Monday, December 7, 2020

33 Ford Coupe

 I finished up the video on the 33 Ford Coupe.  This is a much cleaner build than the Mustang I posted last week.  I was trying a new paint, Turbo Dork Metallic.  This is a great paint and it went on great with my airbrush.  I will be picking up more of these paints plus some of their color shift paints.  

This build also has a lot of 3D printed parts on it as well.  The wheels came from Dice Mechanic Games our of the UK.  I ordered their wheel bundle and they have some great products.  The exhaust pipes came from Not My Days Army and I picked those up in January at LVO.  The figure in the back came from North Starr Military Figures and is part of their Wasteland Warriors line.  

I kept this build real clean to show off the great paint job because this will be one of the cars on display at the local shop and this will let people see how this metallic paint looks on a model.  On to me next project have a great week.


Thursday, December 3, 2020

Mustang Build

 If you are not aware I have been streaming on Monday nights under Jackal Garage on YouTube and Facebook.  My buddy Jeff and I talk about and build custom cars for tabletop games like Gaslands.  It is a lot of fun and I feel we build some awesome cars.  I also download the streams and take the sections for each car I build to create shot videos on the build.  I am keeping the videos around 30 minutes and they just highlight the important parts of the build.  If you are interested please give us a follow and join in the fun.  

This Mustang was one of my builds I finished a few weeks back.  I have been busy with the holidays getting started and took me some time to get the video done.  I am also working on another one right after finishing this post.  This Mustang build was just a crazy idea that I had for creating a ridiculous lifted in the rear sports car.  The rust was created using oil paints and I feel it turned out great.  I have been learning more about how to use oil paints and added more to my builds.  

I have a lot more builds on my desk and will be sharing them as I get them finished.  

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Gaslands Builds

I recently finished a few builds for Gaslands.  The first one is a Mishkin sponsored car which allows me to select some of their crazy weapons.  Only the Mishkin sponsored vehicles are allowed to select these weapons.  I added a crazy generic weapons that can be used for a few of the different weapons options.  I kept the build really clean and with minimal modifications.  

The other build I finished is my Big Wheel.  This was a thought I had bouncing around in my head for awhile and finally did it.  I have some of the monster trucks however the wheels are just to big for any of my car builds.  I thought the wheels were big enough to become  vehicle and this is what I came up with.  It is a bit crazy but that is what Gaslands is all about.  I am going to run this as a motorcycle with just a simple machine gun.  I had fun building it and might create a few more. 

I also put together some build videos using clips from our weekly live stream on Jackal Garage. 

DaGreenskins Orctoberfest

Every year I work on Orc projects to celebrate Orctoberfest.  I have been working on my Stompa for the past few years and I made a lot of progress this year.  One of the skills I'm using on this model is using oil paints for the weathering.  I feel oil paints are better to work with on larger projects due to the drying time taking much longer.  This allows me to put on some different colors and if it is not working I can remove the paint and start over again.  For now I will be setting this project aside until October 2021 unless I just get motivated to finish it before that.   



Sunday, November 1, 2020

Classic Car Build

One of the concepts I like about Gaslands is that the author gives you the rules and you can create your own background for your car builds.  I had this classic car that I picked up on a collection of used cars.  This is an old casting and it does not have anything indicating what car this is.  I really like how this car looks and didn't want to just slap on some guns on it.  I ended up creating a housing on the hood and it is equipped with machine gun.  I kept it a real simple build keeping the car as original.  Than I gave the car a metallic base and went over it with GW Contrast Blood Angle.  This gave the care a great metallic red paint and after I added the decal I hit it with a gloss coat.  I am really happy with how this car turned out and it will be given to my local game store so he can have some cars available to play.  I would suggest watching the video showing how I painted it.  Contrast paint over a metallic base really looks great but does require some practice.  The paint needs to be thin and you have to make sure to apply the paint evenly. 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Big-Air Bel-Air

 Finished another car for Gaslands and this was a simpler approach on converting.  I used a car that already had a Gaslands look and just made a few changes.  The Big-Air Bel-Air is an old 50's or 60's style race car known as a gasser.  The body already has some openings that can be used to mount weapons.  I just made a few cuts on the plastic and mounted some weapons.  I also removed all the graphics from the car and kept the base color.  This was just a fun easy project.

Friday, October 16, 2020

SWAT Vehicle Build

Another car down for the local shop and I'm really happy with how it turned out.  This is a SWAT vehicle from Matchbox and was a blast to build.  I have a harpoon with a front ram to smash other cars.  I also added a small detail to the back and those are Molotov cocktails.  If you want to know more about the build check out my video.