Gaslands Slay Ride Advent(ure) #12: Babadook

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Xmas rides eternal.

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A fuel pump with a hat?

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Oooh, way better than that!

I considered keeping the wheels on this “Boneshaker Hot Rod” purple/lilac, but decided that they were a bit too distracting from the theme. Nice colour though. As was the lovely purple flake metallic bodywork.

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The car every father dreads seeing arrive to collect his daughter.

Custom hot rods are about as Fury Road as it gets.

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Fury Road “Elvis”

I probably put too much weatehring over the Babadook in the end, losing a bit too much of the lovely purple finish.ย  That’s life in the wasteland I suppose, full of regret.

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“Witness me bloodbag!”

NEXT!

14 Responses

  1. It’s fun to see how you transform these cars for Gaslands!

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    • Some of the Hot Wheels range is appropriate for Gaslands pretty much straight out of the packet, others require a bit of work. This one was pretty straightforward.

      I am glad that you are enjoying the series davekay, as it has been fun to work on.

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  2. Superb ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Nice! I think the end result does look pretty beaten up but like you said… welp, the wasteland I think this car is available in blister packs so you could always give yourself a do-over some time ๐Ÿ™‚

    These posts are definitely inspiring btw. I really really don’t need another side project, but I now find myself pawing through the Hot Wheels bins at Walmart. And not just for stocking stuffers…

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    • I don’t think that a do-over is required and even if it was a bust, there are so many toy cars out there, ripe for postapocalyptification, that I would probably just try a different design.

      As for new scales and side projects, toy cars have a huge draw for so many once-kids. And the ubiquitous availability of toy cars, once you start seeing them as hobby items, makes every shopping trip a new experience.

      I have some other elements lined up that I think that you will like too…

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      • I think I saw an open topped version of this skull hot rod yesterday (at the grocery store; you’re right about shopping trips)… I assume the Gaslands accessories kits include some drivers that might fit ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • You are correct about the open topped version. My buddy Bazpaz used one of those for Gaslands recently in fact, adding a rollcage and a driver (from the Northstar Implements of Carnage sprue) to it.

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  4. Really enjoying all of this Gaslands malarkey! Quite inspiring too since Iโ€™ve dug out a hot wheels 5 pack that I bought a couple of years ago.

    Iโ€™m really impressed with your weathering technique since it certainly appears efficient and effective, may I be so bold as to ask what the recipe is?

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  5. There’s no such thing as too much weathering. I love this one!

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    • I do like particularly this one too. I’m just a tiny bit sad that the lovely metallic flake finish was covered up. But that’s just the way it had to be.

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  6. Great weathering as always – been really enjoying this series!

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