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In Like Flint
08-29-2009, 05:58 AM
UPDATE: Added a few more pics with the helmets on- on page 2.



I really liked Helix, but have no place for her within my Joe Roster the way it is now. After playing around for a few hours with different parts I stumbled on to something I really liked alot.

Popped the Fang/CLaw Viper pilot's head onto Helixes body, stuck Baroness' backpack, Para Viper's goggles and Stalker's nazi machine gun on them. Then I completely sanded off the joe insignia on the shoulder and stuck on a cobra decal followed with some dull cote.

Then I made unmasked versions using Covergirl's head with Helix's Hair, Movie Scarlett's head, and a Star Wars Juno Eclipse head. I need to go over the heads with some dulcote to cut back some of that shine on the hair and faces, but used up the last of it on the cobra insignia decal on their shoulders.

In the end there's going to be 3 of them total- but I only have 2 helix bodies right now. I picture them being slightly like the middle ground between Baroness and Female Dreadnoks. Crass, rude, and slightly stuck up- Think they're better than Zarana, Zanya, and Heartwrencher, (and brawl with them alot) but are still looked down upon by Baroness, Dr. Knox, Armada. and Dr. Biggles-Jones.

Not sure what I'm calling each of them yet. I just ran with the idea of having an all female version of Viper Commanders similar to what hasbro did with Tomax and Xamot as the Siegie Commanders.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/nicholasborelli/002-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/nicholasborelli/001-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/nicholasborelli/003-4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/nicholasborelli/100_1907.jpg

In Like Flint
08-29-2009, 05:59 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/nicholasborelli/100_1916.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/nicholasborelli/100_1914.jpg


Technically this one doesn't have a body yet- She's just borrowing it for right now.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/nicholasborelli/100_1931.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/nicholasborelli/100_1918.jpg

In Like Flint
08-29-2009, 05:59 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/nicholasborelli/100_1920.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/nicholasborelli/100_1924.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/nicholasborelli/100_1911.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/nicholasborelli/100_1930.jpg

In Like Flint
08-29-2009, 06:14 AM
Oh and the Dark Blue RAM was a custom I was going to scrap- Since it didn't match anything else I had done. But now I kind of like it. At some point I'll go apes$#@% and do a whole fleet of vehicles in that color too just for my Vipers. They kind of got left out since I heavily favored my Cobra Soldiers and Crimson Guards.

captain99
08-29-2009, 06:27 AM
VERY Cool idea!!! Great job.

ShockVal
08-29-2009, 06:38 AM
That's very interesting....

silentcomet
08-29-2009, 06:38 AM
i like the ones with the helmets on, they're like elite female vipers, although kinda hated the faces (no offense In Like Flint) the heads look like they've been coked several times in a day.. (well i guess, since Cobra has the thugs and degenerates in almost every country as their cannon fodder)

In Like Flint
08-29-2009, 06:43 AM
i like the ones with the helmets on, they're like elite female vipers, although kinda hated the faces (no offense In Like Flint) the heads look like they've been coked several times in a day.. (well i guess, since Cobra has the thugs and degenerates in almost every country as their cannon fodder)

Hahah! No offense taken. I was going for over the top bad goth/shakespeare's sister wannabes. I figured since the Dreadnoks were bad new wave/punk 80's stereotypes it might work. I like the Helmets on much better too I think. They blend in with their troops a litttle better.

In Like Flint
08-29-2009, 06:44 AM
VERY Cool idea!!! Great job.

That's very interesting....

Thanks guys!

Veronica Mars
08-29-2009, 06:53 AM
Wow In Like Flint is my new hero, he knows Shakespeare's Sister...

silentcomet
08-29-2009, 06:57 AM
I like the Helmets on much better too I think. They blend in with their troops a litttle better.

they actually do, i really liked the 2nd pic w/ the female viper on the right, the pose is like "You got a problem with me...boy?!"

now if i could just find Helix here in Canada...

so are you planning on making a repaint of 'em in vipers colors or will you just keep them as it is? (Python Patrol colors i guess would be the appropriate wording for the color scheme :D)

In Like Flint
08-29-2009, 06:57 AM
Wow In Like Flint is my new hero, he knows Shakespeare's Sister...

Hahaha! Oh yeah they're still on my iPod along with Siouxsie and The Banshees. I've still got a thing for girls with ungodly amounts of eyeshadow and mascara.

In Like Flint
08-29-2009, 07:07 AM
they actually do, i really liked the 2nd pic w/ the female viper on the right, the pose is like "You got a problem with me...boy?!"

now if i could just find Helix here in Canada...

so are you planning on making a repaint of 'em in vipers colors or will you just keep them as it is? (Python Patrol colors i guess would be the appropriate wording for the color scheme :D)

I feel like it's an LBC pretty much, but I really really like the yellow for some reason. I try to pass it off by comparing them to Tomax and Xamot not really looking anything at all like their Siegies but still looking kick ass. Also why I went for 3 of them instead of just 2, didn't want to overtly copy the crimson twins.

In Like Flint
08-29-2009, 07:12 AM
I really can't wait to get another Helix and have 3 of these... Here's a little bonus since you guys got gyped on pics with the helmets on:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/nicholasborelli/100_1934.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/nicholasborelli/100_1935.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/nicholasborelli/100_1936.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v693/nicholasborelli/100_1937.jpg

Captain Carstein
08-29-2009, 07:16 AM
What a sweet idea! They look great. I wonder how they would look if the yellow was painted blue or red?

In Like Flint
08-29-2009, 07:20 AM
What a sweet idea! They look great. I wonder how they would look if the yellow was painted blue or red?

Hey thanks again! I thought of rit dying them red or blue... But I like the yellow for some reason. I think the only cobra figure that was bright yellow originally was BUGGS(?) or Septo-Viper, or whatever that diver was called...

After having a huge mass of blue cobra troopers (14 of them), red black and blue vipers (11) and Crimson Guards (12) I like seeing a new color mixed in for contrast.

DrKain
08-29-2009, 01:56 PM
You know what, I think the yellow and black fit cobra soldiers much better since there are snakes that are that color.

In Like Flint
08-29-2009, 02:39 PM
You know what, I think the yellow and black fit cobra soldiers much better since there are snakes that are that color.

Yep! I didn't even realize that. Maybe subconsciously that was why I liked it so much! Good eye!

Bulkhide
08-29-2009, 02:49 PM
That's awesome. I love the look and concept. Excellent work.

misfit1015
08-29-2009, 03:00 PM
Nice work. They look great in that black Warthog (which I wouldn't mind seeing more of either).

In Like Flint
08-29-2009, 04:01 PM
That's awesome. I love the look and concept. Excellent work.

Nice work. They look great in that black Warthog (which I wouldn't mind seeing more of either).

Thanks guys! Alright, twist my arm- I'm taking a bunch of new pictures of the warthog right now. I gave it a 4 digit number on it's sides instead of the temporary 788, and then went over it with a bunch of gloss and dulcote so it doesn't look super super shiny on the sides and bottom (and show every single scratch it picked up while in storage for 4 years)

COBRACOLLECTOR
08-29-2009, 04:12 PM
luv them with the Helmets on the cobra sigs on the arm are a nice touch

And dammm i love that RAM is Perfect

mikevoltz
08-29-2009, 04:15 PM
I like the goth girl.. where or how do you get your decals???

In Like Flint
08-29-2009, 04:19 PM
luv them with the Helmets on the cobra sigs on the arm are a nice touch

And dammm i love that RAM is Perfect

I like the goth girl.. where or how do you get your decals???

Thank you, Thank you!

Decals were purchased from cobrastickers.com (look under the faction section, there's red, white, and black cobra symbols in different sizes)

LtDom
08-29-2009, 05:43 PM
I like those a lot, especially w/the helmets on. How well do the decals from Cobra Stickers?I've been wanting to order some.

Joecom
08-29-2009, 05:48 PM
Interesting

steve2477
08-29-2009, 05:48 PM
Nice.