Non-TF: '93 Gi Joe Ninja Lightning

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  1. KnightStrike

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    Still on my GI Joe kick, but nearly ready to get some pics of some TF projects again. In the meantime, I was given a broken '93 Ninja Lightning cycle and decided to repair it and paint it up. I usually do factory style paint, but decided to try to do some weathering and detail paint on this one as its been years since I did any of that on models. Paints were a mix of airbrush and dry brushing with Testors enamels and some Gundam marker for panel lines. I modded the side cannon some and gave it new mount posts. Decals are a mix of whatever I had on hand. I decided Snake Eyes needed his own ride, especially since its a Ninja Lightning. Thanks go out to Forcefull1 for hooking me up with this fun little bike.
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    That's real sweet mate!
     
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    That color palette, intentionally or not, reminds me of the Cyclones from Robotech/Mospeada.
     
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    Thanks!

    Yeah, the design of this thing definitely reminds me of Robotech and Akira.

    Thanks!
     
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    I have told you this before but I love those paint apps.
     
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    Thanks everyone, glad you all liked it!
     
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    I used your incredible Junkion crossover for reference and inspiration on the weathering on this project. Looking at your pics of it is what helped me decide how I wanted to proceed with this one :)