Road car crafting

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Road Warrior Car Crafting

Some Basics part 1 Rivits and finding basic tools

Hot Wheels Hypertruck Plastic body.

Removing revets with a dremel tool is about a 2 to 3 min. operation even when you get the metal plate and rivet even you may have to pry it lose
At this point I do all the body modifications in this case removing a roof panel in both the car body and clear window piece and drilling the holes for the MG positions
Basic painting for the car was spray the interior flat black and body gloss red both top and bottom.
Metal or plastic you can spray paint over the origanal paint job, When finished you should Spray with Matt or Gloss fixative.

Here are some of the basic tools which will save you lots of time and make a more  detailed model.
Brass rods for weapons mounts, roll bars and railings. 3 of the most usefull Dremel bits, and a set of metal drill bits I get these from Harbor Freight.

This car has a driver, passenger and 2 Machine gunners. First photo is before weathering. Photo 2 is the finished vehicle.

Car crafting suppliers

https://evergreenscalemodels.com/  Plastic sheets, roods and other shapes

https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/  All sorts of scratch building and tools

https://www.micromark.com/  Just about every miniature tool you can imagine they have their own Dremel type tools make sure you get the foot switch.

www.harborfreight.com Drill bits, clamps, clipers and more tools.

Some Basics part Body modifications

  Ericenstein Rod

 
Use your Dremel to grind down the rivits and use the dimond cutting wheel to do body modifications

Car was sprayed red, driver and passenger glued to seats and car put back together. Weapons, armor and accesories are glued on painted and car weathered.
Weapons, armor, accessories, Drivers and gunners 20mm Road Warrior

Some Basics part Applying Screening

  Land Rover
 
Applying Screening I get my metal screen at Michael's in thier sculpting section. Cut the screen with a sissor to approxamit size Use alligator clips to hold in place
I use super glue liquid not gel to adhere to car let it dry completely beore removing clips.
 
Glued on armor and rear tire bumper drilled holes for MGs and sprayed car tan and washed with brown vallaho sepia wash glued in driver and passenger and
reassemble car finish by adding rust and dirt and mounting gunners,

 The New Portland Fire Dept. Vehicles


Ladder Truck railing made from brass rods


Commiseners Car dual .30 cal. MGs and minigun with front ram

Big Rig Conversions

 

 

 Some vehicles for the bad guys.
All miniatures and weapons are Stan Johansen Miniatures

Vehicles below all ready for our "Road Rage" scenario "Stop the Truck" at Hurricon 2016
Orlando FL Saturday Sept. 24th 2016  9am to 1pm secession.