Mouse Rod 6-17-12 Some new photos in small diarama

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This was build for Dr Cranky's Post Apocalypse/Zombie Hunter Community build. My work in process is in with the amazingly creative builds there. Do visit there if you haven't!

The body for this was a mouse cover I have saved to be used for a hot rod just waiting for the right time .. this was it! The chassis and engine came from a glue bombed MPC Skorpion kit I acquired somewhere. Some trimming of the floor pan and it fit the mouse like it was made for it.

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The gun I made from scratch using a Browning M1719 machine gun as a prototype.

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Fantastic idea and execution!!!

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Sweet!

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Very cool. I'm not big into the zombie hunter/rat rod/post apocolyptic look, but the concept and execution is great. I've considered doing a mouse car, but never quite figured out how to pull it off. "Back to the drawing board", he says while eyeballing his mouse....

Nice job!

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Very interesting subject ! ! !

I can see this in a bizarre zombie movie... :rolleyes:

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COOL!

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Jaw-dropping... :D

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Very imaginative. l'm impressed.

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Great model, nicely done details.

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Nicely done , I wonder what other micellaneous items can be used for bodies (food for thought for yet another CBP perhaps ?) .

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Very Cool, how many clicks do you get with that, LOL

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Interesting being the it a systems administrator at work it might be time to purge some old mice. It's cool to see what can be done with other items

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Certainly not my style, but you did a magnificent job on that build. Unique and well done.

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Thats pretty cool.

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Very cool idea and build.

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I like what you have done ,vary cool. Im surprised that a model company don't come up with a show rod with a mouse as a bases. It would cool.

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You guys are having way too much fun with this "Zombie Hunter" business, if that is possible. You are speaking my language with anything VW related. That's a cool little Bug Mike!

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Thanks for all the overwhelming comments!

And to think, I'm the most non-Zombie person in the world ... I don't think I've sat through one Zombie movie in my life ... I avoid them like Zombies! :) This just shows how much fun we ARE having in the Zombie Hunter build!!!!

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Thats awesome! Great idea how to re-use an old computer device

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nice lttle old dune buggy rat rod.

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Very Cool!!!! way to recycle

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I made a small diorama on the base of a plastic display case using Berkshire Mountains dirt and stones. A few Silflor weeds and we have a bit more believable base.

I do keep seeing little touches I could add ... yes, Zombie blood stains on the front blade!

I also wanted to add some text decal on the two side buttons but nothing has come to mind yet. I'd love some ideas. :)

Anyway, sorry for the bump.

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Now that is just way to cool and extremely imaginative. I really like all the details and you nailed the look, the intake and scoop look spot on and the gun is a work of art. Great pictures to capture all the details. I love this build.

edit: looks even better sitting on the base, awesome work Mike.

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If you want a name for it and since it's a mouse you should call it "Speedy Gonzalez" B)

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