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  • #1493

    James Hall
    Participant

    I like that crazy taxi 😉 The railing at the front really helps give it some menace without jeopardizing the height from the wheels.

    These things happen man. I’m currently doing extra shifts at work ^^; It’s all about balancing commitments man

    #1494

    Stuart Kelly
    Participant

    It also helps cover up some of the more crap looking bits underneath the vehicle.

    #1525

    Stuart Kelly
    Participant

    Bolt Action is out of the way until the next edition lands at the end of the year and my Frostgrave stuff is mostly finished now so I can focus on Gaslands, looks like my timing is pretty good because V4 is just around the corner.

    Finished building a buggy the other day, again using some of the LEGO wheels. This brings me up to around 10 vehicles of various types that all need painting, now I just need to strong arm someone at the club into playing with me. I’ll get some photos of the buggy up soon, just changing the back wheels and adding a meaty bumper on the front has completely transformed it which is nice.

    #1632

    Stuart Kelly
    Participant

    Started painting stuff finally as well as cutting out all the tokens on cereal box card (sort of wish I never started that one to be honest).

    Red pickup and van

    Quite pleased with how easily they are painting up, I’m mostly winging it to be honest.

    Painted cars

    Got some tamiya weathering powder and some highlights to put on the van and it should be done. The others clearly need a bit more work but I’m quite happy, these toy cars don’t have so much detail that I really need to be careful. Can’t decide if I should base them or not, I normally base all my vehicles (even up to 28mm scale) but these little cars are so god damn durable that I don’t know if I will bother.

    #1635

    James Hall
    Participant

    I can’t see the attached pics :-/ it’s a shame, they sound really good.

    I can just see these errors;

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    #1636

    Stuart Kelly
    Participant

    Bah, can’t edit it now. Hopefully mended images:

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    #1660

    Teun Sprikkelman
    Participant

    still hoping to get into playtesting,i have seen some hotwheels lying around 😀

    #1671

    Stuart Kelly
    Participant

    Tiny wee bit more progress:

    3 cars

    Also bound the rules, probably unnecessary while still in beta but I can do it for free so why not?

    Rules

    I’ve actually painted a couple more cars which I don’t have pictures of, I’ll see if I remember to take some.

    #1673
    Mike
    Mike
    Gaslands Overlord

    Looking super sweet!

    I’ll try and invalidate that bound copy as fast as I can. (In fact, you just gave me a sort of perverse motivation to ship a new version just to piss you off. That’s a healthy reaction, right?!) 😛

    #1675

    Stuart Kelly
    Participant

    I knew I should have kept that quiet…

    #1676

    James Hall
    Participant

    It’s alright Stuart, just gives mike a chance to change all those spelling errors ;-p Besides, I tend to scribble all over my rules when I get a game in…

    Your cars are looking great man 🙂 loving the white-wall tires on that hotrod ;-D

    Working from a white base coat, do you use mainly shades and washes? I’ve always been a work up from black or brown man myself. Would love to hear how you go about painting your cars 🙂

    #1677

    Stuart Kelly
    Participant

    Thanks mate! I used to always do black base coat and recently started using white, I’m really enjoying it so far. I don’t use any “official” washes or shades, but I do use my paint (vallejo) very watered down and layer it up. I find on the bigger flat surfaces you get on cars this works a bit better, it’s still really easy to blitz over the bottom with black. Things like the red van went from a super bright flat red and worked down with a black wash, a brown wash and a weathering powder.

    Also painting anything yellow on a black base is just painful.

    I actually did all the rules one sided so that I can scribble on the back.

    #1767

    Zhuge Liang
    Participant

    Luv’n the bull horns 😀

    #1768

    Stuart Kelly
    Participant

    Thanks man, actually I dropped the pickup while painting it and the bull horns broke off. I thought about leaving them off but I think I will put it back on. If anyone knows somewhere you can get animal skulls like this 40k ork one then let me know.

    #1909

    Stuart Kelly
    Participant

    Built some terrain, MDF stuff from TT Combat and the smashed up cars are old hot wheels that I “improved” with a big hammer then hit them with my airbrush.

    terrain

    terrain

    #1910
    Mike
    Mike
    Gaslands Overlord

    Ha! Looks like a monster truck’s been through!

    Terrain is looking excellent.

    #1914

    James Hall
    Participant

    Haha those smashed cars are going to look ace 😀

    There’s so many wonderful possibilities for wrecked old cars. You can pile them up, scrap yard style. Or have them posed in collisions and heaps, as though you just missed a battle that ended previously. Hell, you can detail some of them up, and throw in any bits or cars that you’re not happy with, and have them as the failed previous combatants of the show 😉

    Great stuff.

    #1915

    Stuart Kelly
    Participant

    Yeah I thought about sticking some of them to bases like proper terrain but I’m thinking they might be useful just loose so I can stack them up.

    Anyone know of any suitable roads for the scale? A lot of wargames roads are narrow single track affairs. I suppose I could make some with some black painted MDF.

    #1916

    James Hall
    Participant

    I believe there are some free paper ones available online, hang on and I’ll take a look.

    Over on the lead-adventure forum they had this thread;
    http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=92394.0

    These are paid-pdf’s that work in a variety of miniature contexts;
    http://www.worldworksgames.com/store/index.php?view=product&product=37

    DMsCraft has this youtube video on making roads;

    that’s off the top of my head anyway

    #1917

    Sean Tidy
    Participant

    I stumbled across this road tape a few days ago. It looks reasonably cheap and easy. Distress it a bit and it could look pretty good. And it comes in 2″ and 4″ widths.

    Playtape Classic Road Tape

    #1918

    Stuart Kelly
    Participant

    Thanks chaps. The tape looks very interesting, never heard of that before.

    #1922
    Mike
    Mike
    Gaslands Overlord

    For roads, you can use 2mm MDF, cut into strips. Black paint with sand mixed in, a dusting of grey or brown spray paint, and then dry brushed up.

    That’s how I made my race track board: http://gaslands.com/forums/topic/gascar-deathrace-track/

    I actually painted in some tyre skid marks since taking those photos.

    The road markings were done by cutting masking tape with a scalpel and then using that as a mask.

    #1923

    Stuart Kelly
    Participant

    Thanks Mike, that is definitely my fall back plan (I did my Bolt Action roads like that).

    I also discovered this today via reddit http://imgur.com/gallery/Kvfuw

    The creator claims he can even roll up those roads and they don’t crack or flake.

    #2628
    Mike
    Mike
    Gaslands Overlord

    Hey Stuart!

    Do you have any photo’s of your finished cars? I’d love to see the final work!

    #2630

    Stuart Kelly
    Participant

    I must admit I thought I had posted some but it looks like I never did. I’ll get the box out and take some. I’ve got ideas for a few more I was going to start when my book arrives.

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