Fired up the back burners this weekend and put the final touches on this War Machine. Fortified with heavy combat armor, riot mask, and a ton of fire power, here's his specs:
head - PEZ
optic scope - sculpt
chest armor - Patlabor shin guards positioned in a V shape across the chest, mini jet thruster for gas vent, sculpt work
riot mask - Bionicle piece
arc - lego piece
bicep - Patlabor/Gundam armor plates
fists - Toybiz Mr. Sinister
abs - Evangelion
back - Star Wars lego/Bionicle plates
crotch/legs - ML Beetle
side pouches - Bionicle piece
boots - 9" Movie Iron Man
To get the party started, his armor is set up with the latest in military warfare. The shoulders are outfitted with twin repulse cannons, and 3 rockets ready to launch. Both weapons came from a toy army helicopter accessory and have been modified with pivot arms which fit in peg holes on the back. The pivot arms also enable the weapons to re-position for optimal destroy ratio.
The big gun is called the Planet Smasher - got that off a McD Happy Meal Narnia Bear, and in his other hand, wrangles a mini gatling gun (made from a toy motorcycle engine w/ Bionicle pieces). Long cables came from random ML figs to complete the look.
Painted the dark areas several layers of gun metal grey (almost to a near black) with silver chrome accents. Polishing with a q-tip also gave the chrome areas some reflective metallic shine.
This completes Avengers Team I roster, Fury's already gett'n the second unit in to position. Thanks for checking out the series. Team II returns real soon, just gotta fire-up them backburners!
Have'r a great May day!