|12-18-2016, 12:55 AM||#31|
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|12-21-2016, 12:04 AM||#32|
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Awesome work, man! I had the exact same idea and have been trying to recreate Dutch's crew for the past few weeks. I cheated a little bit as I just bought from eBay completed Dutch and Predator custom 1:18 figures so it would help save me some time and trouble coming up with the kitbashes for them myself.
I have been working on some kitbashes for Dillon, Mac, Blain, and Poncho myself though (I'm leaving Hawkins, Billie, and Anna -- can't forget the lovely Central American lady! - for last), and I had the same idea of using the bald Ripcord head for Mac (just wish the Ripcord head was a bit darker in skin tone and wider to match the actor). I also had the idea of using the Lifeline/Zap/Pathfinder head for Hawkins (but then, how many eyeglass wearing white male head sculpts are there to choose from?). Great minds think alike!
Aside from someone else suggesting to bulk up your Blain (Jesse Ventura was an ex-pro wrestler and bodybuilder, as was already mentioned), I would start adding some web gear, backpacks, and more screen accurate weapons. The "Rhodesia" web gear (a lot of the movieverse Snake Eyes's wore this vest so it's relatively cheap on eBay) would be good for a few of the guys like Poncho.
Give Blain his ammo backpack and minigun (Heavy Duty's kit would work), of course. I'll definitely be using your idea for using Mutt's head for Blain (I'm using ROC Benchpress's body for my Blain custom but I think Mutt's head is a better match for Ventura/Blain, so thanks for that).
I believe Poncho had a grenade launcher while Mac had a heavy machine gun (Marauder Inc. weapons would do the trick). Dillon sported twin HK MP5's (before his arm got blown off, heh). Billie had an M16 with shotgun combo (that POC Spirit has, actually). Dutch had an open vest with an M16-grenade launcher combo (either Duke's weapon or Marauder Inc. will work).
Hope this helps! They look great so far!
Last edited by Timesynch; 12-21-2016 at 12:21 AM..
|01-10-2017, 06:37 PM||#33|
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|01-11-2017, 10:31 AM||#34|
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