Gaslands Tabletop Game - Hot Wheels Conversion 1 WIP

Hey Dudes,

Gaslands, a post-apocalyptic car combat miniatures game where you take Hot Wheels, or Matchbox 1/64 scale toy cars and convert/paint them up for the theme. I heard about it on the Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast and checked out a bit of the action on Instagram and was really blown away by the concept and the review the boys gave the game. I bought the rules and had a read through and I loved the template style movement, the gear sections which are like phases for each round are a really cool system and the combat seems good. 

I got this monster truck and maybe 10 cars, I didn't want to go too hardcore on the guns and shit just yet, I also figure a monster truck should probably be about ripping around running shit down and doing jumps so I've gone with extra armour and maybe a few hidden upgrades like nitrous. I'll paint two teams up and get a battlefield terrain setup done so I can try and convince my mates to get into it and see where it goes.

As the Secret Cabal guys discussed, I really like the fact that you can get legit gaming in with super basement price toys and go from there. It's a total flip from the Forgeworld/GW style pricing and I think it's a platform that really rewards the hobbyist because you get out what you put in.

And to that point.. What was the Monster Jam Jester, ia now a post-apocalyptic monster truck, I scraped back the decals, got the Dremel out and cut one of the doors out then cut the body so it sits lower on the chassis. While I had the Dremel I spun the tyres using one of the sanding bits and scrubbed the fronts in and wore the back ones out. I used mesh, plasticard and a couple little GW bits to add some extra armour, a roo bar and a spottie on the roof.



The original toy kit.

I took it apart, scraped the decals back and started adding some reinforcement and armour to the body.

Scrubbed in tyres and some spaced armour. 
I added some rim spikes like on the war rig in Fury Road and made a little roo bar from a Warhammer banner topper and some plasticard. I think the spottie came from an IG infantryman back pack.

The other side, I cut the door out and knocked one up, I added some mesh spaced armour.

Primed up it's looking pretty good, I forgot too but I actually made up the rear fender flares too.

Base green down with a Dark Iron finish on everything else, I put chipping fluid on under the green and I really like how the scratches came out after working it.

Looking very Jurassic Park! I have the body pretty much complete now, I rusted up the armour a little and fired some mud and dust up the wheel wells. I've gotta take the mask off the window once it's finished and sealed so I can do a little dusting on the window but still maintain the gloss where the wipers would track. 

Overall pretty stoked, as I said before I think it's a platform that really rewards the hobbyist, to take it from the toy it was to a weathered model with custom plasticard additions has actually been really enjoyable. I've got the wheels and chassis to finish off tomorrow before I put up some finished pics, I'll do another two buggies in the same scheme and finish out the first team.

Cheers guys, thanks for checking in.

Jack

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