Suggestions for base for this vehicle?

Dropshipbob

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Would you guys have any ideas what I could use as a base for this vehicle? I was thinking some sort of helicopter, but most of the ones out there are pretty expensive. I had seen a GI Joe vehicle called the "Locust", but it's a one-seater and I'd like something that can seat two people. I had seen a picture of a cheap Wal-Mart heli, but again, I couldn't tell how many could sit inside and I would have to build out the front "nose". I know the first immediate idea would be to use a helicopter, but I'm afraid that even with modifications, it will still look too much like a heli with stuff added to it.

Hit me with any ideas you might have please. :)
 

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K-Tiger

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Seriously, I'd look into find a junked Multi Toys Corp/MTC Blue Thunder. That thing is basically the perfect starting point, and it even seats 2.
 

Dropshipbob

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Man, even a junked MTC BT is $50.

V V, do you mean an old/vintage or newer HISS?
 

K-Tiger

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You're gonna need to be patient. You'll eventually be able to grab a more-or-less complete one for a pretty good price, if the sold listings are any indication.
 

Dropshipbob

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K, me patient? Ain't nobody got time for that!:ROFLMAO:

V V Gotcha. I happen to have one of those, but unfortunately it's not a two-seater, plus I'd have to do a ton of work to make windows in the canopy.
 
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Dropshipbob

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I've found images of a fire fighting helicopter in the World Peacekeepers line (yeah, I know what I said about using a helicopter) that might work. Does anyone know if it was ever released in the U.S.?
 

K-Tiger

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Pics? Only WPK firefighter helicopter I recall was the Little Bird molded in red plastic.
 

Dropshipbob

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I seem to recall they made a Quonset hut that was popular, and people ordered it on-line. Maybe I can order this? I know their main outlet is Big Lots, but we don't have one anymore.

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K-Tiger

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That may have been at KB at one point, but I don't recall ever seeing it at BL. I haven't seen the regular Little Bird at BL in a number of years.
 

bravo5

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This might work and should be easy to find. It's from Lanard's Kong Skull Island toyline.

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Dropshipbob

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K, that's it! Holy crap that's going to cost though.

bravo5, thanks for that suggestion, but sadly it doesn't look like I could mod it to be a two-seater.
 

bravo5

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There is this one too. True Heroes line. It looks like a two seater (would be cramped) but may work
 

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