This is my Marvel Superheros Punisher Battle Van. I built it to show off my custom Punisher minifigure.
About this creation
This is not based on any particular battle van, but is my own version.
I wanted it to look like a late 1970's custom van that had fallen into the hands of Frank Castle after ending up on a used car lot.
The van has those late 1970's custom van touches, such the raked stance from a leaf spring lift kit on the rear axle, a custom front spoiler, the round side windows, rear window louvers, and a built in ladder to get to the top of the van.
Frank has turned the van into a weapon in own right by adding the massive front push bumper, blindingly bright extra lights, and whip antenna to increase the range of his police scanner radio.
I wanted the van to have small wheels and large sidewall tires. All the LEGO tires looked out of scale. I took some black wheels and plain tires from the LEGO store pick a brick wall and put them inside a set of Speed Champions tires and achieved the look I wanted.
Then I took black Speed Champions wheels and mounted them for use as custom black framed and tinted side bubble windows.
At the back of the van I wanted a ladder that was offset to one side and decided 3 studs wide was the correct width. I built it using poles and alternating wrench elements.
If you were wondering, the Punisher stole the a NY license plate from a weird 1950's Cadillac ambulance so he could drive around without having to register the vehicle legally.
The Battle Van would not be a Battle Van without weapons, and the Punisher has many loaded and ready to go. They include a Thompson .45 caliber sub machine gun with the round drum magazine, a Barrett .50 sniper rifle, a Styer Aug bullpup style battle rifle, a pump 12 gauge shot gun, and a short barreled folding stock AK74 mounted to the dashboard and aimed out the passenger window. And don't forget the minigun!
I used LEGO levers with the rods pushed through grills to mount the roof lights to the van.
Always remember, "It's not revenge, it's punishment..."