Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Warboys Vehicles

So after seeing Mad Max Fury Road I had to build and update a few vehicles for the Warboys to rampage across the Wastelands. 

First up....

This started life as a cheap pound store car. The blower engine was found in a hotwheels car - which tend to be redicously large. Its cheaper to do this than buying a resin engine. 

The pound store car was stripped down and I wanted to add BIG wheels to the rear which I got from a Tonka Monster Truck car. A new base was made from balsa wood. It is easy to shape to the body. This allowed me to lower the front wheels to stop the car's front end from scraping along the ground. 

The car bonnet had a hole cut to take the engine. The front wheels where found in the bits box. They are Ramshackle Nuclear Renaissance bits.  Bits of amour and braces where added from cereal packet cardboard. It needed a cupola. This was a M16 plastic backnut. A flame thrower was scratch built from bits of plastic tubing and junk from the bits box. The exhausts are also plastic tubing. They had to be extreme too. 

I added some repair patches from green stuff putty. A bits box delve provided some bits to decorate it. One thing missing was the explosive lances the Warboys use. I scratch built them from bits of plastic tubing. A card circle makes up the detonation cap. These are not fixed so they can be removed for storage. 

I tried to keep the paint work similar to the Warboys Interceptor from Fury Road. 

Warbuggy. 

I have had a mad puppets resin Orc buggy laying about for ages. Time  to get it painted. 

 This is pretty much how it was supplied. The kit has lots of odds and ends to post apoc it up. I added tubes to take the explosive lances and added a fuel hose in putty. 

The weapons on this are spring loaded bolt launchers. They are ideal for damaging tyres and people alike. The downside is that they are slow to reload and are short ranged. 

Dicey Car. 

Many years ago I stumbled upon some 1:50 scale hotwheels cars. I converted this car. It was fitted with massive autocannons. They are not what I envisioned for post apoc. The autocannons are far too powerful. Digging about in the bits box I found some 40K Ork Rockets. So it was time to rearm. 

The rockets are black powder powered with an explosive fit and there is only two. Once they are gone they are gone. The rockets are unpredictable and highly inaccurate. There is a good  chance that they will miss. 



Thats all for now....thanks for looking.  


6 comments:

  1. Your right about those resin engine's. There are so many toy cars with massive blower's on them out their!

    I really like Dicey, great donor vehicle. The scaling on some toy cars is a bit hit & miss sometimes. This one fits the bill :)

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    1. The Dicey car is a Hotwheels 1:50 scale car. I got a few of them as they seemed to scale nicely.

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  2. Those are seriously good fun, bravo Sir.

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