From the desk of ozzie92…
“Late in the year, but NEVER too late to party like it’s 1999!
The Tradition’s 1st Quarter contest is wide open, so please vote for the custom that jumps out at you!”
Chaos Crew Customs’ own ozzie92 recently collaborated with the masterful Phantro Customs on a truely awe-inspiring project, the Cobra Buss Boar II with Rap-Viper. As you can see for yourself, it is ultra-impressive! Be sure to check the link below for more, much more!
“Guess who’s gettin’ busy in the back? “
From the desk of ozzie92…
Mt. Rushmore’s 2016 1st quarterly contest has a late start, but we’ll be sure to get them all in…
The 1st Quarter will be a wide open, no-holds-barred free-for-all. No theme, run what’cha brung! Any interpretations needed, just PM me…
***Starts MAR 15th – Ends APR 15th***
This will be an ongoing quarterly custom contest of action figures voted on by OG13 members through a private poll. Rules are as follows:
1. ANY size action figure is allowed!
2. Each member will be allowed a maximum of 2 submissions per quarterly contest.
3. Must be a new figure never posted anywhere else.
4. PM me (ozzie92) with your pics and/or brief bio no later than 11:59 pm of the last day. Any stands, effects or backgrounds you want to use are allowed.
5. Voting will be 1 vote per member and the poll will be open for 7 days. In the event of a tie for 1st place a new poll will be opened for those that tied to determine the quarterly winner.
– Digital trophy for bragging rights!
– $25 worth of casted parts from StarWarsGeek Custom Supply Store!
Custom Legends 2016 Dates:
Winter/Quarter 1 (The Tradition) MAR 15 – APR 15
Spring/Quarter 2 (Institutionalized) JUN 15 – JUL 15
Summer/Quarter 3 (Masters of Mayhem) AUG 15 – SEP 15
Fall/Quarter 4 (Plastic Mongers) OCT 15 – NOV 15
Big Thanks to Star Wars Geek for sponsoring this event. Please check out his custom parts Ebay store in the link below. Top notch parts, top notch dude!
Welcome, loyal subjects of the Cobra – er, OG13 empire, to the unveiling of this week’s Research and Development projects. Over a dozen new customs, including a deliciously chromed vehicle, were unveiled by our most decorated Techno-Vipers; and our spies continue to provide valuable intelligence regarding the Joes and that traitorous Destro.
… Read on, if you dare, and be sure to follow the link below for all the rest! COBRAAA!
As February quietly exits stage left, a new Custom of the Month must be crowned! Seven contestants lay claim to the title, but only one can win it all… and only YOU can decide the champion! Let’s show our support for all these fine customs by casting your votes. Check the nomination list and pics below, and you can follow the individual links for more, but be sure to return here to vote!
Voting is single choice, so make yours count!
Welcome, loyal subjects of the Cobra – er, OG13 empire, to the unveiling of this week’s Research and Development projects. Last week’s flogging seems to have inspired our Techno-Vipers with renewed enthusiasm for the Cobra cause. Over 30 individual customs were revealed, including an incredible 18 from one of our newest recruits, CiBe240! Read on, if you dare, and be sure to leave your comments below or follow the links to the individual threads. COBRAAA!
From the desk of Dravenheart:
If Spawn was the single most difficult figure I’ve ever made, this is definitely the most agonizing set I’ve ever fixed up. So much trial and error. And white. Didn’t help that these guys have looked different in just about every appearance they’ve ever had. So, it took some discussing to work out exactly which designs were desired in the request. And then we had bonus stuff.
For Jack, Queen and King, the arms and torsos were all sculpted. Added hair and the crown to the King head, and just the crown to Jack. Added some sculpt to an alternate Ace head to give him the battle damaged look to show part of the cybernetic head underneath. Added some sculpt to King’s belt to give it a smoother look, and then sculpted the crown onto Queen’s hair. From there, everything was just parts swaps and then some really tedious repainting. And then the cards. Card stands were requested, so I custom made Ace’s out of those washable tattoo sleeves. Glued two together to make them sturdier. For the other cards I glued them three thick. Added a magnet in each figure’s foot, and then a metal piece to each card. After all that, I cut out some throwing cards for Jack, throwing spades for 10, modified a Cable gun for 10, modified the Halo grenade for Queen, and gave King a sword. Whew. And…done!
Welcome, loyal subjects of the Cobra – er, OG13 empire, to the unveiling of this week’s Research and Development projects. Several new customs were unleashed by our top engineers, and our Techno-Viper spies captured more valuable recon in the One-Shot Thread.
… Read on, if you dare, and be sure to leave your comments below or follow the links to the individual threads. COBRAAA!
[Missed an issue of Lab Notes? Check the index HERE!]
As January is laid to rest, a new Custom of the Month must be crowned! Six contestants lay claim to the title, but only one can prevail… and only YOU can decide who will win it all! Let’s show our support for all these fine customs by casting your votes. Check the nomination list and pics below, and you can follow the individual links for more, but be sure to return here to vote!
Voting is single choice, so make yours count!
The Nominees for January 2016 are…
Chopshop, by Jogunwarrior
Joe the Condor, by Dravenheart
Budo, by Jarred706
Snake Eyes, by Dravenheart
50th Heavy Metal, by Marine-73
Old Master Temujin, by Skydive
Welcome, loyal subjects of the Cobra – er, OG13 empire, to the unveiling of this week’s Research and Development projects. It was a quiet week for our Techno-Vipers, who may of may not be flogged accordingly… but our Tele-Viper spies managed to recover a plethora of valuable reconnaissance in the One-Shot Thread…
… Follow the link below, if you dare… COBRAAA!
Welcome, loyal subjects of the Cobra – er, OG13 empire, to the unveiling of this week’s Research and Development projects. Over 20 new customs, including some great vehicles, were unveiled by our most decorated Techno-Vipers; and our spies also discovered an all-new G.I. Joe team that will be sure to frustrate and infuriate the Commander.
… Follow the link below, if you dare, and behold some of our brilliant creations! COBRAAA!
Customizer Hard-er Master says he “recently got inspired to make a couple more members of the “Original 13”, Breaker and Zap.” Well, these two customs certainly are awe-inspiring… check out the links for more, if you don’t believe me!
[See more great customs from Hard-er Master HERE!]
GiJoe071681 (a.k.a. “Numbers”, as he’s known in the Syndicate) continues his Christmas tradition with a deliciously evil take on the characters of Oz…
I wanted to try to go a little darker with my wife’s Christmas present this year. With that here is Oz Revisited.
[See more great customs by “Numbers” HERE!]
After a heated battle that required sudden-death overtime (for only the second time in CotM history), Viper6’s 50th Tele-Viper emerges victorious! Big congrats to Viper6 for the huge win, and kudos to all who competed… see you next month!
Click the link below to congratulate Viper6 and see more of his winning entry!
From the desk of ozzie92…
The 4th Quarter Plastic Mongers Mt. Rushmore contest is here!
And the theme to wrap the year up is…WIDE-FREAKIN’ OPEN. Yep, that’s right. Whatever you want.
Simple rules this time around:
1. Anonymous. Contest entries must only be submitted to ozzie92 via PM.
2. Pic of your entry must be on a white background.
3. Any size action figure is allowed.
4. Must be a new figure not posted elsewhere.
5. Each member is allowed a maximum of two entries.
Contest will be open DEC 1 – DEC 24…voting to follow after Christmas, finishing up before the new year.
Send me (ozzie92) your pics via PM between the first day, 12:01am, and the last day, 11:59pm, of the quarterly contest to be accepted as an entry. Please provide at least ONE and no more than THREE photograph(s) and a complete title for your custom figure. If you would like to provide a brief background bio for your custom you may do so.
Voting will be 1 vote per member and the poll will be open for 5 days. In the event of a tie for 1st place a new poll will be opened for those that tied to determine the quarterly winner.
Winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to StarWarsGeek Custom Supply Shop and a swanky trophy badge designed by the disorderly OG13 Staff!
As November comes to a bitterly cold close, a new Custom of the Month must be crowned! Thirteen combatants enter the melee, but only one can prevail… and only YOU can decide who is worthy of the title of Custom of the Month! Show your support for all these fine customs by casting your votes now! Check the nomination list and pics below… you can follow the individual links for more on the individual customs, but be sure to return here to vote!
Voting is multiple choice!
*** Voting is now LIVE! Cast your vote HERE! ***
3rd Quarter’s Master of Mayhem contest will be calling for crossovers of Joes into alternate–but established–sci-fi universes and/or alternate–but established–sci-fi characters merging into Joe sub-groups (ex: BATS in Battlestar Galactica…Buck Rogers in Star Brigade). Winner will receive a digital trophy and $25 Credit from Star Wars Geek Custom Supply Store!
One of my favorite figures from what was my golden years of GI JOE, and as it happens the first custom I ever attempted and while my early work won me some kudos more importantly it gave me the encouragement that propelled me on my current path, so I wanted to do an update to that figure worthy of the else and other filling my shelves. Hope you folks enjoy my take on a classic, I give you my modern Tele-Viper.
[See more great customs by Viper6 HERE.]
That’s right, the polls are open for October’s Custom of the Month! Show your support for your comrades-in-plastic by placing your vote in this month’s contest. There’s 12 great entries to chose from and remember, voting is multiple choice. Choose one or choose them all, just get in there and vote!