I kind of love the 2003 film, Bad Boys 2. Director Michael Bay (Transformers) was able to secure a $130 million budget and Will Smith – the biggest movie star on the planet at the time – to make a foul, outrageous, and wildly un-PC videogame come to life. Bay has gone on record saying that he was playing a lot of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on the Playstation at the time, and the movie clearly borrows from it as well as the likes of Jackie Chan, John Woo, and even Bay’s own movies. It’s the ultimate MTV overkill action movie.
Anyways, I’ve always wanted figures of supercops Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, played by Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Dragon Models released a set around the time the movie came out, but it left a lot to be desired. I tried making figures in the past, but my skills weren’t up to the task. However, I gave weathering a try recently and it’s really opened up some doors for me. For military looking action figures, it just makes such a huge difference.
Please have a look and let me know what you think!
Martin Lawrence’s Heckler and Koch G36 assault rilfe is from a Japanese Gashapon set ordered from Hobby Link Japan. It was shiny black with metal highlights which made no sense as the real G36 assault rifle is a a matte black polymer. So I repainted (still trying to figure out how to do weapon weathering right!) it. I also drilled holes to insert Dragon optics & added a red lens on that.
Will Smith left leg drop down pouch was constructed by combining pieces from Dragon’s SDU figure and pouches from BBI’s Elite Force Terminate Scar figure.
Will Smith kneepads. 2nd time weathering kneepads. After doing the Martin Lawrence kneepads, I tried to tone it way down and I think they look better that way.
Poster shot! I couldn’t decide on which one to use. I think the all blue (bottom right) looks best, but orange fits the tropical, energetic theme and Miami style of the movies. Which one do you prefer?