|05-10-2009, 09:35 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2009
This is literally my first day in these forums, so I thought I'd make my first post a good one!
I am a Transformer collector, but while I'm scanning the toy department for new TF's I also have been taking the time to look at the really cool G.I. Joe stuff that's been showing up in stores lately.
Recently I spotted a re-issue of the C.O.B.R.A. Firebat, and I was instantly transported back to my childhood when I YEARNED to own this vehicle. I snatched it up and took it home with me.
I had been holding it in my hands for about 10 min when I discovered that the whole toy rather easily came dis-assembled...it took all of 10 seconds to decide that I was gonna give this thing a makeover. I've built my face share of custom TF's and I've built a TON of model airplanes, so it just seemed like a no-brainer to me.
This is what I came up with...
I had sooo much fun re-painting this thing...
I cut out the landing gear bays and added extra struts and wheels...a couple of machine guns attached to the underside fuselage, and a centerline fuel tank.
I painted the cockpit with general details and made a control stick, added wiring and whatnot to the engine, and an afterburner type nozzel to the rear. I removed the VTOL wheels and original thrusters.
So I was at Target today and I spotted a re-issue Sky H.A.W.K.! er- Ghost H.A.W.K. is what they're callin it now...soooo much potential!
Anyways, thanks for looking, and I hope it doesn't suck too bad!
|05-10-2009, 09:38 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
Nice paint job. I like the additions you made, really make it work. Love the fuel pod.
BTW, love the old school Empire glasses. I wish I still had those.
|05-10-2009, 09:40 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2009
nice work, I like the realistic touches on the engine and the landing gear, oh and I really really want your Star Wars glass collection, I can see they are in the way in your house and I would be very happy to store them here.
|05-10-2009, 09:52 PM||#4|
Join Date: May 2009
It's one small portion of the "nerd crack" my GF lets me keep.
If you think that's nuts, you should see my TF collection!
|05-10-2009, 10:01 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Louisville, kentucky
Cool firebat. Smooth paintjob and nice additions.
|05-10-2009, 10:05 PM||#6|
Crimson lady of the Guard
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere out there
Nice paint work there. Cool additions to the original too. Good work.
My feedback Thread http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...tml#post642922
(PLEASE READ MY WANTS LIST, any help finding these items would be wonderful)
My wants list http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-buy-sell-trade/36991-samanthas-wants-buy-trade-thread.html
|05-10-2009, 10:16 PM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The Tank
very nice work....
|05-11-2009, 12:37 AM||#8|
more than a conquerer
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: I helped take the BST Forum here to heights never known to mankind! For real, yo!
i like that paint for sure
which sunstorm version is that in the case?
HonestAbeJoeHooah member of the 435+ feedback club!
|05-11-2009, 01:04 AM||#9|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Not here.
Awesome! You definitely made your first post a good one.
And if you're getting into Joes...get ready to make a lot more room. Welcome to the Tank!
|05-11-2009, 01:07 AM||#10|
Join Date: Apr 2008
awesome work paint looks great!!!
Welcome to the Tank..
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