Friday, January 20, 2017

A Familiar Face Stumbles In From The Wasteland

Whelp, I've been away from this thing for over 5 years!   I haven't done much in the way of creating terrain or converting minis during that time.  However, a few months ago I did actually get off my butt and create something, so I finally figured I should post it here.   I originally talked about this at the website Post Apoc Wargames 

So basically I built a water truck that travels the wasteland selling, well...water.

I took a 1/43 scale oil(?) truck, and I had a bin full of car/armor bits from Ramshackle. I have to say that I'm a little disappointed in the Ramshackle pieces - the batch I got is made of VERY brittle resin, and I've snapped a few pieces in two. But then again in a post-apoc world things are supposed to look broken, so I guess that's okay.

I decided to change out the thin squidly little front tires with the bulkier Ramshackle ones.  I'm not worried about the back tires - I'm going to have them partially covered with armor.

All my Post-Apoc stuff gets hit with a textured spray paint.  It helps to heighten the rusty effect.

Some basic painting and shading:

And now for the big's a Starbucks coffee truck, not a water truck!  People will do without many things in the dystopian future, but coffee isn't one of them.

Hope you enjoy.  It was actually nice to be creating again!


  1. Wow! You really are a welcome blast from the past! I hope it's not abother five years until your next post though.
    Great model and I was quite surprised that it turned out to be a glorified cofee trolley ! (haha).

  2. Thanks! This was one of those fun projects that tickled my sense of humor.