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


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#121 BluePopsicle

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 01:10 PM

Lookin' good! Can't wait to see this thing blast off.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:00 AM

Ira... I am loving it. I love those fins you added to it. my first thought was some of those crazy cars over in Japan like that. The fins just go together great on this build. Adds even more life to what you have already done.


Thanks for the kind words Chris!

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:58 AM

Ira, far be it from me to tell the master of the cartoon builds what to do with their builds but what do you think about a bubble instead of a flat glass for the moon roof ? Just an idea, you know best.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:08 AM

MORE ENGINE DETAILS...


I Finished the Engine!

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The metal screen adds a nice bit of Texture...

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I applied several small decals for fun!

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I modified one of the Ferrari Valve Covers and mounted it on the front of the engine. Then I added Metalic String to the spark plugs...

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:59 PM

I LOVE those fins!


Thanks David!

So glad you like them... B)

Edited by Ira, 28 October 2012 - 01:00 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:41 PM

OMG I'm so lovin' that engine. Simply awesome.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:13 AM

oooh yeaahhh awsome progress those fins just set it all off


Thanks Richard!

I think I'll keep the Fins... :)

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:28 AM

BiG SCREEN TV!!!

I found this TV in a 64 Impala kit. It had Rabbit Ears and an AMT Ad on the screen. I left off the back of the TV and cut off the Rabbit Ears. Then I cut down the Dashboard and the back of the TV, for a tight fit and glued it in place!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:40 AM

Hi Ira, Love the fins!!!!!

Randy


Thanks Randy!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:14 PM

Yes Ira! This looks amazing. More.

-Thomas 8)


Thanks Thomas!

More Coming Soon... B)

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:16 PM

Looking great, anticipating liftoff.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:39 PM

oh man! that engine looks cool Ira.......and the bodywork is really lookin great.......keep it goin, cant wait to see more.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:10 PM

This needs to be on an episode of Futurama!


Sounds like a good source for Inspiration... B) ...I think I'll go watch some TV!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:09 PM

yea that would fit right in on futurama! love that show! i have every season on dvd. its my all time fave animated show. there is an episode where fry gets an old VW van.....its called "bendin in the wind" bender goes on tour with beck, and fry and the rest follow him in the VW van.......

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:45 AM

Lookin' good! Can't wait to see this thing blast off.


Thanks Jon!

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:49 PM

Nice detailing on that engine, it turned out great.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:00 AM

Ira, far be it from me to tell the master of the cartoon builds what to do with their builds but what do you think about a bubble instead of a flat glass for the moon roof ? Just an idea, you know best.


Thanks for the suggestion Ray!

I do have a bubble that size. I tried it but I don't think I'll use it... B)

Edited by Ira, 01 November 2012 - 02:59 PM.


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:00 PM

OMG I'm so lovin' that engine. Simply awesome.


Thanks Jon!

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:55 AM

Looking great, anticipating liftoff.


Thanks Bill!

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:53 AM

Stuff like this brings out the ten-year-old in me- I wanna do that, too! Now I want to go thru my parts box and stash... Thanks, Ira. That's so freakin' cool!