|07-30-2009, 10:28 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Baton Rouge
This is a Rise of Cobra custom Zartan. I know that Zartan has an actual figure, but itís really just a Zartan head on a Joe body. I decided I wanted a Cobra body for him, so I started planning. I realized I liked the Neo-Viper body, but I didnít think the armor was a good fit for Zartan. On a trip to TRU, I noticed a 25 anniversary Wraith that had been hanging there for months. I knew right away, his body armor would be perfect! I picked up the Wraith and painted the armor blue with metallic accents. After that, a simple headswap was all that was needed. When it took itís rightful place, Zartanís head looked perfect on the body. I now have a Cobra Zartan to add to my growing ROC ranks.
Head Ė Zartan
Body Ė Neo-Viper
Armor Ė 25th Anni. Wraith Body Armor
Paints: Tamiya Metallica Blue & Citadel Asurmen Blue Wash
I painted the body armor and the grey portions of the Neo-Viper with the metallic blue. Once dry, I applied the wash over those areas to mellow the look but to keep the metallic feel.
|08-02-2009, 12:51 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2008
thats cool, im surprised im the first to comment. what about some disguises?
|08-02-2009, 01:05 AM||#3|
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hickory Flat, and Starkville, MS
Nice... Gotta find myself a Wraith.
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|08-02-2009, 01:05 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Fits the film universe well. I'm disappointed that such a good likeness is wasted on constantly being in Joe disguise, and the subtle face paint is a nice homage, so I'm glad to see this. Plus, he looks really crazy with those blades while in fatigues!
Although a hood would have been neat, I like that you didnt go there yet, since we don't know what this guy may be wearing in the film. Nice to see Zartan with clothes on too. Those Dreadnoks are a bunch of nudists.
Also...a Wraith hanging on a peg forever? What?
So wierd to me, I have NEVER seen one at retail at all.
|08-02-2009, 02:04 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Hixson, Tn
I like it. I think people may start liking the viper if nothing else for the bodies. I've only seen one wraith in retail and wasn't that impressed with the figure. Not enough to buy him anyway.
|08-02-2009, 02:07 PM||#6|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
|08-02-2009, 04:13 PM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Iron Station, NC 28080
...by not even casting Zartan. They could have just constantly pointed to new extras or cast members and said --"hey, that's Zartan!"
Zartan is one of my fav characters of all time. I like the 25th figure a lot more than the ROC or the VvV.
I like your custom. It is a better body than having him stuck in Joe gear. The Zartan/Joe is going to be used to make a lot of 'green shirt' joes. That'll leave a lot of Z heads for better looking figures like the one that you made. Looks good.
|08-02-2009, 04:18 PM||#8|
Bravo Team Weapons Sgt
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Covert Ops in Central America
Zartan looks Mean.. I still like the old style face though.. Good work making the RoC Zartan cool though!!!
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|08-02-2009, 04:18 PM||#9|
Z Force Commando
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: UK England
Thats look awesome, im going to do a similar thing for Zartan.
|08-02-2009, 04:37 PM||#10|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Baton Rouge
Thanks guys for all the comments...He was fun to get done and does look great with the rest of my ROC stuff. I'm tempted to create some other outfits for him.
As far as a hood I'm tempted to do one up, but make it where I can take it on and off.
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