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PostSubject: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeThu Aug 18, 2016 11:00 pm

Hi Guys

One of the things I've been inspired to do by you guys, in particular by Dal & Steve aka SJK, is to give the CO11 (Childhood Original 11) a bit of TLC.

So Starting with Black & N01 - I played around with their characters and wanted them to have a distinctive look.

Here are the results.
Black first
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Here he borrows Captain Scarlets hat. I think this could be look for Scarlet himself ! Cool

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I've since added a brown leather jacket for Black.

Next I moved on to N01 . He is an original Action Soldier- Army thru and thru so I wanted to keep him in that 'mode'
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Next I thought about my Sailor - so here he is .Still a work in progress.


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So having had an initial go here are the CO11 -attempt 1

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Sgt Gunner 2.0 -Basic soldier look. N01 & Lt Tommy Gunn
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Black (in his new jacket),  "No Name" & General Custer.
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Scarlet & Commander ( now sadly silent) and Blonde . I wanted give Commander  a updated look but stay true to his AM Talking commander heritage and. Blonde was an action pilot so I've tried to kit him out with a smarter "ground action" look.
Scarlett needs a more functional look,
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Lastly here is 'Red' Jackson with  He was my first mail away. He was definately an 'Hasbro' action Soldier so I've tried to give him that 'GI' look. 
Sailor keeps him company.

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Here are the guys in pride of place - the downstairs loo ! lol! They are joined by a Silver and Gold Marx Knight. The Silver Knight was a member of CO11 but with Gunner 2.0 that would be 12 ! Perj=haos Gummer 2.0 could be a like Dartanigan in the Three Musketeers  Laughing

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A work in progress  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeThu Aug 18, 2016 11:30 pm

Great looking group of figures, really like the improvements!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeFri Aug 19, 2016 12:18 am

They all look amazing Steve! The put me in mind of some of the 'Action Force' Characters, the Uk version of the G.I.Joe comic.

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A possible look for your sailor? Shipwreck

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Top work all round Steve. You have done a great job mate bounce bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeFri Aug 19, 2016 5:41 am

Did somebody say Shipwreck?

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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeFri Aug 19, 2016 6:10 am

Tom K says Black is looking good and does he want to join The Crew?!

Great looking team... we at Tom K HQ love to see a old Action Man or Joe given a new life... keep up the good work!

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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeFri Aug 19, 2016 9:57 am

Fantastic Shipwreck bash Brian! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeFri Aug 19, 2016 10:11 am

Great looking figures Gunner! I like the look of Black in his leather jacket! The sailor's boots look very nice too - do you know where they came from?

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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeFri Aug 19, 2016 12:52 pm

Hi Dal,Brian & Ralph,

Thanks for the feedback- I never knew I could get so interested in 1/6th fashion lol!

Thanks for the tip Dal on Action Force. I missed this part of the AM era out .- Brian I think the Shipwreck character look is deffo the way to go Cool - I'll start the e-bay search straight away -lol!

I'm thinking that my new 'era' of VAM also needs a new "childhood 5" - so I'm thinking of "55 Squad."
Five new Characters for the new era Very Happy
I'm also thinking of some VAM Adversaries characters - A kind of imagine if VAM was around today what would the "Story" be . I kinda think , for my taste anyway, MAM lost the plot a bit.

So here is a contender - Operative Matt Braddock .

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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeFri Aug 19, 2016 1:05 pm

55 squad eh?, sounds fantastic! I have often thought of adding a vam villain, but I always get side tracked. I am still thinking of one day making a rogue vam agent, the one that got left behind perhaps? I might try and put this into practice next year!

Really liking the new guy gunner! He looks like he could be a great ally to vam or a nightmare bad guy! Looking forward to seeing which way you go with him bounce .

I must admit, my biggest gripe with mam, was they moved them away from Military characters and more into sports extreme? just not my cup of tea at all. (sorry mamsters) But on the upside, it did bring Action Man to a new generation of collectors cheers , so not all bad Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeFri Aug 19, 2016 6:39 pm

Hi Petrododgers

The boots come from a set called Special Forces.

I've bought a few sets as I think they give good value for uni's weapons etc and a basic figure for other conversions . I got mine direct from china for about £12 per figure

Here are some pics of what you get.

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You may also have see these guys from Argos - Chad Valley Miltary figs - a good cheap source of basic Uni for £19.99 cheers

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nice figures! bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeFri Aug 19, 2016 6:57 pm

Top work on updating and developing the old guys!

I see we're all influencing you in different ways.
Gunner Munro wrote:

Thanks for the feedback- I never knew I could get so interested in 1/6th fashion lol!
I'll blame Ralph for that one! lol!

What ship did your sailor serve on? Not another ex-HMS Dreadnought shipmate like Spud and Hank is he?

..and who the hell would trust a sailor called 'Shipwreck'?

The same people that would trust a pilot called 'Plane crash' I suppose!

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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeFri Aug 19, 2016 7:35 pm

Great upload Steve! Fantastic team you have mate.

I'm really liking the look of Red Jackson, one of my favourite head sculpts.

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Great crew , starting to look like a bunch of characters !

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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeSat Aug 20, 2016 2:21 pm

A really interesting bunch of Characters, kit bashing at its finest...to make a credible
Figure from another so convincingly......kudos!

...not many City away kits though!...yet Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeSat Aug 20, 2016 4:29 pm

Has Black gone all hollywood????? Suspect Suspect Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeSun Aug 21, 2016 8:18 am

Gunner Munro wrote:
Hi Dal,Brian & Ralph,
Thanks for the feedback- I never knew I could get so interested in 1/6th fashion lol!

...1/6th fashion? We at Tom K HQ invented VAM fashion and have even given it a name... it's the 'Metro-VAM look' and our motto is 'weapons are just a fashion accessory... darling!'  Rolling Eyes  Cool  Razz  Laughing

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Motto? That's the TOMK HQ mission statement if ever I heard it! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeSun Aug 21, 2016 11:48 am

Hi Guys

Thanks for the inputs - really appreciated.

Beatlefan - Red Jackson has that "I've seen some combat" look don't you think. Red was my first mail away. As such he was a bit of 'blank canvas" but soon progressed through the ranks to be a battle hardened VAM. For a while he was a Mountie ( my Mum persuaded me to send for it as part of the star scheme) but that set was never really a favourite. He soon settled down into Action Soldier mode battling his way through adventures with No1 , Blonde ,Commander and No-Name. You can always rely on Red in any mission!Smile

Steve, It would be great if he had been a shipmate of Hank and Spud on HMS Dreadnought…but truthfully I can't remember !! I'm thinking I'll have to take the plunge and get his chin re-flocked.
The GI Joe knick names do have a ring of "I hope you don't get whet it says on the tin !"- so I'll borrow the "look" and make it a Brit HMS feel- Dreadnought would be a great character name in its own right ! Cool

Tom- let me have some pics of your guys and I'll get some inspiration and see how the mission statement is being put into action:lol!:

Dal- Black has seen him self on two Mag covers now - ( really great btw-Kudos) - I think the grippers question is coming back again… contracts and riders were mentioned.. lol!

Paul- the kit bashing is great fun- Your work is really excellent . I love some of those MAM bashes you have done- . For me when I was a kid most of my VAM adventures started with me tipping up a big cardboard box having a good ''rummage" and kitting each guy up in all-sorts of combos-That was a big part of the fun for me Laughing
The Black and Red City kit ( 69 FA Cup final ) has to be a project Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeMon Aug 22, 2016 9:49 am

Gunner Munro wrote:
Hi Petrododgers

The boots come from a set called Special Forces.

I've bought a few sets as I think they give good value for uni's weapons etc and a basic figure for other conversions . I got mine direct from china for about £12 per figure

Here are some pics of what you get.

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You may also have see these guys from Argos - Chad Valley Miltary figs - a good cheap source of basic Uni for £19.99  cheers

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I have seen those Special Forces on eBay - they look pretty good for the price.

I have a set of those Chad Valley guys from Argos - I only paid about £12.50 in a sale. The head sculpts are great but the hands are much harder than MAM hands but the bodies are very similar. The clothes are very nice.

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Hi Pete
yes the hands are too hard - a pity . I'm going to do some experiments with them, hot water and a sharp modelling knife ! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeMon Aug 22, 2016 10:46 am

I bought some of those Chad valley guys for my boy for Christmas just gone ! He loves em and they are indestructible !

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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeMon Aug 22, 2016 12:54 pm

Great looking crew! The Chad Valley figs look like the early Power Team bodies; but with the later heads. I've bashed several guys using (later) Power Team figs; as the head sculpts are quite nice. This WWII airborne officer uses the same head as your 2nd guy from the left:

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PostSubject: Re: Gunners CO 11 start to take shape.   Gunners CO 11 start to take shape. Icon_minitimeMon Aug 22, 2016 1:20 pm

Hi Nate & CA,

They do look good solid toys - lots of play value. I have also seen them turn up as these guys on Amazon
WorldPeace keepers - looks like the basic core figures?

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=World+Peacekeeper+12-Inch+Action+Figure+Set+-+Green+Beret&biw=1076&bih=601&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwik6dLjgNXOAhWJJ8AKHRDjB-QQsAQIGw

They are little bulky for my tastes. I bought them for the uniforms to put on some VAM squads - I've had to buy 4 boxes worth to get some sets together Shocked - so will have to find a project for the 18 spare figures I have.

Nate- Your bash looks excellent.- What is the basis Dragon gear ?
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18 Figures ? - I can't count today lol! 12 figs
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