Non-TF: Destro 6 Inch Custom Figure

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  1. timshinn73

    timshinn73 Well-Known Member

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    Here's my finished 6 Inch Destro figure. Had a ton of fun working on this guy. Pretty happy with how he turned out.

    Based on a Movie Master Batman Begins Batman figure. Removed the cape and bits from the gauntlets. Front of Batman belt removed and flipped to better match Destro's belt. Sculpted the mask onto the original Batman head using epoxy sculpt. Arm rockets from airplane model kit. Arm grenades from Combat Heroes Destro. Dremel tool was used to sand the bat logo off the chest and to add grooves to allow for Destro's pimp collar to be attached using plastic weld. Collar is made from plasticard. Gun holster on his leg is from a Marvel Baron Zemo figure. Straps are plasticard with epoxy sculpt buckles.

    Thanks for taking a look. More pics to come...
     

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    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Purely awesome! Great work, you'd never know it started out as Batman!:bowdown: 
     
  3. timshinn73

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    Thanks, BH!

    I hope to do a few more in this style using the Movie Masters figures. Major Bludd, Zartan & Serpentor are strong candidates. Crimson Twins & HISS Driver too, maybe. Not sure if these will translate well with many of the Joes. Might work for Flash, Snake Eyes or Tripwire.
     
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    That's awesome! I still have my damn Sigma Six Iron Man sitting here unfinished, I have nine LEDs, but I'm having a bit of touble with the helmet mod I want to do.

    His helmet has LED eyes, but also a flip up visor, plus his eyes light up automatically when the helmets on, off when you reveal Starks head. *sigh*

    I absolutely can't wait to see you do Zartan!:drool: 
     
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    Finish him! I'd love to see it!

    I'll do my best on Zartan & the others.
     
  6. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    To be honest, the overall shape of the head leaves me with the impression that THIS is who is behind the mask:
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    That aside, you've done an amazing job!
     
  7. timshinn73

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    Ouch. LOL! I don't think even Blockhead Destro would let Lucy pull that football away without some serious payback.

    I was going for the look of v1 Destro, both the box art and the original figure's head, which is rounder than his toon and comic interpretations.

    Glad you liked it otherwise.
     
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    Very nice timshinn, i cant wait to see Snake eyes, my all time favorite character!!!
     
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    Man that is very cool, and also makes me wish they'd make a 6 inch GI Joe line that doesn't look superdeformed like Sigma 6.
     
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    Snake Eyes should be fun. Lots of accessories to make.

    While I never got into the S6 figures, I did think they were kinda cool looking. I think I'll try my hand at a few Bruce Timm style Joes too.
     
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    This is what I expect from a classic Destro, :thumbs2: 
     
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    Glad you like it, TTT! Thanks!
     
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    Update:

    Working on a Joe card style display for Destro. The figure won't be attached to the card, which is why the explosion graphic is centered. The figure will act as the 3D version of the classic Destro art.

    All art & type done in photoshop.

    Pics of the display coming soon...

    Still need to work out what I'd like to do for the back. Stay tuned.

    Thanks for taking a look and for any comments you might like to share.
     

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    Dude, I am very impressed with your kit-bashing abilities.
    Good work! :thumbs2: 
     
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    You're very kind. Thank you.
     
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    UPDATE:

    Card back.

    Thanks for taking a look and for any thoughts you'd like to share.
     

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    UPDATE:

    Custom Display Pics.
     

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    UPDATE:

    Custom M.A.R.S. briefcase and accessories.

    Thanks for taking a look and for any thoughts you'd like to share!
     

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