Snow Inspiration

It seems like we don’t get as much snow around here as we used to, so when a random March weather system brings you a surprise 4-inches, you have to take advantage.  The biggest question was what to photograph.  I decided that it would be impossible to resist taking some Star Wars pics in a…

Classified Customs

While the GIJoe Classified line is slowly finding its footing, many collectors still wish it were a little less “reimagined” and a little more reminiscent of the classic 80’s figures we all grew up with.  I must admit that the designers have made strides in this direction with each passing wave, but we’re not quite…

GLITCHES #02

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the beach…

Mega Thundarr & Conan

Looking at all of our MOTU Mega figures, it dawned on me that custom figures of Thundarr and Conan, the greatest Barbarians of the 70’s and 80’s, wouldn’t be a big leap at all.  And of course, if you make Thundarr, you have to include his trusty companions Princess Ariel and Ookla the Mok.  I…

GLITCHES #01

We went on vacation and decided to have a little fun playing with a new camera setup… Hopefully this will be the first of many “glitches”.

GI Joe Classified: Firefly

GI Joe Classified is a line that elicits a lot of love and hate from collectors.  Many (myself included) have been clamoring for 6″ scale Joes for several years, and when they were announced, enthusiasm was through the roof.  In reality it’s been a mixed bag.  The sculpts have been excellent, while the decos have…

Mega Joe Project: Cobra Hydrofoil

Cobra was very Jealous that Joe had a Hovercraft, requiring that I give the baddies some sea-worthy hardware.  Thus the Hydrofoil was the obvious build target. Sharp readers will be quick to point out that my build doesn’t actually have the hydrofoils, and that’s on purpose.  I always considered this just a fast attack boat,…

Mega Joe Project: New Joes, Dreadnoks, & Oktober Guard

I’ve gotten behind on posting updates to the Mega Joe Project, but I haven’t slowed down on the progress, so here are three new groups of figures I’ve added to the collection.  First, Zartan needed his Dreadnoks because who else is going to sit around in an abandoned cabin or gas station with him drinking…

Gone, But Not Forgotten: Part 5 – 1986

It seems like forever now since I sold off the majority of the MOC collection, but I decided it was time to remember 1986.  The Joe logo changed, and I was not a fan.  The 3D block lettering just didn’t work for me the same way as the classic flat white letters.  And that digital…