Sometimes inspiration comes in strange ways. Some weeks ago I made a mistake and bought a different set of razor blades than the usual ones. Main difference is that the blister holding them is bulkier than my regular razor blades. No, wait, keep reading, I promise I'm going to the point right now. When I had it in my hands I suddenly knew I had to do something with it...
|OK, we can convene that a roller coaster is way too much. Even for me|
If you don't see the thing I envisioned then, just give me some narrow margin. I was suddenly struck by an image of childhood. GIJOE's Oktober Guard Six-Wheeler. I mean this:
|If I recall it corectly, comic by Larry Hama and Herb Trimpe, with some glorious stuff by Michael Golden|
You still don't see it. Well, cannot blame you. Some oyumaru and bits later, I came to this:
|Now we're getting to something|
Greenstuff for the seats and more bits to make it look like what I was intending to achieve.
|Aha. Now you get a glimpse of the actual thing|
I didn't want a plain grey, but not a flashy red either. I thought this would look nice for its purpose:
|More or less my original concept. Yes, this is the kind of things I see when at the supermarket|
So, with a couple of mutants from the batch I still have pending, this is what I got:
|Crossbow from antoher GIJOE old mini, 'Road Pig'. Seemed to fit as main weapon for this vehicle|
|If a Rhino can hold ten Space Marines, imagine how many mutants fit in here|
|Not classy, not comfy... but perfecly suitable for these fellas!|
|Just take it to the desert!|
I decided to give it to the muties just because I'm with them at the moment, but the vehicle design (design... whatever) is neutral enough to fit in a number of bands or ambientations. Any civilian industrial carrier, or if you set proper guns on it, you can even give it some military purpose. In fact I think it can make its role for a Genestealer cult (wink, wink).
As I'm posting the pics I realise it needs license plates! Hm. That is to be solved. Anyway, I hope you find this, if not useful, at least funny! RT concept, recycling whatever you have at hand and making a tiny vehicle from scratch.
I'm with the rest of the mutants, hopefully coming soon!