Gaslands Slay Ride Advent(ure) #24: Oneshot

I decided to combine a little of the post apocalyptic jalopy and a little of high tech dystopian chic side of Gaslands in the groovy set of wheels that make up the final entry in this project.

Last day, and it has to be a car…

And it turns out to be a rather nifty looking ride.

Being an open-topped/convertible, the “Carbonic” Hot Wheels needed a crew, which I got from Ramshackle Games.  I also added an unfeasibly large ray gun from Northstar, for cheap laughs.  Even after the unexpected success of the Katy, where I kinda made it up as I went along, I wasn’t sure if I could make this car work.  I’m still not sure that I did to be honest, but the Oneshot is definitely finished, and with it the Gasland Slay Ride Advent(ure).

The Oneshot is definitely a bit more “Speed Racer” than some of the other vehicles in the project, which certainly is no bad thing.  I am pleased with the variety of the look across the various cars across the project: the last thing that I would have wanted is for every car to look like the one before and after it, and that isn’t the case, which is great.

For now, I hope that any of you who followed along enjoyed the 24 posts, and whether you did or didn’t, have a Happy Xmas.


12 Responses

  1. And we arrive at the finish line! This was fun! Only thing missing is a family shot of the whole thing 😀

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  2. A fabulous car and a worthy conclusion.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  3. Man, sad to see this end – what a great series! The daily posts reminded me how much I enjoy reading your stuff and how I miss those carefree days of frequent and regular blogging. Have a wonderful Christmas and don’t forget to play with your toys!

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    • That’s very nice to hear Mikko, thanks. It was nice to give the old blogging muscles a workout again.
      I hope that you have a great Xmas. See you in 2020!

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  4. And he takes the chequered flag 😎
    Brilliant project mate, and thank you for sharing it with us! Merry Christmas

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  5. Nice! I could have used that ray gun for the car I’m working on… Handy.

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    • The ray gun isn’t something that I thought that I would use any time soon really, with my first Gaslands push being mainly aimed at post apocalyptic jalopies with gunpowder weapons, but I didn’t really want to do that with this car, which has lovely lines.

      So I ruined those lines with a massive RAY GUN 😅

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  6. This is a lovely car. The red stripes give it an air of the 1960s Batmobile. I’m guessing goofy OTT glowing energy weapons make you uneasy as the tech-level is too high for your version of your universe. BUT NOT MY VERSION of the sho3niverse.

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    • 😁 I’m less averse to cyberpunk/sci-fi high tech weapons in Gaslands than you suspect I think Curis.

      Dark Future (which I find that I inevitably mentally call back to a bit in this project) features laser weaponry and cyberpunk dystopian themes heavily for example. I’m a big fan of the Speed Racer (2008) movie too, which features a lot of bizarre high tech, along with hornet nest catapults. I did initially focus on Fury Road tech level vehicles for Gaslands, but you can expect a mix of high and low tech/low life in my Gaslands stuff going forward.

      It is a lovely car design. I used the fun Ramshackle driver and rider, but in retrospect, high tech crew would have worked better. I still like the finished product though: it’s fun, like some henchman vehicle in a Saturday morning cartoon.

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