Topic: Derek's Wee Cars
December 21, 2017 at 5:37 am #2929
I’ve only got two cars completed so far, one inspired by the classic Mad Max Interceptor.
And a pick up truck with a similar paint scheme and swapable weapons held on with magnets.
More to come.
I’ve been experimenting with magnets and swappable weapons and rams. I’ve found that the 4mm x 2mm magnets I’ve got to hand are a bit big for what I want to do. So I’m now waiting for delivery of some 3mm x 1mm ones.December 22, 2017 at 10:32 am #2932
Looks really great so far. Good idea to magnetise the weapons. I’ll have to try that too. Did you disassemble the cars to get the mesh inside?
Well done. Can’t wait to see more…December 24, 2017 at 2:04 pm #2937
Two more cars finished. These ones have magnetised weapons and/or rams and can be configured differently.December 24, 2017 at 2:05 pm #2938
Took cars apart to put the mesh inside. In some of my latest cars I’ve just put it on the outside.December 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm #2939
A Matchbox MB958 Roar By Four with a magnetic roof and mesh added. I still need to make some more swappable weapons to fit the roof mount.December 24, 2017 at 5:10 pm #2940
Matchbox MB941 Jungle Crawler (which can be found in several variants) with added guns and wire mesh to replace the windows. It’s got magnets in place on the roof and underneath the front and rear ends. I’ll be working on weapons and a ram to fit. Though you can never go far wrong with a Mini-gun and a turret with a flamer could be good. (the turret comes from a Plastic Soldier Company 15mm T34, you get two for every tank).January 1, 2018 at 4:25 pm #3001
I’ve put a bar on the front of the Jungle Crawler and painted up a Mercedes estate car.January 2, 2018 at 4:35 pm #3011
Nice stuff dude, really like the idea of magnetic bits!
Last 2 cars are looking nice, I like the black/brown combination.February 24, 2018 at 1:54 pm #3431February 24, 2018 at 7:11 pm #3432
Nice job on all of these! Great details and paint. Magnets are a great idea for swapping weapons.
I like the background terrain and wall in the last set of pics as well. What did you use for those?February 25, 2018 at 10:37 am #3466
Wall is built using parts from this set.
I bought it a few years agao. Don’t know if it’s still available.February 25, 2018 at 10:52 am #3467February 25, 2018 at 7:54 pm #3469
Where did you buy the magnets? Can you give us any tips on how best to attach and position them?
Also, where did you get the mesh?February 25, 2018 at 8:41 pm #3470February 27, 2018 at 9:16 am #3490
I seem to have painted another team – The IronjawsMarch 8, 2018 at 4:37 pm #3616
Miyazaki Kawaii Club
Thanks to Bob Hambleton on the Facebook Gaslands Group for the team name.July 5, 2018 at 5:58 am #4754
The interior mesh looks really good. If I wasn’t so lazy I’d disassemble my cars to do that 🙂
The swapable weapons is a clever idea as well.January 26, 2021 at 9:28 am #8126
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