This is my 3rd attempt at making Falcon. I've had this planned, for the most part, since I saw the "Ultimate Duke" figure last year. Fast forward a year and I finally have a chance to make him.
First, and foremost, I want to say thanks to the talented Krexx! He sculpted the head and did an AMAZING job on it. For those of you that haven't figured it out yet, the head sculpt is based off of the alternate head sculpt that Sideshow did for their SDCC Exclusive Falcon (can be seen here: Sideshow Falcon Alternate Head). I like this look for Falcon b/c Green Berets don't wear their berets in the field, and the Drive-On Rag that he had wrapped around his head is something that Special Forces do wear in the field. So, it gives him something to distinguish him from others and notes his Special Forces status.
I took some liberty with the recipe. I knew I wanted him to have a Tiger Stripe BDU (a. I love TS camo; b. It suits him given the history of TS camo and the Green Berets; c. It's the closest real-world camo to his original figure's camo). I went with black tactical gear as I like the juxtaposition of it with TS (and Woodland) camo. I ditched the shotgun and went with an assault rifle. I gave him a radio pack since the original figure had it, and wanted to give a nod to the original design.
Head: A Krexx original based off of Sideshow's alternate Falcon head sculpt
Torso, Arms & Legs: Retaliation Ultimate Duke
Web Gear: Modified Retaliation Beachhead (added an Angel Forge knife in sheath, radio from the Retaliation Mouse/Duke/Flint web gear)
Belt: Cut from the vest of the Retaliation Joe Trooper
Radio Backpack: Bbi
Pouches added to the left leg and the right side of the belt: Bbi pouches
|Taskmaster Mega Bloks||Submission Order||Olivetti Punisher Alternate Head|
|Duke||G.I. Joe 30th Anniversary Series||Road Pig|
|Serpentor||Created by Cloud Strife||Road Pig|