This one began as another parody, but I ended up really enjoying it, so I only added one element of parody on the unarmored torso. I wasn’t a fan of over the print on the “Snake Supreme” Cobra Commander, nor am I really a fan of that mold, it feels over busy with details that aren’t functional. When I applied extra deco to the Steel Brigade model, it became obvious that every bit of detail was functional, and I think that really separates the Action Force aesthetic from the new Classifed Joe line. Both are highly detailed, but Action Force, uses those details for a purpose.
Here is next to his inpiration. You can see the overlay is just “overdesigned” written a bunch of times. I don’t think CC would wear a shirt like an proffesional bowler from the 70’s.
At one point I intended to make his color red, and maybe his pockets too, and one of the belt buckles. I forgot about that at some point. I may be do some more touch ups and do an additional upload later. As I completed it, I began to think of it more as an Iron Grenadier than CC, and that influenced where I stopped.
Here he is without the overlay, because I liked it enough to go forward with the parody elements.
and with the armor on
You will notice I colored the tongue of his boot this time, something I haven’t done before.
Lastly a close up without the armor.