Thursday, 4 July 2019

Getting into Gaslands

   I listen to a lot of wargaming podcasts and follow a lot of blogs and Gaslands was one of those games that was impossible to miss when it was first released and as a result I had the book on preorder as soon as I heard about it and a pair of toy cars sitting on my desk to go with it, but that was about as far as I got. Then recently my gaming club (SEEMs) decided to do a big order for the templates, something I had been meaning to pick up for ages, so I went in on it too and once these had arrived the project escalated quickly, with a game planned for the following week.

   As I have been focussing on my Greek project, I left the toy cars until a couple of days before and in a blind panic I raided my *Pile of Potential for anything that looked remotely useful and the following two cars are the result.
*aptly named

In hindsight, I feel like this model could do with numbers on the doors.

   Of the two cars, the one with Jerry the mouse on the front was the one I designed for myself, with the Frozen themed car being designed for my mate Steve B**.  The brass spikes on the car are because he hates wire spears too. I’ve not added a huge amount of bits to either car, but what has been added is either plain sheets of plasti-card cut to fit or bits from various GW kits.

**Whose young daughter is going through a Frozen phase . . .

   The last photo is the result of a wipe out that ended with a crash into a concrete bollard which ricocheted off into a crash barrier, with my driver going through the pearly gates upside-down and on fire - beware of those pesky hazard markers. I'd like to say this was near the end of the race, but the bollards I hit were actually the first gates . . .
   I've also since bought another car and have plans to round out both teams. . .

Thanks for reading


  1. They look great. Love the weathering as well.

  2. Yet another wonderful project fro you to get your teeth into Mike. Looks like you are off to a great start.

    1. Thanks Michael. Trying not to make this a full project, although maybe another couple of cars