Red Laser was made from a Cobra Commander head/lower arms/upper legs, Cobra trooper helmet (cause it has the cool little 'v' shape in the middle), Crimson Guard body/lower legs, and various random parts to form his laser gauntlet and backpack.
The original figure was just a straight repaint of Cobra Commander and while I like the colors and design, I needed to give him my own special touches to bring him into the 21st Century!
You won't mind me borrowing that concept will you?
I like your head design considerably more han the original.
You made quite a good job on this one and you totally revamped his whole image though not as impressive as your S.W.A.R.M. still a good piece.
why wasnt this guy submitted in the Hasbro Custom Contest
right now there is RED LASER in the top 3
anyways I posting a link to this at bloodforthebaron.com
I used to have a Red Laser figure back in the day. It was one of the few in the original 'Action Man - Action Force' toy line that was articulated before the switch to 'Action Force' (the repackaged G.I. Joe figures).
I was actually rather disappointed when they switched over to the american toyline (although the extra poseability was a bonus)
My Destro figure was an original Red Jackal too. I should have kept him - I hear he's quite valuable in that paintscheme these days
Nice update on Red Laser - I've been planning to draw a modernised Baron Ironblood with some of his followers for ages and just haven't got round to it yet...
so does Red Laser's red laser work? I will be disappointed with you if it doesn't
Take Bionic Commando for example.
one envolves hot water, and exacto knife, and patience... and the others you just shove a properly-sized screwdriver up the back and twist to pop it apart.
some it works well with, others it mangles the plastic.
How did you paint him over as well as you did without complete deconstruction? I allways have to take 'em completely apart to paint them up. But I've only painted up one 25th so far....