Sunday, November 20, 2011
More COBRA Infected! These are, for those of you who didn't see the first batch, mashups of COBRA soldiers from GI Joe with the Zombies from Left4Dead. It's a fun project to keep me busy while I plan out more complicated figures, and a nice way to use up fodder that might not otherwise be utilized. I gave myself a rough "no buying new parts for zombies" rule for my first two batches, but after 10 or so I might need to replenish some parts. I don't think this batch is dynamic as the first, mainly because I think the L4D1 designs were more visually interesting than the L4D2 designs (and this batch is mostly L4D2 infected).
The Charger was a bit of a challenge. He needed to be BIG, but only about half the size of the tank. I tried a lot of different part combos before I settled on this design, deciding the torn COBRA blue jumpsuit was a good analog for the torn over-alls of the L4D2 Charger. I intentionally chose an extremely undersized arm for his left limb, to exaggerate the look of a severely atrophied appendage.
Dark Horse Cast - Head
The Thing - Torso, Right Arm (with sculpted 5th finger!)
Roadblock - Lower Torso, Thighs
Ivan "Whiplash" Vanko - Lower Legs
Gamorrean Guard - Feet
Croc-Master - Small Upper Arm
Avatar Jake Sully - Small Lower Arm