I wanted to do a UN aid convoy as an objective for a Force on Force game set in my fictional war-torn West African Imagi-nation of Zugando. It wasn't the first time I have converted toy cars, having done them for my VBCW and my Battle Cars games, and it is something I really get a lot of pleasure from.
I began by sourcing a couple of trucks- cheep ones from Tescos and Sainsburys. These ones scale well with my 28mm figures and the other vehicals I have already painted for my Africa Campaign.
Next I made some cargo- I used resin crates made by Ainsty, Ebob's metal barrels, some crates I had left over from another toy I dismantled and some Tamiya 1/36 scale sand bags, which at 28mm scale make nice sacks.
I cut a piece of plasticard to fit the flat bed of the truck and glued the cargo to this prior to painting. This was so I could remove the cargo to paint it. It also means I can use the trucks empty, and use the cargo as a piece of terrain- multi-purpose is the name of the game!
|The Orange one- with cargo...|
|This truck scales well with my 28mm scale stuff|
Painting was simple- spray it black and paint it. I painted in the windows to match the other vehicals in my collection This is because the resin Toyota technicals I bought form Britannia miniatures have solid windows which have to be painted, so it makes sense if all the windows on all the vehicals match- even if it doesn't look 100% realistic. A good coat of weathering adds the final details- after all- it's dusty in Zugando, and the poor conditions of the roads means vehicals get very dirty, very quickly.
|And the cargo can be removed and used as terrain, should the battle call for it. |
A Very Nice find and they paint up well. They match 28mm's perfectly though some of the scale police might have a whinge.
Sod the scale police - if it looks cool it works. Simon, we need to stand with Rob against any scale police incursions. :)
Great work as always; very effective and the FOF stuff you have now looks to have a lot of depth with terrain, minis and vehicles. Great stuff as ever. :)
Another very well done model, sir. Ditto Pulpcitizen re scale and utility. Plus "multipurpose" thinking is thrifty and creative doing!
Nice work mate. I like the fact the cargo can do double duty as terrain as well.
Thanks for the feed back- I am glad you like them. I am rather pleased with them. There is something about painting toy cars I just love (and it's not just because they are cheap)
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