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PostSubject: VAM Astronaut Unit   Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:56 am

Ok,I'm trying not to put the cart before the horse here....But,I am bidding on this Action Man Astronaut unit from the UK....I hope that I win the auction...So far so good...The winning bid will be alot cheaper than the over seas shipping....I picked up this spare space helicopter last year in another lot...It came with only one control arm...So it sat in my bin of astronaut stuff....In the hopes that I do win the auction,I decided to make some custom arms for it Using the same hard black plastic stock that I used for my DP Jeep repairs...I traced the first one...I decided to make them longer than the stock arms to give my astronaut more arm room....I drilled out the holes in the arms so they would look like the stock arms..I was very careful when I drilled out the connection holes...If they were too big...It would have been a lot of work for notThey fit snugly !! cheers  I tried it on one of my othe packs and it's a great fit...Much better with the longer control arms !!Now just have to find some silver/gray paint and I will be in business.....Walt
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:00 am

Cool Walt! Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:21 am

thats great Walt !, very clever and very effective my friend cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:33 am

looks great

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:58 pm

awesome Walter, great idea looks superb Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:16 am

Great Walt, your custom pieces are inpirational

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:21 am

Thanks Dudes !! Happy Thanksgiving !! I forgot to mention that the Action Man/Palitoy Battle Pack Copter pack was missing its original copter blade.....But dig this....I call it "The Turbo Close Quarters Rotor Blade"....Do you have a tight spot in need of repairs or a rescue...Here is the answer...Going to change the blue.......Cheers Walter
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:43 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Walter cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:43 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Walter! Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:13 pm

And a Happy Thanksgiving Inntruderr61 cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:20 pm

That's a great piece of work Walter!!! Cool 

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends across the pond! Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:32 pm

Thanks for the Happy Thanksgiving my Friends !! It was a wonderful day..Great food and US NFL Football...
One Day left to the UK Ebay auction...I'm still the only bidder holding @ $1.40.... Hey I was spitting and spuddering at my cell phone camera because of the terrible picture quality...The lense was dirty LOL...They are a bit better now...Go Figure...I had a gallon of gray oil based paint down in my basement...Good match...It was high gloss but i was able to quash the gloss with some Krylon crystal Clear Satin spray enamel ...That did the trick....Walter
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:35 pm

That looks fantastic Walter!!! Well done on bringing the space suit back from the dead! cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:51 pm

Walter looking Awesome my friend, great job well done Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:23 pm

Hello My Friends My Astro Pack came in from the UK yesterday...It needs quite abit of work....I an very dissapointer that the top off the unit is scraped up and broken....But what can ya ask for for $2.00 !!I have not checked the electric as of yet....I will fix her up the best that I can......i'm thinking of doing a green tinted face shieled....I'll keep you guys updated....,.Walter
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:34 pm

Great to hear Walter!  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:13 pm

Looking forward to it Walter  Very Happy Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:48 pm

if anyone can fix it ,thats you walt

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:04 pm

Hey Thanks My Friends....This Space Bazooka I am working on will be pretty cool I think...It has a diode bright white light that should look pretty good ...I just have to pick up a new plug in from Radio Shack for the power source Cheers Walter
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:10 pm

Sorry,The Image did not post....Walter
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:11 pm

Looks good Walter,  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:51 pm

Thanks My Friends !! I worked on the Astro unit today...I attached a new life support hose and cobbled up a new custom green face shield...I have to come up with a new crotch strap...Hope ya dig it so far...Walter
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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:04 pm

great stuff as always walt !

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:11 am

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PostSubject: Re: VAM Astronaut Unit   Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:38 am

terrific mate  cheers 

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