Cobra Snow Hare

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Cobra Snow Hare

Post by Tim 121RVC on Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:10 pm

The goal for this project was: Take those funny, goofy motorized action or vehicle packs apart and make a new versions.
I've been wanting to change the A.T.V. into a ski mobile for a while now, the main reason why I came up with the idea for this project.

I started with:


Main body: A.T.V. '88
Ski: Swamp Skier '84, q-tip + toothpick
Gun: Headhunter Stormtrooper '93
Tracks: Devastator '89
Back: styrene, Buzzer '85 backpack, q-tip, some Soldier Force straps

First I took the A.T.V. apart to take a look at the pullback motor. Nothing really special there, but instead of two wheels on the side, I made one wheel in the middle to provide some space for new tracks, because I wanted to replace the wheels with some smaller tracks. The ones from the Devastator where nearly perfect, but I had to cut them in to smaller pieces, leave some out and glue the remaining ones together to make them fit.
The front ski was just a no-brainer. I removed the wheel, made a new "axis" to fit the ski and drilled holes in the A.T.V. front fork.
For the back part I added a bent piece of styrene and glued some straps and the Buzzer backpack on it so it could serve as a cargo rack. I like that feature.









Look, it actually works:



I wasn't sure which faction it would belong to, the Oktober Guard could use such a vehicle as well. But when I started testing the Snow Hare it looked like that Snow Serpent was really enjoying the ride, so it became a Cobra vehicle.
The added back part was made as a cargo rack, but it might hold another figure too. I haven't tried that yet though.

I selected Snow Hare as a name, because a hare is small, but fast and maneuverable.
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Re: Cobra Snow Hare

Post by ucsf on Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:41 pm

Wow that's a neat modification. I really love the details!

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Re: Cobra Snow Hare

Post by Rambo on Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:50 pm

This is a superb job. Looks factory made, and it is portable.

It could also be a working Zartan's chameleon.

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Re: Cobra Snow Hare

Post by cyko on Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:00 am

AWESOME! And you can still carry it like a backpack?! That's outta control. The paint is super clean, too; looks production.
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Re: Cobra Snow Hare

Post by Tim 121RVC on Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:52 am

Thanks, guys!
It was a fun project.
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