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67 Nova Post Apocalypse recon vehicle

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It's been a few years since my last post apocalypse vehicle. I had originally built this model back in the early 90's. It was sitting in a box in my basement for the past 20 years. It's been repurposed into a post apocalypse recon buggy.

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The engine is from a Cadillac El Dorado kit that was in the same box in the basement. Might as well use it! The engine cover is from a Peterbilt semi.

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I had 5 wheels and I really wanted the spare to be mounted and visible. It sticks through the hood next to the intake that cools the 50 caliber.

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The gas tank is behind the passenger seat.

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I got the 50 caliber guns from Shapeways a few years ago. It came with 2 sets of dual machine guns. This was the 1st time trying to weather seats to look torn.

Thanks for looking!

 

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Another great project Dax.  Looks like it could take on the Dakar.  Note Peugeot's unique location of the spare wheel on last year's car.

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This was my first attempt at making seats appear to be torn and weathered. I was very surprised with the results! You just need a really sharp X-Acto blade and a steady hand. Cut into the plastic leaving a little visible flap on both sides of the tear. Then carve away where you would want the upholstery to appear missing. I used sand yellow to simulate the seat foam and a mud wash over the entire seat. I'll be doing a little more weathering on the seats.

I would like the passenger foot-well to be full of shell casings from the 50 cal guns. I'd also like to make the belt feed that goes into the guns. All I can think of is to use a small diameter brass rod cut into segments. I've tried this before but wasn't 100% satisfied. If anyone has any suggestions I'm open.

 

JC, That Peugeot needs some armor and a harpoon.

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Very cool model!  Loads of imagination in this one.  Perfect to do battle on the New Jersey Turnpike!

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10 hours ago, Daxman said:

This was my first attempt at making seats appear to be torn and weathered. I was very surprised with the results! You just need a really sharp X-Acto blade and a steady hand. Cut into the plastic leaving a little visible flap on both sides of the tear. Then carve away where you would want the upholstery to appear missing. I used sand yellow to simulate the seat foam and a mud wash over the entire seat. I'll be doing a little more weathering on the seats.

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Great way to use up left over parts!  Love the subject.  But I also noticed the seats, which I will consider doing on a current WIP.

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