Men, What we need here is a WAR WINNEBAGO!!!!
Why do I do these things? I have a nice selection of regular models.
Sometimes I just go off on a idea and see if I can make it happen.
Except for the wheels and fixtures and crew, completely scratch built.
And of course I had to add LED lights. It has a flat head Ford engine mated to a automatic transmission, Why? I don't know. It just made sense.
The siding is from those long window blinds that you twist to close. I did not dive into the dumpster to get these. They were sticking out over the edge.
I also articulated the rear suspension for those off road excursions.
Well if you go off the beaten path... Go all the way.
Somebody save me!
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I knew that had to be yours as soon as I saw the lights. You have the mind of a mad genius, sir. Another off-the-wall creation (and I love it).
Thanks Craig. Oh the madness! It is fun to start with an idea and a bunch of Evergreen sheets and shapes. I did not dive into the dumpster!
I like it
Yer gaul dern right Vincent! It even has indoor plumin--
Don't ferget them ankle bitin hillbilly badgers for stealth ops, oh wait that's vehicle security. Hehehehe
Mad. Absolutely mad. But not worse off than many genuine military vehicles these days. Like the interior.
Thank you Stellan. The interior was fun to lay out.
Madness, sheer madness I say. Steve you must have some interesting dreams in your sleep. Just love the concept and execution you've done here.
Thank you Tom. It's the dreams when you are awake that can get scary. This was a fun one.
Looks like something Walter White and Jesse could have used. Or at least our boys in Iraq. Remember "Stripes" the Urban Assault Vehicle? Keep on Modeling California Steve style.
Thanks Bill. Stripes is one of my favorite movies. I was thinking about adding some flip down armor. It is a real Chick Magnet!
Steve, I once saw the Maryland National Guards mobile command center, and IT WAS something just like yours! I don't think it was even camouflaged. Me, I'd go all stealth and disguise it as an ice cream truck, complete with goofy chime music.
I did like that vehicle in "Stripes".
Yours looks more plausible. I'd be the poor devil working the computer.
When I was in, the van I worked had teletypes. Todays stuff is probably quieter. Yours has a lot more headroom, too, and ain't as cluttered.
Thanks Bernard, How things change. We even have WiFi on board. A dude has to have some tunes going into battle. We play Twisted Sister full blast going in. Haa! Ha!
Thanks for the nice comments.
Steve, when I toured the thing, they made it a point to show me the BIG coffee urn it had. They assured me it was real mission essential.
I also remember that in the old days we had pinups taped to the walls for "inspiration".
Given my vintage, I'd recommend Creedence (Fortunate Son) and Canned Heat (I went down to the crossroads) Others may have other suggestions. Psyops, like the C & W Oddball played in Kellys Heroes.
You are so right Bernard! I will have to add a BIG coffee urn!
Now how did that essential piece of equipment get left off the list?
A California Steve classic. Awesome as usual!
Thanks Morne, I am still trying to remember when I said to myself. "I think I'm going to build a RV" Too much fun Morne.
Awesome, here ya go some music for your ride 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PToN-U_ZD0k
I was unaware of this 'til now, and now it's playing in my head! Aaauuugh!
Certainly appropriate, however.
Thanks for once again expanding my cultural horizons, both of you! Keeps me young! Geeze, cackle!
Now that was great Rob! I feel much better..
Yeah, had a feeling you'd appreciate that 🙂
Completely mad, I'm not even sure we're on the same planet!
Hey George how are you doing? It is sure a good thing our planet is flat.
This beast hates going up hills.. Haa!Haa!
A post from you is always a must to hit imodeler. Great idea and perfect presentation, Steve.
Thanks Bernd. Now on to the armored RZR 1000 turbo.
OK, maybe I'll give it a break for now.
Thanks for the nice comments.
Forget the armor - where's the beer fridge?!
In the side storage bins... You thought I forgot didn't you.
I have found that most motor homes run on cold brew.
Only when parked for the day of course.. Haa Haa!1
Ha that looks good! I thought it was a model of Saddam Hussein's Winnebago, with an A10 in the pitch and fan attack...!
Thanks James. No A's available today. But I do have a good stash of firecrackers. I could see SH ordering one of these.