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#1 antp

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 02:37 PM

Hi,
I got a 5550 when I was kid, I always liked that model, I found it fun to play with, destroy, rebuild, etc.  :grin:
After my dark age, I found another one on Ebay for cheap. As I had parts for that, I modified the colors, replacing yellow/black by blue/red.
Then I found another one, so when you have two, why not three? It got green parts. I bought parts on bricklink for that, making a blue/darkgrey and a green/red.
Recently I eventually found a fourth one, making it red/darkgrey, with orange replacing darkgrey on the blue one.
The 5581 "Magic Flash" seems harder to find, I only got one.
My original 5550 is actually the blue one, the one in original colors is the third one that I got and that I kept as it is, since it was in nearly mint state (unlike mine, since I played a lot with it : :tongue: )
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I have to order parts, I am missing 1x1 orange plates (I used round ones) and I cheated for some green parts.
I do not know yet which color selection I'll do for the next one, not all parts exist in all colors (I'd like rare colors like purple etc.)
Maybe I should try to replace the white by something else too...

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#2 DLuders

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 04:34 PM

What a nice fleet of CUSTOM "Custom Rally Van" vehicles!  The 1991-1993 Set #5550 had 527 pieces, so there are GAZILLIONS of combinations of colors you could make!   :laugh:  Don't let any youngsters get ahold of these beauties!

#3 antp

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 07:02 PM

And for the fun, a reduced version that I just made, even if it is a little off-topic here I guess:

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edit: fixed link for new pic location

Edited by antp, 22 September 2013 - 03:49 PM.


#4 Tobbe Arnesson

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:39 AM

Nice collection!

The original always reminds me of A-Team, perhaps you can do the next one more like the "original" movie van? http://www.starcarhi...an_high_res.jpg :D

#5 antp

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 08:58 PM

One more custom Custom Rally Van :

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I have a sixth one ready to be re-colored, but I do not know yet what I'll do with it :D

#6 antp

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:44 PM

And more than one year later, I finally chosen colors for that 6th one; dark bluish gray & lime green :

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But in the meantime I got a 7th one, it will probably be dark red replacing the yellow, but I haven't decided the secondary color yet.
Maybe I should also stop. But it is not really my fault if no-one else buys them when they appear on Ebay :grin:

#7 Timoonn

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:05 PM

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#8 CP5670

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:16 PM

This is a nice fleet. :thumbup: I like the blue and orange one the best. I don't have this set, but have the very similar Magic Flash.

#9 antp

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:15 AM

I'd like to find some more Magic Flash too to also change its colors (I only have one, in its original colors) , but it seems much more rare than the Rally Van.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:37 AM

Very cool. I'd like to some Friends colors!
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#11 drdesignz

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

I recently bought several Model Team sets, owning them for the first time ever, including both Custom Rally Van and Magic Flash.  I never realized it before I built them, that their construction is very similar.  

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Then I got lucky and found Big Foot 4x4 (5561), new in an unopened box, which also has some similarities.  

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#12 antp

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:04 PM

Indeed the 5561 has some similarities. I haven't found yet one at good price though.




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