Black Mamba: Steel Brigade digibash

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.

Steel Brigade Party Danger Dude edition

Bobby Vala fom Valaverse.com gave me a better starting image for my digital recolors of his action force lines, and I after having just completed a Destro in “pimp daddy” style, (See this post for that, and the origin of the name) I decided he wasn’t the only one who could party!

 

without armor:

with the a more classic, non detailed helmet to better mirror the source material

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