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Turbowars
11-29-2002, 10:06 PM
I got the ideas from Koda at RS. here's the link www.snowtroopers.ca/gunshipturret.htm but heres a bad shot of mine, the color is off big time. It's not 100% done, but I was excited to show it. I'll also post some better photos. Well here it is!

metaljedi
11-30-2002, 04:06 AM
So far that looks purty darn good there TurboWars

187-Maul
11-30-2002, 01:43 PM
very cool turbowars, looks pretty good

Turbowars
11-30-2002, 01:57 PM
Thanks guys! I owe it to Koda. Here's a better shot.

Turbowars
11-30-2002, 02:02 PM
although I haven't done the controls yet, here's a shot with the top off. The Clone DIDN'T have to be customized to fit. If the ball was any smaller, his legs probably would have had been cut down.

Nexu
12-01-2002, 02:45 PM
Awesome. :)

Turbowars
12-08-2002, 09:10 PM
Ok here's my Gunship with complete custom turrets with controls Photo # 4. I'll post some close ups of the controls

Val Da Car
12-10-2002, 10:25 PM
Fantastic work....great insparation!!!!

I will have to attempt this myself...once I have painted my 40+ battle droids...

Obi-Don
12-11-2002, 09:15 AM
That is some really great work and now I have got to try it . Thanks for the link too,good info.

Turbowars
12-11-2002, 06:48 PM
Thanks guys! I hope you do make them. Go by Koda's steps and you will be fine. Don't be afraid to change things. I used another way of mounting, which I think looks better. I used old legos and RC car parts. Use what you have around and try not to spend alot of $$$. I think mine cost about $5.00 in parts and that was from a craft store.

Jedi Master Silas
01-02-2003, 02:42 PM
Thats very cool....the way it should be. Great job Turbowars;)

Turbowars
01-02-2003, 06:36 PM
thanks again. Has anyone made a set yet?

Obi-Don
01-26-2003, 05:26 AM
Turbowars, I have finished mine and it looks great. I'm not to happy with the paint job,so I will repaint it. I don't have any pics as of yet,but will try to get some when they are finished. It was alot easier then you would think to make these. I used the hand controls from the pilots and it looks good. I have done alot of customs such as figures and my real love is making light sabers. I have gone from making plastic to metal handles. I would say I have about 40 to 50 lightsabers now. This is the first time I tried customs on a ship. Thanks again for the info and happy customs.

Turbowars
01-26-2003, 09:02 AM
Thats great! Check out my Escape pod. It's in here on the same customs forum, It say something like does anyone know the scale.

coy5
01-28-2003, 11:33 PM
Hey turbowars, your custom gun turrets look great. Can you tell me what you used to connect the custom pod to the hasbro turret's swivel arm. The other guy says an L-shaped bracket but I can't seem to find anything like that.
Thanks, Coy

Turbowars
01-29-2003, 06:19 PM
Sure, but you can get a small "L" bracket from any hardware store. I don't like the use of that bracket anyway. It looks really cheap and fake. I used 1/8 scale RC car tie rod end. That might sound like a hard find, but any hobby shop has them. You will only need 2, but they come in a bag of 12or so. Cheap part. The part has a female thread at one end that screws to the pod and the other end has a hole to atach to the Hasbro arm. Here's a photo. Oh E-mal me for more info and photos. Turbowars@webtv.net

JediTricks
01-30-2003, 09:58 PM
Has anybody tried using the turrets from the wings? They're not exact matches, but they look close enough and in-scale with the toy itself... plus, they're pre-painted. :D (I'm that lazy)

Turbowars
02-28-2005, 11:32 PM
That's more work that making new ones JT and besides you would need to buy another Gunship. Damn this thread is like 2 years old.:eek:

Val Da Car
03-05-2005, 08:10 AM
But Hasbro Rehashes keep it alive!

Turbowars
04-01-2005, 06:43 PM
Yeah, but that's all I had at the time.

HARDY
04-09-2005, 02:59 AM
dont think any figs would fit inside the wing turrets