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2012 POST APOCALYPSE/ZOMBIE HUNTER COMMUNITY BUILD

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Good looking stuff everyone. Virgil you never fail to impress. I promise to finish mine this weekend. A commitment to another forum and family issues have kept me away from the truck.

The Sherman is finished, I just need to flat coat it, and I'll be assembling my TZH recon truck.

Hey Virg, e mail coming your way.

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first mock up to see where this thing is going ;) don't know about the top yet,if i used it it gonna be up higher than stock.powerplant will be non-gas maybe nuclear power B)post-9355-0-43721700-1329503594_thumb.jp

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OK .. I'm stepping way out and going to start gettin gin on the fun! :) I've had a mouse cover sitting by my paint booth for years wanting to become a hot rod body .. and now I figure what we need is a

POST APOCALYPSE Hot rod!

I found an MPC Scorpian kit that I must have gotten off ebay that was built but had no paint. It has a VW Bug based chassis with an twin turbo motor that should suffice hanging out the rear. I'm just getting into the idea phase but did start fittin gthe chassis to the mouse cover. I also had a Longbow Apachie helicopter that can contribute armament and bits and pieces, but looks like I'll have to build some weapons myself. There's lots of ideas in this thread to use! :) The kit tires are nice and wide and the wheels are good for the look so they may siffice unless I come on some more aggressive ones. I love scarfing up household and garage items for a build, so this should be FUN!

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Thank you Luke, Jerred, Sam, Mike D. everyone.

The eye candy you guys are dishing out is amazing.

Case in point, look at this round of eye candy Mike's got started. I can't wait to see it, Mike. Keep it going.

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Folks, been out on the field all morning setting up for a series of photo shoots. I'm sharing this with you because it's just so much fun and because it makes Old Doctor Cranky feel like a kid again.

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Here are some of the still shots. Like the U2 songs says: I still haven't found what I'm looking for! ^_^

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Talk about stepping out of the box! What an awesome concept! That mouse body is a GREAT starting point! I have an old mouse sitting around here somewhere too. You'll have to forgive me if I happen to copy your idea at some point!

Imagine that fit around something like the Bat-Pod chassis...

What great inspiration!

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Edited by Ryan S.

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Ryan, I have a few mice here too, but none of them are as perfect at this one. Most recent mice that weird kidney shape to them. Does anyone know what brand mouse that is?

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Thanks, Sam. Yes, I am trying to line up better shots. Tomorrow morning I will go back out for a few more . . . do stay tuned in.

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Ryan, I have a few mice here too, but none of them are as perfect at this one. Most recent mice that weird kidney shape to them. Does anyone know what brand mouse that is?

I'm pretty sure it says "Logitech" on the back, in the first picture. It looks a lot like the Logitech wireless mouse I have at work.

...Found it by searching Google images. G9X Lazer. Sorry for the big pic.

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Ryan, I looked it up and the shell is what is not as expensive as the rest of the mouse, which runs about 59 dollars.

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Ryan, I looked it up and the shell is what is not as expensive as the rest of the mouse, which runs about 59 dollars.

Yikes, that's pricey!

I think I've been bit by this mouse bug...imagine it on the Meyers Manx frame. Would be a cool buggy too.

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Oh boy, now you are thinking. But unless you get lucky and find one used in a swap meet or yard sale, you are going to have to dish out the big bucks. They have it on EBAY in CHINA for 12.95, just the casing.

The other thing I was going to suggest is that if you made all the right mods to it, then you can perhaps cast it.

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By the way, Doc, nice job on the roadway diorama. The pictures look great, especially set out on that old road!

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Weekly Update Time:

Virgil Suarez aka Doctor Cranky - 'The Claw', 'Sniper' and a diorama for all of us aka HIGHWAY TO HELL!!

Mark Thompson - 92 Mercury Cougar named 'Peeping Tom', and a new model named 'The Collector'

Dirk Pitt?

Scott De Angelo - twisted metal black replica of roadkill

Tony Turnbull - AMT '61 Galaxi named 'Galaxium'

Hollywood Jim - VW named 'Head Shot'

Neal Cunningham aka outlaw035 - chevell named 'CheveHell'

Jairus Watson?

Wayne Gray aka Agent G - Revell Silverado (thinking some form of command/recon truck.)

Jim Kennish - giving it a go, although he's not sure what he's building yet

Erik Hendo - dude buggy with a twist

Chuck Most - In, just doesn't know when or with what

Rob Mattis - scratch building the 'Puma ATRV (All Terrain Recon Vehicle)

Bobby Willard aka B-Dub - Mack and tank

Rodney Badger - In and using the Monogram RamCharger

Anthony McCormak - wants to know how many vehicles he can build!!

Randall Lyon - He's in not sure what he's building yet though

Erik Davis - Not a clue what he will use, but all for smashing zombies

John Derek Barnes - 69 Charager zombie hunting scout

Shane Moore - D.O.H tin kit 69 charger named 'Nukes of Hazzard'

Robert Love - He starts tonight!!

Mike Rousseau?

Rob Lee - 842 Grievous Wound, Dodge Die-ora 'martyr' vehicle, Swamp Runner, Sprinter getaway car, MUrder Machine, CCAF(communist coallition air force) Red Hawk, U.S. Army Satcomm vehicle 'Liger', mystery vehicle

Lane Allen - he made mud. REAL mud.

Andy Hobbs - his idea wil be epic if he can pull it off

Paul Cowell - has a ghostbusters caddy, a tank, and Anikens podracer to build with

Cole Boswell - Rat rod zombie killing machine

Derrick Six - making some zombie figures and a WW2 jeep with trailer and 30 cal. in back

Don Garret - Peterbil 359 and probably a Huey for good measure

Tim Myers - Pickup with the theme of waterboy

Curtis Bertschi - Volkswagen Beetle

Danny Somma formerly Bronxrumble5 - Dodge Dart

Andy Shoberg - Try his hand and have some fun

Patrik Aminoff - 06 z1 vette named Apocal Vette

Darren Bishop - needs to figure out what to build and get started

Austin Tyler?

Ryan Weinstein - his model will have to be in somewhere around the 3rd week of december

Chris Eddy - building completely from parts and materials he has on hand

John Verkerk - 71 - 73 Vega named 'VEGADEATH'!!

Jamie Lambert - lifted chuck wagon truck with a BBQ smoker trailing behind

Joe Zelanis - 1-1/2 ton WC63 named 'Ice Breaker'

Patrick Mosier - 69 Dodge Charger

Michael Hensley - Peterbuilt wrecker

Hugh Grubb - Monster truck named 'The Tenderizer'

Jonathan Stephens?

Barry Harker - lots of great work

Mike Laliberte?

Roger K Damron - 69 Dodge 440 six pack

Efren Alonso - Chevrolet c1500 454ss witha mustard bottle

Dale Mickley - 66 Chevell wagon named 'Meet Munchie'

Hadi Rochmansyah - newbie wants to participate

August Carter - going through his 'stash' to see what he can come up with

Steve Gilmore aka Blazefox - boss 429 named 'black sunshine', PeterBuilt 359 named 'RoadRage'

David A. Gudzinas?

Ron Masterman - old muscle car named 'Dragon Tooth'

Levi Johnson - 1941 Ford Woody

Dylan Simpson - 06 Hertz mustang named 'MIA'

Harry Pristovnik?

Rick Schmidt - Dodge Challenger (I think)

Dave Van - doesn't need more projects, but he's sucked in now

Wayne Stevens Jr. - Tamiya Land Cruiser

Shane F Decker - never tried this kind of build, but would like to expand his knowledge

Michael Courson - 1950 Chevy 3100 Pickup truck named 'Project Heavy Metal'

Stoney Stone - not sure what to build yet

Terry Locco - In as soon as Uncle Sam kicks some extra funds his way

Rylan Kapuy - Peterbuilt 359

Donn Yost - He's IN!!

Ron 'Pops' Royston - Dodge Magnum Wagon

Luis Aguilar - toyota hilux

Keith Prins - 57 chevy hardtop named 'RoadKill'

Robert Daws - Ghost Buster ecto 1a named 'Zombillac'

Paul B. - taxi

Aj/LeBaron/Ten Speed - joining but doesn't have a clue what to build

Ryan Silva - merc

Matt21726 - dart

Ian White - mini cooper named 'Holly's Zombie Outreach'

Joe Chernauskas - Jurassic Park Mercedes Benz

Ken Stone - Merc named 'The Zombie Car' and maybe the 09 Dodge Challenger a little later

Tom Kren - thinking about doing one and lives in Ohio!

Eelco Egelmeer - Chevelle named 'Galloper'

Harold Guinter - f-250 named 'The Rig'

Ryan Silva - Monster truck named 'The Hangman'

Jerred Crooker - Monster truck semi

Danno Classified?

Daniel Gabriel - Revell Acura (sorry man, I don't speak spanish and google translate kinda sucks, so I don't know what the rest of your email said)

Gary Ippolito aka 'Hot Rodder' - Chevy Nirvana named 'Zombie Vantasy'

Alex Nicasio - 70's Custom Van named 'THe Medicus'

Rick Forrester - TZH Track Van

Al Douglass - 80 Ford Bronco

Dennis Leo - USA-1 Monster Tuck named 'Widow Maker'

Patrick Aminoff?

Bart E. Deatherage - needs to learn to post picks

Elliott Johnson 56 Belair named 'Zombie Trapper'

Robert M. aka Rob79 - In after he finishes his 69 Camaro

Tyler aka mazdagt1 - chevy pickup

Justin Wood - Hummer H2 named 'Stealthy Spike'

Jason Cornman - A unique machine named 'The Z-Scout'

Shawn Steinle - AMT'84 CMG 4x4 named 'Bad Karma'

Antonio aka M1 Kustom Garage - M1 Shadow Hawk Street Cruiser

Shannon Eugene Patterson - Viper SRT 10

Sam Frye - Terminators

Richie Devotie - Dodge Ram

Anthony James Jackson - 90 Chevy Titan named 'Titan's Heartbeat'

Sam Moore - will get some pics up

Jeff Brown aka kingtoy - C5 vette and/or a Toyota Hilux or Supra

Steven aka Special K - 76 Chevy Stepside

Herbert Cooper Baynes?

Charles Gunner Taylor aka Gunner?

Luke Kenyon?

Mike DeRagon - Scorpian

110

hose with question marks next to your names, you have posted to this thread but have not made it clear if you ar joining or not. I have only posted select pieces of what people have said they will work on when they started or have let me know after I made this list, and have not really gone through and updated what you guys are actually working on. I counted 110, including the names with question marks.

If you guys email me what your building and the name of it, I will keep an updated list of who is working on what that I can post each week or two. Email me your name as it appears in my list or if you are not on the list and want to be (and if you are on the list and aren't participating), let me know at Uberdeath322@gmail.com. Any other info you want included in the list, let me know.

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That dio works awesome, good Doctor! It works with that tree alley just right. It looks like srtaidht on with trees both sides and to the side as background works ... what a great spot.

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I'm pretty sure it says "Logitech" on the back, in the first picture. It looks a lot like the Logitech wireless mouse I have at work.

...Found it by searching Google images. G9X Lazer. Sorry for the big pic.

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You are right, Ryan .. it is a Logitech. It was an alt cover for my mouse that I didn't use. Feel free to use the idea .. it's actually the theme of this to sue anything laying around anyway. :) Probably any old louse laying around might contribute a body fer nuthing ... mine did! :)

I do have to find a better name .. but I have confidence it will come

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Thanks for the update, Joe. I already revised the list in post #1. 110 people, I still can't believe how many of you there are. No wonder so much eye candy is flying all over the place.

THANK YOU all!

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110 people in this build! I remember when this was just a post in general topics- we had maybe a few interested. It's EXPLODED since then. I can't wait to see what it's gonna be like in little over nine months....

I'd just like to take this opportunity to say GREAT JOB EVERYONE! I am proud to be a part of this.

To quote someone from a whiiiiiile back in the post history- I believe we're breaking a record somewhere.

Keep up all the great work everyone. I'll be back in the fray once I get a few more kits!

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Aloha here's a update on DA ZOMBIE. Got the fuel barrel done add some hoses that enters the cab. Put a rack of batties. Made the front head lights. Still got somethings to do. Hope you guys like it.photo-72.jpgphoto-73.jpgphoto-74.jpg

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