GS, I was just going over your stuff again, that's posted on JoeDios. The Ares unit picture is very nice. It has a realistic quality that most folks miss when photographing models outdoors. The Joe Colton Mail in figure is my favorite figure in the entire 3 3/4 inch Joe world period. I never bought any Joes when they came out in 1982 as I was 18 just married joining Mr. Reagans Legions (US Army) and only collected military models in small scale 1/72 and 1/35. But I remember seeing Joes at Wal-Mart in Leesville (Sleezeville), Louisiana, and thinking they were dumb looking. I was used to G.I. Joe being 11 1/2 to 12 inches tall with realistic clothes and weapons, no laser rifles
Anyhow fast forward to 1989 and I came across a 87 Falcon in Green Beret uniform and thought why couldn't they do all the figures like this. I had no knowledge of the cartoon or the comic and knew none of the characters. Then when the death throes of Joe came about I bought some of the more realistic looking Joes. ie,... Duke in desert camo with kevlar, Keel Haul, Gen Flagg in bomber jacket, etc. And got two of the mail away G.I. Joe figures which tied the old to the new. Boy I'm long winded
Anyhow I really enjoy looking at your pictures. My goal is to one day clean out my shed (my wifes goal too, partly) and set up a huge layout for the collection with a G-Scale railroad around it and a railhead showing the Joes armor being loaded for movement.