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Old 07-16-2019, 11:12 PM
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Default Half baked ideas

I don't know about you guys, but i tend to come up with too many ideas i want to build for the amount of time / money available. Here are a few oddballs that have been rattling around inside that scary place in my head.

Cars are much cheaper that semis or construction equipment, so it's a good way to build up your fleet. Plus, if it's weird enough, you aren't going to see another one at a meet. Here are some interesting vehicles with some directions that i think might be fun to take them.


'peanuts club' from japan 1/14 scale - Toyota HiAce van
. Stock minivan, or Bozosoku style with wings, body kit lights speakers...

Motormax 'fresh cherries' 1/16 scale - AMC Pacer
. Stock, beater, or waynes world


Maisto rc - 1/16 1964 chevy c10 truck with harley badges
. Stock, farm truck, resto mod...

Hitari - 1/16 a-team gmc vandura
. Ateam, stock, vanning, work truck...

Newbright corded remote - Highway patrol Chevy Caprice square body
. Police, lowrider, grandma car...

Radioshack - several 1/12 - 1/16 GM lowriders Impalas, ElCamino
. Customize harder, or take it back to Grandma Spec

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Then these are going to be more work with needing donors and more involved builds

Tamiya 'lunchbox' body - Dodge Tradesman van
. Work truck, beater, 1970s kustom vanning

Diamond Select - 1/14 1982 DMC Delorean time machine (static model with lights/sound)
. Several BTTF versions,

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"Underberg" green Truck, 1930s enclosed bed delivery truck. Part of a Rewards program, not Sold though. Little trailer too if you drink double the amount

Jose Cuervo 'party' school bus, margarita glass display. Looks sized right for tamiya semi chassis. Party bus, school bus, camper, prison bus, pimped like the 'Ghostride' music video...

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Something that's been in a pretty Bad Wreck.
- Spiderweb the glass, dents and scuffs, break lenses, wad up bumpers. Trashbag & ducktape repairs
- Possibly skew chassis so it doesn't even drive straight
- Possibly 1 car head-on into something like a pole, or 2 cars damaged like a T-bone or Front-offset.

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Something done as a Barnfind. Rusty, filthy, smokes. Maybe flat tire, or offset to ride wobbly. maybe some animals still in/on it.

Moving truck full of dollhouse furnature. Maybe add a container of broken CD cases for 'broken glass' sound each bump it hits or if it can have stuff fall out kinda like a bomber drop setup or planes

Breaking Bad "Los Pollos Hermanos" delivery truck

Jurassic Park/World, or Sinclair gas world fair exhibit Dinosaur Transporter

Pratt Sheetmetal Roll trailer for moving the big scary-tensioned rolls safer than on a flatbed

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Jada 'dub city' 03 Lincoln navigator. Escort car, Police, Fire chief, Lowrider

Gk racer Cadillac escalade, maybe do other grill to make GMC. Escort car, Police, Fire chief

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Airfix model 'Wallace & Gromit' Austin A35 van
Movie 'anti-pesto', work truck, custom...


Please feel free to add things you've been considering. No hurt feelings if someone takes your idea and runs with it.
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Old 07-22-2020, 09:33 PM
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Default Re: Half baked ideas

Ok those were all too easy of ideas, and nobody was adding any other stuff to make it a discussion.

Motorcycle
https://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/foru...p?f=23&t=29336

A sidecar or 3-wheeled motorcycle would be a fun weird challenge, without all the limitations of the 'race rc motorcycles'.

Everybody already has a wpl 4wd truck.
Tweak this little more and do some custom early 1990s style slammed Mini-truck
https://youtu.be/qgFRnnfwE44

Or wpl is going to do a 'D12' little micro truck thing
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Old 07-22-2020, 11:03 PM
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So many ideas, so little time and energy.
I'd love to do ALL the fire trucks. One from each country. One of each type. Tankers, pumpers, on road and off road. A nice classic MAN airport fire truck, a classic Oshkosh, modern Panther. But also, I'd love to build an exact copy of the Scania one and do a post-apocalyptic modification. Rust, gray camo paint, spikes, dents, armor plates, window protection.

And also, I just found out about the M1142 Tactical Firefighting Truck.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mark6mauno/34788834526
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Old 07-23-2020, 09:19 AM
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Default Re: Half baked ideas

i can help with one of those:

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Jada 'dub city' 03 Lincoln navigator. Escort car, Police, Fire chief, Lowrider
i built this a long long time ago... on an ofna z10 chassis







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Old 05-23-2022, 07:34 PM
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Ok here's another crazy one, more for the bigger events where we can set up a big layout and let "the public'' watch us do stuff. There are always a few that get REALLY AMPED UP and want to get into the hobby, so let's turn it up to 11.

Build some kind of a people mover like a Bus or Taxi.
I dunno: Town-commuter, Bendy-bus, Double decker, Airport Shuttle, Touring, whatever... Even a Taxi might be cool enough

However make it interactive, in place of a couple passenger seats you have some of the cheap & tiny all-in-one FPV video rigs mounted on a servo or maybe even a 2ch gimbal as 'Passengers'. For each passenger pick up a cheap Video RX display, and use a spare old TX / RX that only runs the servos for moving that passengers VTX.

Maybe you do free rides, or ask for a couple bucks for the tour.

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Turn a Wpl D42 Hijet van into a VW Vanagon Type2, "T3" generation (1979-83 round headlights, no lower grille)
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Old 11-12-2022, 01:07 PM
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So right now i'm on perscription pain meds and watching it snow... probably not a good combination!

The Pixar "Cars" universe always needs to expand to sell more toys, so a few years ago it released a book "Mater Saves Christmas". Santa Claus Car is a 1920-30s big luxury car like a Dusenburg, with Skis on the steers, and Half-track tandem axles for drive. That is amazing, but i'd never seen a toy of Santa or Mrs Claus car other than special sets of the hotwheels sized diecast.

https://youtu.be/ocvUo2TcQ-w the real Santa Car

https://youtu.be/LrGc7U6bx8M Old Style Cartoon Car Santa Jalopy 1984 Son A1 sa-172
Because apparently these ''Search Engine Optimization'' type names were a thing even before home computers were remotely popular.
Or they had a couple 'Fox' versions in other colors, black, yellow, blue.



I don't know pre-war era luxury cars enough to recognize Mrs Claus.
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Novel idea... the hard part is finding the right car in the right scale....watch Hobby Lobby one might turn up...
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Old 11-13-2022, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: Half baked ideas

Those are all good points Jerry.

But in a completely expected incident, like nearly every Christmas movie has, Santa got carjacked


If i was more with it when i had the idea, a smart guy probably would have said something *slightly* less crazy like:

Build a 1940s "Tucker Snow-Cat" using WPL parts such as m35 cab, C-crawler frame, Axles, and their Matt-trax style wheels tracks. Maybe even use 2 front axles to make it a 4-wheel-steering version.

https://youtu.be/4wJLbpjH_LI
The big trail-groomer vehicle, used to prep trail for the ski & track cars
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