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Beret Trooper

Post by forcefull1 on Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:56 pm

The last of our P:ARAH stuff.  I tried to come up with a different paint scheme than the typical standard Cobra blue, but nothing quite seemed to fit, though I did come close to doing a desert tan.  But, this guy seems built for Cobra blue.

I did the standard version using the P:ARAH head and torso.
Head and torso: P:ARAH cast
Arms: Stretcher
Waist & Legs: Eco Warrior Flint
Model Masters French Blue
Model Masters Neutral Grey
Craft Smart Black
Testors Red Acrylic
Apple Barrel White

While casting those P:ARAH parts for everyone, I tended to dump any excess resin into the Beret Trooper mold.  Result?  A lot of extra Beret Trooper Heads.  So, might as well use them, right?  Further, why not modify some extra swivel torsos and make them a little less recognizable?  Result:

Head: P:ARAH cast
Torso: Tripwire with holster cast from Windchill's waist, and pockets from the Beret Trooper torso.
Arms: Windchill
Waist: Mercer '91
Legs: Low Light '91
Model Masters French Blue
Model Masters Neutral Grey
Craft Smart Black
Testors Red Acrylic
Testors Silver
Craft Smart Medium Brown
Apple Barrel White



Update 7/21/16

Head: P:ARAH cast
Chest grenades: Salvaged from a short-poured Dutch torso
Everything else: Thunder
Model Masters French Blue
Model Masters Neutral Grey
Craft Smart Black
Testors Red Acrylic
Testors Silver
Craft Smart Medium Brown
Apple Barrel White



And some WIPs:



I kinda like the loose theme.  Everyone wears a beret, and has the same color scheme, but they aren't identical figures like other Cobra troop builders.  I'm thinking they're some sort of mercenary group that Cobra hires from time to time, that don't get paid enough to dress identically!  Code name?  I don't know, I'm not that creative.  For now, let's call them Fred, Harry, Jasper, Max, Ralph, Buddy, Mickey, and Willie.  Smile


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Re: Beret Trooper

Post by cyko on Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:00 am

You are really making these guys work! Great ideas on all of them. But I'll admit, now you've got me wanting to try one in desert colors.
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Post by copperbob on Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:18 am

Excellent work Brian Jealous you have yours all painted but I have some time off after moving some rooms around to let my step daughter move in and then bringing out the brushes Everything you did looks great

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Re: Beret Trooper

Post by forcefull1 on Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:18 pm

Added another finished Beret dude


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Re: Beret Trooper

Post by ucsf on Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:33 pm

Awesome stuff! I'm glad these casts are getting to everyone!

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Post by forcefull1 on Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:55 pm

Another group done. These will be the last for now. I'd still like to do one final figure with a modified HISS Driver torso, but I don't have a spare torso on hand at the moment.
When I started these, my intention was to modify torsos to go with the heads, rather than use production Hasbro torsos as-is, to add a bit of new feeling to the figures. But I couldn't figure out how to modify Mutt and Scrap Iron's torsos. So, they are not modified. But, I'd like to think the paint apps on Mutt's torso make it look different enough from the 1984 figure and his various repaints.
I also tried to vary the hair, skin, and mask colors to have no two heads be the same. Look close and you'll see one that has an impromptu scar through his eye, after I messed up his eye paint. Smile



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Head - P:ARAH cast
Torso - Copperhead modified w/ Firefly pockets & explosives
Arms - Shockwave '88
Waist - Low Light '86
Legs - Mercer '87

#5
Head - P:ARAH cast
Torso - Major Bludd w/ Colonel Courage gun holster
Arms - Recoil
Waist - Roadblock '84
Legs - Muskrat w/ Mainframe upper left

#6
Head - P:ARAH cast
Torso - Mutt '84
Arms - Scrap Iron '84
Waist - Gung Ho '92
Legs - Gung Ho '92

#7
Head - P:ARAH cast
Torso - Roadblock '84 w/ Windchill waist belt and gun holster
Arms - Shockwave '88
Waist - Muskrat '88
Legs - Flint '85

#8
Head - P:ARAH cast
Torso - Scrap Iron '84
Arms - Dial-Tone '86
Waist - Wild Weasel '84
Legs - Alley Viper '89

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Re: Beret Trooper

Post by ucsf on Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:59 am

Pure awesomeness!

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Re: Beret Trooper

Post by LIVEVIL on Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:03 pm

Cool looking squad of you have there. Good stuff...
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Re: Beret Trooper

Post by forcefull1 on Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:32 pm

Another one?  Sure!  Why not?  Especially since I did up the Big Kev mold and consequently had another swivel torso available.

Head:  P:ARAH cast
Torso: Big Kev cast
Arms: Windmill
Waist: Hawk '86
Legs: Crimson Guard Commander



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Re: Beret Trooper

Post by ucsf on Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:41 am

That torso rocks! Great color choices. Awesome!

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