Head: Mego Star Trek the Motion Picture- Decker cast
Lower arms: ROC Heavy Duty
Feet: Marvel Universe- Comic Book Thor
Rest of Body: Iron Man- Inferno Mission Iron Man
Helmeted Head: NS Airborne/Ripcord Helmet on 25A Cobra Commander Head cast
Watersled: Fearless Force


My inclusion of the Centurions toy line is a blatant steal from Hemble Creations' fantastic customs.

I don't have a "universe" for my customs as many customizers do. However, I like having a loose framework that could link characters from other toy lines to the world of GI Joe. MASK is easy because Hasbro actually did it with Matt Trakker. Eagle Force, cut from the same cloth as GI Joe, is even easier. But Centurions? That takes some stretching. The development of real world exo-suits being developed for the military, as often shown on The Military Channel and The Science Channel, makes it almost plausible. Upgrade these fancy contraptions to where they'll be in the near future and that's pretty much Centurions.

The Iron Man action figures are a given to use for base figures. I bought the three cheapest Iron Man figures I could pick up, which happened to be three of the same figure- the Inferno Mission Iron Man. Instead of trying to make each of the Centurions have different uniforms, they're essentially the same, though I mixed in a few different pieces so they're not carbon copies of each other. In this case, the Thor feet and ROC Heavy Duty lower arms have replaced the Iron Man parts to create a more aquatic design. As with Ace McCloud, the Iron Man shoulder pads are removed to foster a streamlined look.

For Max Ray, the Mego Star Trek Decker figure head closely resembles the head that Kenner used on its figure. Toss on a firefighter's mustache and it's a solid likeness.

Colors & Painting:

Based on the Kenner figure. The simple and bold color sets of each character used by Kenner are good. Even on the identical Iron Man bodies it's easy to tell which figure is which character. Kenner chose bright green and pine green as Max Ray's color set. I would have opted for teal and blue, more aquatic colors, for the sea operations expert. As painful as it was, I stuck close to Kenner's colors.

Because the Centurions share largely identical bodies, the secondary color fields on each figure are unique.

Sculpting & Modifying:

The unmasked head is a cast of Decker from Mego's Star Trek: The Motion Picture line.

The alternate/helmeted head is a cast of the NS Airborne/Ripord helmet (Copperhead disguise) on a 25A Cobra Commander faceplate. Similar in appearance to what Hasbro threw together to make its modern era Charbroil a few years back. In fact, that Charbroil head would look great for a Centurions helmet, but I didn't want to risk ruining the paint making the cast. Because the eyes of the figures aren't visible, I didn't see the need to make three different helmets.

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