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  • Birthday 09/09/1975

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    ForestDale, Massachusetts, Earth.
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    active field worker interested & learnin' how to be familiar with animals, plants, & crazy people.

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  1. http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a158/ibps/S4010088.jpg[/img]Real simple to use the animated skinny troopers as females in the regular line. The second pic is for comparing standard troops.The Grim Reaper is just me using up the last of my aod fodder. The scythe is a sword from Prince Caspien line on top of a spear handle from aod.Let me know what you think, ok?
  2. He was made with Wolverine Origins Deadpool upper combined with a 25th GIJoe Firefly lower. Pouches & straps from misc Joe (SnakeEyes)
  3. He was made from 3 indy figures, an ash head from aod & a waist joint from a speeder bike potf Luke. The weapons are all interchangable & were made from GI Joe parts coupled with ST Overkill's hand attachment cuffs.
  4. NICE! This custom (& the tech team, itself) looks phenomenal! Hacker looks perfect. What is the parts recipe you used on him? I totally dig the removable gear. The thing with such gear (whether it is for a custom or for the 25th style) is: If it seems too much for a given mission, some of it can be REMOVED. Really, really cool work.
  5. I am a wicked big fan boy when it comes to Snake Eyes. I like what you've done with this custom alot. Really clever way of showing off the tattoo. I am unsure if I am alone in thinking Snake Eyes is just a mass of muscle & scar tissue under his clothes, but if it were my custom, I'd probably add a few scars to the visible forearms. Have you considered dremeling out the pistols on his thighs? It's a delicate operation, but if successful, would throw this figure into the top rankings of any Snake Eyes customs I've ever seen for sure.
  6. Congratulations To Every single customizer who entered! It was alot of fun creating the custom team & equally as fun learning that I had guessed wrong when I tried to match up each & every one of the other customizers & their submissions. Sincere thanks to Joerhyno for having pulled this contest off so very well. I look forward to the next round! ~greg/ibps
  7. Man, if the contest was for single best figure, I would have handed you the prize hands down. Fast draw looked good in the contest pics, but seein' him with the removable helmet just really throws the custom onto a different level. Really really cool. Aren't those viper arms? I like Darts legs with the major barrage torso, it looks much better than the ones he originally came with. The paint work on both of them is really crisp & the colors were well done. For some reason, Grunt's head looks fine as Fastdraw, but Barrage still looks too much like Barrage to me, for him to be Deepcover... At any rate, I am real glad to see you jump back into joe customizing, I've been a fan of your work since I first saw that desert Snake Eyes you did a long while back. I hope you made top three ~greg/ibps
  8. Okay, I've weighed the entries most carefully. What it came down to was which entry would I like to have in my own collection, or more accurately, which of these am I most likely to duplicate. My vote: Night Creepers You talented so & so..
  9. Wow & Oh my Goodness! & so on. What an excellent array of custom troops. I would be honored to offer my two cents on each of these submissions: Night Creepers. They look fantastic. Perfect parts mixing & excellent (yet subtle) modifications. Really really impressive (as usual). The one nitpick is that all three have the exact same skin tone. Humans grouped together typically don't. Code Red. Parts matching looks neat & I liked the backstory. The worn paint of the original pieces could have used touch ups. Frontal assault unit. The Dusty lookalike on the extreme left is my favorite of the group. I liked the other figures as well & think some close up shots would have allowed for better judging. Jungle Strike. Fastdraw is AWESOME; one of the very best uses of the JvsC Blowtorch body. Deep Cover looks like Major Barrage wearing different pants. The Cure. Looks like you spent more time on the accessories than on the paint applications. The uniform black on every member is a little boring...Low Light could use another coat on his sleeve. It is also difficult to see what those close up inserts are on both Low Light & Lone Star. Elite Taipan Force. The uniform colors are really outstanding. I really like diamondback's usage of the Swanson head & vest. Pretty cool sculpting on the hair of both Zandar & Ghostbear, although Zandar's looks too kinky... a Cobra symbol on Boomslang's beret would have put him over the top. Serpentor's Assassins. Plague's little skull decorations look great. Decapitator's shoulder armor looks way too big. I LOVED the backstory. I liked it so much I read it a second time out loud. D.E.F. Lockdown would make a perfect army builder. Nice usage of Leia's head, though Mayday's lower legs look a little too manly..I don't know how Bulletproof's holster's are staying up without any visible straps.. S.E.A.L.s The boat picture could pass for real life. That Sam Fisher head looks AWESOME coupled with the microman body. An excellent team & you get kudos for using a different medium for the base figures. Where's yer backstory? Advanced Recon/ Tactical Element. The coolest accessories of all entries & excellent parts matching. I think a few paint highlights would have went a long way on these. The helmet visors look too flat. A glossy coat would have made them look ALOT cooler. A really sincere thanks to Joerhyno, for hosting this contest & for trying to keep it fair & fun for everyone involved.. I'm leaning toward voting for either Elite Taipan Force, Night Creepers, Navy S.E.A.L.s or CURE.. For Everyone who submitted, Congratulations on some really well executed customs. Either affliction can be overcome.
  10. From figure parts to paint apps to back story...Joe's going to post all entries & then we vote for which one we like best. Top three vote getter's are the official winners.
  11. Wow, that was great! I'm a big fan of Overkill & it was alot of fun to see how you played him in your joeverse. I checked out some of your other comics as well. Kudos for having the stones to kill off both Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow. Good reading all around. Off to read Viper's Tale, ~greg/ibps
  12. Done. I can't wait to see what we came up with..
  13. I've got the whole line so far, except the Obi-wan & the Lava Miner. This is my first Super Battle Droid, so I don't know if this is news, but his articulation is also really good. The elbows have both the up & down movement plus 360 rotation. Since the flames come off, he would work well as an army builder. I was convinced that the Mace had no hip articulation until I tried to cusomize him & cut off his skirt. I have since reattached it with four slits 90% of the way up. I just cut along the center of both front & back & both sides along the molded seams. Although I would rather have figure stands than the coins, this entire line seems like a complete winner as far as the figures go.
  14. We just got them in this past week, here on the north east coast (Cape Cod, Massachusetts). It's gonna be an expensively fun year. @stormtrooper@@stormtrooper@@stormtrooper@@stormtrooper@@stormtrooper@ Time for another round of Army Buildin' !
  15. Two boxes of TAC figures & two boxes of Vader with the album have hit TRU on the far north east coast (Cape Cod, Massachusetts). They should be hittin' everywhere over the next week or so..
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