Monday, November 21, 2011

COBRA Jockey


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 Jockey isn't super articulated, as I felt it was more important to get his hunch-backed appearance and make him in a pose where he could cling to another figure. Another one I really struggled with in the planning stages, but after the first few pieces were figured out he really came together. I couldn't decide how to make him look like a COBRA, so I went the other way and just made him buck nekkid! I figured a zombie who tries to climb up your back and ride you like a bull machine could only be scarier if he wasn't wearing pants.

Parts Recipe:
Emperor Palpatine Clone - Head
Bacta Tank Luke Skywalker - Front of Torso, Arms, Lower Legs
Funskool Road Pig - Back of Torso
Black Costume Spider-Man - Waist/Hips
Mystique - Upper Legs

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