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Custom Twelve Inch Cobra Shock Trooper By SharkyRivethead

12-Inch-Cobra-Shock-Trooper-01---Hisstank Check out this super cool Custom 12" Cobra Shock Trooper that was shared on the Official Facebook Page by forum member SharkyRivethead! This piece is beyond awesome and does a great job of resembling it's 4" counterpart! Here's the scoop from Sharky himself -

Hey everyone, it's SharkyRivethead here. Sorry, haven't contributed much lately. I'm still working on my At At. But! In the meantime. I did decide to give a try at 12" modding. This here is my Cobra Shock Trooper. I really tried to heed as much attention to detail. I even managed to find an oversized spaz 12. Almost all the packs and clothing were bought individually and as close to what I saw. I did embellish on the vest. I went with all black. Trying to find everything in that bluish hue was proving impossible.

The doll is a 21st Century toys Parton doll. (Who knew Patton was moonlighting ) I have an M4, MP5K, a sledgehammer and glok17 for a side arm. I will scratch build a riot shield for him. In any case, enjoy!


What are your thoughts on this cool 12" custom? Sound off after the break!
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Custom G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Arctic SLAM And Winter Environment Dio

50th-Anniversary-Arctic-SLAM---Hisstank Take a look at this amazing custom 50th Anniversary G.I.Joe Arctic S.L.A.M. tank by forum member tommyboyhiss! So, listen to this - Not only is this his first custom, but the guy knocked it out of the park with the inclusion of an Arctic Environment Dio as well! Before we get in to that, let's talk about the S.L.A.M. (Strategic Long-Range Artillery Machine)

The attention to detailed invested in this small, yet versatile piece of battlefield equipment is immediately noticeable. From painted controls to hand painted camo, Tommy really did pay attention to every detail you could think of. For those of you that remember the SLAM, those little orange missiles were a thing of nightmares, as they'd always fall off and some how magically sprint across the room, fitting in to the smallest opening they could find. The Arctic SLAM's missiles are individually painted, so it's crew of G.I.Joe 50th Anniversary Snow Job and a custom 50th Anniversary G.I.Joe Arctic Flint will have a tough time losing them in the snow while anchoring the SLAM's Stabilizer Legs in to place.

The backdrop created here is amazing, simulating a real Arctic (or some parts of Michigan) Environment. From snow to trees to an 50th Anniversary G.I.Joe Arctic Skyhawk waiting for deployment, this custom really does have something for everyone. You can check out more pics and share your thoughts after the break!
Credit: tommyboyhiss of the Hiss Tank Forums! Views: 1,759

Cobra Recoiled - A Custom Figure Event By Icecreamman

Cobra-Recoiled---Hisstank Sounds like December is going to have a lot of killer customs in store for us, as forum member and customizer icecreamman just shared word of his upcoming project, COBRA RECOILED!

After COBRA's defeat in G.I. Joe Reloaded, the surviving snakes scattered all over the world to hide and to recruit new soldiers to build a new COBRA empire.Who leads COBRA now? Who are these new COBRA operatives? Find out in December...

Sounds like it's going to be fun! We'll bring you more news as the project kicks off next month!
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Custom Acid Rain World Tanyas Mech By BymanStudio Graphic

Acid-Rain-World-Tanyas-Mech---Hisstank-03 If there's one thing you can always expect to see when visiting the Official Acid Rain World Facebook Group Page, it's amazing customs. Be it Custom Figures, Diorama Environments or Mechs, there's always something to whet your appetite for Acid Rain Goodness!

We wanted to share this amazing Custom Mech creation by Bymanstudio Graphic as it captures the essence of the Acid Rain World perfectly. The mech, named Tanya's Mech, is a biped that looks like it can kick all sorts of Soil Ghost tail! One could easily see Tanya's Mech along side a platoon of Raptor Speeder Mk-I quads or providing back up to The Bucks Team as they charge an enemy position.

What do you think about this awesome custom mech? Sound off on the forums!
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Custom ARAH Style Mortal Kombat 2 Figures By Sean Wang

Custom-ARAH-Mortal-Kombat-Shao-Khan---Hisstank FINISH HIM! are the thoughts that first come to mind after checking out forum member Sean Wang's amazing custom A Real American Hero Style Mortal Kombat 2 figures. If you've never seen Sean's work before, wait until you feast your eyes on the assortment he's provided. His work looks like something we could have expected to see on shelves back in the 90's.

Join us after the break to check out incredible ARAH Style customs of -

  • Kung Lao
  • Reptile
  • Raiden
  • Sheeva
  • Shao Kahn
  • and More!

Thanks again go to Sean and in the words of Shao Kahn, Shao Kahn: You will die, mortal!

You weak pathetic fool! Is that your best? Feel the power of Shao Kahn!
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Custom Modern Hi-Tech And Warhound UGCV By TheGabrielAngel

Hi-Tech_Warhound_Hisstank Check out this amazing custom Modern Era Hi-Tech with UGCV by forum member TheGabrielAngel! Here's the backstory on these amazing pieces -

Hi-Tech is the G.I. Joe Team's Operations Support Specialist. His real name is David P. Lewinski, he was born in St. Paul, Minnesota.
His primary military specialty is Armament Research & Design. His secondary military specialty is Telecommunications.

Although he is more likely to be wielding a soldering gun than one that shoots bullets, Hi-Tech can be depended on to pitch in during a real fight, by taking control of any number of complex technological weapons systems used by the G.I. Joe team as they battle the nefarious forces of Cobra. A good-natured soul who can't bring himself to say "no," Hi-Tech spends most of his off-duty time repairing the personal vehicles of G.I. Joe teammates, fixing their TVs and stereo systems, and troubleshooting their PCs and laptops. He doesn't mind it a bit. He says it's all good practice for when a key piece of a weapons system fails during a real fight.

His latest work involves developing the Warhound UGCV (Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle), a robust, compact, unmanned, autonomous, multi-purpose ground reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) vehicle system possessing a scouting and direct engagement capability. It provides the G.I. Joe forces with remote reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition, nuclear, biological and chemical reconnaissance, obstacle breaching, and direct fire capability to neutralize threats and reduce risk to the G.I. Joe fighter.


Check out more images and share your thoughts on this killer custom after the break!
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Night Force Week Day 7 By Phoenix Customs

Night-Force-Team-Mystic---Hisstank Day 7 of Phoenix Customs' Night Force week was yesterday, but being in a candy induced coma, I missed it. No better time than the present to rectify that oversight!

The final day of Night Force week brought us the Mystics and Terror theme, along with an amazing Night Force styled G.I.Joe Raider, renamed and repurposed as the G.I.Joe Night Force Night Terror with a Night Force themed driver, Hot Seat. Here are details on the 2 pack, named Team Mystic:

Airborne by Oreobuilder
Airborne was one of my first Joes and has remained a favorite of mine over the years. The Night Tomahawk was the first thing I wanted to do for this project (I had more than enough spares since the TRU clearance sale), so making a Night Force Airborne seemed like a natural fit. It was a good opportunity to update the recipe a bit with some modern parts and give the chopper a crew.

Spirit by Bucky
I like Spirit. I'm not a die hard Spirit fan by any means, but he's probably in my top ten. I hadn't realized it, but upon looking, I've done a Spirit custom every year since 2012. (Regular, air commando, and now Night Force).
I tried to go with a look that is easily copied, doing absolutely no modifications on the figure. It's just parts swapping and paint. I struggled with the webgear for a bit, until deciding on the Outback vest, giving him a unique look that isn't usually associated with Spirit. Getting the skin tones to match and keep the figure fully poseable wasn't going to be an option, so I went with the painted face route, which has been seen a couple times on some great customs. I'm very happy with how he turned out.

Night Terror w. Hot-Seat by Dusty79
This started out as just an idea to add some other Night Force vehicle to the lineup and I was all for it, but in a project like this, that turned out to be tougher than it sounds. We didn't want to simply do a remake of a Night Force vehicle done by Hasbro and we wanted it to be something unique that Hasbro has not reissued multiple times. Then you have to think about is the vehicle compatible with modern Joes and by the time you sort all that out it makes it pretty tough to find a vehicle that fits and I hit a few dead ends. After combing through and much thought, Bucky and I decided on the Raider. It is a vehicle that has plenty of space in the cockpit for modern figures, it has not been reissued, and it was never a Night Force vehicle. The fact that it had a driver that had not been updated was a bonus.


OreoBuilder has posted up new images of all the amazing customs shared throughout the course of this past week, so make sure to join us after the jump to get your fill of Night Force!
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Night Force Week Day 6 By Phoenix Customs

Night-Force-Team-Ex-By-Phoenix-Customs---Hisstank Wow, has this week flown by or what? Hard to believe that it's already day 6 of Night Force week, brought to us by the recently formed Phoenix Customs team! Today bring us even more awesome updates of classic characters. Check it out -

Day 6: Ex-Cobra Agents

TEAM EX 2-Pack
Filecards by GITrekker
Packaging mock-ups by Sam

Mercer by Bucky
I have bought many of the BBTS 7 packs in the last couple years, as the price for them is pretty fair and the parts always come in handy. As a result of that, I have numerous Mercer pieces laying around. I thought he would be a fun addition to Night Force, and went with a slightly different route with the lower legs, using BAT. Ones, in a slight nod to the vipers that came out around 2001-2002. After he was finished and painted up, he ends up being my favorite one I did for the project. He just flows very smoothly.

Storm Shadow by Bucky
I'm not a big ninja lover, so I usually buy them for parts and pieces. With that, I had pieces from the dark ninja from retaliation, and the dollar general storm shadow. Once I popped that blue head on the dark body, the rest fell into place, creating a unique look for Storm Shadow.


Make sure to check out these latest additions to the project, plus catch up on Days 1 through 5 after the break!
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Night Force Week Day 4 And 5 By Phoenix Customs

Night-Force-Night-Star---Hisstank Night Force Week by the team at Phoenix Customs marches on with Days 4 and 5! If you've been following the fun this week, then you're well aware of the amazing Night Force customs we've seen so far. Day 4 and 5 are certainly no different! Check it out -

Day 4: Heavy Weapons
TEAM Heavy 2-Pack

Big firepower, big destruction and the big brains that know what to do with it! Team Heavy brings us new Night Force versions of Short Fuze and Barricade!

Day 5: Air Operations

Today brings us the Night Force Air Operations Team, comprised of the Night Force Night Tomahawk with Lift-Ticket and the Night Force Night Star with Blast Off!

When Night Force needs to get in - and out - of the twilight LZ in a hurry, Lift-Ticket and his new Night Hawk are the solution. When teamed up with Tracker's innate sense of strategy and direction, COBRA will never see - or know - what hit them!

There are Stealth Fighters...and then there's the Night Force Night Star. Able to launch in to high atmosphere and then drop down undetected on COBRA targets, this is one bird that no snake can see, hear or touch!


You can check out a full gallery of these amazing customs and catch up on the rest of Night Force week after the break!
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G.I.Joe Transformers Crossover Headmasters Hardhead By Phantro

GI-Joe-Transformers-Crossover-Headmaster-Hardhead---Hisstank I don't know about you, but I'm an absolute sucker for anything base on G.I.Joe vs Transformers Crossovers. What's not to love about two fan favorite properties facing off against one another?

That's why my jaw always drops to the floor once Moderator and Master Customizer Phantro shares his custom crossovers with us. This time around, Phantro tackles one of the latter year Transformers releases, HardHead! If you're not familiar with the Autobot Headmaster Soldier, check out what the TF Wiki has to say -

Hardhead is a soldier to his core. A soldier with a stubborn streak a megamile wide. He's stubborn to the point of rejecting outright any path but his own, any idea that goes against his natural instinct or inclination (namely fighting), and any advice he didn't come up with himself. He doesn't talk much, and when he does, it tends to be blunt and terse, if not outright rude. A soldier doesn't waste time on social niceties when there's a war to fight.

Perhaps surprisingly, given his limited social aptitude, Hardhead has found a good companion in Duros, his binary-bonded Nebulan partner, who enjoys warfare just as much as Hardhead does. The two mesh so well, it's been said that theirs may be the best match among all the Autobot-Nebulan teams.

The latest incarnation of Hardhead finds him taking on a new role as the Scorpion Tank for the G.I.Joe team. You'll want to join us after the break to read Phantro's take on his latest creation and to see more images of this amazing custom!
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Night Force Week Days 1 through 3 By Phoenix Customs

GI-Joe-Night-Force-Night-Devil---Hisstank The newly assembled team at Phoenix Customs have shared the first three days of their fantastic Custom Night Force Week! In case you missed the notice of this project posted earlier, I'll let OreoBuilder bring you up to speed -

Remember Project 96? It was the original name for what morphed into GI Joe Resurgence. We won’t bore you guys with the details again (you can read about it here if you like: Oreobuilder's Blog: GI Joe: Resurgence Starts July 1st), but this sub-line was meant to be a part of the larger project. We picked Night Force because, in 1996, it would have made sense, from Hasbro’s perspective, to bring this theme back to support a more ‘’back-to-basics’’ approach. So, we set out to pick characters that could have been repainted at the time.

Now, let's take a look at the fantastic offerings posted up on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday!


Day 1: Team OG13 and the Night Shift Cycle w. Smokescreen

Not just the original Joes - But the best of the best, ready to take it to COBRA old school!

The first reveals in the project bring us amazing Night Force updates of Breaker, Stalker and Smokescreen, the Night Force Ram Driver.


Day 2: Emergency Response

These Joes are the best at what they do and what they do is Protect and Serve.

Day 2 brought us another pair of fantastic Night Force updates; This time comprised of G.I.Joe Intervention Specialist, Bullhorn and the G.I.Joe Fire Fighter, Barbecue.


Day 3: SEAL Operations

Prognatus Caligo Lumen is the motto of G.I.Joe's Night Force Night Ops team. Meaning "born to create blinding light," these Joes excel at making COBRA afraid of the dark!

Today's amazing assortment of Night Force Customs introduces us to the Night Force Night Raft with Tracker and the Night Force Night Devil with Shipwreck!


You can check out a full assortment of pictures and share your thoughts on these amazing customs after the break!
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Night Force Week By Phoenix Customs

Night-Force-Stalker---Hisstank Night Force Week by Phoenix Customs

‘’When the sun goes down, the GI JOE NIGHT FORCE squad is ready for action! NIGHT FORCE is a covert team specializing in nighttime surveillance, reconnaissance and defensive operations. Missions conducted in the darkness have special problems, which the NIGHT FORCE squad has overcome with enhanced skills, sophisticated hardware and advanced technology. They use the element of surprise to vanquish Cobra, striking under cover of darkness and disappearing into the night, mission accomplished!’’ – Text adapted from original Night Force mission statement

Why Night Force?

Remember Project 96? It was the original name for what morphed into GI Joe Resurgence. We won’t bore you guys with the details again (you can read about it here if you like: Oreobuilder's Blog: GI Joe: Resurgence Starts July 1st), but this sub-line was meant to be a part of the larger project. We picked Night Force because, in 1996, it would have made sense, from Hasbro’s perspective, to bring this theme back to support a more ‘’back-to-basics’’ approach. So, we set out to pick characters that could have been repainted at the time.

In our planning, we mapped out a main line, mail away products and a retailer exclusive line. When we put together the Resurgence order of battle, we quickly realized that we could not fit Night Force within our 31-day time frame and that the theme and characters no longer fit our overall objective of a ‘’soft reboot’’ of the line. However, we had all these customs already made. Therefore, we decided to split it off.

Our approach was simple. These figures are meant to be repaints and kitbashes from existing figures and vehicles. Contrary to Resurgence, which would have had a lot of hypothetical new tooling, Night Force would have been assembled from existing parts and represent existing characters. Like the originals, we planned them out to be a series of thematic 2-pack and vehicles. Once again, GITrekker lent us his services to flesh out these characters and Sam is back with some awesome brand new packaging.

We’ll be rolling out our complete line-up all next week starting on Monday the 27th. Sit back, enjoy and comments are always welcome!

Phoenix Customs

Phoenix Customs? What is that? Quick answer, it is our small group of customizers started by Bucky, Dusty79 and Oreobuilder. The three of us have started working on so many common projects that we decided we needed a name for our little gang. Also, aside from GITrekker and Sam Panico that have been contributing regularly to our projects, we will also be adding new members to our team shortly. We have enlisted some help from two others very recently for a large project next summer.

Given all of this, we figured it would be simpler to have one name to round up everyone. It’s easier and it makes custom thread titles much shorter! Each one of us will continue posting our own customs separately on occasion, but for our large projects, expect to see Phoenix Customs.

We’ll be kicking this off with a brand new project starting tomorrow and lasting a whole week.
Credit: Bucky, Dusty79, Sam, GITrekker and OreoBuilder of the Hiss Tank Forums! Views: 1,705

Custom Cobra SuperFANG Assault Helicopter By LoyalCobra

Cobra-SuperFang-Assault-Helicopter---Hisstank We've been showcasing a lot of amazing custom figures from our Custom Forums, so it's time for a vehicle and a rather awesome one at that!

Check out the Custom Cobra SuperFANG Assault Helicopter by forum member loyalcobra. This piece just screams COBRA, but we'll let LC tell you about it himself -

Loyalcobra and MARS Industries proudly present - the CAH-14 SUPERFANG.
To me, one of the worst offenses related to the Rise of Cobra movie and toyline was the Cobra Gunship. If Cobra had tech that advanced at their disposal... the whole plot of the movie instantly comes apart. Anyway, I've done my best to fix this with a traditional helicopter gunship that incorporates the ROC design elements without trying to be too sci-fi to be believed. I'm not going to post a parts list, because I committed some terrible atrocities with my collections to make this. I hope you enjoy!


Check out more images and share your thoughts after the break!
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Custom G.I.Joe Cobra Commander By Contraband And Outbackman

Custom-GI-Joe-Retaliation-Cobra-Commander---Hisstank Wait until you get a load of this custom Cobra Commander, named simply The Commander, by forum members Contraband and Outbackman. The detail put in to this piece is incredible, from his menacing uniform to the chrome leaf on his mask. Check out the parts list -


Head:Modified Wave 1 Retaliation Cobra Commander
Legs:Wave 1 Cobra Commander(black variant)
Torso:Modified Wave 1 Dollar General Cobra Commander
Arms:Wave 1 Dollar General a Cobra Commander
Hands:Retaliation Ultimate Cobra Commander


Coat: Ice Dagger Loki from Avengers line.
Side Arm:Retaliation Ultimate Cobra Commander

You can check out more pictures of this incredible custom after the break!
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Custom G.I.Joe 30th Anniversary Spirit By Ceraurus

GI-Joe-30th-Anniversary-Spirit---Hisstank 1984's A Real American Hero assortment introduced us to Spirit, aka Spirit Iron-Knife, the G.I.Joe Tracker. It's easy to see how/why this character became a fan favorite, especially in earlier Sunbow episodes, when he would battle the Cobra Ninja, Storm Shadow.

We've received 3 versions of the character in Modern form so far - The 25th Anniversary version, The Pursuit of Cobra version and finally the Slaughters Marauders (POC repaint) version. With that said, none can hold a candle to the fantastic Custom 30th Anniversary Spirit created by forum Moderator ceraurus. It's a perfect update, combining both his classic and 25th anniversary looks, while incorporating an updated feel, similar to what you've come to expect from POC and 30th offerings.

You can check out more images and the parts list behind this killer piece after the break.
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