Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mad Max Monster Trucks - Part 3


In yesterday's post I presented the construction photos for the first batch of Monster Trucks that will be making an appearance at AdeptiCon next year. Now I'm ready to show off the finished goods : )

Note: I actually finished painting these last week, I'm not that fast.




When it came down to painting up the trucks in the Mad Max: Fury Road style, I had a fairly limited palette to work with. With the exception of a handful of vehicles, the cars and trucks of MM:FR are either silver (polished metal or chrome spray), black, or cultivated rust. This first body has the shape of a '70s muscle car, so I decided to go for the shiny (and chrome) look like the re-worked Interceptor (aka Razor Cola). This car is the one with perhaps the smallest fighting platform area, tucked away between the exhaust pipes.



When I was converting this armored truck, I decided to get some online inspiration and Googled "armored truck" images. One of the first to pop up was this armored police van which matches the truck VERY closely, so that supplied the color scheme (with additional scratches and rust streaks, of course).




When I first started on this project, someone asked if I could include a truck painted in a similar fashion to my Bullet Farm Truck. I couldn't resist, so the Grave Digger truck got the teal and rust treatment. The rust on the body is several layers of sponging, from a dark brown through to a bright orange.



The fighting platform in the back of this one is sloped and all kinds of rusted.


This truck got the "cultivated rust" look, much like the Elvis car from MM:FR. Rather than just sponge the top of the car, I took the sponges all over the body, and spent a little extra time afterwards shading some of the panels back with brown and black washes.



This truck initial reminded me a lot of the Bigfoot truck from the movies, for obvious reasons. So, I decided to paint it up in the shiny style, offsetting that with some rich, rusty orange patches.



And finally (for this batch at least) I went for one of the black vehicles. I added scratches and small rusted patches around the truck, as plain black would have been a bit boring. In the end, the highlighting and weathering really give the matte black some great depth.


I hope you like these paintjobs. Next up, the construction of the second six trucks : )

Cheers
Dave

16 comments:

  1. Great stuff as always!
    Each has its own charms and character but the first one if definitely my favorite so far.

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    1. Thanks, Phil. I think it's my favorite too.

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous work! Incredible detail, weathering & rust effects!

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    1. Thanks, PC. I think the details are the important part on these models. The big wheels grab the attention, the details hold it : )

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  3. Oh my word Mr. Taylor, 'awesome' is not enough to describe these beauties.

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    1. Thank you, Mr Awdry. I had a lot of fun working on them.

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  4. While I do like the racer quite a bit, I think I prefer the Teal and rust truck the best. That is a classic sort of look I think and the platform in the back would make for all sorts of shoot-em-up fun. I do think the front look of the bigfoot one, reminds be a bit of Cars: Fury Road; which is all sorts of fun for me

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    1. I think it's the color harmony that makes the farm truck ideal. The saturated blue/green and the desaturated orange. Classic.

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  5. The blue truck is absolutely gorgeous Dave. Thanks for doing it in the other scheme :) Having just watched mad max yesterday, you really captured the style!

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    1. Thanks, Greg. I must admit I had to do a little research for this ; )

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  6. Mind busting stuff. Way rad. You been hanging around that Marc kid too much - the touch of turquoise and cinnamon is upon you!

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