Head: Retaliation Kamakura
Torso, arms: 25th Serpentor
Legs: Resolute Roadblock
Skirt: PoC Dusty
Helmet: Retaliation Budo (modified)

GUTS! was a line of small (2.5''-3'') army men. Released in 1986, each figure was molded in one piece, had no articulation and was painted. They were available in packs of 2, 5 and 10 and there were 6 squads for a grand total of 60 different soldiers to collect.
I had a few GUTS! Toys as a kid and I loved them. After making a half dozen GUTS! customs for last year's edition of Retro Toy Chest, I wanted to revisit the theme. After all, I have only barely scratched the surface of the 60 characters that exist. After wrapping up Resurgence 3, I set about building a bunch of GUTS! figures. In short order, I had most of the Jungle Fighters, Aikido Force and Green Berets pieced together. I picked 5 of my favorites for this projects and got to painting.

Weapon: Samurai Sword
''Master of the ancient art of the noble blade!''

Long Chop was one of the trickier recipes to nail down. To get the texture on the chest, using Serpentor parts made sense. After that, I needed to find a head and legs to fit. Although I'm still not crazy about the knee pads, I'm pretty happy with the result.

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