ROCKET VAN! Deals Wheels Flying VW Van. WIP 11-30-12
Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:40 AM
I'm a realist at heart, but these builds are just too much fun to ignore. "...i'm not the van they think I am at home, oh no no no, i'm a rocket vaaaan..."
Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:03 AM
I have been playing with Car Engine and Rocket Parts to see what kind of an Engine I could come up with. I found that there are endless combinations of CarToon Hybrid Engines. Here is one...
I ended up using parts from a Ferrari Testarossa and an X-Wing Fighter. Here is one of the first Mock-Ups of the final design!
Remember this is CarToon Rocket Science, so anything is possible...
Edited by Ira, 04 October 2012 - 11:26 AM.
Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:33 PM
nice work on the chassis Ira. keep it goin buddy!
Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:20 AM
Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:56 AM
Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:12 PM
I started with the Ferrari Engine and began adding Rocket Parts. I added strips of plastic on the BiG Rocket Engines so I could Stack other Rocket Parts on top!
I used the Metalic Red Paint to blend the 2 Engines together...
Here is the Engine with Reversed Ferrari Parts and more CarToon Rocket Parts in place. I used The Detailer, on most of the silver Rocket Parts...
Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:40 PM
Rockets don't breathe air. They don't need intakes. Cool project, though. I always follow your threads.
By the way, ALL of my CarToon Rocket Engines NEED Lots of Intakes and Vents!!!...
It's like Star Wars Stuff, if it looks Cool...it's Cool!
Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:34 AM
Oh Man ! You like to cut plastic !
Looking very good !
Good work !!
Thanks for the kind words Fred!
Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:57 AM
Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:24 AM
Yes, but you are talking about conventional rockets. These are Ira's SOOPERHITEKCARBONGRAPHITEAMMONIUMPOLYMERGOFAST rockets. I can assure you, they need intakes!
Now for my good friend on the opposite coast. have you gone full circle in that you undealing a DW? I thought the idea was to put bigger wheels on a scale car, not smaller wheels on a DW. I'm curious to see where you are taking this. I know it will be crazy!
Carry on buddy.
I always thought the Rear Deals Wheels Van Tires were Way Too BiG!
I prefer the "Sleeper" Look for the van, Very Wide Low Tires - Tucked inside the body, with 18,000 Horsepower in the Back...
Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:36 AM
I love it!
Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:34 PM
Looks awesome Ira... Keep the progress photo's coming... Very cool!
Thank You Anthony!
Posted 07 October 2012 - 05:50 AM
The Hoses are from Revell's Killer Bee VW Kit.
Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:13 AM
Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:16 AM
I thought Rocket Van Needed some Portholes so, I measured the space and traced a couple of holes...
I started the holes with a #11 X-Acto Blade and then I used a Ream to open up the holes. I have some chrome wheel rings that fit these holes if I decide to add trim to the Portholes later...