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ROCKET VAN! Deals Wheels Flying VW Van. WIP 11-30-12


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#201 Ira

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:34 PM

WE HAVE VERTICAL LIFT!!!


Now we have a way of Beating Rush Hour Traffic!
Turn on the Vertical Thrusters, Levatate the Rocket Van and then Kick In the Rocket Engines and you are Flying above the Traffic!

I bored 2 holes in the chassis for the Vertical Thrusters and cleaned up the chassis for painting.

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The Van will be able to Hover above the display base! Here how it is done...

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The Rocket Van will be supported with Steel Wire, attached to the base.
The Steel Wire also fits in the Plastic Tubing that is glued inside the chassis...

I used 3 pieces of Plastic Tubing for the chassis mount. Cut them to length and glue them in place as shown. Do the same for the Steel Wire Mount in the Display Base.

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Here is the Finished Underside. The Tires have been mounted and the Vertical Thrusters are in place too. The Thrusters are made from Low Rider Wheels! See the hole in the center of the chassis, it's the hole for the Steel Wire...

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:11 AM

Too Kool Ira!!!



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:13 AM

ROCKETS INSTALLED!!!

 

I added a Bullet to the Front Engine and mounted it in place of the BiG VW Badge.


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These Engines are from the AMT X-Wing Fighter kit. I added 2 Engines in the rear too!


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:02 AM

Another beauty and fun build in progress.



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:38 AM

This is a fun one to follow!  Great job and love the creativity.



#206 Ira

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:29 PM

Maybe I missed it and maybe it is intentional, but every time I come back to look at updates on this, I hear the title sung to Elton John's Rocket Man.

 

Yeah, me too!

 

:D


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:57 PM

EXHAUSTED!!!

 

I made Exhaust Pipes for the Ferrari part of the Engine with Thin Wall Plastic Tubing. I added a short piece of Thick Wall Tubing inside to increase the glueing surface...


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Here are the Exhaust Pipes in place with the insides painted Flat Black!


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Just a few more details and ROCKET VAN is Finished... B) 


Edited by Ira, 30 November 2012 - 12:58 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:03 PM

Love it !  Up up and away !!!!!!



#209 Ira

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

Ira.......You have an icredible imagination and vision when it comes to these conversions. Wallace and Grommit? Go figure! But on the other hand, when it comes to these type of builds.....you are a master.

Great work and craftsmanship. Absolutely awesome!

 

 

Thanks for the kind words Mark!

 

Glad you like it... B)


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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:43 AM

woot finally a use for those lowrider wheels

Yeah, these Low Rider Rims made Great Jets, and there are lots of other Great Mag Wheels that work too... B)



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:41 AM

Ira, does that kit have wipers in it ,or are mine just missing ?



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:22 AM

Outstanding Ira!

Looks amazing.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:44 AM

Ira, does that kit have wipers in it ,or are mine just missing ?

 

I don't think they ever had Wipers... B)



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

I don't think they ever had Wipers... B)

I guess that is why I couldn't find them :rolleyes:

Thanks Ira .



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:18 PM

Too Kool Ira!!!

 

Thank You Dr.!



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

Another beauty and fun build in progress.

Thank You Dr.!

 

Its almost Finished... B)



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:34 AM

This is a fun one to follow!  Great job and love the creativity.



Thanks Mike!

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:17 AM

Still lovin' it.



#219 Ira

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

Love it !  Up up and away !!!!!!


Thanks Ray!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:35 AM

Fantastic build Ira. Just fantastic.