|01-05-2008, 09:16 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2006
After my latest round of figure customs I thought I needed to do something vehicle-wise. So here is a nice Vintage HISS with a few special modifications.
Looks pretty much the same as a Vintage one doesn't it? But wait there is something odd here.
Yup, that's right. She has a motorized tread system
I still need to finish detailing the sides with some suspension details. I'll need to go digging in some old armor/car kits for details.
This is the switch on the back. I have forward, stop, and reverse.
I wanted a turnable radio control version, but I had a terrible time finding an RC Tank which didn't cost an arm and a leg. I eventually found a Tamiya tread and motor kit for about $15 and made a totally new frame for it.
The only downside is that the gearbox had to stick out of the front and it also impacted on the drivers seat a bit. Not bad enough to not let me put in a driver though so thats good.
Next up some comparisons to an unaltered HISS
|01-05-2008, 09:19 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Here are two comparison shots with my other Vintage HISS.
And what good is a motorized custom without some sort of video
I wonder what type of custom I should do after something like this? Where did I put that old extra Vamp?
|01-05-2008, 09:19 PM||#3|
Cobra Sith Lord
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Wow! I wish my H.I.S.S. when I was a kid would've been motorized like that!
|01-05-2008, 09:20 PM||#4|
"A Real American Hero"
Join Date: Jul 2007
You need to work at Hasbro!
|01-05-2008, 09:23 PM||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Greensboro, NC
Dude! That is wicked awesome!
|01-05-2008, 09:51 PM||#6|
Join Date: Oct 2007
WOW...Nice work.HISS the way it should of been made.Get ready for an influx of PM 's for your customizing skillz
|01-05-2008, 09:53 PM||#7|
Join Date: Jul 2006
You are awesome.
That is the greatest thing I've seen this year.
|01-05-2008, 10:01 PM||#8|
Join Date: Aug 2007
best single improvement to a hiss i've ever seen! i ALWAYS wanted a hiss with operable tracks.
|01-05-2008, 10:35 PM||#9|
Sunsword = Fabulous!
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, ME
HO.....LEE......SH*T!!! That is the greatest custom mod that I've ever seen. It's clean, functional and sturdy. Seriously man, you should go ahead and set up shop!
|01-05-2008, 11:40 PM||#10|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pottsville, PA
I agree...very clean mod. Looks and works great...love the video!!
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