Head: 25A Serpentor
Hands: Indiana Jones- Russian Soldier
Claws: ROC Rex "The Doctor" Lewis claw gloves
Body: Iron Man- Inferno Mission Iron Man
Helmeted Head: NS Airborne/Ripcord Helmet on 25A Cobra Commander Head cast
Shield: Fearless Force ???
Backpack: SW- Battle Droid
Gun platform: ROC Rex "The Doctor" Lewis claw weapon topped with launchers from Inferno Mission Iron Man


My inclusion of the Centurions toy lines 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. On this figure, only the Iron Man head and hands have been removed and replaced. The IJ Russian Soldier hands are generic enough to hide under the large clawed gloves. Adding the backpack and the gunning station create a ground-based feel for Jake Rockwell.

Colors & Painting:

Based on the Kenner figure. The simple and bold color sets of each character used by Kenner are good. Even on the same Iron Man bodies it's easy to tell which figure is which character. The main color is a mix of yellow and orange spray paint. The paint is a bit uneven, with the backside of the body being a more solid orange than the front.

Sculpting & Modifying:

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.

The double antenna set of the Battle Droid backpack was too distinctive, and looked warped and rubbery, so I removed it.

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