Gaslands Scrap/Spares Projects
OK, so you’ve culled your vehicle collection and you find a bunch of spare, duplicate, out-of-scale, whatever cars. What to do with them?
I have 24 cars that I definitely won’t be using as team vehicles in Gaslands and rather than just bin them or leave them cluttering up my (already overcrowded) workspace, I decided to see what I could make of them.
The first thing to do is take them apart and, (a) remove the faux glass, then (b) take the wheels off.
Luckily, all but one of the cars is a terribad Chinese model that is only held together with a front and back clip.
Once the glass and wheels are out, pop them back together and set aside. Rinse/repeat.
Fifteen minutes later I’m left with a pile of glass and wheel free cars, and a stupid number of wheels on flimsy wire axles.
Now it’s time to put my thinking cap on…
After an overnight ponder, I’ve decided to go with these three simple projects and, depending on how they turn out (or how much time/resources they consume), I may add more.
Project 1 – Junk/scrap heaps
Project 2 – Wall/barrier decorations
Project 3 – Junkyard Totem Pole
It’s amazing how satisfying a 15-minute workout with a hammer, a Dremel and a blowtorch can be!
Here is the focus of said workout, all ready to be repurposed.
First up are four junk piles.
The cars have been hot glued into position on some roughly printed rectangular bases. The glue was also smeared around the top of the base to give an underlying texture that will be covered in grit before I prime them.
A saltbeard Grognard who's glad he never grew up enough to lose his imagination.