Saturday, October 13, 2012

Tricked Out Turtle Van

Ok, I confess. Since I have been working on turning the duplex behind my house into a studio and taking woodworking classes, I have been doing much more shopping than working on minis. Anyway, shopping is half the fun of mini-ing...right? As a result, the shopping has paid off. I have this one thing I must show you. Then in other posts I will share the rest, but I think this item deserves a post unto itself.

I took the door off to get better shots of the interior
I got this for $2 at a thrift shop. I almost left it. Whew! It might not be what you think. My daughter and grands say it is actually a rip off of a more popular super hero group's vehicle.

This is the view from the rear window

Can you imagine the secret operations taking place in here?

The seats are the perfect size for 1:12 scale

Maybe it might become a news van!

I plan to removed that huge turtle head. I like the seats on the front. The trash can has a removable top! I still think it belongs to those pizza eating cowabunga dudes.

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  1. Hello Grandmommy,
    You just brought me back to my teens. What a great find. It has a lot of fun details...but I agree, the head has to go.
    Big hug,

  2. Hi there Giac!
    Thanks! So you were a cowabunga dude fan too huh? LOL I am thinking I want it to be an under cover vehicle, but still considering it as a news van.

  3. Hoooooooooooooo! Awesome. Yep, head has got to go, but what a ride!

    1. Hi Roville!

      Thanks! Now, dont be surprised if you see that head popping up somewhere else. ahaha.


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