The G.I. Joe Thread

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by F18Starscream, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. RKillian

    RKillian http://www.rktoyandhobby.com

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    Looking over the math, that might be just what happened because everything in my cart was $20 or less.
     
  2. fschuler

    fschuler Post Count Inflated With Hot Air TFW2005 Supporter

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    Maybe there's hope, then. I've got my fingers crossed...
     
  3. NSJ23

    NSJ23 can’t think of something witty..

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    I'm trying to like Gung ho, i really am.......but i don't.
     
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  4. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus I can do this all day! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, I ended up selling mine. Just didn't do anything for me. Doesn't help that he was never a character I really cared for.
     
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  5. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    I tried to also once I 1st saw it. New toy, new joe! Ended up passing multiple times. Weapon storage is cool but I dunno, it’s 1 of those times where seeing it in person changed my mind.
     
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  6. Wheeljoker

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    I always had a soft spot for Gung Ho. Honestly I think I liked the original figure a lot more after his dress blues version was released. I'm not a military guy,that's my brother but the Marine dress blues just always conveyed something more than the other dress uniforms. Not knocking any of the other branches, my brother was NAVY for 8 years so my respect goes out to any who've served this country. The Marine dress blues just have a certain Valor to them. ..and I'm rambling.
    I sold all my Joes but did keep Gung Ho because I ordered the Valaverse accessory pack for him. That's where I was going with that.
     
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  7. Slave IV

    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    Haha yeah it’s terrible. It’s the only figure I’ve seen on shelves and it almost made me cancel my preorder for it but I ended up keeping it. Haven’t bothered opening it and might never get to it. I liked the original figure that I still have but this one looks like a bad Village Person.
     
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  8. Maglite

    Maglite Porkchop sandwiches!

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    You've got my attention on this - any specific storefronts/links for the custom-made goggles, etc?
     
  9. LostPrime

    LostPrime Well-Known Member

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    I tweaked Gung Ho just a bit and now I really like him.
    I never had him as a kid but re reading the comics I see he was around quite a bit.

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  10. Dark Jedi

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    Gung Ho is great with the right accessories
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  11. fschuler

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    Almost done printing... I need to bring the controls in a little bit so the pilot can sit all the way back in the seat, but so far so good, I think.

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    Looking good !!
     
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  13. mark4flair

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    Genius sir, pure genius!
     
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    Legate Plastic Crack Addict

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    Very nice. My only criticism would be that the controls seem to sit a tad high. Could be subjective perception or misinterpretation of the original design though, so grain of salt and all that.
     
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  15. transmasterc

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    Man I would buy one off you.
     
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  16. fschuler

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    Thanks guys! It’s getting there.

    It might be a little bit due to the perspective in that pic, but they are probably sitting higher than the original. I might do a bit of reconfiguration...or, more likely, come up with an optional control tower that lowers the position of the controls and makes them a little more level front-to-rear. I appreciate the feedback! I’m going to finish this version and then figure out what needs to be adjusted for the final product. I’m finding some other tweaks along the way that need to be made and also thought of a couple of other fun features that might be neat to add.

    Do you have access to a 3D printer? I’m going to give the files away after the design is complete!
     
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  17. Slave IV

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    looks great!

    Wow, very cool! been meaning to get one. Hmmm
     
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  18. Dr Kain

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    Yeah, I think Gung Ho is one of the best Joes released thus far. My only complaints are the aesthetic of his backpack gun holsters.
     
  19. fschuler

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    Thanks man! Trouble Bubbles for everybody, lol. And with the Chameleon @Wheeljoker ’s bro is making, it might be worth looking more into them. There’s a learning curve and some fiddling, but it is very rewarding.
     
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  20. cyclonus8

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    The chest waterslide decal is from Bad Mother Tattoos on eBay.

    Grenade launcher is from elias_discounts on eBay. It needed a lot of sanding, polishing, drilling and painting. Strap is book binding tape. Just waiting for the Valaverse set to make him perfect.

    Straight out of the box, on the Joe side, he’s second only to Snake Eyes in my opinion.

    He just has that sad photo real expression like he’s been doing this since 1984 and he’s tired of fighting Cobra.
     

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