A while back I got a screamin’ deal on a Ninja Combat Cruiser for $15. I HATE the name and only call it that to be ironic. It’s a truck and it’s cool and right now it’s the ride for my Slaughter’s Marauders (that I got on another screamin’ deal).
And for being all about ninjas and the Arashikage clan tattoos and all that other silly shit from G.I. Joe: Retaliation, it came with an all-black mistake called, “Night Fox”.
I don’t… I don’t even… He had a good vest (though it wouldn’t even let him fit in the fucking truck) and a passable head.
So just to be a cheeky bitch, and not because I have any great love of Night Fox, I decided to make a custom for him using leftover stuff I’ve had for ages and the original head.
- Head – Silly Fkn Night Fox v2
- Torso – ROC Wild Bill v15
- Arms/Legs – ROC Desert Battle Duke v33
- Vest – Accessory in PTE (Power Team Elite) vehicle I don’t remember buying.
Biggest Nail – I quite like how the drybrushing “desert camo” came out and I put a slight sheen across his goggles too. Plus a touch-up on the grenades on his vest. I’m totally happy with that stuff.
Biggest Fail – Some of his joints are pretty loose and one of his knees even scraped back to the basecoat when I was posing him. As hard as it may sound, it really isn’t that easy to make a figure entirely black and have it stay.
As with all my customs these days, he’s fully playable and poseable too. Because otherwise they’re not action figures, they’re statues, and I’ve never had much fun playing with statues. Sure, I like lookin’ at ’em, but you can’t play with ’em.
One of my first vehicle customs, this desert dune buggy was more of an accessorising kit-out instead of a proper custom, but my ASD 4-yo pulled it off the shelf and had a lot of fun with it. The end result is actually kind of good in that now I have a good excuse to clean it up and redo it.
This time though, no sloppy enamels or mis-placed accessories. I’m going to do it right with a good amount of gear and a proper BFG on the top.