Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Shipwreck (G.I. Joe)

'In the navy, come on people and make a stand' - ah, Shipwreck is my latest G.I. Joe Project addition, and with his naval attire he will stand out a mile among the mainly greens and browns for many of the G.I. Joe team uniforms!

Shipwreck is a tough petty officer who calmly faces any situation, not easily rattled. Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, there were a fair few naval personnel in the G.I. Joe ranks.

The mini is from a private commission which I was thankful to get hold of. I decided to swap the pistol weapon he had for something heavier looking to give a little more 'grounded' look - the irony of that choice is not lost on me given he walks into battle with a parrot on his shoulder! The painting was nice and straightforward, and once I had blocked in the main two blue colours and flesh, I started working from the waist down before tackling the remaining bits.

One of the most fun things for me in this project so far has been creating the rules cards for the minis; basically distilling how the characters are described in their file cards and the Marvel comics into a set of rules that feels right. Suffice it to say a lot of cards are done and a lot of conversions bubbling into mind.

G.I. Joe Minis Painted (10)
G.I. Joe team: 8*
Cobra: 2**
Arashikage: 3*
Iron Grenadiers: 1**
Oktober Guard: 0

18 comments:

  1. Lovely clean paint-job, Leon. Great blues too, and you've even got some shading on the parrot too!!! Marvellous stuff!!!

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    1. Cheers mate. I have to say I am pretty pleased with how he turned out. :)

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  2. Fantastic job Dude. Love the new gunas well :) If I can find he right bits there will be two more Naval Personnel.

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    1. Cheers mate. :)

      I am looking forward to seeing what you do for Cutter and Topside. :)

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  3. It's masterpiece my friend! Great looking miniature.

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    1. Thanks very much for the very kind words Michal. :)

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  4. Smashing work sir, not a character I'm familiar with from my very limited knowledge of the series.

    Love the Parrot though.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thanks Roger. :)

      I was a little wary about tackling the parrot but I am pleased with how it turned out. :)

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  5. Great job Simon, lovely work on the parrot

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    1. Cheers. :)

      It is Leon not Simon though. :)

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  6. He has to be my favourite yet, superb work Simon.

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    1. Than ks very much Michael. :)

      It is Leon not Simon though. :)

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  7. One of my favourite Joes...I mean, it's a saikor with a parrot, what's not to love? Now, if you've also got Croc-Master waiting in the wings, I will be really jealous. Or Zartan. Or some Snow Serpents. Actually, just keep going Leon, as I can't wait to see who you do next.

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    1. Cheers Jez. :)

      Initially, I was less motivated to paint Shipwreck than some of the others, but honestly, he has become an immediate favourite after painting him. :)

      I'd love to take a crack at all of those, but they could be down the list as it depends on sourcing figures or conversion fodder. :)

      That said, I am encouraging Brummie to take a crack at Croc Master.... :)

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  8. Hard to tell which one I like more, yours or Simon's.
    Yours looks a lot like the action figure I once had, which says something about your skills.

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    1. Thanks very much Wouter. :)

      Seeing Simon's stuff being painted certainly helps to spur me on. :)

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  9. A lovely piece done well. Shipwreck is one of the few Joes I remember from childhood cartoon sessions and you did very well here.

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    1. Thanks a lot FourEyedMonster. :)

      I am really happy with how this one turned out. :)

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