Non-TF: FFVII - Advent Children Cloud Joins G.I.Joe

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Squall42080, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2003
    Posts:
    4,514
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +12
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    I have been out of the loop in terms of customs for quite some time (I'm a regualr at TFW2005.com, but new to Hisstank.com)...but I have finally found something that peaked my interests enough to get me back into the field.

    I am a huge fan of Final Fantasy VII (actually more into FFVIII...but VII has more stuff going on right now...), and recently I picked up Crisis Core for the Sony PSP. Great game, and I recommend it to anyone you liked the original game...its just one huge fanfest of fanstuff!

    My best friend happens to be a huge G.I.Joe fan...and I thought it would be awesome to make a Cloud Strife figure in that scale, and with his help, I've gotten closer and closer to finishing my first G.I.Joe/Final Fantasy VII custom. Eventually I'll get back to Transformers customs...but this has been a huge amount of fun!

    The main body, arm, and shoulder guard in the pics is from Xamot, but I am probably going to replace the main body with Firefy's main body. The left arm is from some Obiwan Kenobi figure, the belt and feet are from some Crimson Guard figure, and the pants are from Snowjob. The Buster Sword is actually my first attempt at making something out of styrene...which I drove an hour away to get!

    He's far from finished...still have to figure out what to use as his head...and I have to finish painting him and figure out his upper body...along with detailing the Buster Sword...but I promised a few people I would post pics!

    Any suggestions and comments would be great!
     

    Attached Files:

  2. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2007
    Posts:
    2,747
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    That sword is awesome! Hand made you say? Great Job!
     
  3. Sideways

    Sideways Banned

    Joined:
    May 17, 2006
    Posts:
    2,432
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    nice job so far ! you should do Auron next.
     
  4. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2003
    Posts:
    4,514
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +12
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    Yup! Its all styrene and it's my first attempt at using the stuff...

    Here's some in-progress pics I took with my phone:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  5. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2007
    Posts:
    2,747
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    181
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    Thats pretty cool, I like seeing wip of styrene builds. Thanks.
     
  6. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Posts:
    47,595
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +22
    I'm so excited to see you creating customs again! This guy looks great! :thumb 
     
  7. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2006
    Posts:
    5,325
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +0
    It might be easier to beat Sephiroth headless. J/K, that is a great sword!
     
  8. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Posts:
    27,867
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +3
    so glad to see you back in the game man! :D 
     
  9. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Posts:
    19,337
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +4
    Great work man!
     
  10. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2003
    Posts:
    4,514
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +12
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    I just wanted to thank everyone for your comments...and all the help you've given me in trying to find some size-appropriate heads.

    I just wanted to give you a quick look at the updated body before it goes in for painting:

    [​IMG]

    The head is simply a placeholder at this point. It makes me feel better and think more positively when it at least looks like he is complete! Anyway, I changed the main body over to Firefly. It has the appropriate "sweatshirt" material look to it. However, I did cut out the v-shaped area so that I could glue in the "v-chest" area from Xamot. Overall I think it looks great. I feel it slimmed the main body down a little too. Were there easier ways to do this? Probably...but this was the easiest solution for me. I also chose to give him the belt and shoes from the Cobra Elite Trooper.

    Tonight I will probably start painting some of the parts flat black. Oh yeah, and if you look in the background...I think I am going to use Wolverine's motorcylce from the Superhero Showdown line as Cloud's Hardy Daytona. (I realize this isn't the motorcylce from Advent Children...but this might be as close to a fitting motorcyle as I can get)
     
  11. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2003
    Posts:
    4,514
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +12
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    Just wanted to post my next update. I have all of the main components painted their flat colors. I had to choose a metallic paint for the chest and stomach...but on the chest it doesn't show as much as the stomach.

    Let me know what you think. Also...I need help finding a tiny wolf head for his shoulder armor. Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Posts:
    19,337
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +4
    Looking great man.
     
  13. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Posts:
    28,751
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +4
    Pretty slick, I love those buster swords. Maybe you can make one that attaches to that one (2 in 1) like in Advent Children.
    I want to but not sure what to use for the swords.


    Those DragonballZ figs might be good for a Cloud head
     

Share This Page