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fireflyed
04-12-2011, 09:42 AM
Here is my entry into the "Pimp my ride" contest. Dusty's Dust Cat or as he thinks of it, his home away from home. Thanks for looking and a big thanks to you guys for throwing the contest.

Of course I gave it some Leds. :) Lights up front and a red one in the hold. I scratch built the new hull and hold and used strong magnets to secure the hatch when closed. The turret is fixed on an inner ring that spins and the gun is on a ball and socket so it can point in any direction.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd230/fireflyed/DSC029582.jpg
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fireflyed
04-12-2011, 09:43 AM
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fireflyed
04-12-2011, 09:43 AM
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd230/fireflyed/DSC02940.jpg
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krooklyn
04-12-2011, 09:44 AM
Love it!!!

5h4rK
04-12-2011, 09:45 AM
Awesome!

SIC DETH
04-12-2011, 09:49 AM
Thats Tight!!!

luigi
04-12-2011, 09:50 AM
that is so awesome

Troynos
04-12-2011, 09:50 AM
Thats awesome.

UMAN
04-12-2011, 09:53 AM
That is so freaking awesome. I've been trying to find a Wolf Hound to do something like this. I won't come near your level of expertise though. Keep it up!

mswi
04-12-2011, 09:58 AM
That is fantastic, love everything about this one, the stowage, the lights, the bullet ridden modded cannons, the paint, the camp set up. truley one of the most excellent vehicle customs I've seen, would like to see tackle the water moccassin and the hydro-foil

EduardimusPrime
04-12-2011, 09:59 AM
Is that PBR in that cooler?! I didn't know dusty was a hipster! Ha!

Awesome custom vehicle man. You never disappoint.

Nictus
04-12-2011, 10:22 AM
Seriously I hate that I don't have this.

titanate
04-12-2011, 10:28 AM
Seriously I hate that I don't have this.

2nd-ed.

I hate you, Fireflyed--you make the coolest stuff!!! I want 'em all.

Have you ever done a Tomahawk?

fireflyed
04-12-2011, 10:32 AM
2nd-ed.

I hate you, Fireflyed--you make the coolest stuff!!! I want 'em all.

Have you ever done a Tomahawk?

Not yet, but soon. ;)

Thanks everyone, I mean it.

Tankster
04-12-2011, 10:34 AM
:D man now what can i do to compete? lol gonna have to go yard on this beast!!!!! awsome brother!

ninjapleazee
04-12-2011, 10:48 AM
nice

Laser Viper
04-12-2011, 10:55 AM
Love it man! but i would have went with a different name, but thats me.

chickenbroth
04-12-2011, 11:04 AM
Sweetness! I love the dual mini guns and the rear storage area.

mafclass
04-12-2011, 11:09 AM
That is an awesome level of detail. Down to the map and fire extinguisher in the hold. Very thorough.

rip_cord
04-12-2011, 11:14 AM
this is awesome!

LOVE the attention to detail.

nice work FF!

Cobraticon
04-12-2011, 11:15 AM
This is neat stuff :)

Jedi_Master_Ben
04-12-2011, 11:23 AM
I love the fact that when you take away the white arctic look, you have basically a halftrack vehicle like in WW2. Great concept and execution. I am surprised Big H has not stolen this idea yet.

blackgrifter
04-12-2011, 11:26 AM
sweet

Griff
04-12-2011, 11:36 AM
FRACK ME!!!! That is all different kinds of amazing.

GrimReaper957
04-12-2011, 11:43 AM
I love this

Wry1
04-12-2011, 11:46 AM
excellent work as always man.

89PILOT
04-12-2011, 12:01 PM
You never stop do you??? and PLEASE don't!!!

AMAZING!!!

M. Aster Karver
04-12-2011, 12:11 PM
That is slammin'!

nighthawk
04-12-2011, 12:12 PM
Awesome! I love the back cargo area and gunner's station.

luigi
04-12-2011, 12:20 PM
what are the cans made of?

CornDog_The_Ninja
04-12-2011, 12:24 PM
This thing is so fracking awesome, words just can't really describe it.

grimdizel
04-12-2011, 12:56 PM
that's pretty harwd...

Slaymaker
04-12-2011, 01:15 PM
SWEET! If I ever see another one of those SnowCats I may have to try something like this!

Very Awesome stuff!

jpnX
04-12-2011, 02:05 PM
As always great work

Nictus
04-12-2011, 02:57 PM
Seriously I hate that I don't have this.

I'm still hating you have this...at first because it's just cool...but now it makes me want a POC dusty figure...a lot of them and they're always around which means I'm not going to have any spare money.


But that's ok I guess having this addiction gives me a selfish reason to stay employed




Oh and if you make a tomahawk with all your mad painting lighting and modding skills...I'll kill you, not literally, well maybe not literally, if you can do it in Such a way that makes me not want it...you'll remain alive...but if I love it you're so dead and it will be k known the world over that you died for some awesome bits of plastic.


I'm just kidding... I'll never tell anyone what happened

TYPHUS
04-12-2011, 03:07 PM
Oh and if you make a tomahawk with all your mad painting lighting and modding skills...I'll kill you, not literally, well maybe not literally, if you can do it in Such a way that makes me not want it...you'll remain alive...but if I love it you're so dead and it will be k known the world over that you died for some awesome bits of plastic.

I'm just kidding... I'll never tell anyone what happened


Congratulations dude that is one of the single most disturbing,yet hilarious things i have read on this site EVER!!!!

But back to business:


Fireflyed,dude you never cease to amaze me with your vehicle work!! Absolutely great stuff.

Nictus
04-12-2011, 03:53 PM
Congratulations dude that is one of the single most disturbing,yet hilarious things i have read on this site EVER!!!!

But back to business:


Fireflyed,dude you never cease to amaze me with your vehicle work!! Absolutely great stuff.

I'm 30ish hours no sleep...but today my prescription gets refilled and I'll be on my way to dreamland.

But as the saying goes "I'm out of my medicine and out my mind and I'm wanting yours let me in!"

Not kidding the clonazapan isn't working it only makes me giggle and I'm too big to giggle and get away with it...Valium or xanax will do ;)


Although looking at my post...I can see how it would be disturbing...and funny. It's all good as long as you smile more than you frown

fireflyed
04-12-2011, 04:58 PM
Nictus, You have me rolling with laughter. :)

Thanks everyone!

TTT
04-12-2011, 05:00 PM
Some of your pics are box art worthy, the only thing you did wrong was the laptop should have HT's front page :D

Hard-master
04-12-2011, 05:08 PM
excellent work

wormser
04-12-2011, 05:18 PM
thats f'ing ridiculous! amazing revision of the snow cat man! love it!

Nictus
04-12-2011, 05:18 PM
Nictus, You have me rolling with laughter. :)

Thanks everyone!

Awesome I'm glad you find this all in fun...it is I mean the chances of you a moderately sharp object and myself all being in relatively close proximity at the same time are quite remote.

Though in my current mental state I am wondering what "damage" you could do with an x19...a project I'd like to discuss at your leisure if/when you accept commissions

Redredly
04-12-2011, 05:20 PM
great job pal...really loving the work on the back.....did you make the hinge?

wormser
04-12-2011, 05:21 PM
looks like a small store bought hinge was attached somehow. like glue or epoxy....

fireflyed
04-12-2011, 05:23 PM
Just a a small cabinet hinge from lowes.

PM me Nictus, and we can discuss your project. As my sig says, I'm accepting commissions until November.

fireflyed
04-12-2011, 05:24 PM
Some of your pics are box art worthy, the only thing you did wrong was the laptop should have HT's front page :D

LOL. I keep that in mind for next time :)

freakintiger
04-12-2011, 09:44 PM
Turned out really nice!

G.I. JOSEPH
04-12-2011, 09:52 PM
seeing your work just makes me wanna cry it's so good.
the details! the paint! the why hasn't this been done already concept!

awesome!!!!!!!

cobracobra
04-12-2011, 10:02 PM
awesome work!

devilfish60
04-12-2011, 10:11 PM
Bad ass, as usual.

Joecom
04-12-2011, 10:57 PM
Dude this is so awesome it just blows away what I thought a Snow Cat was. Love the pics!!!

dustycarlisle
04-12-2011, 11:03 PM
Love it!!

the odinson
04-12-2011, 11:14 PM
you win.

Dake
04-13-2011, 12:00 AM
Outstanding - great use of the mold with some clever added functionality. I'd buy it.

SteelersMobat
04-13-2011, 12:05 AM
sweet

Steelgrave
04-13-2011, 12:14 AM
That's really cool!


I wish I knew how to stick lights in all my vehicles.

GlasgowSmiles
04-13-2011, 12:23 AM
Okay, you need to stop making me fall in love with custom vehicles. Seriously, this is awesome.

RolandofGilead
04-14-2011, 05:41 PM
I love what you did with the back hatch. I've been stuck on that particular piece for too long myself.

fireflyed
04-14-2011, 05:43 PM
It's now up for grabs, buyer fell threw.
http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-buy-sell-trade/108702-fireflyeds-custom-sell-thread.html#post2460943

Primo_Baddest
04-15-2011, 03:55 PM
hey man great stuff as usual, are there any WIP pics? In particular, of the turrent mount and roof where the stock piece would be open w/ missile launcher. I really would like to convert my my snowcat w/ something similar

Scarlett-Jinx
04-15-2011, 05:16 PM
I think it looks awesome, but Dusty's "Sand-Tiger" would have sounded 10x cooler than "dust cat" :)

fireflyed
04-15-2011, 06:00 PM
hey man great stuff as usual, are there any WIP pics? In particular, of the turrent mount and roof where the stock piece would be open w/ missile launcher. I really would like to convert my my snowcat w/ something similar

These are the only pics I saved of the wip pictures.
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd230/fireflyed/photo18.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd230/fireflyed/photo19.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd230/fireflyed/photo20.jpg

tkprime
04-15-2011, 06:25 PM
Using this formula, you could make a killer Adventure Team Mobile Support vehicle, or Big Trapper!

Scroll142
04-15-2011, 06:40 PM
this custom is an onion of WIN... just layers!

Tracker
04-15-2011, 06:40 PM
that rocks you are certainly a master of your art

Flint-wo2
04-15-2011, 06:52 PM
Nice looks awesome.

heymilt
04-16-2011, 12:16 AM
Incredible work!!!

Hawk1171
04-16-2011, 12:27 PM
Job well done. Hasbro should call you today to get the plans and make this.

CG23
04-16-2011, 07:43 PM
You continue to amaze me! I absolutely love this custom! Awesomeness!

timshinn73
04-17-2011, 01:48 PM
Very cool. Nice details.

Tanksmasher
04-17-2011, 01:55 PM
Awesome work. That's pretty damn cool.

Crimson Gord
04-17-2011, 02:11 PM
wow, i don't know why it took me so long to see this !?! this is a sweet ride man. where did you get the beers? lol

puma
04-17-2011, 02:35 PM
suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuppppppppppppppppppeerrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrbbb!!!!!!

flash70
04-17-2011, 10:18 PM
I love the cooler with Da Beers!

danielgogeta
04-17-2011, 11:26 PM
amazing job on your dustcat :) love them leds :)

Stronox
04-18-2011, 12:20 AM
This is just friggin awesome!!

Captain Carstein
04-21-2011, 11:19 PM
Great work! Love the little diorama setup.

KingBiohazerd
04-22-2011, 12:14 AM
Oh crap!! That's awesome!! All the way around great work!