We needed some cars for our games and since most would be wrecks or terrain pieces we set off to the various pound stores in the shopping centre. Poundland had packs of 3 police cars and pickups for a pound. Ideal! Below is a picture of the wreck and the original car with two survisvors for scale.
The conversion was simple. The "stickers" were soaked off though they
glue and fragments stuck firmly and they had to be scraped off. Some
residue was left and this became "rust". The cars were them taken apart
doors cut off and bent, axles bent and the police lights on the roof removed and
the holes filled. The inside was given a fairly rough colour scheme and
bodies could have been put inside if desired. We did not do this.
The cars were then rebuilt and painted with acrylics, splotchs of thinned brows
and orange added to give a damaged and uncared for look. Then they were
dry brushed with a pale colour to emphasise any details. Some were made
into wrecks some into abandoned but (maybe) driveable cars.
A Poundland tractor
And a Poundland Police Car
"We" bought the Warlord Games Spec Ops deal for our
zombie games with our grandchildren. When I saw the Humvee in the box I thought
it matched the ones available in Poundland 's "Army Force" die cast toys that
were sitting in my "Might Be Useful Later" box. So a quick check of the diecast
toy and the resin model surprised me. The toy and the model are very close in
size. So all 7 - 4 with the turtlebacks and 3 with the hard top are now being
The 4 turtle back toys have had a 20mm laser cut base, a card hatch and weapons from the spares box added. Not brilliant but at 1 GBP per vehicle instead of 15 GBP they look OK.
The Biker Gang - Chogobikers
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