Recipe: Head/Bandolier – DG Storm Shadow. Hood – Arctic Monkeyhead Snake Eyes. Modded, to be more ninja-like and not as melty as it ended up as. Torso/Feet – 25th Anniversary Storm Shadow. Upper Arms – Resolute Storm Shadow. Lower Arms – ROC Tornado Kick Snake Eyes. Hands/Upper Legs – ROC Storm Shadow. Knees – ROC Rollbar. Lower Legs – M.A.R.S. Trooper. Biggest Fail: By quirk of fate, the parts I used for his arms were all on the long side while his legs were all on the short side. He looks like a weirdly-orangutastic thing. Biggest Nail: I’m really, really happy with how the paint apps came out. I think this might have been the first figure where I was totally happy with the paintjob.
Recipe: Head/Upper Arm Right/Lower Arms/Lower Legs – ROC Flash. Torso – Retaliation Red Ninja. Skirt – Valor Vs Venom (VVV can bite my ass) Kamakura. Hood – Arctic Monkeyhead Snake Eyes. Modded, to be more ninja-like. Upper Legs – ROC Snake Eyes. Upper Arm Left/Knees/Feet – DVD Battles Snake Eyes. Sword – Fodder from Ninja Dojo battle sets. Biggest Fail: The hood got a bit melty and ended up looking like a decroded piece of crap. Biggest Nail: I actually love his arms and legs being from ROC Flash. I know it’s probably not everybody’s same notion, but I frickin’ love it.
As with the rest of the Ninja Force customs I had planned, I put together the parts for this one two years ago and have only just reinvigorated myself with my customs. Sure, a bit ambitious to take on the project of the entire crappyass, dayglo 90’s G.I. Joe Ninja Force all at once. I see that now. But them limits, they is there to be pushed. I knew that I would put off Zartan and his zany colours and wacky mohawk though, because I was anxious about trying to sculpt that damn mohawk! I looked around for custom cast heads too, but I don’t remember finding anything that would work. I even bought some proper Green Stuff (shit is spendy!) for sculpting, but Chief Craft Supervisor Wife got ahold of it and I haven’t seen it since. Then one day I was looking at the Banzai that I did (will link later) and I remembered that his hair was originally off of one of the ROC ladies that I have heaps of. Sure enough, I got to looking at… Read moreCustoms – Ninja Force Zartan
It was well over a year ago that I was cruising through my endeavour to make a modern version of all the old G.I. Joe Ninja Force* figures. I think I bumbled my way through Dojo and T’Jbang before making some that I actually liked, like Tiger Claw and Kamakura. I was gung-ho for the rest though, such to the point that I had the parts all picked out for each one and in their own plastic compartment in my morgue-like customs container. Now, nearly two years later, and I’ve gotten a workspace set up and have reignited the passion, and Jinx was my first jump back into the fray. *Yes, I know she wasn’t technically “Ninja Force” but she’s a ninja and… a force… and needed an homage. Shoosh. Naturally since the SDCC versions are absolutely fantastic and don’t need a thing done to ’em, this one is based off the Valor Vs Venom (VVV can bite my ass) Agent Jinx, that came in a 2-pack with a weird-looking Slice. The figures were, yeah, weird, but the card… Read moreCustoms – Agent Jinx