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Alyosha
09-06-2004, 06:13 AM
As you can see from the pics, I have started painting in earnest and stripped of all the temporary colors. I've removed the grenade and diagonal strap from the chest and added a horizintal one. I've also added the two straps for the knife sheathe for the right thigh, and the straps around the left forearm and the collar line (strip styrene). I still need to add the sculpted Cobra Sigil to the shirt, straps and plates to the boots, the sheathe and resculpt the kneepads, but i think that this gives a better idea of how it's going to look. Oh, and before you say it, yes, I going to '86 the goatee.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/Alyosha/GI%20Joe%20Customs/Zandar_WIP_3d.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/Alyosha/GI%20Joe%20Customs/Zandar_WIP_3a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/Alyosha/GI%20Joe%20Customs/Zandar_WIP_3b.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/Alyosha/GI%20Joe%20Customs/Zandar_WIP_3c.jpg

Redmao
09-06-2004, 06:55 AM
very impressive work, as always:)

what did you used to do the hair exactly?

GILTYONE
09-06-2004, 03:22 PM
Nice work so far I like the extras I hope this guy is payin well this is no simple custom. Keep up that good work man

Alyosha
09-08-2004, 01:58 AM
Here is a pic of the painted face, and some of the details have gotten their first coat. I just discovered a new way to paint gold with acrylics, and get a nice, bright finish. Be sure and let me know what you think.

BTW, yes, I do take on commisions (they usually run about $45 as I charge by the hour) but I am kinda' backlogged right now. If you have something you want done, just drop me an email and I'll see what I can work out.

The flash washed this one out a bit:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/Alyosha/GI%20Joe%20Customs/Zandar_WIP_5.jpg

This one has a nice show of the real colors:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/Alyosha/GI%20Joe%20Customs/Zandar_WIP_5a.jpg

Dead-Eye
09-08-2004, 02:47 AM
This just can't be possible. Tell us the truth! You are actually a Hasbro employee who makes prototypes. You have a million dollars worth of equipment and you've been doing this for 57 years. Right?!?

Redmao
09-08-2004, 07:49 AM
this is amazing! But it still doesnt answer my question: what did you use to make the hair?

Alyosha
09-08-2004, 10:29 AM
No, I'm not a Hasbro employee (yet), but I am bucking to get a design consultant job (I hope!). I'd almost do it for free. My "Sneaky B******s" team won third at the Joe 'Con (Frankenjoe Contest) this year, and had I been there I might have been to parlay that into something, as a couple of the designers wanted to take my binder of pics of my work. But since I had to send my entry by proxy, I didn't want to make any deals that weren't face-to-face.

Here are photo's of 4 of the 6 I sent:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/Alyosha/GI%20Joe%20Customs/Joe-customs2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/Alyosha/GI%20Joe%20Customs/Joe-customs3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/Alyosha/GI%20Joe%20Customs/Falcon_poster.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/Alyosha/GI%20Joe%20Customs/Beachhead_poster.jpg

The hair was sculpt using Milliput Superfine 2 part Epoxy. You can pick it up at any advanced hobby supply store. I use several different items to sculpt with, but the one that I used the most in this case, was an assortment of toothpicks that have been glazed in superglue, then sanded to the right diameter.

Alyosha
09-08-2004, 10:29 AM
And here's the last two:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/Alyosha/GI%20Joe%20Customs/Joe-customs4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/Alyosha/GI%20Joe%20Customs/Joe-customs.jpg

Redmao
09-08-2004, 11:53 AM
thanks for the info and I hope you'll get the job, cause you have talent!

GILTYONE
09-08-2004, 11:56 AM
This piece is a vey good likeness of the pic shown they should let u do something over at hasbro u got the skills for the job. Email sent

Uther_Pendragon
09-08-2004, 01:16 PM
I hope we get a Spirit that looks likes yours.

Dead-Eye
09-09-2004, 02:33 AM
Just so you know, if I EVER get to be as good as you I'm going to have to hunt you down and kill you so I won't have any competition. :P