After the first testgame of Gaslands my entire miniature hobby made a 'bootlegger's turn' and screeched into a 'mod your own Hot Wheels overdrive'. Luckily it had the same effect on my brother. This Saturday we went for another match. He made some of his own cars, I updated my scenery and even my wife joined in on the fun. Explosive fun as it turned out.
|I made a billboard by glueing some bits of plasticard together and adding a print from the Futurama's favorite drink Slurm.|
|There are rules for jumping ramps in Gaslands: Refuelled (add heavy metal guitar riff here).|
|The first jump over a ramp did not go well, unfortunately (for the other players) the performance car missed the large fuel tank directly behind the ramp.|
|I always wondered how bikers in the Mad Max movies managed to survive. For instance my biker got squashed beneath an out of control performance car. |
|Building a ramp (with toxic pools and random assorted bits in the background). |
|The fuel tank in the background has been in my bits box for at least thirty years. I'm happy to have finally found a use for it.|
|Some cars ready for the slaughter.|
|Safety first hobbyists!|
- You can take this too far. Hot Wheels flatten under a hammer and that does not look realistic.
- Make sure your five year old does not walk in as you smash toy cars with a hammer. I'm not entirely sure if the ice cream bribe truly alleviated the mental scars ;)
|Rust, more rust and way too many projects on my painting station. |
|Making pools of filth from clay and wood.|
|No swimming! Also useful for Adeptus Titanicus I guess (if I ever get around to playing it).|
Last but not least I couldn't resist adding more cars to my fleet. I'm already off adding paint to some of these. Next up I'll have to make some gates for races and maybe get creative to get 20mm ruined buildings and hills. What a hobby. Finally a reason to take scratch building up a notch again.
|Quick group shot as the crackle paint was drying.|