Hey all! Here's my entry into the GI Joe Club's Custom Figure Contest! It's the Cobra S.W.A.R.M. If you're a club member (the trooper membership is free) you can actually vote on this custom or any of the top 25 figures chosen. The top 3 will be featured on the official Hasbro GI Joe homepage and 1st place goes to Hasbro!! So I have my fingers crossed, boy do I.
Head: Patlabor 'Phantom Labor' model kit head
Body, upper arms, upper legs, hands, feet: 25th Anniv Firefly (80%)
Shoulderpads: Superhero Showdown Iron Man
Lower arms, lower legs: Microman
Flightpack: Sigma 6 Cobra Commander weapon piece
Wings: House of M Iron Man wings.
Lower leg panels: Destroyer Droid shoulderpads
Chest circle, neck hoses wires: random parts
LED unit: Dollar store toy
Base: Firefly's base
The flightpack is removable that reveals the battery/LED unit. There's an on/off button on the flightpack which operates the LED in the unit's chest. The figure can be mounted on the display stand or flightstand. The custom was painted with Testors Model Master acryl paints. The tiny silver Cobra logo on the chest was painted freehand as well.
Show your support for the SWARM and vote at the GIJoeClub! You can head over to my website and check out the full set of SWARM photos and the custom Filecard I made for him too.