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« on: June 01, 2015, 03:14:30 AM »

I found a great Hotwheels car last time I was grocery shopping, and did some conversions and repainting to make it look suitably Mad Max-ish. I have another truck on the go, and plan to do a few more.




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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2015, 03:26:14 AM »

really nice work there. Love the lances.
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2015, 04:53:49 AM »

Awesome stuff, it really looks the part!   Cool
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2015, 09:21:01 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2015, 03:25:23 AM »

That's a badass looking car. The lances do the trick Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2015, 11:56:03 PM »

... And another one

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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2015, 02:02:05 AM »

Lovely stuff.  Cool

The HW cars are really nice and quick to convert aren't they?
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2015, 03:17:05 PM »

Really nice work Cameron. Cool

Having just seen the Max film it really gets the modelling juices flowing for apoc gaming.

Roughly what scale cars are you using - Matchbox/Dinky toy size?

And do you game with them as well as model with them? Me and my group are pondering some Apoc gaming, and so far have toyed with the idea of using Dark Future. But that seems to lend itself to highway chases mostly, is there another set of rules out there that peeps are using for Apoc? Sorry, just re-read the title and seen 'Axles and Alloys' - I will look that up!

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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2015, 11:23:40 PM »

They are all Hotwheels, which doesn't really answer the scale question - Hotwheels don't seem to use a consistent scale. It's close enough, anyway.

Here's another one:





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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2015, 11:34:56 AM »

Looking good.  Cool

Hotwheels are typically 1:64, 1:43, and 1:50, but not always. They're made to fit the standard blister pack, so a car is a different scale to a fire engine, but as you say, it's close enough.  Wink 

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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2015, 04:29:17 PM »

Nice work on these!

Looking good.  Cool

Hotwheels are typically 1:64, 1:43, and 1:50, but not always. They're made to fit the standard blister pack, so a car is a different scale to a fire engine, but as you say, it's close enough.  Wink 

Despite how they're sometimes marked I've actually found that most blister-packed hot wheels and matchbox cars are 1/64 or smaller.  Most basic autos seem to be closer to 1/70 or so and work well with 20mm figures.

Many of the trucks, ambulances, etc, are closer to HO (1/87) or 15mm (1/100) in scale and large construction equipment is often between 1/100 and 1/160. The exception is things like go-karts, snowmobiles and motorcycles which are often in the larger scales you mention. 
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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2015, 02:52:23 PM »

cameron - where did you get those long pole things on the VW bug?
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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2015, 07:46:43 PM »

cameron - where did you get those long pole things on the VW bug?

I made them with styrene. I have some thin styrene rods and some slightly-larger styrene tubes, so I cut the tubes into short little cylinders, glued them onto the end of the rods, and glued the rods into the car.

There's a local model train store that sells a bunch of different styrene bits, and you can buy grab-bags with offcuts from all sorts of shapes and patterns of plastic. I was just in there this weekend to get some plastic to use as corrugated tin for the double-decker bus I'm converting.
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« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2015, 08:26:44 PM »

for the double-decker bus I'm converting.

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