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Cdt Weasel
03-21-2010, 12:22 PM
Got my second vehicle project finished up. Againt a simple disassmbly, prime, and repaint project. This started as a blue w/light blue stripes Corps hovercraft. I forget what they call it. Now it is the GI Joe N.A.R.W.H.A.L.E. (Nose Armored Recon Warrior Hovering Advanced Littoral Enforcer). There is no real correlation between the windows on the outside and the details on the interior. Since the Windscreen looks more like a tv screen. I decided to paint it as if the front is armored and various sensors/cameras provide the images to the crew. Again I may have put too much work into the interior details noone will be seeing. As always constructive criticism is welcome.

http://www.hisstank.com/forum/members/cdtweasel-albums-n-r-w-h-l-e-picture28242-nose.jpg
http://www.hisstank.com/forum/members/cdtweasel-albums-n-r-w-h-l-e-picture28236-left.jpg
Missle Launcher deployed
http://www.hisstank.com/forum/members/cdtweasel-albums-n-r-w-h-l-e-picture28243-missles-deployed.jpg
http://www.hisstank.com/forum/members/cdtweasel-albums-n-r-w-h-l-e-picture28238-check-six.jpg

ninjapleazee
03-21-2010, 12:23 PM
nice! these are on clearance at my Walmart for 7 bucks

Cdt Weasel
03-21-2010, 12:23 PM
Interior shots. Hopefully its obvious but this time around I did use some decals on the interior.

http://www.hisstank.com/forum/members/cdtweasel-albums-n-r-w-h-l-e-picture28239-cockpit.jpg
http://www.hisstank.com/forum/members/cdtweasel-albums-n-r-w-h-l-e-picture28241-lt-console.jpg
http://www.hisstank.com/forum/members/cdtweasel-albums-n-r-w-h-l-e-picture28240-rt-console.jpg

http://www.hisstank.com/forum/members/cdtweasel-albums-n-r-w-h-l-e-picture28237-chillin.jpg

Cdt Weasel
03-21-2010, 12:24 PM
nice! these are on clearance at my Walmart for 7 bucks

Yeah saw them down to that here also. I may pick up one or two more to try and do some hardcore customizing of the cockpit and weapon systems. Can't beat the price, though the decals start to add up lol.

JohnnyAngel77
03-21-2010, 12:27 PM
Looks pretty sweet man, great idea. Love the console details.

the odinson
03-21-2010, 12:30 PM
looks great.

ninjapleazee
03-21-2010, 12:32 PM
Yeah saw them down to that here also. I may pick up one or two more to try and do some hardcore customizing of the cockpit and weapon systems. Can't beat the price, though the decals start to add up lol.

I feel you on decals.. i spent 45 shipped for Mauler decals on egay

zman009
03-21-2010, 12:42 PM
wow!!! that is freaking awesome!!!!!

Sector_15
03-21-2010, 12:51 PM
Really cool. Nice job :).

dukeinator
03-21-2010, 12:55 PM
YouTube - Narwhals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwqXuMPsoc)

its all i could think of

kneroh
03-21-2010, 12:57 PM
That is beautiful! Nice work CDT!

citizendan1st
03-21-2010, 01:07 PM
Awesome!!! I must do one!!!

nighthawk
03-21-2010, 01:09 PM
Awesome! I wish I had the time to do that.

ero
03-21-2010, 01:11 PM
Dude. That is sick. Seriously. Dare I say, it's better than a W.H.A.L.E.?

blayze5150
03-21-2010, 01:17 PM
That's pretty sweet! I thought hard about getting one of those myself!

89PILOT
03-21-2010, 01:19 PM
Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thealleyviper
03-21-2010, 01:22 PM
Another great job. Your work is always fantastic. The controls were worth the time to detail.

arizona444
03-21-2010, 01:32 PM
awesome!!!!!!!!!

timshinn73
03-21-2010, 01:38 PM
Great job!

Airmax
03-21-2010, 02:06 PM
That is so cool. I can totally see a couple of these flanking a WHALE on some invasion mission to Cobra Island.

Looking at this gives me a great recall of 80s classic Joe. It looks like something that came out in 1986ish that I somehow never saw (if that makes sense). Such a cool idea - kudos on some great work.

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blayze5150
03-21-2010, 02:11 PM
YouTube - Narwhals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwqXuMPsoc)

CobraCrimson
03-21-2010, 02:12 PM
Nice, looks like a new-gen Whale for the Joes, smaller, faster and more armor.

I was looking at these same Corps hovercrafts and the other speed boat type things thinking about doing them up for use in my Joe verse too, nice to see they actually fit fairly well and the figures can fit in the vehicles good too.

Troynos
03-21-2010, 02:18 PM
That's awesome. I got one of those I need to play around with.

Moses
03-21-2010, 02:28 PM
That looks awesome. I thought about getting one. Now I may have to

Dagger
03-21-2010, 02:32 PM
impressive

InsigniaNIX
03-21-2010, 02:41 PM
Mad respect! This is awesome!

Mazinger
03-21-2010, 02:43 PM
That's cool. What did it look like originally?

Cdt Weasel
03-21-2010, 02:54 PM
Thanks for the kind words. I too see it as an escort/advance recon for the Killer WHALE. I didn't take any before pictures, but this link to anothers review has plenty. Just taking off the most garish stickers makes it a rather decent vehicle for joes, but I wanted to take it up a notch.

http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-toys-general-discussion/65481-corps-beach-assault-joes.html

dsrader
03-21-2010, 02:56 PM
Nice! I might need to pick a few of those up.

COBRACOLLECTOR
03-21-2010, 03:48 PM
Wowsers that's sickkkk!

misfit1015
03-21-2010, 03:52 PM
Looks good man!

steve2477
03-21-2010, 04:38 PM
Thats great.

Unclassified
03-21-2010, 04:55 PM
great job man, that really looks sharp..

Night Viper 143
03-21-2010, 04:57 PM
that's amazing, can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next.

xhairs
03-21-2010, 06:25 PM
killer job man.

A.V.A.C.
03-21-2010, 06:46 PM
awesome, once again!

hantei40
03-21-2010, 06:55 PM
Very Nice :)

DOC
03-21-2010, 06:59 PM
WOW! I need to check my walmart ASAP

Mazinger
03-21-2010, 08:09 PM
Thanks for the before pics. Wow. I haven't seen this at the store, but if I do I'll definitely get it.

It's a nice alternative to the WHALE. The WHALE's a bit too big for me.

green_shirt
03-21-2010, 08:18 PM
Man that's a great idea and really great custom work. Hope you don't mind but I gotta make me one of those too. It really looks good in the classic Joe paint scheme.

Sergeant Major
03-21-2010, 08:19 PM
Great stuff, man! I bought this same vehicle and intended to do the same thing...but never got around to it. Awesome to see what it would look like! I plan(ned) to do something a bit different with the canopy though, so at least it won't be an exact copy of yours. :D

samantha
03-21-2010, 08:28 PM
I really love this. Great work.

jestermon
03-21-2010, 10:04 PM
It's very sleek, I know the Orca is super cool, but you could hve got a real Narwhale for the side, it would definately be the first time that animal saw the side of a military vessel.

snowviper
03-21-2010, 10:29 PM
That's awesome... Now I need one. darn.

ero
03-21-2010, 11:36 PM
Great stuff, man! I bought this same vehicle and intended to do the same thing...but never got around to it. Awesome to see what it would look like! I plan(ned) to do something a bit different with the canopy though, so at least it won't be an exact copy of yours. :D

Were you thinking of trying to get some real windows in there? That's what I'd like to be able to do. Haven't a clue how though. I just like seeing my Joes when they're inside a vehicle.

lagnaf311
03-21-2010, 11:42 PM
Great work.

Beckley
03-22-2010, 12:05 AM
Awesome, never fails to amaze me when someone takes a generic, knock-off toy, and turns it into something cooler than anything Hasbro has on the shelf.

Sgt. Airborne
03-22-2010, 12:07 AM
Fantastic job

Slaymaker
03-22-2010, 10:18 AM
That looks great!!! I passed on picking one up some many times...now I wish I would have grabbed one.

DJ Radio Raheem
03-22-2010, 10:18 AM
Sweet.

Ultra Magnus 71
03-22-2010, 10:24 AM
Nice!

polyphenus
03-22-2010, 10:27 AM
Very nice work. The Corps keeps giving us vehicles Hasbro should have been delivering... :)

Mazinger
03-22-2010, 10:28 AM
Were you thinking of trying to get some real windows in there? That's what I'd like to be able to do. Haven't a clue how though. I just like seeing my Joes when they're inside a vehicle.


I haven't seen the vehicle first hand, so this might not work. Just and idea.

You can cut that recessed section on the front of the "lid" and glue clear pastic on the inside.

DOC
03-22-2010, 10:28 AM
Just got back from walmart.... NO dice :(

You've got me hunting around town for this little devil weasel! The W.H.A.L.E. was one of the only vehicles I owned as a kid..(Had many fond memories playing with that Behemoth)

Atreides
03-22-2010, 10:57 AM
Looks great, I debated picking this one up and ended up not doing so. Will definitely have to reconsider.
Love the paint color. Which brand/color did you use?

Cdt Weasel
03-22-2010, 10:12 PM
The more I've looked at this, the more I've decided I need to do something with the front viewscreen. Haven't figured it out yet, will either need to paint some type of window/viewslit or add more cameras/sensors.



Which brand/color did you use?

Krylon, Italian Olive, satin finish.

Atreides
03-22-2010, 10:26 PM
The more I've looked at this, the more I've decided I need to do something with the front viewscreen. Haven't figured it out yet, will either need to paint some type of window/viewslit or add more cameras/sensors.


Krylon, Italian Olive, satin finish.

Thanks for the info. Krylon Oxford Blue is my Standard Cobra paint. I'll have to pick some of that for my Joe vehicles.

07GT500 COBRA
03-22-2010, 10:31 PM
Very nice.

Looks like a suitable update for a GI Joe Devilfish.

PitViper
03-22-2010, 10:45 PM
Fantastic

SVantley
03-22-2010, 10:47 PM
It look great, I picked up 2 last week just because they were a buck a piece.

footloose
03-22-2010, 10:50 PM
thats sweeeeet. im going to have to buy myself one of those

max27
03-22-2010, 10:57 PM
I just primed mine tonight, I'm going to try a tiger force version. I'll try to post some pics when it's done.

Cdt Weasel
03-22-2010, 11:41 PM
I just primed mine tonight, I'm going to try a tiger force version. I'll try to post some pics when it's done.

Ohh, hope ya dont mind, but if I end up gettign a couple more of these I might steal your idea.

MyJoeCollection
03-23-2010, 12:06 AM
YouTube - Narwhals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwqXuMPsoc)

its all i could think of

Damnit, now I got that song stuck in my head...Narwals, they are narwals..

Really cool redo, I always pass this knock-offs up, but seeing this I might change my mind if i ever get around to doing something myself.

sstralkowski
03-23-2010, 01:14 PM
I've got mine sitting in my dio unaltered with 2 RoC Deep Six's climbing out onto the Battle Platform. Their paint shcemes are similar and it works as a sort of surfaced sub look IMO. I also have one of those CORPS airboats for my yellow diver from the navy officers 3-pack.

Stronox
03-23-2010, 01:57 PM
Really, really, awesome stuff!

nighthawk
03-23-2010, 04:07 PM
I've got mine sitting in my dio unaltered with 2 RoC Deep Six's climbing out onto the Battle Platform. Their paint shcemes are similar and it works as a sort of surfaced sub look IMO. I also have one of those CORPS airboats for my yellow diver from the navy officers 3-pack.


Can you take a picture? I'd like to see how it looked unaltered.

sstralkowski
03-24-2010, 07:03 AM
Can you take a picture? I'd like to see how it looked unaltered.

It's a pretty bare bones dio, but I'll be happy to take a pic tonight if I remember. :)

mech-grunt
03-24-2010, 07:35 AM
Look cool, nice job.

sstralkowski
03-24-2010, 10:11 PM
Pics of my lame dio with the original paint scheme and how the RoC Deep Six looks in comparison. I also included the Airboat thing from Target's generic line with my Navy Officer 3-pack diver driving it.

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad232/sstralkowski/DSCF1980.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad232/sstralkowski/DSCF1981.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad232/sstralkowski/DSCF1982.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad232/sstralkowski/DSCF1986.jpg

Snake Eyes 33
03-24-2010, 10:26 PM
Cool man. That is a prime piece for a custom. Easy on the wallet and cool looking at the same time..

Primo_Baddest
03-24-2010, 10:40 PM
I think I may just totally copy this idea or make one for eels and lampreys

wyojoe
03-24-2010, 11:48 PM
SWEEET!! I have one of those ugly blue things, i've been looking at it trying to decide what to do with it.. I know now what needs to happen! ;)

WeEatOurDead
03-25-2010, 12:03 AM
YouTube - Narwhals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwqXuMPsoc)

its all i could think of
Causing a commotion and don't lettem touch your ballz. Now thats some lyrical miracle whip right there.

BACAS
03-25-2010, 04:45 PM
I've seen these at walmart for $3 a piece along with the CORP Komotto(sp?) which is a two seater truck. Both are worth the $3 price tag, most of the CORP vehicles I have seen have plenty of custom potential.

nighthawk
03-25-2010, 08:01 PM
Pics of my lame dio with the original paint scheme and how the RoC Deep Six looks in comparison. I also included the Airboat thing from Target's generic line with my Navy Officer 3-pack diver driving it.

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad232/sstralkowski/DSCF1980.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad232/sstralkowski/DSCF1981.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad232/sstralkowski/DSCF1982.jpg

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad232/sstralkowski/DSCF1986.jpg

Thanks for the pics. The yellow one matches the Torpedo perfectly. The boat stock doesn't look bad. Is the orange stripes painted on or stickers?

sstralkowski
03-25-2010, 08:15 PM
Thanks for the pics. The yellow one matches the Torpedo perfectly. The boat stock doesn't look bad. Is the orange stripes painted on or stickers?

Stickers. I want to take them off now.

Cdt Weasel
03-25-2010, 08:41 PM
Thanks for the pics. The yellow one matches the Torpedo perfectly. The boat stock doesn't look bad. Is the orange stripes painted on or stickers?

As stated they are stickers, just about everything but the blue and windows are stickers. Take off the ugly stripes and 'the corps' markings and you have a decent enough vehicle to stick in with joes or cobras, I just wanted to make it look a bit more ARAH.

sstralkowski
03-25-2010, 10:31 PM
As stated they are stickers, just about everything but the blue and windows are stickers. Take off the ugly stripes and 'the corps' markings and you have a decent enough vehicle to stick in with joes or cobras, I just wanted to make it look a bit more ARAH.

Agreed, yours looks way better than the stock one I have. I just have no skills/time whatsoever.

GILTYONE
03-26-2010, 07:14 AM
Nice work!

WeaponXCustoms
03-26-2010, 01:00 PM
Great job!

ero
03-27-2010, 08:55 PM
I've got an extra set of WHALE stickers (http://www.cobrastickers.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=47&products_id=87) freshly delivered from cobrastickers.com if anybody's looking for them. I believe they're sold out over there.

Hicks_Royel
03-27-2010, 09:08 PM
I've got two of these broken down to do the exact same thing... give or take some changes to the paint scheme.

Nice Work.

BACAS
03-29-2010, 03:27 PM
I went to Walmart over the weekend and they were $1 each, so I got the 2 they had left, plus 4 Wolverine figs at $0.54 each.