Mattblackgod's Road Warrior car

mattblackgod
Post Apocalyptic Warlord
mattblackgod
Post Apocalyptic Warlord
Joined: July 22nd, 2008, 8:19 am

January 17th, 2016, 4:07 pm #1

For my Warlord's 2016 challenge entry I have decided to make a Road Warrior Rig for my Blood and Fire setting.

Last year I stumbled upon a Hotwheels Ford XB cheaply on evilbay. Over the Christmas holidays I drilled out the rivets and stripped it down. It now lies in this state.







So what next for this car? Well a wheel swap is on the cards. Low Profiles look a bit naff on a car which will live on rough roads. I also want to build the front sloping grill for it for that interceptor look.

I have a Warlands blower. The bonnet/hood will be drilled out to take the blower. At the rear I want to add the tanks and luggage. The problem is that hotwheels cars is that the rear assembly post is situated there. It will require a bit of messing about to sort it. The boot will need removing too so I can add the tanks.

This is going to be a interesting build I think.
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mattblackgod
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Joined: July 22nd, 2008, 8:19 am

January 30th, 2016, 6:39 pm #2

Work has commenced slowly on the Hotwheels Ford XB. The new wheels have been attached to the chassis. As the car model featured low rider tubbed wheels I have had to use bits of balsa to space the skinnier wheels out.


As you can see the wheels need a little tweaking. That said I bet those wasteland roads are murder on a cars tracking! The front bumper has been removed ready for the sloping front panel.

Another alternative for the front is the remove the grill and lights. Then it is fairly simple to make the square lamps for the Interceptor look later in Mad Max 2/Road Warrior.


The Blower and Tank are Warlands items. For now they are resting in place until I get further into the build. The rear bulkhead, boot and window has been removed to take the tank. A bit of work (read as chopped out) to the boot floor has to be done to make the tank sit lower.


I snapped the rear bumper during removal. Whoops. Still its a Post Apoc ride and it adds to the look.

The front needs sorting, the wheel arches need flaring (putty) and the exhausts need making.
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February 18th, 2016, 9:25 pm #3

No pics at the moment. Just a quickie (ooh err!).

Finally I have managed a little hobby time. I have attempted to sculpt the wheel arch flares and they need a little sanding. They aren't the best looking things but as this will be a wasteland vehicle it doesn't have to be perfect.

The brass wire finally arrived and I am going to have a go at making the exhausts. Then it is the front panel. Thankfully the Wasteland version doesn't have a front skirt. Just as well, those dirt roads would destroy it pretty quickly. I also need to try to find a way to make the spoiler/aerofoil on the back of the roof.

I am tempted to remove the glass and fit mesh to the car as my own embellishment.

This challenge has fired up another couple of conversion ideas. I would like to build the chase car from the opening scene of Mad Max 2 using another tubbed muscle car and a Wasteland Baja Beetle from a VW in my collection. Whilst my insane mind is ticking over I would like a red baddy car from MM2 (the one Max shoot the driver of and then gets smashed by the rig) and the Razor Kola. Both cars will require me finding two more hotwheels Falcon XBs.

Keep an eye open for future conversion threads.
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tinker
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Joined: August 4th, 2008, 2:38 am

February 18th, 2016, 10:57 pm #4

Looking really good! I like the wheel height...
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mattblackgod
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February 19th, 2016, 9:02 pm #5

Cheers Tinker, I wanted the vehicle to look like it would cope on rougher roads rather than just the old blacktop.
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london1662
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Joined: September 5th, 2012, 6:41 pm

February 19th, 2016, 9:57 pm #6

Looking really cool Warlord, :yes:
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ConfusedDad
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Joined: May 4th, 2010, 3:57 am

February 27th, 2016, 4:49 pm #7

Can't wait to see this one painted up. You've really captured "the last of the V-8 Interceptors" look!
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mattblackgod
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February 27th, 2016, 9:11 pm #8

Cheers....more bits done.




More filling and sanding needed.
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tinker
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February 28th, 2016, 2:22 am #9

Nice addition of the jerry cans. Where are those from?
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mattblackgod
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February 28th, 2016, 9:05 am #10

Um... I have forgotten. It's a ww2 cargo set. I will go check ebay.
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