Non-TF: I pity da fo!

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  1. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Don't get your hopes up guys, for once this isn't a TF custom. However, I thought you guys would get a kick out of it anyways.

    Another show/toy line from the 80's I love is the A-Team (along with Knight Rider, but another discussion for another time). I used to have all of the action figures and this van from Ertl:

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    Unfortunately, mine didn't look this nice because the decals were really tattered. So I decided to do this today out of sheer randomness:

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    I painted the red stripes and the added details. I just thought you guys would enjoy seeing it :) *









    *(and if you're really enjoying it, PM me with a reasonable offer if you want it :D )
     

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  2. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    It doesn't.............transform? :cry 
     
  3. TheJacker

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    u should use an alt skids and make one that can transform and give the head a mr.T mohawk go Ateam woot
     
  4. Runamuck

    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    That is cooler than any TF. I pity da foo, indeed!
     
  5. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    wowzeers
     
  6. Spekkio

    Spekkio Master of War

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    I think the red on the hood/front bumper is a bit too big, and it's missing two lights. (See picture I found.) And it doesn't transform.

    But it's an improvement. :) 

    Bum-bumbum-bummm, bum-bum-bummmm....
     
  7. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I don't have a desire to make crossover TFs (aside from integrating MASK into my Alt/BT customs, but that's mainly a scale thing). Like I said, I just wanted something more than a toy with tattered labels.

    Well, I obviously wasn't going for show accuracy (note the lack of the gun metal gray 2-tone paint). My intent was to make something just a step up from what Ertl made. I just used the same exact size that the labels were and added the details. The toy itself is missing the 2 inner lights. I did see that photo when I was doing a Google image seach.

    I hope I didn't disappoint too much! :lol 
     
  8. Runamuck

    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    Nah, man. No disappointment at all. You just worked with what you had!
     
  9. Psycho_Mantis

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    I got no time for the jibba-jabba FOOL!

    looks cool though !
     
  10. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    :lol  and thanks!! :thumb 
     
  11. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    Make it an alt with mr t's head
     
  12. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    See post #7. ;)  Also, this toy is either 1:18 or 1:12 scale. I think even if I did go that route, I'd pick up a model kit. At least it would already be in pieces.

    Such will not be happening from me though. I promise. :) 
     
  13. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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  14. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Well, that's just spiffy!
     
  15. My03Tundra

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    WHAT?!?!? Ah, a NON-Transformer custom? Dude, are you feeling okay? Is everything alright? Something must be WRONG for a NON-Transformer custom...

    :-D
     
  16. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Dude, I've got the 3 3/4" A-Team figures that went with that. Funny thing is they all have matching jumpsuits in different colors, rather then their show accurate attire. Also have a Mr. T minimate that KA hates me for not selling to him. I'm considering making an offer.
     
  17. thoughtcrime

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    Hella sweet. Ignore the whiners, not everything cool has to transform. :rolleyes2 
     
  18. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Thanks for the props dude! It would be neat to get the A-Team toys I had when I was a kid (I had the larger ones, not the G.I. Joe sized ones), but my interests lie with the Alt/BTs line and the MPs. This thing just looked awful with the tattered labels so I had to do something . . .

    . . . and if anyone wants it, just PM me ;) 
     
  19. shibamura_prime

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    This's probably been asked before, but have you thought of re-decoing an Alt Skids in this color scheme...?

    Because I would SO pay to have that. ^_^
     
  20. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Nice touch-ups, dude. This solely depends on how thoroughly you want to continue to work on this project, but I think the upper half of the van (i.e., the area "above" the red stripe) is a darker gray, like a dark gunship gray mixed with black. Still, nearly nobody's gonna tell the difference between the way it is now and if you added that paint app.
     

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