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Red Laser by Jin-Saotome Red Laser by Jin-Saotome
It's the Red Laser! Believe it or not he's actually a GI Joe character from way, way back. When GI Joe first toys hit Europe they needed a less Amaerican name so they changed it to 'Action Force'. Cobra became the 'Red Shadows' and the line continued under those names. Red Laser here was Baron Ironblood's lackey who saved him in a key issue using ';primative laser technology'. Well I upgraded that laser tech and here he is!

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!
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:iconarcanumcanine:
Arcanumcanine Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
By the way what color paint did you use I was planning on making one myself with a different design, save the head.

You won't mind me borrowing that concept will you?

I like your head design considerably more han the original.
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Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Be my guest. And the color is just Testors Fantas Series Bloode Red
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Arcanumcanine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
Go J.D.E.
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Arcanumcanine Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
I remember red laser he was,basically, a few spare parts strapped to a repaint of CC.

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.
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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jamarmiller Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
LONG LIVE THE RED SHADOWSSS

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
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Because I made him after, it was already running. Got my SWARM in there tho!
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HalquinSmirks Featured By Owner May 15, 2008   General Artist
Very Cool..!

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).
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Michael-Amore Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008   Writer
wow...that rocks!
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fourth-heir Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
*is old enough to remember the ol' days of Z-Force, Q-Force, Space Force and the SAS(!) battling the Red Shadows and the excitement of receiving the Skeletron mail-away figure* ;)

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 :doh:

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...
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Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey thanks! Ooh, I'd like to see your version of IronBlood. To me he just looked like M Bison, heh.
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Solrac333 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
Nice!
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Neo-Arcane Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
Sweet!:D
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:iconcommanderhavoc:
commanderhavoc Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
I didn't know that G.I Joe changed name to Action Force when it came to Europe.
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, they felt GI Joe tagged with 'real american hero' wasn't appropriate for other coutries.
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Metalinquisitor Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Very Nice!!!!! In Italy the name is the same...since the '80s!! I love GIJOE ^_^ ...
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MrMunkeepants Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
but why would they rename Cobra? wouldn't that throw off the whole snake theme?
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Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They ditched the whole snake thing, yup. Instead you got a skull and crossbones, and a bunch of weird Russian writing. 'Red Shadow', I guess the UK liked the Communist theme better for the bad guys.
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MrMunkeepants Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
huh. so Serpentor was turned into what, a bear? Bearpentor doesn't have the same ring to it, but sure makes me laugh :laughing:

so does Red Laser's red laser work? I will be disappointed with you if it doesn't
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commanderhavoc Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
Its almost like when some computer and video games come to Europe and USA.
Take Bionic Commando for example.
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KyleRobinsonCustoms Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Killer, I like this one alot... the badge on the helmet looks slightly off aligned, but who can complain at this gnarly scale right, great work Jinsao
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmmm, might be the arc of the right part of the helmet.
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KyleRobinsonCustoms Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
HA, that guy thinks your helmet looks.... like a "helmet"... thats just funny. I think your right, it might just be that pic angle... How long has it been since you tackled a snake eyes?
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reddragon162 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
Good stuff, I like the tube going from the laser to the battery pack.
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks
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ermonski Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
he looks like Spawn...
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah! Don't say that, McFarlane will come after meh, hehe.
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:iconxyxuz:
xyxuz Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
hmm... that helmet looks awfully sugestive.... ladies? what do you think?
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really? Crap, I'm missing the inuenndo then! Virindi everywhere would be proud. :salute:
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Renholder11 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
i have just received my history lesson of the day. sweet.
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
And knowing is half the battle!
GI JOE!
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Renholder11 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
hahahahahaha oh man. yes.
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DecepticonsRule Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
WOW. Majorly cool!
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AutoBubbs Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Indeed.... The crimson guard I got for fodder was mangled in the process... course you probably use a more pain-staking method of seperation.
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I didn't open the main body, I hear that's where the trouble lies at. Hasbro glues them together or heat-seals them like their Marvel Legends so it's really difficult to crack em open.
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AutoBubbs Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
from what I've herd on Joecustoms there are two ways...

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....
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't know how people paint them when they DO take them apart! Just doesn't make sense and I never could figure it out. Perhaps because I let the paint cure inbetween coats? Often I'll let it sit overnight before even getting inside the joints and such. Then I use my joint rub/wear protection techniques to keep things from wearing off. I even paint all my transformers while they're in one piece.
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aceofknaves88 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Now that is bad ASS my friend!
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:salute:
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