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Cobra Secto Viper - 2014 Joe Con Custom Comp Winner by 666Werecat and Raginspoon

JoeCon-2014-Cobra-Secto-Viper---Hisstank A Big congratulations goes to forum members 666Werecat and Raginspoon for winning 1st place in the FrankenJoe Contest at the 2014 International G.I.Joe Collectors Convention. Their entry, a Modern Era Cobra Secto Viper is absolutely amazing and the best part, Raginspoon will have it available for those that are interested soon enough!

Check out more images, including one of their well deserved trophy after the break.

Well done, Gents!
Credit: 666Werecat and Raginspoon of the Hiss Tank Forums! Views: 2,387 Custom How To Guide New Tutorial Ideas

Tutorials---Hisstank Customs Commander phantro has requested input from you, the Hisstank Community! In case you were not aware, our former Customs Commander TTT had compiled a Tutorial Index based on all the helpful dialogue that has been shared by our Customs Community.

Here's the call to arms from phantro:

Hello brother tankers, I am looking at the tutorial pages and was wondering what else can be contributed. Ideas from everyone would be greatly appreciated. The goal is to refine the craft of customizing and increase the amount of artists featured on the front page. I know there is a lot of information out there and was wondering if we can come up with a customizer's bible with chapters dedicated to figures and vehicles? Tips on photography and photo editing? 3d printing? Etc.

What would you like to see that would be useful to you as an artist?

You can let us know what kind of tutorials you'd like to see, or share your own by joining us after the jump for discussion already in progress.
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Custom AT-ST CrossMod By SharkyRivethead

AT-ST-CrossMod-01---Hisstank Forum Member and Customizer SharkyRivethead has posted up his custom AT-ST CrossMod and needless to say, this piece is a BEAST!

Part Steam Punk, Part Acid Rain World, this piece gives off a really gritty feel, from the amazing paint work to the extra bits that comprise this killer custom. Check out the part list -
  • 2x 1:18 21st century toys pak 40 cannons.
  • Gi Joe wolverine missile launcher
  • 2x 1:18 true hero's ffar pods and wings off of AH64 Apache
  • Quad 50 cal from 21st century toys ww2 American half track 1:18
  • Various parts from 1:18 flak 88. 21st Century toys
  • 2x jet pods from pixar cars 2
  • Some rocket pack I found in a toy box at a garage sale. I think it's power rangers.
  • And some stuff off of a Peter Vekmen (spelling? ) ghost busters 9" figure

You can check out more images and discuss this uber-cool custom after the break.
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Custom HISS Support B.A.T. by Dusty79

HISS-BAT-1---Hisstank Check out this cool custom H.I.S.S. Tank Support B.A.T. by Dusty79. Here's the backstory -

This version of the B.A.T. was designed to provide infantry support to mobile HISS tank units. They unleash concentrated barrages of High Explosive Incendiary/Armor Piercing Ammunition (HEIAP) on those targets that represent the largest threat to the HISS tanks. They also provide defense against flanking maneuvers by smaller and more agile vehicles that are typically less armored and are simply shredded by the assault. Many an AWE Striker has regretted an attempt to flank a HISS tank protected by these specialized B.A.T.s. They are nicknamed "Hellions" by the HISS tank crews.

You can see more images, review the part list and join in on the discussion after the break.
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Custom G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Listen N Fun Serpentor

GI-Joe-ARAH-Listen-N-Fun-Serpentor-01---Hisstank In 1985, Hasbro introduced children to Listen 'n Fun, a series of cassette tapes that allowed children to emerge themselves in to the world of their favorite characters. Alongside the "Fun" collection, there was also Listen 'n Learn, Listen 'n Play and even Listen 'n Look. Whereas some sets included books, like the G.I.Joe Listen 'n Look Operation Sandstorm set, the G.I.Joe Listen 'n Fun set in particular came with a repainted Tripwire figure. This version of Tripwire, along with the set's cassette "The Cobra's Revenge", have become sought after pieces for many Vintage collections. forum member nova has brought us back in time with his amazing Cobra Serpentor figure, a direct homage to the Listen 'n Fun series. Named "This I Command 'n Fun Serpentor" the figure was completed custom cast except for the head that was painted by hand. The figure was created as part of a "What If?" contest that was held on Facebook.

You can check out more images and share your thought on this amazing custom piece after the jump.
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Custom G.I.Joe Transformers Crossover Action Master Gutcruncher

GIJoe-Transformers-Crossover-Action-Master-Gutcruncher-01---Hisstank Way back in 1990, the Transformers Action Masters were on the market, to the joy & dismay of many. These transformers...well, they didn't transform. However, their vehicles did and a whole new dynamic was introduced to the Transformers World. forum member GetRightRobot has hit an absolute grand slam home run with his custom G.I.Joe Transformers Crossover Action Master Gutrcruncher! Using a G.I.Joe Skystriker XP-21F as his base, this custom does an amazing job of capturing the look, feel and spirit of his G1 counterpart. Not only did GRR share images of this cool piece, but there's a video to enjoy as well! You can check it out here -

If you'd like to learn more about Decepticon Gutcruncher, make sure to check out Action Master Gutcruncher Entry in the TFW2005 resource section!

You can share your thoughts on this killer custom after the jump!
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Custom G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Downfire Tomahawk Helicopter Gunner

GIJoe-ARAH-Downfire---Hisstank forum member Tim 12RVC posted up this cool new custom Helicopter Gunner - Codename: Downfire.

Here's the backstory -

A lot of vehicles have drivers or pilots, but also some empty seats for other figures. Sure, you can place any other existing figure there, but my idea was making a new custom figure "designed" for an empty seat in the Tomahawk.


Helicopter gunners are crewmen tasked with firing and maintaining manually directed armament aboard a helicopter. A so called "door gunner" position isn't a very popular one, due to the exposed position of manning a machine gun in the open door of a helicopter. Downfire is an exception among the men who volunteer to do that job. Originally he's a mechanic, but he always finds a reason to seat himself behind the machine gun. Lift ticket had to admit, Downfire is the best door gunner he had in his Tomahawk. Therefore other members from the Joe team see him as a gunner at first. Having the skills of a mechanic as well is just a fortuitous coincidence.

Join us after the jump to read more on this cool custom!
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Custom Marvel Legends Style Cobra Viper

Legends-Scale-Cobra-Viper---Hisstank Check out this cool Legends Scale Cobra Viper custom by forum member lmateo002 aka D&D Customs! This 6" figure is near flawless and really gives weight to the discussion on whether or not a Legends scale G.I.Joe line would be a worthwhile venture (meaning would people actually buy it?)

The Viper's helmet is removable and most of the "armor" found on the figure is completely scratch molded.

You can check out more images and share your thoughts on this piece after the jump.
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Custom G.I.Joe Transformers Generation 1 Optimus & Goodbye Giftset

ARAH-TF-G1-Goodbye---Hisstank It's been awhile since we've posted a custom here on the Front Page, so let's get things back on track the right way; With an amazing custom Transformers Generation One Goodbye Giftset! The gift set includes A Real American Hero inspired Transformers alongside Cobra Commander v1 and Snake Eyes v2! Both the Heroic Autobot Leader Optimus Prime and the Evil Decepticon Overlord Megatron are illustrated on the packaging in all of their G1 goodness.

This is an well thought out custom and it shows through from packaging to figure execution. I need this on my shelf! You can check out more images and share your thoughts with it's creator, Sean Wang after the break!
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G.I. Joe Transformers Crossover Wreck Gar Ram Cycle

GI-Joe-Transformers-Crossover-Wreck-Gar-Ram-Cycle----Hisstank The struggle between Auto-Joe and Decepti-Cobra rages on through Custom Master Phantro's amazing G.I. Joe Transformers Crossover Custom Pieces!

Wreck Gar is perhaps one of the most iconic Autobots in the Transformers ranks; choosing the equally iconic RAM motorcycle as his Earth alt mode really made sense, as he contributes to the fight against tyranny. Cobra or Decepticons are in for a rough awakening when he and an elite squadron of Motocross Steel Brigade troopers rip through their lines at blinding speeds and awesome firepower.

You can see more of this awesome piece after the jump.
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Custom ARAH Style Transformers Generation One Megatron

ARAH-G1-Megatron---Hisstank Although all the talk has surrounded the 2014 G.I.Joe Collectors Club Convention Exclusive offerings, this is one custom that I had to share! forum member Sean Wang has shared images of his A Real American Hero Style G1 Megatron! In never ceases to amaze me how clever Customizers are, turning what some might consider junk in to custom gold. From Sean -

Body Construction:
All ARAH -
  • Head: Destro v3
  • Torso: Lanard figure, some boxer
  • Waist: Street Fighters Dhalsim v1
  • legs: Snow Storm v1

All parts are heavily modified. the arm joint can perfectly move.

You can check out more images of this amazing G.I.Joe Transformers Crossover figure after the jump!
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Custom Cobra Sandstorm HISS Half Track

Cobra-Sandstorm---Hisstank Check out the latest creation from board member and Customizer Extraordinaire Blood Brigade, the Cobra Sandstorm Half Track!

The Cobra Sandstorm is the newest and fastest version of the HISS Tank. This Half-Track version has a much lower profile and can easily handle any terrain although it's mostly used in Desert warfare and on the beaches of Cobra Island. The rear cannons can be fired from inside the cabin or from inside the tanks body, making it easily operation with only one Cobra Trooper. The Sandstorm features tinted shatter proof glass to keep the glare and heat away from the driver, as well as land mine detectors. Cobra has plans to mass produce these vehicle to replace the aging H.I.S.S. Tanks.

You can check out more images and share your thoughts on this custom after the jump.
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Custom G.I.Joe Sigma 6 HISS Tank By Vanishing Point

Sigma-6-HISS---Hisstank Although G.I.Joe Sigma 6 has come and gone, the amazing S6 based customs by forum member Vanishing Point are still going strong!

This time around, VP set his sights on a vehicle for his Sigma 6 Cobra Army, tackling none other than the iconic H.I.S.S. Tank! Folks, this piece is a BEAST! Using a Star Wars Clone Wars AT-TE as a base, this custom looks like it's ready to roll right off of a store shelf and right over your G.I.Joe Army! From Vanishing Point -

For Appraisal is the High Speed Sentry Tank produced and provided by Mars Industries. Using the bleeding edge in modular weapon racking capability the ASP system allows for a full range of battlefield effectiveness.

You can check out more images including Rip It, a H.I.S.S. Driver and the Crimson Twins, Tomax and Xamot after the jump!
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Custom Cobra Moray Graveyard Edition

Cobra-Moray-Graveyard-Edition---Hisstank Hisstank Customs Throwback - What happens when a fearsome Cobra Moray Hydrofoil meets it's match against a G.I.Joe WHALE or a G.I.Joe SHARC? It finds itself at the bottom of the sea, trapped in a silent tomb for all eternity.

What would that look like, you ask? forum member Autocon2076 has that question answered with his stunning Cobra Moray - Graveyard Edition! Resembling the rusted remains of a Cobra Hydrofoil, it's amazing to think that there's no rust on this piece, only paint. You can almost imagine a Cobra Lampreys going down with his ship while Cobra Eels and Cobra Hydro-Vipers swim away in to the darkness.

You can check out more images of this unique custom after the jump.
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Custom CQC Operator By TR1ER

CQC-Operator---Hisstank Hey Everyone! We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! What better way to get over the Christmas Hangover than with a new custom? Check out this amazing CQC Operator created by the one and only TR1ER of Marauder Inc. fame! Here's the recipe -
  • Head - Steel Brigade
  • Helmet - Steel Brigade/Combat ninja helmet w/ Marauder Flashlight, pack from Back of Ripcord helmet
  • Body- Ultimate Duke
  • Vest - Cobra Shock Trooper bashed with goodness!
  • Wave 7 Marauder factory painted ACR

You can check out more images and share your thoughts on this highly detailed piece of plastic goodness after the break!
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