A-Team Van, 2010
Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:35 PM
Thanks for looking
Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:52 AM
I made a resin one in 1:32 scale as a slot car which leans and steers around corners, I left the spotlights off because I thought they'd break if the van rolls over but I'd like to make a nudge bar
Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:44 AM
Just a little update. Got some paint on some of the interior bits (lots of semi-gloss black!)
Mocked up the interior:
Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:54 PM
I can't wait to see it all finished. keep up the good work!
Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:10 AM
Here are some updates on my van.
Here are the brass hinges I made for opening the back doors:
I scratchbuilt new leaf springs:
I made skirts for the seats using masking tape and aluminum foil. I also added pedestals to mount them:
More work on the dash and doghouse. Putty, sand, prime, repeat.
Here are the door panels with arm rests. I am using the back side of Plastruct tread plate for the interior diamond pleating.
Thanks for looking,
Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:45 AM
I'm in awe at what you've done so far. I used an A-Team van to build an '85 GMC my daughter had and din many of the things you've done to up the look of it. I did the dash and doghouse similar to what you did. Nice job on that!
The hinges were my downfall and in the end figured I should have done them out of brass as you did. Please show plenty of photos mounting them!
I also built up interior panels using plastic strips .. this is almost like watching my van come together!
It's all looking good!
Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:24 AM
Wow! Really awesome work! I'll keep an eye on this build. Your scrhach building skills are awesome!
Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:11 PM
The plan for the hinges is that once I get them positioned, I'll solder them to a larger piece of brass and glue that to the body.
These vans are like "rolling" dioramas. It's hard not to open them up. I just hope I can pull it all off. My goal is to have it done for NNL East in April.
Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:09 PM
Edited by revshag, 18 March 2013 - 03:12 PM.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:09 PM
Chris, Excellent work so far! I'v always been a big fan of the A-Team although I admit I haven't seen the 2010 movie yet.
BTW, is that a Mork & Mindy Jeep you made into Daisy's jeep in the background of a couple of the pictures?
Edited by crowe-t, 23 March 2013 - 08:13 PM.