first custom though. I think the problem with Roadblock is I really don't feel there has been a definative Roadblock "look" to come out yet. I haven't liked any of the Devil's Due styles and even his action figures don't really work for me either. I probably won't be coming back to do another Roadblock since this one fits overall with what I was going for though.
Muskrat was a bit more straight forward for me. Muskrat already looked cool and I love the original figure I just bascially copied his original look and put it on a modern frame. The hardest part of him was finding what head I wanted to use. I had the BBI head hanging around for awhile until I found someone I wanted to use it on. Then I just had to sculpt he neck which was actually kind of fun to do since it turned out so nicely. I also wanted his clothes to appear baggy, soiled, damp and wet since he is a swamp fighter. I figured his clothes are always going to be a bit more faded and beat up then the other guys due to his environment.
Psyche-Out was a challenge because I liked the idea of the Joes have a therapist on staff and it is an asset that I can see Hawk being fully aware of and using for his troops. He also looked pretty cool in the comic when Stalker, Quick Kick and Snow Job were released from that Soviet-inspired prision in the comics. I also like to take the more "out there" characters/figures and try to make them real world. Psyche-Out was my first attempt and I'm currently working on a Crystal Ball and Mirage. The trick with Psyche Out was to keep what was cool about him but toss what just didn't work for me. He lost his shiney silver chest plate and the red bands were replaced with brown. I kept a chest holster, as the original had. I also kept the cross-stitched flak-jacket and the grey long-sleeved undershirt. I had thought about doing some type of earphone device, as the original had, but decided I wanted to go for his original hair sculpt rather then the crew cut I was considering. Since I felt that Psyche-Out's longer hair and style set him slightly apart from the other figures released I decided I really wanted to keep that since that is one of his trademarks for me. Lastly I also wanted him to look lankier since he is not necessarily going to be in combat all that much and is more likely to be at the HQ, in his office, or in the command bunker on the battle field.
Should have Copperhead and Monkewrench up by Saturday.
10-25-2007, 11:46 PM
Those were some awesome custom real life like. It was hard as hell to pick a favorite, because they all looked good. Do you have anymore posted some where?
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