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Custom Metal Slug Super Vehicle by Jin-Saotome Custom Metal Slug Super Vehicle by Jin-Saotome
The Metal Slug Super Vehicle tank was made from an Imaginext Robot Police Tank by Fisher Price. It had lights and blue robot arms but those were removed, filled in with Apoxie Sculpt, and smoothed over. It's easy to unscrew and open up to part out for painting. I created a domed top, scratch-built the side machine guns from abs tubing and Glyos parts, used a Hero Factory chest for the back chassis system. On that system are the exhaust made from Sigma 6 Duke wind-up gun barrels and ML Heroes Reborn Iron Man pipes and random parts for the twin tubes and antenna.

The workin light on top is a Neo Shifters light-up head with a custom case built around it, fodder parts for the roof vent, sculpted 3-hole side vents from Apoxie sculpt, added Spawn Interlink feet jets for the 4 side pegs, and various fodder parts or Modeling Support Goods hobby parts for detail.

Marco and Tarma were made from GI Joes, who I'm not sure because I put them together from loose parts. Unfortunately I've long since forgotten what lower leg goes to who or what arm is what. Their vests were created simply from RoC Cobra Commander jackets and their heads were custom sculpts from Trigate where I resculpted their hair and facial features. A Xevoz boxing glove helped make Tarma's backpack puncher and an Iron Man flame blast/Sigma 6 rocket used for Marco's RAWKIT LAWNCHAIR.

The tank's main cannon blast was a mix of an Avatar Fire nation accessory and ML Centurion Iron Man missile tip. The side cannon blasts are ML War Machine feet blasts.

Basecoat on the tank is Tamiya spray lacquer Lin Grey (it'll take a whole can, about $6) and then hand-detailed with various Testors Model Master Acrylic and Formula p3 paints. The tank makes sounds when you press the button on the main cannon and rolls on hidden wheels.

You can find the Imaginext Robot Police tank most places like Target/Walmart or if you're lucky on sale at Marshalls/TJ Maxx for just $9! It's such a perfect take off of the Metal Slug vehicle I'm absolutely sure the designers at Fisher Price are fans of the series.
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:icondatmine:
DatMine Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Artist
OUR ENEMIEZ HIDE IN METHUW BAWXES
DE FEWS
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DaikiTheWolfTIC Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
... is there any way I could get you to make one for me?
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SSSS7777 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
:wow: I :love: this
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luckydragonbb Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Nice.
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
OMG I WANT THIS!!!!!
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TankconBoss Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
If I could I would buy this no matter the cost thats how cool it is
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Xplodbr16 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Do a Tumbler now!
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SonicHero15 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
My little cousin would want one xD

Awesome job!
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:iconfaillen:
Faillen Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
oh my god, that's my dream figure O-o
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:iconsoma123:
Soma123 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
This made me cry a little because its so awesome ; ; XD
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:iconpunkfisher:
PunkFisher Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES, THIS IS AWESOME!
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:iconargahal:
Argahal Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
jjaja awesome machine, great game!!
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:iconsirgorgy:
SirGorgy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just to awesome dude i cant even experience how much i love this!
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Gaiade Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Jesus... You have made tons of Metal Slug fans cry with this beautiful piece of work.
It's currently owerflowing most of geek blogs & websites.
This is just AWESOME. Great job !

Best regards from France :salute:
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kidchuckle Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow thats so awesome!!!! I hope you make some youtube turnarounds. this is so amazing
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DMN666 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If they actully made these as toys, you would have made my baby bro's childhood.
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RiderB0y Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kyaaaaaaaaaaaaa >w<
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:iconmatmorden:
Matmorden Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
wow real nice job:D
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com1cr3tard Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I would pay infinite money for this.
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:iconnuclearconvoy:
NuclearConvoy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Holy Jesus! I love Metal Slug... now I gotta find me a Metal Slug game on either psp or ds...
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:iconmrpr1993:
MrPr1993 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive!
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SomaKun Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
This is sweet dood!
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Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks Soma!
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:iconcuanwei:
Cuanwei Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
I have an English- and Vocabulary-centered Profession for a career, and I cannot find the correct words to describe this pure awesomesauce construct.
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:iconmegapatron:
MegaPatron Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
ALL MY MONEY
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AfroNick Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Words cannot simply describe this awesomeness.

Very good job, sir.
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:salute:
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cannonfodder4000 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Love the custom, hate the fact that there still isn't an official figure of this beast. :shakefist:
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ishimeru Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Thank you for this. <3
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kdawg177 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
nice work man!never played the game m'self,but after seeing this,i'm thinking of doing that!
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ebooze Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
i agree the guys at imagenext must be fans of the game . great job on the conversion. and as always perfect paint
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Wojskowa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
OMG best Metal Slug stuff I ever seen in my life! O________________________O you're freaking awesome man! :la: I wish that we could buy Metal Slug stuff like that... :c
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Axx123 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
looks once, then looks away.
looks again in suprise, then away quikly.
*pinches self*
looks a third time... befor brain implodes.

"You sir, have done pure win today."
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Regis-AND Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Green legs are from outback. And about customizing be your forte: você é português? Brasileiro? Espanhol? Você faz um trabalho inigualável!!! Abraço!!!
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Titan-Warrior Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Totally want this! XD
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's on ebay this week! [link]
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Titan-Warrior Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Thanks!
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Homicide-Crabs Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
You've done some amazing work, but this might be the most inspired.

I love the series, and I love what you've done with it here. Well done, man.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Dude that is badass! Awesome Stuff :D I'm surprized you haven't done the Blodia yet (I mean common!)
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Bohammer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student General Artist
this is the coolest thing ive seen you build
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bob500 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
I think... I think my inner child just cried at the sheer nostalgia that tank brings. Oh god, the hours I spent pumping quarters into that machine at the roller rink when I was 9.
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StriderSyd Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Who would win in a tank battle:
Marco and Tarma in Metal Slug,
or
Leona and Al in Bonaparte?
(or Motoko Kusanagi in a Tachikoma?)
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Snukastyle Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man, all I can think of is the "Bonaparte" tank from Dominion: Tank Police! XD
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coyotepack Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The only thing I can think whan I see this is"want, want, want, want, want...."
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It'll be up on Ebay tomorrow!
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samloc24 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
awesome work
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FrozenHaka Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
holly laser elephants! i would kill for one of those!!!
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:iconaxx123:
Axx123 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
*stab*
to slow...
*runs to the store to make one*
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SophiaDragonMaster Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Everything about this is absolutely awesome!
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Soberbia-Roy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow! im speachless this is really great! never thought to see 1 of these hahahaha and even from a fisher prize toy!
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