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Offline jdeleonardis

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Re: GI JOE 28mm project
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2014, 07:35:12 PM »
That is freakin' awesome.  Great job!  Bazooka was my first GI Joe.
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Offline obsidian3d

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Re: GI JOE 28mm project
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2014, 09:44:22 PM »
Awesome stuff. I love how well suited the 40k stuff actually is for your project. I never would have thought it'd work but you've definitely proven me wrong. I love that Zartan conversion!
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Offline Jonas

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Re: GI JOE 28mm project
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2014, 02:14:51 PM »
Very nice. I love GI Joe and I love this thread  :-*

Offline Doomsdave

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Re: GI JOE 28mm project
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2014, 07:49:43 PM »
This is fantastic.  I love GI Joe.  Please tell me who the donor figures are for Zarana and Zartan.  Thanks.
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Offline Grimmnar

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Re: GI JOE 28mm project
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2014, 07:36:44 AM »
I've got the ERM cobra Commander figure, a chibi HISS in need of a bit of conversion
What is a chibi HISS?
You see the HISS on Shapeways? In both 15 and 28mm.

Please tell me who the donor figures are for Zarana and Zartan.  Thanks.
They are both GW Dark Eldar figs with some conversions done.

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Offline eilif

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Re: GI JOE 28mm project
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2014, 01:28:03 PM »
What is a chibi HISS?
You see the HISS on Shapeways? In both 15 and 28mm.
They are both GW Dark Eldar figs with some conversions done.

Grimm

It's the "Rapid Rollers Storm Shadow in H.I.S.S. Tank".

It's truely terribly as a toy, but once you get rid of the huge half-figure of Storm shadow and the front wheels, it has real potential.  The dimensions aren't perfect, but it's pretty close to 28mm.  Best of all, you can find them new (there's also Cobra commander in the same tank, but red) on Ebay for 10 bucks or less.
I think I paid a buck for mine at a resale shop.

I've been slowly gathering up items for this COBRA force.  I've got a couple of these 1/43 Hummer Hx concept trucks that will be the basis for the COBRA Stinger

They're from Bburago and might still be available at Dollar General stores for $2.50 each.  You can read more about the Bburago line and it's compatibility with 28mm here:
http://chicagoskirmish.blogspot.com/2012/06/post-apocalyptic-cars-and-motorcycles.html
The project is slowly taking shape. This week I picked up the scenic bases I will use for the figs, the "Sedition Wars: Battle of Alabaster" plastic bases which have a nice sci-fi look fitting the floors of a COBRA installation. All I really need now is to order these Pig Iron heads.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2014, 01:30:43 PM by eilif »

Offline Nedo

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Re: GI JOE 28mm project
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2014, 06:04:07 PM »
Thank you so much for your kind comments and tips!!!!

Offline Grimmnar

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Re: GI JOE 28mm project
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2014, 09:14:44 AM »
Again I ask,  why not get said vehicles from Shape ways?  H.I.S.S,  stingers and F.A.N.G.'s ooh my.

Grimm

Offline HerbyF

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Re: GI JOE 28mm project
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2014, 10:09:50 AM »
Quote
It's the "Rapid Rollers Storm Shadow in H.I.S.S. Tank".
I have a couple of those kicking around in my stuff somewhere. I got them to convert into some kind of VSF tank. Got them cheap at a Big Lots store.

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Offline eilif

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Re: GI JOE 28mm project
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2014, 03:24:20 PM »
Again I ask,  why not get said vehicles from Shape ways?  H.I.S.S,  stingers and F.A.N.G.'s ooh my.

Grimm

I couldn't find the HISS on Shapeways, but the prices I've seen for high quality printing of other 28mm scale things on Shapeways is more than enough reason for me to look elsewhere. If you have links to affordable vehicles, I'd love to see them.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2014, 03:26:11 PM by eilif »

Offline Nedo

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Re: GI JOE 28mm project
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2014, 04:00:12 PM »
The Shapeway HiSS it's really beautiful but also so expensive!!!!

Offline Grimmnar

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Re: GI JOE 28mm project
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2014, 03:04:39 AM »
I couldn't find the HISS on Shapeways, but the prices I've seen for high quality printing of other 28mm scale things on Shapeways is more than enough reason for me to look elsewhere. If you have links to affordable vehicles, I'd love to see them.
The Shapeway HiSS it's really beautiful but also so expensive!!!!
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/arcticskunk?s=24
Mike has got some great stuff.  Search for him on LAF.
Also the most recent painting league comp had a great COBRA entry to boot.

Grimm

Offline eilif

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Re: GI JOE 28mm project
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2014, 04:00:41 AM »
Found it.
http://www.shapeways.com/model/387045/gv06-28mm-sentry-tank.html?li=shop-results&materialId=6
And here's the HISS painted on the forum
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=38379.0

It's a very nice model and $37 isn't bad in the wider scheme of things. However, that's more than I've spent on the entire project so far and I'm not a fan of the surface of the material.

Offline Grimmnar

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Re: GI JOE 28mm project
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2014, 06:40:27 PM »

Offline Nedo

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Re: GI JOE 28mm project
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2014, 03:23:29 PM »
Thank you for these old links: awesome works and conversions....
The vehicles from Shapeways are really nice!!
The Rattler is a little masterpiece.

 

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