Head: Renegades Storm Shadow (Amazon 4-pack)
Torso, arms: RoC Neo Viper Commando
Vest: Resolute Destro (comic pack)
Legs: Resolute Storm Shadow

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: Giant Staff
"The teacher - Grandmaster of the warriors!"

Sensei is the leader of Aikido Force (at least, that is how I understand his bio line) and one of the most ninja-y figures in the collection and so, he was one of the first ones I wanted to make. He is a pretty straight forward recipe. I tried to add a few dark gray highlights to break up all the black on the uniform.

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