I am proud to show off another finished piece.
This is just one in a series I am doing for Brett. It is a post apocalyptic AWE Striker from the classic 1980s GI JOE toy line.
I loved and still love GI JOE cartoons, comics and toys. It was my favorite line growing up and I just started collecting it again. I mean, I'm getting SO many JOE toys in to paint and customize that I had to buy a lot or two on eBay to work with and keep for myself too! :)
Here is the Awe Striker.
|You know me by now. YES, I primed it first. Oh look! Trooper Skulls!|
|Then I undercoated it black.|
So, I painted it...like 5 coats of different color paints. I was going for rusts and reds. Then, I added some leather, I mean...like every movie I see set in some sort of "wasteland" has a car with a tarp or cloth, or leather flap. Adding that really made this project sing!
And now for some finished pics.
And close ups!
|Hood ornament! Blood-covered saw!|
|Extra armor plates.|
Hope you all enjoyed. This kinda project is about $50 plus shipping IF you send me the toy. Otherwise I have to buy the toy and charge you its shipped cost in addition. It took me about a week to complete. Only because I was being really careful with what I was adding to it. And letting it dry between coats of paint.
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Kevin James Breaux