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    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    On my latest blog post, there are some photos of my latest car for Gaslands. Also, I have published a video tutorial on how to open diecast cars for painting. Blog can be read here:

    https://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com/2019/10/the-blues-bothers.html

    And the video is here:

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #125245
    SteelonsandSteelonsand
    Participant

    Ace ! – thanks so much for putting the vid together – I believe it can be a real pain with these vids to set up a good angle to show what you are doing without blocking the view, but you’ve nailed it – or should I say, drilled it

    – definitely helps to see it done for real – interesting point about the cars heating up during the process…..

    loving the bit at the end, BTW – very honest of you to show that !

    digging the latest car as well – the crew really add something – Road Warriors indeed…..

    #125250
    Tony STony S
    Participant

    That’s the method I ended up using for taking apart cars too.  I tried using a smaller bit, to drill through the rivet and remove it from the post, but discovered that a larger bit to remove the head of the rivet worked better for me.  That said, I tend to drill until I see plastic shavings coming from the drill, so I’m a bit more destructive I think!

    Nice car, and nice video.  I rather like the Northstar accessories you’ve used.  I bought Ramshackle’s range, as Northstar hadn’t even hinted they were going to be manufacturing a sprue when I purchased from Curtis.  Ramshackle are, like everything he does, very much on the cheap and cheerful side.  You get lots and lots of armour, crew, weapons and other bits, but the sculpting tends towards the cartoonish with over sized hands and weapons.  I really like the slim look of the twin MGs on your Blue Bother!

    I also wish Ramshackle had done some air scoops and super chargers – bits to go on top of the hood.  I love that Max Max feel.  Maybe even a figure drinking guzzoline from a bottle and spitting it directly into the air intake!

    #125266
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
    Participant

    Cheers guys, I am glad you liked the video!

    I really like the North Star items, they are very nicely sculpted and in scale with the cars. I also have the Ramshackle bits, my next cars will be sporting some of his gunners and passengers. They are cartoony, but they have some great ideas, especially the guys tied to a pole!

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #125290
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Crikey, thanks for that.
    I think I will stick to painting the windows to hide the interior!
    Far too much effort for my lazy ass.

    😀

    #125292
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    Ha ha, it’s not as hard as it looks and it does get easier as you do them. But, I have also been thinking of just painting the windows, so you’re not alone with a lazy ass!

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #125390
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Yeah, I think I will paint them and maybe use some mesh and other stuff to make them less samey.
    I will no doubt mud/dust them up so most of the glass will be dirty with just the wiper bit clear.

    #125401
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    I will be putting mesh in some future cars (when I find out where to buy it…), but I also like the option of adding a driver in a windowless car as well.

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

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