Friday, October 25, 2019

Gaslands - The Preacher

The Preacher

Wait, this isn't an undead warrior? What gives?

Last week I finally succumbed to the lure of Gaslands. Several friends are deep in the garage already, looting their children's toyboxes or vanishing into local toyshops for toy ca- I mean fine detail 1:72 scale vehicle models.  You can see the results of Witness Weekend: Part 1 here. There is something deeply satisfying about taking a literal toy and modding it with model parts to make something entirely different. The hardest part for me was gluing the wheels. That's where it stops being a toy. No more vroom vroom neeeooowww! for you. Well, there will be, but not as originally intended.

Of course, when I slipped off the precipice into this new rabbit hole, I discovered that several companies supply armour, weapons and most excitingly, crew and drivers. I have several packages of weapons, amour plates, dozer blades, turrets, drivers and crew en-route.

Now, this particular car, The Preacher, is part of the Faithful Sons gang. A collection of mutant evangelists spreading the word of the day of ascendance. (reader squints suspiciously) Some of the crew I have on the way have a definite cult look about them too. I'll try to keep the arms down to two though. Probably. Though there might be a 20mm genestealer proxying as a motorbike at some point. So yeah, at the moment I'm toying with the idea of a post-apocalypse Mad Max style genestealer cult gang. They may end up being just a bunch of mutie nutters with a religious bent, we'll see.



I made The Preacher from an old car that had previously served in Dark Future, some twenty or more years ago. There are several other cars from that time who will now serve as the basis for the rest of the Faithful Sons. I had no dedicated parts for this guy, so I used the contents of my ample bits box for the guns, armour and such. Once again I made use of the new GW Contrast paints to tone down weathering and add depth. The only part of the car that had anything bar glaze, wash and drybrush were the headlights. AK Interactive's washes are a godsend for vehicles. Fuel Stains and Streaking Grime being two favourites. and I also used some Basecrafts pigments for the ruddy dust and rust.

As soon as supplies arrive I can get busy in the chop shop for the next couple of vehicles.

10 comments:

  1. You fall in the Gasland madness (^_^) The Peacher is a great car, the red/orange dust is perfect.

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    1. Thanks Nico! I do like the more reddish dust on the cars, must be all those Mad Max movies.

      I did try to stay out of it, but in the end it just looked like too much fun.

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  2. Really impressive. The weathering is amazing! The Genestealer Cult style idea looks pretty awesome to me, I'd love to see what you get!

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    1. Thanks Suber. I'm waiting for some parts to arrive, then we'll see what emerges!

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  3. It gives me good feels as this is the same car that Volt turned into in Transformers: https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Volt

    This is so cute and dinky. I like how you're spinning it to be more sinister with the dark paintjob and the mutant crew.

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    1. I confess, I'm Transformer agnostic, but cool.

      I want a bit of genecult, a bit of the Hills Have Eyes and a splash of House of 1000 corpses for this gang. Maybe a touch of the Beverly Hillbillies too.

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