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Re: Anyone make SW figures out of GI Joes?
« Reply #15 on: November 3, 2005, 10:10 PM »
My first attempt to make a SA Scout Trooper ended in dismal failure (or failures since I made 4 of them  :'().  I used a VvV Snake Eyes body (from the Snake Eyes/Stormshadow 2-pack) and some vintage Scout parts, as well as some sculpting for the armor.  It turned out alright considering I sculpted the armor, but the proportions were totally off and the points of articulation really stood out from the rest of the Star Wars figures.   :-\
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Re: Anyone make SW figures out of GI Joes?
« Reply #16 on: November 5, 2005, 08:52 AM »
Ah man!! This just ISN't Fair! You americans talk about customizing those awesome shadowguards while I (Belgian) can't even get my hands on the set for my Joe collection... Are they still in stores at that price? Is there ANYONE out there willing to pick me up a set, take them out of the package and ship them here? I can pay you back via Paypal. Please?
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Re: Anyone make SW figures out of GI Joes?
« Reply #17 on: November 5, 2005, 07:14 PM »
Did you try amazon.com?

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Re: Anyone make SW figures out of GI Joes?
« Reply #18 on: November 5, 2005, 07:33 PM »
i dunno about joe toys on amazon but for SW they don't ship overseas  >:(
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Re: Anyone make SW figures out of GI Joes?
« Reply #19 on: November 5, 2005, 08:23 PM »
Well my digital camera is on the fritz but I customized the Crimson Guard figures. They are cool looking with their backpacks on!  I painted over "flesh" color on their necks, the gold braid on their shoulder and the cobra symbol on their chest.  I'll get a camera and post some pics soon. 

Any ideas on how to use them in the Star Wars universe?

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Re: Anyone make SW figures out of GI Joes?
« Reply #20 on: November 7, 2005, 04:51 AM »
Did you try amazon.com?

I have, and indeed, toys they don't ship overseas... And it would cost more too, cause they ship MOC. I need them loose, shipped in a bubble wrap emvelope, it should be that expensive... Anyone care to help me?
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Re: Anyone make SW figures out of GI Joes?
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2005, 09:04 AM »
Here are the Crimson Shadow Guards that have been "De-Joe'ed".

One of my Utapau Shadow Troopers is leading them around...

I couldn't think of anything else to do to them to customize.  Any ideas?

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Re: Anyone make SW figures out of GI Joes?
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2005, 11:08 AM »
On the Crimson Guards, I'd shave off the medals on the chest and see about removing the regalia cord fromt he right shoulder. Then you might consider figuring out how to add armor to their forearms; perhaps a forearm swap with a Clone is possible? I have no idea. The boots look like the afford some armor, but the torso and arms are naked. I don't think this is necessarily *bad*, but if the Republic or Empire gives you a big ol' helmet with a full face shield, they usually throw in some other armor (except for the Imperial Gunner and pilots, I think).

They look cool, but you asked how to further tweak 'em, so there you go :)

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Re: Anyone make SW figures out of GI Joes?
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2005, 11:14 AM »
Looks cool.  I might suggest getting rid of the Joe bodies, and putting the Crimson Helmet onto some Clone bodies.

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Re: Anyone make SW figures out of GI Joes?
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2005, 04:34 PM »
Looks cool.  I might suggest getting rid of the Joe bodies, and putting the Crimson Helmet onto some Clone bodies.


That would be very cool, and much easier than my suggestions. :)

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Re: Anyone make SW figures out of GI Joes?
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2005, 05:51 PM »
They look nice, but I agree with In Rem and CHEWIE. A little tweaking and they would look sweet. Also, is that a Halo ODST fig in the background?
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Re: Anyone make SW figures out of GI Joes?
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2005, 08:44 PM »
Why yes it is an ODST.  He is standing next to a Teal Master Chief.  I like the Halo figures!   I have all of the colors of Master Chief from the 1st Halo.

I think I'm going to start with cutting off the chest insignia and...heck they came in a pack of 6 so I can go wild experimenting.  I'll play around with letting other star wars guys try on their helmets too!

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Re: Anyone make SW figures out of GI Joes?
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2005, 09:00 PM »
Yeah, I have about 6 Halo 2 figs. In fact, on one of my ARC pics on my custom page, Tarturus is in the back ;D. Anyway, to get back on topic, some Star Wars people would look pretty cool in their Crimson Guard helmets. Though the bodies don't look half-bad, I like the buttons on the front of their torsos. Maybe if you change their head somehow, and paint it completely black or with some gray/brownish highlights, they could be some kind of Star Wars thing. I don't know, good luck experimenting.
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