• If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

What's your current project?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • ATC
    started a topic What's your current project?

    What's your current project?

    I suspect lots of Joe heads are working on projects. What's yours?

    I'm currently working on:
    - M5 kangaroo (Stuart that I can easily convert into a kangaroo recon vehicle, and back again),
    - Joe Rocketship (4 decks, retro 50s sci fi type) 22" in diameter and 6' tall. Planning is done, now I need to execute. Been waiting for warm enough weather to work on it in my pole barn. I was stymied for years, looking for a nose cone. Finally found the solution! If I get the shell done this summer, I can work on the interior next winter. No rush. It's a hobby!

    What are YOU working on?

  • GeekDragon
    replied
    Looking good.

    Leave a comment:


  • Myles_Falworth
    replied
    I haven't had much time for projects lately. Lots of stuff going on on the homefront. My Land Adventurer head finally arrived after several weeks. This is the head for the figure from Post 27 above. I had the spot on his chin filled in, and the small patch on the left side of his head is now also patched. The rest of the flocking is still original. I have reattached the head, and here are some "after" photos for you! I haven't decided which uniform set to outfit him with yet. He still has a loose right knee, and a loose right ankle joint (which will be okay once I get a boot on the foot. So he will require a figure stand, or maybe I'll put him on a drag bike. Not sure yet. Anyway, he's finished for now. Next up will be to send several heads out for reflocking. Then I have a figure from posts 32 and 35 above which needs restringing. I'll post pics when he's reassembled.
    Click image for larger version  Name:	20190821_135244.jpg Views:	1 Size:	23.5 KB ID:	3590
    Attached Files
    Last edited by Myles_Falworth; 08-22-2019, 04:11 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • oliver
    replied
    Your Big Trapper looks amazing! Well done!

    Leave a comment:


  • tonyflash
    replied
    Originally posted by tonyflash View Post
    I stopped playing with my Joes when I discovered girls can be fun to play with when I was about 13. I did however admire the Big Trapper when in came out in 1976 as I was a huge MSV fan when it came out. Recently decided to add the Big Trapper set to my collection after all these years. It would cost me about 4 bills to purchase a complete set with the box. So with this in mind I have slowly began purchasing what I need for the set a little at a time. As we all know this does not come cheap but I hope to keep it way under 4 bills. Even had to have an Commander Intruder shipped from across the pond. A really nice lady gave me a great deal on a mint one.
    Here is my completed Big Trapper set. I had to purchase three of them to get everything I needed. Sold off the extras. Did well regarding final cost.
    This is the completed set including Eagle Eye Joe.

    Leave a comment:


  • ATC
    replied
    After the kentuckiana expo, I also had a chance to put together an accidental Russian. Accidental because I didn't go there with an objective of finding one. But I scored a super deal on a brown-haired SOW and an awesome looking uniform, so I couldn't resist. Instead of the vintage gear, I loaded him up with a PPSH-41 and added a spare magazine pouch on his belt. The Tokarev pistol was a nice touch with a pleather case. The binocular case was made of a similar material and looked pretty cool on the vintage figure, so I used it. This ended up being another kitbash modern-ish vintage figure. I think the vintage Russian accessories were pretty terrible, so this is a huge improvement!


    Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20190730_184436698~2.jpg Views:	1 Size:	55.9 KB ID:	3506 ​​​​​​

    Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20190730_184447875~2.jpg Views:	1 Size:	41.5 KB ID:	3507
    picking through everybody's "buck boxes" at the Kentucky expo and in my own junk box at home, I found everything I needed, except for the furry hat! Myles_Falworth sent me a really cool CC era Russian hat to complete the look (thanks, Myles) - this is how Hasbro should have done it back in the 60s!
    Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20190802_165546315~2.jpg Views:	2 Size:	107.1 KB ID:	3535 ​​​​​​
    - ATC
    www.gijoe.50megs.com








    Last edited by ATC; 08-03-2019, 07:53 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • ATC
    replied
    ​​​​After the KY Expo, I finally got to finish a vintage German. I scored a great deal on a blonde SOW (thanks, Ricky) with original vintage uniform and helmet. I already had several odds and ends in my junk box. I like the Dragon schmeisser better than the vintage one, so that's what I used. The Dragon P-38 is far superior to the original vintage Luger, too. So this is actually a kitbash vintage upgrade sort of figure. But I like it.


    Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20190730_184506945_BURST000_COVER_TOP~2.jpg Views:	1 Size:	51.3 KB ID:	3501
    Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20190730_184518904~2.jpg Views:	1 Size:	44.4 KB ID:	3502

    Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20190730_184550060~2.jpg Views:	1 Size:	69.2 KB ID:	3503





    Last edited by ATC; 07-31-2019, 12:54 AM.

    Leave a comment:


  • Myles_Falworth
    replied
    Well, over a week has gone by. All I've done is to put the Emergency Rescue set on one of my Sea Adventurers. Had lots of family stuff to deal with, plus catching up on work. I'll post again when I have something else done and some more pictures. I did hear from the guy reflocking (partially) the head from post #27 above. The head should have shipped today, so I'll post the completed figure pics once the head gets here.

    Leave a comment:


  • Myles_Falworth
    replied
    Friday night I finally got the upper right bicep for my Bulletman. It's a little rough, with some large areas of missing chrome. I think it can be fixed up easily with a chrome pen however. It will be a while before I can begin restoration. I just got back from Kentuckiana, and the work its piled up. However I'm happy to have all the parts (except for one missing red boot) to finish my Bulletman. I'll post photos once I'm done.

    Leave a comment:


  • oliver
    replied
    Wow! He turned out really great!

    Leave a comment:


  • Myles_Falworth
    replied
    Click image for larger version

Name:	
Views:	2
Size:	39.5 KB
ID:	3446

    If you were wanting to see pics of the Adventurer, here he is! The hand can wait for now, and the hip joints are not that bad, so I didn't restring him after all. Here he is dressed out in his finery. I'll get a new group shot of the whole Adventure Team once the Kentucky show is done and I have my Talking MOA back and dressed.

    Leave a comment:


  • ATC
    replied
    Nice! We want to see pics when it's done!!! 😁

    Leave a comment:


  • tonyflash
    replied
    I stopped playing with my Joes when I discovered girls can be fun to play with when I was about 13. I did however admire the Big Trapper when in came out in 1976 as I was a huge MSV fan when it came out. Recently decided to add the Big Trapper set to my collection after all these years. It would cost me about 4 bills to purchase a complete set with the box. So with this in mind I have slowly began purchasing what I need for the set a little at a time. As we all know this does not come cheap but I hope to keep it way under 4 bills. Even had to have an Commander Intruder shipped from across the pond. A really nice lady gave me a great deal on a mint one.

    Leave a comment:


  • RX-79G
    replied
    I just finished a Vietnam Joe kitbash. The next (kinda) Joe project is converting a Conquest X-30 into a Gatchaman (G-Force) fighter for my Microman Gatchaman figure. I've already re-contoured the wings and rudder to sharkfin shapes, but I still need to make a pointier nose and paint it white, red and blue.

    Leave a comment:


  • Myles_Falworth
    replied
    Today I purchased an AT Adventurer figure from a seller on Ebay. I got him pretty cheap, and he does have issues. Namely, a chewed up right hand, and crumbled hip joints. I've ordered 2 new hip joints from Cotswold's, and a restore kit for Bulletman in the same shipment. I'm not hung up on restoring with all vintage parts for the Adventurer. He will be my final addition to the vintage Adventure Team I'm building - with the possible exception of the Talking MOA that Scott Wilde is working on for me. Really looking forward to picking him up later this month in Louisville! I also am now in the market for a black right hand for my "new" Adventurer. I'll then need to do at least a restring on the legs and torso - since I'll need to replace the crumbled joints. I'll post some pics here when he arrives, and at various stages in the restore. I have a beautiful Adventurer uniform just waiting for this guy. He's been long awaited!

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X
Back to Top