|12-31-2009, 01:54 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brandon, Florida
Hey guys and gals!
I have a Clone Wars Turbo Tank that Im looking to sell.
(For any that dont know what one is see this link)
But what Im thinking is possibly turning it into a Cobra APC. A big one!
What I would do...
Paint the outter hull either Black or Dark Blue
Put raised, (embossed?) Cobra symbols on it. (painted Red of course)
Possibly battle damage / blast marks (Yes/no?)
I have two questions for you guys...
1) What else might be done to it?
2) What would you pay for one? (I mean, would it go for retail at least? More, less?) I need to decide if it would be worth my time and efforts and materials.
Maybe a third question would be... What could I do to it to make it worth buying?
If you havent seen my work, I am a pretty fair painter, not the best, but decent enough to pull this off I think.
Custom Veteran Biker Scout on ebay
I appreciate any and all advice on this potential project.
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|12-31-2009, 02:04 AM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2009
I think and APC would rock! Unfortunately, I have no room for such a large piece, but I'm sure that you would make some GI Joe collector out there very happy!
Est. 1978- GI Joe addict since 1982
|12-31-2009, 02:39 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Statesboro, GA
APC...or....Cobra Mobel Command Center.
If the Joes have a Mobel Pit, why not Cobra have one too. I hope to get one soon (with it being payday in the morning), but I would not attempt this because I am also a Star Wars fan and collector. I say go for it and post cool pics of it when you are done.
Good luck with it.
|12-31-2009, 03:16 AM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Seeing that it's already a $50-100 item(depending on where and when you got it)... to be honest, I can't see it going for that much more to make it worth your time. That's just me being honest. If you spent the time on something like that, I'd hope you'd want to make money off it, and it being expensive as it is, I wouldn't expect there'd be that many people out there that'll drop a lot of money on such a large custom... I could be wrong, but I dunno.
I'd say just sell it or return it... now if you got it dirt cheap.. then it might be worth it, but would you be disappointed if you paid $40, put a good $20 in parts and paint, not to mention the time to customize it and it only sold for $60 or so?
I'd really look into it and think hard about it before you put that paint to it... maybe practice on a smaller, cheaper toy, maybe a Cobra tank made from say the CORPs stuff... see if that does well, then do a couple other things, get your name out there and then BAM! hit them with this beast... but I dunno.. people barely want to spend $50-100 on a factory large item for their SW or GI Joes.. it might be hard getting them to spend that much on a custom.
Let us know what you decide.
|12-31-2009, 10:01 AM||#5|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Sounds like an awesome idea, regardless.
|12-31-2009, 10:03 AM||#6|
Crimson lady of the Guard
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere out there
I would love to see a SW Turbo tank custom.
My feedback Thread http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...tml#post642922
(PLEASE READ MY WANTS LIST, any help finding these items would be wonderful)
My wants list http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-buy-sell-trade/36991-samanthas-wants-buy-trade-thread.html
|12-31-2009, 11:20 AM||#7|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Da Ville
I think the Turbo Tank would be a good base for the Oktober Guard " R-Tee-Vee" (sp). If I found 1 super cheap I'd try that, even though I'm running out of room for my toys.
My feedback thread:
My trade thread:
|12-31-2009, 08:04 PM||#8|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Manasass, VA
I had the same idea when I picked up a Turbo tank but I am not looking to sell mine. Good luck with yours.
|12-31-2009, 08:05 PM||#9|
Z Force Commando
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: UK England
Custom it into a Cobra Mobile HQ to rival the Mobile Pit.
|12-31-2009, 08:17 PM||#10|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Coastal Georgia
It really does look a little bit like the Joe transport in Marvel #6 and 7.
My feedback: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/buy-se...plainasst.html
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