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Crimson Strike Viper
07-24-2004, 04:08 PM
I am getting ready for a toys show so I have been bustin' out some Joe customs.

I think everything in this picture and much more will be at the show I am setting up at. I'll post dates if anyone is really interested. It is in NC so let me know if you are interested.

I did several Cobra customs I hope you enjoy the pics. Please give me your feedback.

This post will include:
Cobra Base
Crimson Hiss
Crimson Stun
Cobra APC
Xamot and Crimson Attack Mamba (I have one made for Tomax I just need to finish the figure)

and displays/ dios

More pics to come this post.

Next post will be a Crimson Terror Drome!!!!!


Crimson Strike Viper
07-24-2004, 04:11 PM
Front pic of Cobra Base.

Crimson Strike Viper
07-24-2004, 04:15 PM
Does anybody know how to put large pics on here?

I am not familar with using html to put big pics on, but if any body can post large pics please let me know.

These small pics don't do the work justice.


07-24-2004, 06:57 PM
I would use Yahoo pictures for it much better, would you consider trading that base? LMK man

07-24-2004, 07:00 PM
Cool base.

07-24-2004, 07:04 PM
Good job. I like the fact that u used colors other than BLack and red. This baseb would look great patroled by Cobra infantry.

Crimson Strike Viper
07-24-2004, 08:19 PM
Thanks so far guys.

Hopefully I'll be able to post full size pics at
RTM (I am supposed to have a page there soon)

As for the base being for trade, probably not, but who knows.
Feel free to email me an offer though. When you email me I can send you full sized pictures of the base. It makes everything look more attractive.
[email protected]

The playset is "playable"
I am not 100% finished with it, I had thoughts about adding a second level to it.

After the Crimson Terror Drome is finished I'll start on another Cobra base.

It will probably be a "Mobile Command Center"

I also have plans to do a Cobra Flagg.

It will be at least a month before those things are finished though.

I still have 15-20 custom vehicles/figs/dios to take pictures and post in this thread.

Crimson Strike Viper
07-24-2004, 08:51 PM
Blue Mamba (how it should have looked by James a friend)

Blue Hiss 2 (done by Joel a friend) Cobra trooper done by me.

My Stars and Stripes display set up with better figs.

Crimson Strike Viper
07-24-2004, 08:56 PM
Cobra pics.

There could be so many more.

I am only going to post a few. I tried taking pictures of my wall mounted plexiglass cases...they didn't come out well. The background in the cases are mirror. So you'll just have to do with these for now.

The last pic should be of my Akita pup... I got a bit picture happy.

Well he is mean as a snake so I guess he could tie into this somewhat

Still more to come!

07-25-2004, 01:38 AM
hey you have to do an advanced post and do it with the img button, its just like it used to be after that.
or email me , ill set up a gallery on my site for you.
that base is great!

07-25-2004, 02:26 AM
Superior1, just get a Joe HQ on eBay for $20 and paint it blue.

What color and brand blue did you use, Viper?

Crimson Strike Viper
07-25-2004, 01:32 PM
That new Krylon fusion paint that is designed for plastics. It will probably never chip.

I used that fusion paint on my terror drome I am working, and everything seems to retain full movement.

I think it was just "blue" there may have been some other versions of the "blue" but the can got thrown away...sorry.

Like I sad the base isn't 100% finished I am waiting to get some decals for it.
I also may add a second level using either a toxic lab or parts from the sonic fighters fort.

The only really hard part was dremeling the hole in the front and sticking the stun hubcap in there after I repainted it.

07-26-2004, 07:52 AM
I like the statue in the middle of the troops. It gives it a real dictator feel.

07-26-2004, 01:26 PM
Awesome job on everything!

Crimson Strike Viper
07-26-2004, 01:43 PM

This thread is far from over. I'll post some more customs on here tonite.

07-26-2004, 04:14 PM
i like your customs

07-26-2004, 07:16 PM
That base is really awesome. It would make a great center-piece for a diostory. Did you keep the original decals or remake some?

I'm wondering if Cobra took over the base in a former soviet republic or something that the Joes pulled out of?

07-26-2004, 07:34 PM
I have been thinking about doing a Cobra HQ like that, now I can see how it might look. I have so many loose joe HQs and parts lying around, i have been dying to do anything with them.

Crimson Strike Viper
07-26-2004, 10:02 PM
Well the title says it all. There about 1/2 orginal and 1/2 agent faces. Also some rare stuff and customs. I hope you enjoy.

I have about 20 more Agent Faces comming (thanks to all from yojoe who got me some!) as soon as I get finished with the Crimson Terror Drome I'll be sure to post a pic with these guys all over it.

07-26-2004, 10:21 PM
Would u be able to post bigger pictures?? I would love to see these in more detail.

Crimson Strike Viper
07-27-2004, 12:08 PM
Just email me if you want big pics of things.

My RTM site will have big pics of all my customs eventually.

You can check it out now its up:

There are also some Marvel legends style MOTU customs on there.

I'll be sure to post a big pic on there of the base with cobra infantry around it.

The Terror Drome is almost done look for it soon!

07-28-2004, 11:22 PM
I cant believe u customized a V1 Cobra Commander!!1 Why would u do such a thing, thats my most wanted figure at the time. I hope u had another one in better conditon. Still i like the customs on ur page, i had actually seen ur site b4 just didnt know it was the same guy.