One of Viper's aides, Copperhead posed as the leader of the new Serpent Squad to get the attention of Sidewinder, leader of the Serpent Society. After a chain of robberies in Las Vegas, the group succeeded, and they were teleported out of prison after a battle with Captain America. When Viper put her plan in motion, Copperhead led Cobra and Boomslang in poisoning the water supply of Washington D.C. However, Copperhead was quickly defeated by Captain America and taken to prison.
After Viper abandoned the group, Copperhead stayed for a brief period of time, joining Diamondback and Fer-de-Lance on one mission. However, when Cobra took over leadership, not being on great terms with him, Copperhead left the group and has not been seen since.
Copperhead was created by Mark Gruenwald and Tom Morgan in 1988 and first appeared in Captain America # 337.
I used a Triton figurine for my base, the scales on the body made it the ideal choice, plus the stance is nice n' dramatic.
Orange parts of the costume - Blazing Orange, Red Ink, and Red Gore.
Brown parts - Zandri Dust, Rhinox Hide, and Gorthor Brown.
Other colours used - Abaddon Black, Skull White, and Sunburst Yellow.
Pre-Paint / Sculpt
White Spray Primer
Base Colours Applied
Detail and Shading
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*Thank you to Comic Vine for the information on Copperhead.