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Yes, it is Stormshadow. You can see he's carrying a katana if you look close enough. Then, he's also wearing a very asian-like shirt. Last, the glasses you mentioned are actually sunglasses. Rounded, like those you'd see on Lennon :P


Basically, I wanted them to look realistic. That's why none of them look like you would expect. Even the Crimson Guard on the left has been "upgraded", if you could call it that way.


Thanks for your replies!

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I like it. The twins look more like I'd expect them to really look: wearing suits and making business deals on a cell phone. Destro wears that trenchcoat well. I think that's the first time I've seen him wear a trenchcoat when he wasn't trying to sneak through airport security. The CG appears to have been given a german WWII look to his uniform--interesting. I'm not familiar with the combo of cobra logo and four-pointed star, though. What does it mean? Also, is that the new HISS tank behind the twins? It looks like it, between the squared canopy, chin mounted machine guns and missile rack on the body.

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The H.I.S.S. in the back is loosely based on the upcoming toy. I guess it's a hybrid between that and the old one. As for the cobra logo on the top left corner, it's supposed to be the emblem used for this program / operation. There was a thread some days ago about "G.I.Joe and Area 51". It was there when I asked myself the question: What if Cobra were to have their own "search for extraterrestrial life" agenda. If so, they would probably have an insanely bigger budget than S.E.T.I... but the most disturbing part: What if none other than the Commander himself is the one to greet them, provided a communication is established? That's why it's "Operation Warm Welcome" :P


And yes, there's a big german influence in the designs. I guess I've always looked for realism when drawing and it's no different for G.I.Joe.


Glad you liked it... and good observations!

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I've always liked the Rattler a lot. Same goes for the Raven. Always thought them as modified Cobra versions of pre-existing aircrafts (The A-10 and the Blackbird), which is cool since I always look for realism (if possible).


One last thing that wasn't mentioned is the sort-of-Terrordome on the left. It's not supposed to look exactly like the toy or anything, though.


As for "errors" or "gags": the "scar" is on the wrong twin! But well, since these are re-interpretations, it doesn't really matter :P




Again, thanks for your comments...

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Thats awesome. I love it. But try as I might, I cant see the katana.



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