Monday, July 31, 2017

Quiver Wing - AKA Gosalyn

In researching more Darkwing Dark and other Disney Afternoon characters to reimagine as human characters, I discovered Gosalyn from Darkwing had her own super hero identity she used from time to time. That Injustice Harley Quinn head with the mask and pigtails is what got me started on the project, and concept art Luke/Leia worked great to flesh out the rest of the design. I swaped purple for black in her color scheme, and updated her design to an older, teenage look, but I think she came out pretty well.

Parts Recipe:
INJUSTICE Harley Quinn - Head, Waist, Upper Legs, Boots
Concept Art Luke Skywalker - Arms, Gloves, Torso, Lower Legs
Gnawgahyde - Quiver

Friday, July 28, 2017

Hardwire/Haywire/Hotwire - COBRA Science Clones

These guys have been sitting finished and unphotographed for probably close to a year. I loved coming up with them though. I was on a COBRA Science kick after the SPIRITS vs CORPSE group project and wanted to update that con exclusive figure with the Street Fighter Blanka head. But I could never remember his name. Was it Hotwire? Hardwire? I had already used Haywire for the name of a Star Wars Clone Mechanic, and that's when inspiration stuck. I'd use all three names, and make them a trio of clones.

I used a standard recipe with a little variation so they'd look similar, and based their general color scheme on Renegades Mindbender. Working on them, I realized I could also get a pretty dead on Renegades Mindbender out of the project too, with a simple head swap.

As COBRA's science endeavors grow and expand, it needs more raw brain power to manage each of their divisions and various avenues of research. That's where Hotwire, Hardwire, and Haywire come in. They share one of the greatest and most gifted scientific minds in history. The problem is, they can't seem to remember or agree who's the original and who're the clones. This causes a great deal of antagonizing and strife among the group as they squabble over who's in charge, each under the impression that they are the original and therefore the leader. What's worse, not many members of COBRA can keep their names straight which only confuses things more. If they were able to set their differences, or more accurately their genetic similarities, aside and work as a team the world would be in real trouble. And even the ruthless COBRA COMMANDER doesn't have the heart to suggest that they might ALL be clones, even if it might put an end to their arguing.

Heads - Buzzer / Blowtorch / MIB3 BorisCoats - Rex "The Doctor" Lewis
Arms - Wedge Antilles / Admiral Ackbar
Legs - Storm Shadow
Torsos - Indiana Jones Henry Jones Sr. / Scrap-Iron / Mutt
Boots - Barbeque













Glitch 3.0 - COBRA Tech Designer

Parts:
GLITCH 3.0
General Grievous - Torso
Retaliation Zartan - Shoulders
Iron Man - Lower Arms, Hips, Legs
ROC Cobra Commander - Head
New Sculpt Tele-Viper - Shoulder armor, head antennae
Retaliation Cobra Commander - Wrist Laser, Wrist Computer
Mercenary Wraith - Feet
IG Lancer Droid - Tech Belt

BUGS
L8-L9 - “Head”
Darth Maul - Legs
Iron Grenadier - Missile Launcher Body
Data-Viper - Missile Racks
FX-6 - Manipulator Arms



Following his failure in the "SWARM" project, Glitch hid himself away and remade himself -- literally. He adapted technology from various generations of B.A.T.s, especially the modular and self-repair aspects of several designs, and emerged describing himself as the ultimate cyborg and the perfect expression of weaponry and technology. He's determined to make up from previous failures, and sees Cobra Commander's most extreme project ever, the Artemis Cannon, as the perfect means of doing so.

From the Throne of Cobra Commander: "I always knew Glitch was a bit around the bend, but this --- this is insane even for him. As far as anyone's been able to figure, the only human part of him left is his brain, and to what degree that's in good working order is open to interpretation. I mean, he still stutters, even after all this! Nonetheless, he's convinced me that he might actually be able to take charge of one of my -- ahem -- more ambitious ideas, and make it work. And he's certainly well-suited to the environment now. Glitch will get his opportunity with the Artemis Cannon, and if he succeeds, it will be Cobra's greatest victory ever!"

When Bucky approached me about contributing a figure to the third round of Resurgence, we bounced a few ideas around until I asked if anyone was working on a new version of Glitch, my personal favorite character from the first two years of the project, and he let me take a crack at it.

I eventually combined my plans for Glitch with an idea I had for a Joe themed DARPA Big Dog robot, and started trying all sorts of random part combinations. When I came up with the basic build of the accessory robot, I thought it would be a neat play feature if its parts could be interchangeable with Glitch.

I tried to make use of parts that had been used for Glitch and some of the SWARM characters, suggesting that he had to rebuild himself using SWARM debris after the events of Resurgence 2.

Parts:
GLITCH 3.0
General Grievous - Torso
Retaliation Zartan - Shoulders
Iron Man - Lower Arms, Hips, Legs
ROC Cobra Commander - Head
New Sculpt Tele-Viper - Shoulder armor, head antennae
Retaliation Cobra Commander - Wrist Laser, Wrist Computer
Mercenary Wraith - Feet
IG Lancer Droid - Tech Belt

BUGS
L8-L9 - “Head”
Darth Maul - Legs
Iron Grenadier - Missile Launcher Body
Data-Viper - Missile Racks
FX-6 - Manipulator Arms












Star Wars Bathroom/Refresher Symbol

"Hey Dan, what did you do when you got up today?"

"I made a bathroom symbol for a fictional universe, then spent a few hours wondering what I'm doing with my life."

Star Wars "REFRESHER" symbol. Because...