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Now under new ownership! Say hello to Jon S. and Pete The Greek!

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 91 
 on: February 28, 2017, 10:12:59 AM 
Started by Crimson Canuck - Last post by Crimson Canuck
The super structure finally arrived as well as some other Flagg goodies and I finally got to give it a good inspection.

I decided I'd need to fix the warps and cracks first and then paint it to cover the yellowed and discoloured areas.
So I learned how to weld plastic and used a heat gun to reform the warped areas.

 92 
 on: February 28, 2017, 09:59:36 AM 
Started by Crimson Canuck - Last post by Crimson Canuck
I remember when I was around 10 I would wear out the Sears Christmas catalogue looking at the pictures of the GI Joe toys and dreaming of having them and begging my parents for them. Especially the USS Flagg and a Skystriker to land on its deck. Well that never happened, but it wasn't all bad as I did get one GI Joe vehicle from my parents for Christmas one year, the Killer Whale hovercraft. The rest of my joes I bought with money from chores and picking bottles. Fast forward to 2002 and my son was around 5. I had finally gotten a Skystriker a couple of years earlier and thought it would be nice for my son to have a landing strip for the jet so I made an aircraft carrier deck from some particle board, painted it grey and made some stickers for it.


I put hinges on it to fold it in half for easy storage, which is where it was for about 8 years until I rediscovered it and decided to use it as my table top.
Well I always wished I could have made the super structure for my son back then but wasn't sure how to go about it and then it got forgotten when the deck got packed away. That is until I was browsing eBay one day and saw this cracked, stained and warped super structure for cheap and figured I give it a go at restoring it.


So, in anticipation of the arrival of the super structure, I decided to repaint the deck.


 93 
 on: February 27, 2017, 09:10:21 PM 
Started by Crimson Canuck - Last post by Crimson Canuck
The big room.
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 94 
 on: February 20, 2017, 09:57:30 PM 
Started by Crimson Canuck - Last post by B
you know the more I look at your setup the more I'm convinced it would look better in my house....just throwin it out there.

 95 
 on: February 20, 2017, 09:53:49 PM 
Started by Realboss - Last post by B
It really is about the vehicles in my opinion, however the vector was really the only thing i liked.
I still love the idea of building a base from other vehicles. Just needs to actually be done decent.
Honestly I don't know if i could do better but the original just seemed underwhelming. I actually didn't complete this set but my cousin did and it was just "meh"
I guess we'll find out soon enough.

 96 
 on: February 09, 2017, 09:47:09 AM 
Started by Realboss - Last post by Pete The Greek
No kidding, with exchange/ shipping/insurance it's like $650 Canadian and that's not taking into consideration duty and taxes. I may just cherry pick like I did last year.

This is where the club lost me a few years.  The sets are grossly overpriced. 

 97 
 on: February 06, 2017, 05:52:23 PM 
Started by Realboss - Last post by Crimson Canuck
Yeah, that'll be very interesting, as will the attendee exclusives. I'm guessing Dee-Jay, Backstop and Overkill to be exclusives, maybe the concept case Laser Viper too. I'm also thinking that some of the ROC vehicles will be used.

 98 
 on: February 06, 2017, 11:02:28 AM 
Started by Realboss - Last post by canprime
Not really collecting Joe anymore, but. I keep up with the news.

So far this is a nice update to the team, but the sheer number of BATS in the set seem like they just gave up on anything in depth.

What is more interesting to me will be the vehicles.  I can't wait to see what they do.

 99 
 on: February 05, 2017, 11:59:22 PM 
Started by Crimson Canuck - Last post by Crimson Canuck
Thanks Morgadee. I've been adding to the collection and remodling a bit so I'll have to post some updated pictures soon.

 100 
 on: February 05, 2017, 11:56:51 PM 
Started by Realboss - Last post by Crimson Canuck
No kidding, with exchange/ shipping/insurance it's like $650 Canadian and that's not taking into consideration duty and taxes. I may just cherry pick like I did last year.

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