Well, if you can come up with a good plan that you think will work (Which fusalage, which wings, how will it all work, etc.), let me know and we can iron everything out and hopefully get started. Sorry it took me so long to resond, I didn't see your last post to the conversation.
Size is a factor. It needs to be large enough to be functional for the Joes. If it's really well done, and really durable, and very detailed and well painted... I could do $100 - $140. Would that work for you? Could you do 2 of them for around $200?
Let's just make sure we have a very good plan agreed upon before we actually DO anything. Also, usability is VITAL. If this thing is overly fragile, it does me no good. I need to be able to PLAY with it. Durability is very important. Let me know what you come up with.
Well what if we used the new Chap Mei C-130 or the Chinook (or a combo of both) as a base. What do you think of that? The Chinook main body might work with the c-130's wings... but what could we use for the 2 VTOL engines?
Hey Man, thanks for your message. You've certainly peeked my interest... do you have any pics of any vehicles you customized? Large Aircraft? I would be very interested to see what you could do about an Osprey for the Joes. Obviously I've wanted a Chap Mei Osprey for a long time, but that will probably never happen... so what can you do?
You do know that JD has a ARAH (O-ring only) section right? Most of my vintage stuff got played with for years and isn't really worth shooting figure wise. I do have some decent vintage stuff. And one of the unwritten rules no matter what site your on is: don't mix vintage with modern era. I have managed to sneak in a few vintage figs because ME figs don't fit the vintage vehicles.
To bad those eversparkle sets weren't around that long, I never knew about them until it was to late. I hope you can find some really. I talked to a tanker about them a long time ago and thats where I learned about them. I just wish somebody else would do something along the same lines weather it be Hasbro or whomever.
No worries on the figure. If anything when it's done at least show it off. I was curious how it worked out since I may try something for the zombie contest. I'm way behind on trying to do something but I may throw a project together quick for it.
cool brother, Glad they arriced for ya. No worries on trying to get them or casts back to me. I had no plans for them, they were just sitting in a bin. Maybe someday i'll need something and a favor can be returned. I'm a Karma guy so i am just happy i could help you out.
Switches really depend on whether you want them kind of hidden or not, too. They have those small pushbuttons, submini slides(which is primarily what I use.) The small pushbutton switches are generally designed like a nut and bolt assembly, and the slides have tiny screws to fasten them.
Depends on where you get them, the style of LED, etc. At Radio Shack I can get blinkers for like 1.49 a pair, and the brights for about 2 bucks a piece. You're looking at about a 20-30 dollar startup if you don't already have some supplies(solder, iron, wire.) And don't forget the switches!
Thanks. It's also got a tail and main body blinker. Sold it to Firefly here a while ago, though. Don't have it in my possession anymore, but she was definitely a sweet bird. I'm pretty sure those are supposed to be antennas, though. But if I'm wrong, I'm wrong. Hopefully some good PTE stuff will get to my BL soon so I can start wiring stuff up again.