Thursday, 27 July 2017

Alpha Squad Chuckles

Works still progresses on the Cobra Production line just two stages away from completing them all. During breaks to combat the repetitiveness of them all I have been working away on a conversion of the GI Joe Chuckles.





IDW Version

I was never a fan of Chuckles as a kid his loud shirt seemed just out of place compared to the other Joes and I wasn't keen on his chest rig that Hasbro added. Fast forward 30 years later and reading the IDW Comics and Chuckles is a bad ass. Chuckles basically goes deep cover into the Cobra organisation through Tomax and Xamot (the crimson twins) crime network. Without having spoilers it is a really awesome story line. So I just had to have a crack at converting him.

The base model is a Hasslefree figure called Donnie. The hairstyle varies a lot so didn't need to adjust this at all. I adjusted the angle of his hand and arm holding the pistol slightly to make more room for the knife/machete. The straps are made from paper fold in half cut into strips and then coated in superglue. The Pistol holster is just shaped putty. The rest is just paintwork.  






24 comments:

  1. Tip top stuff, Simon. One of your very best, imho :-)

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    1. Cheers fella. Must admit I really enjoyed doing him.

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  2. That's a really effective conversion, I love the result!

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    1. Thanks Suber. Their quite difficult to source good proxies a lot of webbing and details need adding this one was quite simple really.

      Cobra heads are a nightmare they have such outlandish head gear.

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  3. Great conversion simon, I love how this project is really inspiring you.

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    1. Thanks Michael. Its great having all the different characters to do. There are some right whacky ones when you start googling.

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  4. Nice figure really like the Hawaiian shirt I may need to buy one like that... nice and LOUD!

    Great conversion well done.

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    1. Thanks Clint I am sure it would suit you and make you easy to spot at Salute :D

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  5. Superb work on the conversion and painting; love the shirt. Great stuff mate, and can't wait for some GI Joe gaming. :)

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  6. O wow - that's some smashing work mate!

    Not familiar with this character. Think I'll have to do some research.

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    1. Cheers Dai he is a cool character I hadn't seen much of him as a kid certainly more interesting in the newer comics.

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  7. A fine looking miniature! You even got the shirt right.

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    1. Thanks Wouter. I went for the most commonly seen one and not pink!

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  8. Looks great. The 'plain' clothes will also mean he'll also work perfectly well as a zombie survivor.

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    1. Thanks Kieron thats a good paint he may well grace my zombie gaming :)

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  9. Spot on with that 'Hawaiian shirt' :)

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