I’ve dabbled in customizing myself throughout the years with some mixed success. I was able to get myself a President Zartan and movie accurate Cobra Commander for my G.I. Joe: Retaliation display, and I’ve filled out some classic/Pursuit of Cobra ranks as well with a Lt. Stone, Barrel Roll, and Sneak Peek. Nothing mind blowing, and no major sculpting involved, just some part swaps, paint, and the tiniest bit of creativity. (Check out these customs below):
I have nothing but the utmost respect for customizers, and when Luke dropped me a line over on Facebook, offering to make me a commission piece if I’d promote his commission service, I said sure.
Then I saw the commission piece… and immediately requested three more, paying the requisite commission fees without hesitation. He filled my requests very quickly, had all of the necessary parts on hand already, and was extremely communicative, friendly, and got the work done exceptionally fast. I was beyond impressed. He operates out of the UK, but still managed to get me photo samples, get my stamp of approval, and exceeded all of my expectations with the end result.
Commission fees are about 55 pounds, which equals approximately 88 dollars, and when he puts out pretty much one of a kind product (that likely takes him several hours) it feels very worth it to me. Especially when a small investment completes my G.I. Joe: Renegades team so nicely. :)
He didn’t ask for any parts for any of these items, he had them all in hand and did some great parts combinations, sculpting, and paint work, making these figures blend quite nicely with the existing Hasbro offerings. I am a huge G.I. Joe: Renegades nerd and I couldn’t be happier that Luke offered these services and completed them so quickly.
He currently operates out of Facebook, so if you’re on Facebook hit him up with a Friend Request. If you’re not on Facebook and would like to contact him, let me know and we’ll see if we can set something up. You will NOT be disappointed in the end result. I know I wasn’t.