|05-27-2009, 05:05 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
When Hasbro announced that Low-Light is not currently on the slate of upcoming releases, that gave me the go-ahead to produce this 25th Anniversary style custom of the GI Joe "Night Spotter".
I started with A Beachhead v.1 25th Anniversary figure, and utilized the head and rifle from the DTC version released a few years ago.
The first, and most important modifications I made were altering the elbow joints and pelvis/crotch area to improve mobility. These were a problem with Beach Head v.1, and as a sniper, I knew Low-Light needed to be able to crouch, and double hand his rifle.
The figure was painted with Tamiya acrylics (I airbrushed the gray, other elements were hand-painted). Additional details, such as the knit cap on the fully-masked head, and the ribbed rifle butt padding, were sculpted with Milliput.
I modified the DTC head by drilling it out, and inserting a small aluminum post into the center. Subsequently, I drilled a small hole in the center of the neck (but without removing the ball joint). This allows the figure to be displayed with either the "regular" Low-Light head or the masked version. The goggles are modified DTC style (I just added the "ski goggle" lenses with Milliput).
Additionally, I removed the leg-mounted map with a Dremel tool from the DTC figure's leg, and placed it on top of a newly sculpted pocket on Low-Light's leg. This was a cool detail on the DTC figure that I wanted to retain.
Low-Light's equipment includes the sniper rifle, submachine gun and pistol that were included with v.1 Beach Head, tac vest, & goggles.
I had a lot of fun adventures with Low-Light and Beach Head back in the day, and it's great to have them teamed-up again!
Last edited by denversaur; 07-06-2010 at 08:16 PM..
|05-27-2009, 05:10 PM||#2|
Banned, haha just kidding
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: I don't like duke.
Whoah, so much better than mine. Awesome job!
|05-27-2009, 05:15 PM||#3|
JOES BEFORE HOES
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Westland, MI
looks good...nice write up too...
|05-27-2009, 05:36 PM||#4|
Joe Team Reserves
Join Date: Apr 2009
|05-27-2009, 06:35 PM||#5|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: blasdell, ny near buffalo
looks great man i dig it.
|05-27-2009, 06:40 PM||#6|
Steel Brigade Trainee
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: North Carolina / Oregon
Cool....I like how you made the night vision goggles/visor as an accessory.
|05-28-2009, 02:20 AM||#7|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Thank you for the kind words. It was fun to make. -Greg
|05-28-2009, 06:38 AM||#8|
Join Date: May 2009
One of my favorite character in the Joe team.
|05-28-2009, 07:31 AM||#9|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Very nice job.
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