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MANDO
04-01-2009, 08:13 PM
Just finished up the new head. It's the current TT cauc. head but with new hair and a slightly shorter neck. I'm really diggin it! Yes, there's no grin but I'm thinking SSC will take care of that. I'm also a little partial to a sterner Duke.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn92/XMPhotos/GI%20Joe/Duke20.jpg

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn92/XMPhotos/GI%20Joe/Duke201.jpg

I'll try and have better pics up tomorrow these were just quickies. He's not entirely complete yet. I did find something for the wings just gotta work on it a little.

devlinboy
04-01-2009, 08:24 PM
awesome...

galactiboy
04-02-2009, 11:10 AM
That looks a lot better... no smirk, but a more mature face more fitting for Duke.

Deeznutz6
04-02-2009, 01:19 PM
Looks sweet man, a bit like Dolph Lundgren :)

EVILFACE
04-03-2009, 09:47 AM
Looks awesome. I like the hair better.

MANDO
04-03-2009, 03:11 PM
Thanks, you guys!

Here's a few more pics. Still not %100 finished.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn92/XMPhotos/GI%20Joe/Duke203.jpg

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn92/XMPhotos/GI%20Joe/Duke205.jpg

And one with some other '84ers
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn92/XMPhotos/GI%20Joe/Dukewfriends.jpg

... although I guess technically he was the '83 mail-in.

Macross-Junkie
04-03-2009, 03:39 PM
Nice custom figures...

I especially like the one with the Cobra flag!

EVILFACE
04-03-2009, 05:06 PM
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn92/XMPhotos/GI%20Joe/Dukewfriends.jpg

You should be working for SS ha.

KALASH69
04-03-2009, 08:38 PM
Oh wow dude, they all look great! What headscuplt did you use for Duke? Or did you make it?

MANDO
04-07-2009, 10:13 AM
Oh wow dude, they all look great! What headscuplt did you use for Duke? Or did you make it?

That's the head from the more recent version of the True Type, but it's got new hair.

Cocoboloboy
04-07-2009, 10:22 AM
Nice line-up of Joes, Mando! :rock

bwayne
04-07-2009, 10:25 AM
That is awesome. You mind posting the outfit recipe?

die
04-07-2009, 10:44 AM
Very nice Joes! You do some great work!

What color are Duke's eyes?

MANDO
04-07-2009, 11:19 AM
Thanks, Coco!

Bwayne, I don't have an exact recipe list for Duke since he was mostly spare parts I'd aquired while piecing together other figures. But the boots,body,head are HT as is the gun holster (British Tank Commander) and the bandolier is reworked from a belt similar to this one (http://www.monkeydepot.com/Belt_Toy_Soldier_Ranger_Green_RLCS_Shooter_kit_p/tsl0195-m322.htm). I do not recall the make of the shirt but it was white and had to be dyed the tan, any number of white shirts could be used though. The pants are right here (http://shop.toyanxiety.net/product.sc?categoryId=-1&productId=3520), but they were hemmed a bit. All the various pouches were bought at Monkey Depot. I keep telling myself I need to go back and give everyone cloth pouches instead of the plastic ones...

Die, your Joes are pretty kick ass too! Duke's eyes are blue, they look a bit dark in the pics though.


A funny sidenote to Duke is through a failed dying experiment and an extra shirt I actually have parts to make a Tiger Force version. :lol

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn92/XMPhotos/GI%20Joe/tfduke-1.jpg

bwayne
04-07-2009, 11:22 AM
Good to know. Seeing yours gave me the itch to try making a couple. I just bought some parts to try making Dusty.

MANDO
04-07-2009, 11:33 AM
Sweet! I look forward to seeing that, I love Dusty. Anybody from '85 is aces in my book! :rock

die
04-10-2009, 06:24 AM
Ohhhh yeah! Go for a Tiger Force Duke, that will be great!

I really dig all of your Joes, your capture the characters perfectly & your execution is excellent. Makes me want to get back into making Joes every time I see yours, I made all of mine many years ago & there's so much more to work with now. I've been very tempted to give Zartan, Zandar & Zarana another try at least. Those were fun to make!

MANDO
04-11-2009, 09:02 AM
Die, I would love to see Zartan and his siblings done up in sixth scale. Those were some of my favorite figures. I don't think they ever really made a bad Dreadnok until the Ninja Force Zartan.

lerath666
04-14-2009, 11:05 PM
only thing worse than ninja force punkrock zartan, was ninja force punkrock zartan making an appearence in the comic