|12-19-2008, 05:44 AM||#51|
I Ride with Claymore!!!
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Nice work, all the way around. I would like to see/hear more about your "Linchpin" character. Thanks for sharing all this with us.
Why aren't there more Joes from the Deep South?
And would it kill Hasbro to give us a Marine Corps Officer?
|12-19-2008, 11:18 AM||#52|
Join Date: Feb 2008
This is a pretty cool idea that you have used to create some great new figures. Kudos to you, sir!
|12-28-2008, 06:04 AM||#53|
Join Date: May 2008
Thanks again guys. No custom ready to post yet, but there are a few in progress. Sexy ass-kicking female Joe, possible beginning of her villain twin sister, an Ares Marvel Legends Iron Man turned B.A.T., older Xamot in business suit, figure purchased to turn Ares War Machine into a B.A.T., & a good couple dozen Tri-Gate torsos & heads for ninjas, spec ops, & others.
My villains have been going up pretty well fleshed out but I've lacked this on my Joes. I need to start making up for this. I'll do the initial backgrounds up here, then when all thirteen are done I'll recompile everything into a fresh new thread.
Cobra began to splinter. Destro & his Iron Grenadiers, Zartan & his Dreadnoks, the Crimson Twins - the factions began following their own agendas & became less willing to help the Commander in his schemes. Many Cobra underlings started fleeing the ranks. The Cobra forces dwindled & incompetence grew. Eventually the splinter factions became quiet as well for one reason or another. Then Cobra Commander disappeared.
After a year of silence & inactivity, the GI Joe team was reluctantly disbanded. Some continued their military career, but most found service outside the Joe team unfulfilling & anticlimactic. Lt. Falcone (codename Falcon) felt it his duty not only to stay in the service, but to get himself in a position to rebuild the GI Joe team should they ever be needed again.
Upon attaining the rank of Colonel, Falcone began to maintain a list of thirteen names. The next GI Joe team. Now a Major General, Falcone's list of the next thirteen has gone through countless revisions.
Recently, names from the past have been resurfacing. Names like Crimson Guard, Iron Grenadiers, Mindbender, & Arashakage have been showing up in minor intelligence reports on things ranging from industrial espionage to arms dealing. Flags went up. The president himself - who once served under then Colonel Falcone - took notice.
Then it happened. A research facility in rural Illinois was attacked by highly trained, armed agressors piloting bizarre powerful war machines. The attackers wore black uniforms with blue & red trim & sporting the insignia of the most vile terrorist organization in history. The Cobra insignia. They were led by a dark figure in a ratty black cloak wearing a featureless chrome mask. This chrome-faced terror voiced his orders with a chilling hiss. All data & samples on the facility's nano research was taken. Two-thirds of the people in the compound were mercilessly slain - some quite savagely.
Is the man known as Cobra Commander back? How can this be - surely he'd be too old?! Nobody had answers, but it was clear this couldn't be ignored. It was time to bring back GI Joe. The president formally summoned Falcone to the White House. Falcone walked in to the oval office, smiled & shook hands with the soldier he remembered fondly.
"General Falcon, do you still carry that list of yours around?"
To be continued . . .
Last edited by Prince of Fire & Thunder; 12-29-2008 at 03:56 AM..
|12-29-2008, 04:42 AM||#54|
Join Date: May 2008
Tiago Bembe was thirteen when his village was attacked by The Armed Forces of Cabinda. All the children were taken & forced to mine & pan for diamonds. A rebellion was planned & carried out. Much of the events that occured became a blur, but Tiago found himself in the plantation-style house & responsible for the death of one of the masters.
Tiago became a young hero in the eyes of the citizens. The fact this boy had the courage & dark luck to previal in his encounter with the notorious Tomax of the Crimson Twins caught Falcon's attention. He pulled strings. Soon Tiago found himself with american citizenship, a military career, & a chance to tap into skills he never knew he had.
Falcon was very surprised & delighted to see how well Tiago has taken to the military - especially in the various forms of close-quarter combat.
Miracle on Linchpin: "I gotta be honest. That guy scares the crap out of me. If I hadn't personally treated his wounds as often as I have, I'd swear he wasn't human. He doesn't chitchat. He doesn't hang out. No one knows where he's from, if he's married, or just what all his skills are. Does he speak spanish? I have no clue & he ain't volunteerin nothin. Absolutely everything about him is classified. None of the rest of us even knows his first name! Well, 'cept Falcon I assume. Hell, I've only even seen his eyes twice since I met him."
Equal parts soldier & techie, Miles Long (codename Maps) is the scout of the group. His tactical mapping tablet utilizes a combination of satellite smart imaging & GPS information, RFID sensors & thermal sensors to give Him an 'all-seeing eye' of his immediate environs.
Mile got Falcon's attention during his teenage years when he took it upon himself to find the infamous MacIntyre girl. She went missing at a local park when her mother went to get a towel out of the trunk of her car. Within ninety of the story airing, fourteen year old Miles was on the phone with the police. They found her alone & frightened behind a nearby supermarket, just as he said.
Always the cheerful optimist, Maps' presence on a mission is an automatic morale booster.
There were many child victims of collateral damage from Cobra's terrorist actions. Young Gabriel Scott (codename Miracle) was traveling with his family on a mountainside road when a stray Cobra missile hit the road ahead. Their vehicle was knocked off the road & traveled halfway down the face of the mountain before being stopped by undergrowth & young pines. Gabriel was the only living survivor. Lifeline became especially attached to the young Miracle (he earned his codename at the age of six) & adopted him.
Miracle has a more practical - as a member of a military unit - look at firearms than his adoptive parents.
Last edited by Prince of Fire & Thunder; 01-01-2009 at 04:22 AM..
|12-30-2008, 03:21 AM||#55|
Join Date: May 2008
Here's a WIP shot of my latest. Still need a head, some equipment, & some paint touchups.
The concept right now is Scarlet had twin daughters. This is Crimson & she's one of The Next Thirteen. Her sister Clover leads a group of Arashakage ninjas whose master once went by the codename Firefly. Firefly kidnapped Clover while still young & raised her as his own, but he was not loving. Crimson has been searching for Clover her whole life, fearful & hopeful of their reunion. Firefly disappeared completely in spite of countless searches. He ingrained in Clover certain prejudices meaning to use her as a tool of revenge. Crimson is trained in firearms, close-quarter fighting & psychology.
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