Non-TF: Cobra Lightstrike

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by KnightStrike, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. KnightStrike

    KnightStrike Well-Known Member

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    So I decided to try my hand at doing a few GI Joe customs. I have always liked the idea of captured enemy vehicles being revamped by the other side, so I took a GI Joe Battleforce 2000 Pulverizer that had been gnawed on my a mouse and added in bits from a DOTM Backfire, FOC Optimus, some Wheeled Warriors panels, a Micro Machines Star Wars Pod Racer playset, Bionicles, and a RCA cable.
    I basically intended for Cobra to have refitted the Pulverizer to now be faster and have more firepower in the form of a massive laser cannon, hence the name Cobra Lightstrike. Added some LEDs for a headlight and cannon light effect. The cannon ended up being very articulated for posing. Painted it up with Krylon Fusion navy blue, satin black, and touches of Testors enamels for details. Then it was satin clear coated and Cobrastickers.com repro Adder decals were applied. Hope you like it.

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    And more can be seen here...
    Cobra Lightstrike Custom Photos by Knightstryke | Photobucket
     

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  2. seanb47

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    I like this one.All the different parts you used work well and I like the idea of it having been canabalized and reformatted by the enemy.It looks like a huge Anti-missile Laser gun.
     
  3. KnightStrike

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    Thanks! It was a fun project I started on the side while working on some TF customs. Now the only problem is I got derailed from the TF customs and have been doing Joe stuff :lol 
     
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    Tremendous! Gorgeous paint work, everything looks great!
     
  5. KnightStrike

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    Thanks! I have been using an airbrush so long that going back to rattle cans for the Krylon Fusion colors felt rather odd :lol 
     
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    pumpkingonzo Stunticon lover!

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    That blue is beautiful!
    Canon looks superb mate, and love all the little detail :thumb 
     
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    Awesome work. Love the LEDs. Paint job and decalling is superb. Well done.
     
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    That really came out excellent, Bro. I can imagine him being nestled between trees sniping enemy jets and missiles. Nice job! :) 
     
  9. KnightStrike

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    Thanks!

    Thanks! I have krenger99 to thanks for the idea of using the LEDs for this one.

    Thanks bro! Your idea of using the LEDs really helped me take this one a step beyond my original plans for it. The cannon ended up being a ton of fun to make and mess around with :)