Head - custom-cast
Arms - Skidmark
Torso - Roadblock v5
Waist - Backstop
Upper legs - Shipwreck v5
Lower legs - Tunnel Rat v2

Rifle - Marauder Inc.
Pistol - unknown

This is the second custom of the Devil's Due version of Shipwreck that I've done. I like how the first one came out, but I wanted to take another shot at it when I acquired the custom-cast head that's intended for this use. I kept the upper legs of Shipwreck v5 in order to have the built-in holster for his sidearm; the lower legs had to go, they're way too long for an ARAH-style figure. I selected his assault rifle to match the magazines in the webgear on the torso.

I'm really pleased with the blue I mixed for this custom. I took some Tamiya blue and added roughly and equal amount of Model Master intermediate blue, expecting to have to do quite a bit of adjustment before I was happy with it, but it turned out exactly where I wanted it on the first try. I liked it so much that it led to a whole new subteam: the Sea Devils. I made way too much of the blue paint, and it's such a pleasant colour that I decided to build a whole team around it, and the natural theme (both based on the colour and that Shipwreck would be a member) was water. So I came up with the Sea Devils, a Joe team that specializes in amphibious, littoral and riverine operations. Unlike existing subteams, I wanted to do a significant proportion of new characters to go along with the existing Joes who fit in with the idea, and use a relatively consistent colour scheme involving the Shipwreck blue, intermediate blue, and light and medium gray.

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