Minor/Repaint: Custom Barricade RC CAR with working Light Bar

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  1. TheQuestion

    TheQuestion New Member

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    Hey all, I made this a month or two ago, but never showed it off here. I figured you guys would enjoy it!

    I wanted to do something different than just repaint the movie figures, and at the same time a couple of us at work decided to get some RC Cars to race around the office at lunch. So, I found this 1/16 scale Mustang GT at ToysRus for $20 and decided a project would be launched!

    It has fully working police lights which I accomplished by using a variation of the LED light setup that Jin Saotome found. I used 3 of them to make the working light bar for this car. I picked up the Pushbar and Light Bar on Brown's Ebay Store, which is from a Die-Cast Police car approximately the same scale.

    So while my camera is crap, you can at least get a decent look at it. The Headlights work out of the box, and again, I added the custom working lightbar. I put my Movie deluxe next to it so you can judge the scale. The RC Car is about 13" long.

    All the decals are completely custom-made using reference photos and are photo-realistic.

    And the best part is, it's a quick little thing! It's really a lot of fun racing it around, lights ablaze!

    Naturally, comments are welcome!

    Here's the car I started with:
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  2. ShortCircuit

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    Oh man that looks fantastic dude, great job! look at those rims...and that hood....hot.
     
  3. TTT

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    That'd be AWESOME to rip around a parking lot at night with the roof lights blazing away ! ! !
    R/C cars (& trucks) are one of my favorite hobbys - I'm impressed !.....:rock 
     
  4. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Cool stuff indeed! What's even cooler is that you're having so much fun with it! W00t! :D 
     
  5. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Too cool....very nice job indeed :thumb 
     
  6. timshinn73

    timshinn73 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent work. Nice clean paintjob. Great looking decals. Working lightbar...

    What's not to like? Good stuff.
     
  7. Spekkio

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    Looks absolutely terrific.

    Only criticisms I can make: the ram bar (I don't know what to call it - the giant piece of metal on the front bumper) doesn't seem big enough, the "police" decal on the wing is the wrong way, and I imagine that it would be more accurate if the Mustang symbols were removed. But I understand that might be a matter of preference.

    I'd love to see some video of Barricade zipping around and enslaving your coworkers. :) 
     
  8. Waveride

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    Great job, the details are so accurate! Only thing i might suggest is one of the taillight bard is painted black on the movie car, where normal mustangs have the three red light bard in the back.
     
  9. TheQuestion

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    Totally agree with most of your critiques...a funny story though - When working on it, I had to take the spoiler off for the painting process....well, when I applied the POLICE decals on the spoiler, I mixed up the orientation and didn't realize I put it on upside-down until it was dried, painted, and clear coated. Very few people notice (which is why I didn't say anything) so kudos for catching that! :) 

    I started to remove the Mustang logo on the front, but it is actually molded, not just a sticker/decal. Since I was actually going to use it and intentionally crash into things (the pushbar works great!) I didn't want to custom-sculpt anything on the front which would likely break off easily.

    If we wanted to get really technical - the body style isn't exactly correct either - but no one makes a R/C Saleen S281. :D 


     
  10. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel Chicks dig the Mutt!

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    Very cool, course, now you gotta make a Camaro to recreate the chase scene.
     
  11. starscream.pt

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    wow, you're talented! A+
     
  12. REDLINE

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    I'd love to see this compared to the X-mods RC Barricade.
     
  13. TheQuestion

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    Just some comparisons (and cause I'm proud of it) :D 

    The X-Mods is 1:28 scale (about 6.5 inches long) and my car is a 1:16 scale (about 13 inches long) so it's twice as big.

    My paint job is better (the Xmod is just molded plastic like the toy) - mine is glossy black with several layers of triple-thick clearcoat gloss. (For that extra shine!) I wish my camera didn't suck so much, you'd really be able to see the quality of the paint job!

    The engine in this thing is surprisingly fast - I can do 180's on a dime, then take off full speed. It can run circles around the Xmod version - and run over it too. :) 

    One visual thing that I prefer - my antenna is internal unlike the xmod one.

    Best part - mine was $19.99 out of the box (with working headlights) and the Xmod one is $49.99 :eek: 

    Thanks for all the comments, keep them coming!
     

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