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Sunday, April 28, 2013

SAAB 9-3, Hongwell 1:72

Just a little something. A Saab 9-3 with passenger seat mounted triple barrel gatling gun (scratch built)



Saturday, April 13, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Poll for PA

I'm letting you decide which one of these that will be next to be transformed to a post apocalyptic monstrum.

From left to right:

Camaro Z28,
Ferrari F50,
Ford Sierra xr4i,
Custom T-bird,
Mercedes ML320.

Leave your vote in a comment below.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Porsche continued

I've added som silver metallic (humbrol enamel no.11) onto the 959 with a technique that's called drybrushing I believe? Again, I have really no idea how it's supposed to be done but I think it looks ok.

There will of course be some more paint applied later but I have to do some studying first. I want the cars to look really weathered and ratty.





Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Porsche faction

I was skimming through my stash of toy cars and found that I had a large quantity of Porsches, maybe 10 or 15. Might as well make a thing out of it.

This is the first creation, a Porsche 959 from the mid-eighties. It has a hood mounted short barreled gatling gun and old school oil dispenser.










Friday, April 5, 2013

I have no idea

So I've applied some metallic paint onto the black. I have no idea on how it should be applied. Drybrushing you say? Does it look alright?





Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Painting miniatures

As I said before I'm quite a rookie when it comes to painting miniatures. I found this site that really helps, called http://www.how-to-paint-miniatures.com

Can't go wrong with that, eh? But actually, when you look around the internet, you'll come across thousands of people with thousands of different painting techniques, and some tips and tricks that contradict another's. There's no easy way around this, it's trial and error, and maybe one day you'll be the one that give tips and inspire rookies.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Dark Future on Ebay

Have you seen this guy who sells Dark Future cars and bikes for £12 a piece? It says they are painted. Yeah, but just the one colour.

I'm no Michelangelo myself but come on. I would maybe consider buying if they were 12p each.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Previous attempts

Here's a few of my earlier attempts on crafting/modelling. No finished products yet.











Todays work

Today's sunday and I'm at home with my sick daugther. So, while she's watching Snow White, I was in the basement, crafting on a yellow matchbox Mercedes Benz, now renamed Mercyless Bangs.

Bear in mind that I have no actual experience with miniatures or modeling so please be gentle with your comments.

The gun is some kind of harpoon thrower from another swedish car combat game, "Krash", that I disassembled and reassembled as shown. The cockpit is from various drug blister packs.

Halfway through the making I realised that there isn't enough putty in the universe to make this look good, so I just filled up the cracks with glue and primed.



In progress?

This is my freshly started blog about creating a post apocalyptic car combat game.

I'm 38 and used to play a whole lot of role playing and strategic board games when I was a kid but I was never really devoted. One game was etched in my memory however. Combat Cars, the swedish version of Battlecars. I also had a thing for the Road Warrior movie, and still do.

So, fast forward to today. A couple of weeks ago I found Combat Cars in a thrift store an bought it. Then, an idea formed in my mind, wouldn't it be cool if...?

It didn't really happen like that. I've been lurking the internet for years, scanning through rules and rules and more rules, googling pictures of miniatures with a post apocalyptic look, gathering miniature gaming paraphernalia and such.

I just got the feeling "it's now or never". So, I've cleared up the basement to get a small workshop in a corner, and started crafting on some toy cars and this blog, where I intend to post pictures of the progress.

Bear in mind that I work almost full time and have a wife and three kids to look after, so don't go expecting every day updates now. See you!