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"Squiny Rat" Custom Vehicle

 
 
Custom #:34667  
Name:"Squiny Rat"
Custom Type:Vehicle
Toy Series:G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary
Creator:littleT  
Date Added:November 30, 2011
Base Figure:Many parts to include Losi and Ultimate Soldier
Height:3.75 inches
Parts used;
-Losi SC chassis with modified wheel hubs
-Losi electronics (full function 4 X 4 RC)
-Body for vehicle was found at a swap meet
-Ultimate soldier ration accessories
-Terminator mini gun system
-Copper tubing for the spare tire and gas can holder
-Radio Shack LED lights and toggle switches (third picture)

Purpose;
-Reconnaissance
-Sniper team deployment
-Rapid deployment

Specifications;
-Light weight
-Alltearien self sealing run flat tires
-4 wheel drive
-5 barrel mini volcan canon

The SRAT-V (or as the Tiger Force JOE's have affectionately come to call it for its nimbleness and agility) "The Squiny Rat" is designed for rapid deployment its light weight allows it to be transported via: CH-53, CH-46 (Tomahawk), H-60 and C-130's it is rumored that Wild Bill did it with a XH-1 (Dragonfly). Its light weight design and ultra secret engine design gives it an astounding range of 735 miles on a single tank, with a top speed of 105 miles an hour. The squiny rat relies on its maneuverability and speed for protection it also carries a 5 barrel mini Vulcan canon (in case the enemy gets to close) capable of blasting its way thru any altercation. Along with careering enough supplies for self sustained deployments of up-to 2 weeks it also carries a spare tire and two 10gl fuel containers that double its range. The allterain tires are capable of withstanding 9 - 7.62 rounds before disabling the self sealing capabilities, from that point the JOE's have a run flat that can sustain 75 miles at 50mph. Deployed in teams of two the Squiny Rat is a great asset for the JOE's and one hell of a good time to drive.

This was a fun project, even funner to drive its Losi chassis and electronics are great with full independent suspension, four wheel drive and rock crawler tires give it great ground clearance and allow it to go off-road and land smooth when taking jumps. I wish I knew where to find the body for this custom. I was fortunate enough to find this one at a swap meet but have not seen one sense if anyone out there recognizes the maker or knows where I can find another like it please let me know? The paint job was custom of course went with the not so traditional tiger look thought the three tone might be lost with such a small vehicle. The second picture shows a light bar I added later from scratch parts and Radio Shack LED's and toggle switches the toggle switch I placed as a stick shift for the driver (easy access). Made the spare tire rack from copper tubing and the equipment rack from spare parts, the bungi cord is made from some hooks and latches found at your local sewing store. The mini gun comes from terminator figure I think. Added some random G.I. Joe stickers and a couple of dings and scratches from taking turns to fast and rolling the little bugger on the street and there you have it the Squiny Rat, hope you enjoy.


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User Comments
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Wednesday, February 15, 2012
love the custom and the accessories and details are excellent.
Voting ends for the Vehicular Toyslaughter Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Rabid_Ewok - Thursday, February 2, 2012
Looks awesome!
firefly - Wednesday, February 1, 2012
love the details and accessories!
saber4734 - Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Looks great. I WANT ONE!
Bushinryus40th - Wednesday, February 1, 2012
This is a BEAST! love the worn look on the tires!
Voting begins for the Vehicular Toyslaughter Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Wednesday, February 1, 2012
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