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  • #79208
    Northern Monkey
    Northern Monkey
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    Having become hooked on the wonderfully fun game that is Gaslands, I rushed out a few cars:

    As ever loads more pics, and a brief review over at my blog: https://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/gaslands1-first-vehicles.html

     

     

     

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #79210
    Mike
    Mike
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    Oh what a day, what a lovely day!

    #79211
    willz
    willz
    Participant

    An excellent post, thanks for sharing.  Those cars are beautifully painted.

    #79213
    Northern Monkey
    Northern Monkey
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    Thanks guys, I have now updated the post with some pictures in the “Tutorial” part that I meant to add in the first place doh!

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #79268
    Rhys Humphrey
    Rhys Humphrey
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    Superb work – thanks for sharing.

    http://thegreatspaceopera.wordpress.com/

    #79297

    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    Outstanding work, NM. Sorry to sound thick-headed, but as I’ve never done such a project before I’d love to have a little more detail on the steps you take in making these.

    1.) You dry brush in gun metal and then paint the car colour over it? Is the paint watered down, or applied to let some of the metal show through?

    2.) Would love to know what paints you use for rust and dirt.

    3.) I love the wire mesh you put over many of the windows. Is this from window screening? (I think somewhere a gamer said they used some sort of mesh used in needlepoint…)

    4.) For the armoured plates, do you use cardboard? Thin plastic?

    Again, sorry if these are dumb questions, but they would be very helpful to know for a newb like myself. And it’s a compliment! I’d love to achieve a look similar to what you’ve done! Thank you for the inspiring post.

    #79299

    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    Yes, me again.  You’ve also got me intrigued by Gaslands. Do the rules cater to Road Warrior type actions, full of leaping from fast moving vehicles with pointy, spiky weaponry, or are they only for car-to-car actions? I suppose one could always bolt on some simple HtH rules…

    #79370
    Northern Monkey
    Northern Monkey
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    Hi Gone Fishing

     

    in answer to your first post:

    1. Yeah I dry brush the entire model in gun metal, the bits that will be bare metal get a heavier dry brush, the bits that will be paint work a lighter dry brush, I then water down the base colour to avoid obvious brush strokes and paint the bits I want as paintwork, not worrying too much about being tidy as the weathering will cover any mistakes
    2. Rust = GW Vermin Brown, Dirt = Vallejo Tan Earth (874), after the wash stage I do a very light dry brush if I think it needs it and have been using a weathering powder here and there to add a dustier effect, and some brighter rust spots(though its not really needed, I just wanted to try them out having had some for years with no real use for them til now)
    3. Sorry I have no idea where this came from I have several different “gauges” of this stuff, mines plastic, but apparently fly screen or bodywork mesh from somewhere like Halfords looks the same
    4. Plastic so far, mainly chopped up armour plating from larger scale plastic model kits(airfix, Tamiya etc) as this has rivets and other features on it, you can pick up part built/incomplete kits very cheap(I was lucky in having been given a load a few years ago) and use almost all of it – turret rings, drive shafts, spare wheels, armour plate, the red car with the driver for eg uses 1:48 scale WW2 british webbing ammo pouches as part of the guns, even the sprues themselves have a number of uses(the yellow bits of sprue on the red ferrari in the tutorial part of my blog post are chopped up Kerplunk straws!)

    This was my first go at this sort of stuff, I consider myself an average painter and honestly its quite easy to get a decent effect, plus the cost is fairly minimal.

    Second post, currently Gaslands does not have rules for pedestrians, your crew are part of the vehicle and can not leave it voluntarily or otherwise, we have already come up with rules for pedestrians(not the leaping from vehicle to vehicle part though), the rules are easily modded, and I have heard rumour of an expansion which may well cater for this anyway. I heartily recommend these rules for a fun, cinematic and relatively quick game, having tried several different rule sets over the years, these are certainly the best I so far(im not saying they are perfect however but which ruleset is), but for the price(providing you’re happy to print out all the templates etc) its well worth a punt.

     

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #79429

    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    NM, that is extremely helpful. Can’t thank you enough for the detailed reply! It’s so helpful, in fact, you might think about porting it over to your blog. Excellent, excellent stuff…

    I’m seriously considering getting these rules.

    #79688
    Northern Monkey
    Northern Monkey
    Participant

    Ive been busy with a few more vehicles:


    More pics here: https://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/gaslands-2-more-vehicles-bikes-crew.html

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #79708

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Inspirational pieces, I hope you keep us updated!

    #79720

    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    You really have to stop doing this. Highly, highly inspirational. The Ramshackle items look very good, and the new additions to the fleet suitably terrifying. Will you post some game photos? Pleeeassee???

    Thanks very much, by the way, for taking so many close ups of the cars and figures – it really helps to see the details, especially of the figs.

    #79964
    Northern Monkey
    Northern Monkey
    Participant

    I have updated my blog with a more in depth tutorial with pics etc: https://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/gaslands-3-custom-conversions.html

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #80024

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Nice breakdown of how to achieve “the look” 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

    #80042

    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    I’ve perused the net quite a bit for tutorials and must say yours is the best. Extremely helpful. Thank you so much!

    #88860
    Northern Monkey
    Northern Monkey
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    I have been meaning to update this thread with my latest Gaslands stuff, since my last update I have two new Gaslands posts on my blog:

    https://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/gaslands-4.html

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    https://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/gaslands-5-scenery.html

    And here’s a few pics from those posts:

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #88861
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Oooooh that Colliery thing is totally the part!

    #88864
    Northern Monkey
    Northern Monkey
    Participant

    Yeah I reckon with a bit of rust and dust it’ll work nicely,  I have been hoping to find a use for it for a while now, it nearly got recycled recently so Im glad its finally found a purpose

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #88962

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Nice work, another set of vehicles that have seen better days 🙂

    #89156
    Northern Monkey
    Northern Monkey
    Participant

    I have added some more vehicles to my garage,

    Loads more pics over at my blog:https://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/gaslands-6-more-vehicles-including-some.html

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #89328

    greg954
    Participant

    Cracking stuff, this is really appealing and my sort of wargaming. I’m not a big fan of painting figures, but scratch building and converting vehicles is right up my street.

    Can’t say I was familiar with Gaslands (am now). Thanks for posting, I’ve enjoyed reading it. Really inspirational stuff and it wouldn’t take much for me to go out and buy some Matchbox/Hotwheels toys.

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    #89334

    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    You really are very good at these. Love to see them in a game!

    #89434
    Northern Monkey
    Northern Monkey
    Participant

    Thanks guys, Greg954, I can’t recommend the whole process enough, I can easily do 3 cars in a night, having glued and sprayed them the previous day, so in no time at all you have a good few vehicles to be playing with, its really cheap, brand new cars are rarely more than £1 each, and all you need is some gubbins to stick on which can be any old piece of junk, the painting side of things is also easy and not in anyway galling unlike some projects I take on and to top it off the games great fun too!

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #90390
    Northern Monkey
    Northern Monkey
    Participant

    I have finally got round to painting my War rig and the last of my vehicles for now:

    Loads more pictures on my blog: https://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/gaslands-7-war-rig-and-last-of-vehicles.html

     

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #90391
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Ah yes. That colliery type building thing does look good. Are those bikers the Dark Future ones?

    #90392
    Northern Monkey
    Northern Monkey
    Participant

    Thanks Mike, and no they are from Ramshackle Games, they are a little on the small side to be honest but once based and along side regular cars they look OK

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #90407

    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    More incredible work, NM. The rig especially is beautifully done. Are the gunners and drivers all by Ramshackle? Thanks for keeping us updated on your progress.

    #90409
    Northern Monkey
    Northern Monkey
    Participant

    Thanks GF, yeah all the crew, gunners and some of the better looking weapons are all from Ramshackle

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

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