Cobra Commander Throne

Cobra Commander Throne

I’ve been asked to build a throne for Cobra Commander to scale 12″ Sideshow series. To get an idea of scale I have purchased a 1992 Action Man Cobra Commander which is also 12″.



Building the throne

So far for the seat I have made this out of foam board.



Using foam board to build out the throne, drawing the Cobra symbol to go behind the back of the chair. The idea I have to upon this making it 3 dimensional.

 The base I have cut two pieces of 10 mm foam board and drawn on 1″x 1″ square’s.

The throne, I have sanded and squared of the edges for now before making them serpent shaped. The back of the throne I have cut three pieces of 6 mm board to enhance the Cobra symbol and glued them to the back of the throne.



Started today by sanding down the corners of the arm rests and front of the throne. Also scoring into the back rest 3 cushions.

The base I have scored the 1″ x 1″ in squares.


To make the Cobra symbol really stand out, I have used clay around the head and the arms of the throne. The idea is for the arms to be be incorporated into the symbol.


Added a strip of foam board to complete the look of the Cobra symbol. It’s starting to come together I think.


I’ve added clay to both edges of the symbol, making the ends blend with arms of the throne.

Due to the weight of the throne, I don’t want the throne to topple over and break. Using 6 mm foam board, I have constructed a small plinth which is is embedded into the base and the throne sits over.

Extra clay was added to the throne, when it’s dry it will almost be time to paint.


A little extra decoration added to the throne today before sealing the entire throne with a watered down PVA glaze. When it’s dry I can start to paint this.




Painting the throne

A black under coat has been applied


Sprayed a layer of chrome gold and once that had dried, I’ve sprayed Gold leaf over the symbol.


I have used Games Workshop’s Reikland Fleshshade on the back and sides of throne, working the flesh shade in to the groves. I’ve used Auric Armour Gold in between the Cobras ‘ribs’. Then to see how it looked before painting all cushions, I have used Mephiston Red.


Finished painting the throne, got to start on the base now.



I base coated with a light grey, then added black and a touch of blue to the mixture to darken the flag stones.


The next step is paint between the flags before dry brushing over them.


To finish of this piece, I painted between the flags. Once that had dried I dry brushed over the base with Games Workshops Longbeard Grey.


With this done, this piece is now complete, my usual final pictures to follow.



Final Pictures




Haemotrope Reactor

Haemotrope Reactor

Designed and deployed to provide additional power on the battlefield, the Haemotrope Reactor is an indispensable tool for armies wishing to unleash ever-more destructive waves of plasma upon their enemies. An imposing structure, understood fully by few, it is used to bolster the defensive capabilities of the Void Shield Generator – or amplify the already intimidating destructive capacity of the Plasma Obliterator. In a pinch, the Haemotrope Reactor can be used as cover; this can be a terrible decision however, as the cowering warrior opens himself up to the potential of horrific injuries resulting from power leaks… -GW

Leadbelcher base

With following the painting guide from Warhammer 40K: Conquest magazine, here is how it looks so far.