Saturday, August 22, 2015

Vroom! Vroom! - A farm truck and a Rolls Royce.


Obviously I'm really enjoying working on these cars : )


Last Sunday, my daughter gave me this Chevy truck from her visit to Hershey's Chocolate World the day before. She thought I might like it for my growing collection of Mad Max-style cars. As it had a farm truck look, I figured it'd become a truck straight from the Bullet Farm.






Plate armor, mini-guns, and crates of freshly-picked bullets ; )


I've decided that my Bullet Farm cars don't need to fit with the limited palette I'm using for the Citadel or Gas Town (shiny silver, rust buckets, or flat black). This meant I could go for that pale blue/turquoise scheme that is so associated with rusted '50s trucks. Vallejo Model Color Blue Green, mixed with the Vallejo White Surface Primer, was the basis for this and then I shaded it with thinned washes of straight VMC Blue Green, then Army Painter Soft Tone, and a little VGC Charred Brown.




I think it turned out pretty sweet : )


At the same time I worked on my flea market find to create this "War Rig escort car", built from a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost.





This one was pretty straightforward; a bit of Dremel cutting, some bending and gluing of plastic rod, and a switch to some bulkier tires.





The paint job was done the same way as my Nux car, perhaps a little rougher, but I think it matches the escort pretty well.

There are a few more cars on deck, we'll see what I get done this week : )

Cheers
Dave

27 comments:

  1. I kinda wish you had left Hershey's on the truck. All of your vehicles look awesome!

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    1. Thanks for that : ) Yeah, I know my wife would've preferred to see it there too.

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  2. The weathering and overall paint scheme of that truck is spectacular. It breaks theme a little with so much "pop" but I love it!

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    1. Thanks Nick : ) I think most of my Bullet Farm cars will be fairly eclectic. Less of a focus on the "beauty" of the whole and more of a brute force through heavy firepower feel.

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  3. I'm jealous that there's so many of these cars available at this scale...and I'm not working in that scale. Finding the right models of 1:43 scale is so hard...and expensive.

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    1. At this scale it is also easy to get carried away. I'll end up with more than 30 vehicles when I'm done.

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  4. An authentic beauty , you have to have a great time creating them .
    Regards Dave .

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  5. Great additions to such a fun looking project! Can't wait to see what else you have in store. :-)

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    1. Polecats and Plough cars are up next I think.

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  6. These are incredible! I have one I am working on at the moment. It is fun because you can put almost anything on them.

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    1. Thanks, Cameron. Enjoy your building!

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  7. They really are fantastic! Awesome stuff!!

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  8. Lovely work; loving the Roller and the colour of the Chevy looks very nice.

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  9. That roller is an inspired choice to create the rigs Escort! One of my favorite Goon cars of the film.
    Great stuff as always!

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    1. Such a simple yet effective build and paint job : )

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  10. Dave the blue farm truck is absolutely spectacular. I love it, and it's my favorite so far! And no, that is not just because it's all weathered up and the contrast makes it pop oh so lovely.

    I do not have a weathering problem...no, don't paint over the rust, what are you people doing!

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  11. Gorgeous work - I especially like the chaingun truck's colour scheme & rust effects, & the crates of ammo! So much great detail.

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    1. Thanks, PC! It's fun to cram extra bits in on the tiny cars : )

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  12. Love these. I have a question though, are you pulling the cars apart before you start work on them? If so, what tools are you using to get past the steel rivet on the underside?

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    1. Most of them have been pulled apart. The easiest way I've found is to take a power drill and a drill bit that's the same diameter as the "rivet" and then drill it out. Those "rivets" are actually the heads of metal posts connected to the body of the cars. Once you drill out the first couple, you'll get the hang of it.

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  13. Love the look of these, where did the weapons come from?

    Must say they do inspire with mad max games and Dark Future games.

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    1. Thanks, Matthew. The weapons are the ones I sculpted for Brigade Games a couple of months back, there's a pretty good variety of them, and they could probably be termed "heroic" 1/64th scale. Hope that helps : )

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  14. Damn dude, that's awesome! According to the Art of Mad Max, the bullet farm vehicles were supposed to be turquoise, it said they had a "rough patina". Also what do you use to cut the metal for the hot wheels cars?

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