Head: Zangief '93
Torso: Blanka '94 (Movie Edition)
Arms: Sgt. Slaughter '86
Waist: Destro '88 (modified)
Upper legs: Big Boa '87
Lower legs: Sgt. Slaughter '89
The original Zangief released in ARAH G.I.Joe was an OK figure, but not really impressive. The head was very well done and showed a great resemblance to the videogame character. Unfortunately, the rest of the figure didn't. Yes, the colours were the same, but that's about it. I loved the subject of Digital Beatdown and trying to make a better Zangief was a great opportunity to enter the contest.
You will can see a WIP pic and a comparison pic when the voting is over, those will be shown in my custom's thread in Custom Workstation on the forum.