Saturday, 30 January 2016

Road Warrior Car WIP #2

Hello and welcome back. 

As you may recall from the last post, over on the Post Apoc Wargames forum the Warlord's 2016 challenge is to build a post apoc vehicle. Take a look and join in! Look here.

I am working on make a Road Warrior Car for my Blood and Fire setting as my entry to the Challenge. 

Work has commenced slowly on the Hotwheels Ford XB. The new wheels have been attached to the chassis. As the car model featured low rider tubbed wheels I have had to use bits of balsa to space the skinnier wheels out. 

As you can see the wheels need a little tweaking. That said I bet those wasteland roads are murder on a cars tracking! The front bumper has been removed ready for the sloping front panel. 

Another alternative for the front is the remove the grill and lights. Then it is fairly simple to make the square lamps for the Interceptor look later in Mad Max 2/Road Warrior. 

The Blower and Tank are Warlands items. For now they are resting in place until I get further into the build. The rear bulkhead, boot and window has been removed to take the tank. A bit of work (read as chopped out) to the boot floor has to be done to make the tank sit lower. 
I snapped the rear bumper during removal. Whoops. Still its a Post Apoc ride and it adds to the look. 

The front needs sorting, the wheel arches need flaring (putty) and the exhausts need making. 

Thanks for looking and stay safe out there.