Custom Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid 1 (Sigma 6 style)

Solid Snake is perhaps the coolest spy/commando of all videogame time according to the fans out there. I love the character, tho not too fond of the 'old man' version. So I whipped up a Solid Snake as he appeared in Metal Gear Solid 1 for my 'Video Game Allstars' line. (sound like a good name for the line?) SS was made from a Snake Eyes Sigma 6 GI Joe body, Sigma Strike Duke head, and a lot of fixit/apoxie sculpt for his uniform and pads. Some of his straps are AS and some are actual kevlar cord.

There's buckles, pouches, and he even has those trademark bandana tails! I found some dogtags for him, a Sigma 6 gun or two, a grenade, and something else... I create a working motion-detection anti-personally mine that magnetically attaches to stuff! It has a little sensor in it what when you snap it against the metal object or touch the mine, it starts flashing red and yellow for about ten seconds. There's no ka-boom at the end, that would be just too dangerous! But you can stick it on your fridge and it'll go off every time someone sneaks a midnight snack.

SS was painted with Testors Savage blue, dark gray, wolves gray for the lighter knee/elbow pads, and given my new 'damp paint-wipe technique' that I'll have to explain later. It's basically doing a wash with black and then using a damp cloth to wipe away the paint in one direction, then letting it dry and doing it again. This gives an almost-airbrushed effect of grime and tone to the color and it works with just about any color, not just black. I'm sure this isn't a new technique but I found that using a damp cloth and letting the wipe dry inbetween was the secret. Solid Snake will be showing up in an upcoming Playstation the Official Magazine issue so keep an eye out!

Custom Metal Gear Figure

Custom Solid Snake

Custom Action Figure