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The Cobra Diamondback by A.V.A.C. HISS Tank Custom

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A.V.A.C.'s Lab does it again! The Custom Cobra Diamondback by HISSTANK.com customs master A.V.A.C.

The Cobra Diamondback is Cobra's answer to battlefield logistical challenges. It delivers and hauls away troops, equipment, and vehicles. Whilst loading and unloading, the body lifts from the chasis and hinges forward to protect itself in prone mode. Upon lifting the top, weapons stowed within allow the operators and troops to use in defense while performing the duties of delivery and pick up. The body hinges up and down but locks in place once your ready to roll and be on the road again. This protection format is based on the ASP, but it's self-propelled and doesn't need towed, it does the towing.

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The Cobra Diamondback is driven by "Flatbed". A licensed CMV "Cobra Motor Vehicles" operator. Flatbed is a mean and cynical heavy machine operator. He originally took up truck driving to support his passion for Theatre and the Ballet. A disappearance and now assumed dead performance arts critic lead to the suspect "Flatbed" quitting the theatre and resorting to drive for COBRA full time. But his love for ballet still burns, only now it's rubber and hot lead on the battlefield asphalt.

"Bed is actually quite a good dancer, his feet know just where to land and roll, he's quite graceful, claims the Baroness, however, she continues, "It's the way he dances with those 18 wheels on the open road is why Cobra hired him".
Credit: A.V.A.C. of the Hiss Tank Forums!
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A.V.A.C.:

The Cobra Diamondback is Cobra's answer to battlefield logistical challenges. It delivers and hauls away troops, equipment, and vehicles. Whilst loading and unloading, the body lifts from the chasis and hinges forward to protect itself in prone mode. Upon lifting the top, weapons stowed within allow the operators and troops to use in defense while performing the duties of delivery and pick up. The body hinges up and down but locks in place once your ready to roll and be on the road again. This protection format is based on the ASP, but it's self-propelled and doesn't need towed, it does the towing.

The Cobra Diamondback is driven by "Flatbed". A licensed CMV "Cobra Motor Vehicles" operator. Flatbed is a mean and cynical heavy machine operator. He originally took up truck driving to support his passion for Theatre and the Ballet. A disappearance and now assumed dead performance arts critic lead to the suspect "Flatbed" quitting the theatre and resorting to drive for COBRA full time. But his love for ballet still burns, only now it's rubber and hot lead on the battlefield asphalt.

"Bed is actually quite a good dancer, his feet know just where to land and roll, he's quite graceful, claims the Baroness, however, she continues, "It's the way he dances with those 18 wheels on the open road is why Cobra hired him".




















Topside:
Wow!
necro:
that's great! and the figures RULE! love the hiss driver
dpstro:
Respect!!!!!
Cobra Terrorist:
Damn, man. That is friggin awesome!

1. Phew! That's some sweet plastic work. A lot of cutting, sanding, and gluing, I'm sure.
2. Love that tiger-stripe pattern. Great paint work; looks clean.
3. Haha, that's a MAN'S beard on Flatbed.
4. Great "production values" on the presentation!
46 Zone:
A true Masterpiece!!!!
A.V.A.C.:
Lol, thanks all for the kind words!
nighthawk:
Very nice! What did you use to make it. It's really really nice.
A.V.A.C.:
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Originally Posted by nighthawk View Post
Very nice! What did you use to make it. It's really really nice.
Thanks Nighthawk, the chassis and trailer are from the TRU Rocker Hauler playset and the body is a modified HISS Tank. The rest is scratch built and various parts.

Rocket Hauler Link:

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=3045233
CG23:
WICKED cool! Awesome work!
DARKWIND:
This should be in stores NOW!!!
Too much greatness!!!
FlintWO2:
You have talent in spades man, that is awesome!
DESTRO:
That is Pimp!
Money-B:
I've seen this.. nah.


Hey great work on this one man.
I love everything about it.
samantha:
That is amazing. Great job.
Gatekeeper:
These are awesome!
A.V.A.C.:
Wow, i really appreciate all the kind words everyone, thanks a bunch!
lance858a:
Very nice. That camo scheme could make a great update for Tiger Force.
mrfu:
One Hell of an innovative custom. I Love it in black. Bad ass all around! Awesome work!
chuckles32:
Top notch as always my fellow KC tanker! :-)
GAAWAY:
After all the adjectives have been used I can only add one more : Stupendous!
the odinson:
shit is ridiculous. factory assed ridiculous.
Redredly:
every time I see one of your new customs I'll say to myself....there's no way he can top that...and yet, every new carnation is super original with brilliant design and expert execution... you never cease to amaze...seriously amazing
freakintiger:
Best designed and executed vehicle custom I've seen...ever. If these were on store shelves they'd be flying off them. Excellent work A.V.A.C.!
snowviper:
the fact that you made two of these just blows me away.
ilzuccone:
sessy
Tankster:
Coby your just tops in my book brother dammit man that's freaking beautiful!!!
A.V.A.C.:
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Originally Posted by mrfu View Post
One Hell of an innovative custom. I Love it in black. Bad ass all around! Awesome work!
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Originally Posted by chuckles32 View Post
Top notch as always my fellow KC tanker! :-)
Quote:
Originally Posted by GAAWAY View Post
After all the adjectives have been used I can only add one more : Stupendous!
Quote:
Originally Posted by the odinson View Post
shit is ridiculous. factory assed ridiculous.
Quote:
Originally Posted by freakintiger View Post
Best designed and executed vehicle custom I've seen...ever. If these were on store shelves they'd be flying off them. Excellent work A.V.A.C.!
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Originally Posted by ilzuccone View Post
sessy
Thanks guys, your too kind, much appreciated!

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Originally Posted by snowviper View Post
the fact that you made two of these just blows me away.
I usually make several at a time in whatever i do. When i get a prototype to the paint stage, i immediately start work on another or several while it's fresh in my head. It's the printmaker in me.

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Originally Posted by Redredly View Post
every time I see one of your new customs I'll say to myself....there's no way he can top that...and yet, every new carnation is super original with brilliant design and expert execution... you never cease to amaze...seriously amazing
Thanks Red, i have a couple more headed your way!

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Originally Posted by lance858a View Post
Very nice. That camo scheme could make a great update for Tiger Force.
I never thought of that, but it guess it would. Maybe i hate myself enough to try that camo on a Rattler. :P
TTT:
Incredible !
mutt7564:
If Hasbro would buy your designs, I'd definitely buy more than 3. At least 1 in package. Your skills are amazing. My wallet is sighing in relief
for not being able to purchase those Diamondbacks. With those vehicles, they probably wouldn't last on the shelves long enough to make it to Ross stores.
optimusred6:
Cool
deaco:
Super Slick work! WOW!
Darth Awgmon:
Great work, AVAC. Very original, while using alot of existing parts that most of us have access to. The driver looks awesome, and you gave him a cool name. Paint-job is top notch. Your pics are also beautiful. You are a pro.
AMF:
every warlord should at least get 5 of these, i'm loving it.
jasonpaul:
Hasbro hasn't even made a conncept vehicle let alone a retail vehicle this good. Only 1 negative always seemed impractical to have a armoured vehicle with a huge glass glass canopy. I always painted mine with hammer textured paint with a T shaped view. He uses heads up display mostly for combat lol.
gruppenfuhrer88:
I'm down with this, shit is sick looking man.......nice job.
KINKO:
A.V.A.C. iz!!!!!!!! tha Best customizer of all Time!!!!!!!! Cobraaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!
Mr Hebime:
Man I've been following the WIP on this thing forever. Totally worth it. Well deserving of front page status.
shakka85:
That is amazing! The parts fit together seemlessly, making it appear to be the way they were meant to be... Fantastic work, bro!

-Todd
Shakka85
TheIRONSPQR:
Most Impressive!
A.V.A.C.:
Holy crap, thanks so much everyone for the words of encouragement. It means a ton to me and gives me some extra fuel to finish up some other projects i'm struggling with. Cheers guys!
soundwave84:
really great work.
deadfish:
damn!! amazing!! damn amazing!! one hell of a vehicle man
A.V.A.C.:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darth Awgmon View Post
Great work, AVAC. Very original, while using alot of existing parts that most of us have access to. The driver looks awesome, and you gave him a cool name. Paint-job is top notch. Your pics are also beautiful. You are a pro.
Thanks Darth, that's the idea. I usually only put time into things i can make multiples of that are fairly easy to find and at a reasonable price.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonpaul View Post
Hasbro hasn't even made a conncept vehicle let alone a retail vehicle this good. Only 1 negative always seemed impractical to have a armoured vehicle with a huge glass glass canopy. I always painted mine with hammer textured paint with a T shaped view. He uses heads up display mostly for combat lol.
Yeah, i need to buy some upgraded armored canopies or finally get around and making my own and casting it.

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Originally Posted by Mr Hebime View Post
Man I've been following the WIP on this thing forever. Totally worth it. Well deserving of front page status.
Thanks Hebime, it's been a while since i had updated that.

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Originally Posted by soundwave84 View Post
really great work.
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Originally Posted by deadfish View Post
damn!! amazing!! damn amazing!! one hell of a vehicle man
Thanks guys!
nickvree:
Great work as usual AVAC!
G.I. Gummby:
Well done. I'm very impressed at the craftsmanship of bringing the pieces together. It actually looks like a real production vehicle for the cobras. I want one!!!! Two thumbs up!
Tim 121RVC:
joecrazybill:
So AWESOME I'm at a loss for words to better express the awesome!
iDzBowl:


This is sick man, I love your work!
 

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