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

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when you gone put some mud on it.

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The paint and dash look great, Ira!!

Thanks Tony!

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Exceptional job as always Ira.

Great work.

Corey

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I love this build. It's fun and always makes me smile. Great job!

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LOL @ Flash Gordon

Ira, I'm lovin' these colors. Keep it goin! =)

Thanks Jon!

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That decal really sets off the entire finish on the body. Without you telling us about the work with the pen, we wouldn't be able to tell. Nicely done Ira. What's next?

Thanks Brad!

I'm working on the Tires & Wheels and the Driver & Passenger Figures... B)

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What a cool imaginative project!

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Ira........I don`t know how I missed this?...........I REALY REALY love this one :wub: ........COOL!!!!!!!!

Thanks John!

So glad you like it... B)

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If only Ziggy Stardust were here to see this. Great job Ira, I can't wait to see it in "under glass". :)

Thanks Jacen!

Rocket Van is coming along quickly, it wont be long now... B)

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ROCKET VAN GETS SOME NEW WHEELS!!!

I am using 4 Fat Front Deals Wheels Tires on the Rocket Van. I am trying to fit them inside the body sides without sticking out. Not much room for these Wide Little Tires...

I started by trimming off the excess on the wheels. I saved about 3/8th inch width here! Now they will fit in much closer to the chassis.

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Next I glued the Tires together with Zap-A-Gap Green Label Glue.

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Then I sanded down the Ridge on the sidewalls of the Tires. I saved about an 1/8th inch width here!

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Now they should fit inside the the body just right... :)

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Good looking tires. Keep it going, Ira.

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when you gone put some mud on it.

Good Question!

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NO MUD! A little moondust maybe but leave the mud off. ;)

Sounds Good!

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Exceptional job as always Ira.

Great work.

Corey

Thanks for the kind words Corey!

Glad you like it.... :)

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What a cool imaginative project!

Thanks Mark!

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THE DYNAMIC DUO!!!

Wallace & Gromit will be the drivers of the ROCKET VAN!

Since Wallace & Gromit built thier own ROCKET and flew it to the Moon, I figured they were qualified for the Rocket Van.

The W & G Heads came from the Anti-Pesto Van Model, from the Curse of the Were-Rabbit Movie. I painted them with Acrylics.

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Then I sprayed them with Testors DullCoat Spray. I painted the Eyes, Teeth and Gromit's Nose with High Gloss Clear.

Here's Wallace...

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Gromit is not too sure about this...

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Good looking tires. Keep it going, Ira.

Thank You Dr.!!!

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I love this build. It's fun and always makes me smile. Great job!

Thanks Jon!!!

Me Too... :lol::D:P

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Tooooo Cool I love your cartoon cars...works of art they are!

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Tooooo Cool I love your cartoon cars...works of art they are!

Thanks for the kind words!

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MAKIN' PROGRESS!!!

I got all the Windows made & glued in place! Here is the View into the Rear Window...

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Then I was able to glue the Engine Room/Interior in place!

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Wallace & Gromit are Ready to Go!

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I WONDER...WHAT'S NEXT?

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Is this the coolest van ever?.......... Yes! Awesome work, I love it! It makes me feel happy :P

Roy the Ford guy

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Maybe I missed it and maybe it is intentional, but every time I come back to look at updates on this, I hear the title sung to Elton John's Rocket Man.

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Is this the coolest van ever?.......... Yes! Awesome work, I love it! It makes me feel happy :P

Roy the Ford guy

Thanks for the kind words Roy!

Glad you like it... :)

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Ira.......You have an icredible imagination and vision when it comes to these conversions. Wallace and Grommit? Go figure! But on the other hand, when it comes to these type of builds.....you are a master.

Great work and craftsmanship. Absolutely awesome!

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