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Author Topic: Wacky Max 1968 (Vulture Squadron Hangar)  (Read 5363 times)

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Re: Wacky Max 1968 (Turbo Terrific)
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2022, 03:42:50 PM »
The mad run up prepping for Huzzah continues!
 
The pre-painted cars from the CMON's Wacky Races Deluxe Edition work well enough to fill in for Wacky Max while I continue upgrading unpainted versions with improved wheels, crew, and of course added guns.   

Next upgrade ready to roll is Peter Perfect in the Turbo Terrific with some serious off-road capable wheels, twin front machine guns, and a pair of rear firing rockets nestled amongst the rear pipes.

I added the short pipes for a smoke generator, but may wind up using that hard point for thematic extra engine armour instead.  [ponder, ponder]

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Re: Wacky Max 1968 (Turbo Terrific)
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2022, 03:57:21 PM »
Very cool! Lol
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Re: Wacky Max 1968 (Turbo Terrific)
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2022, 11:25:14 PM »
Great stuff 8)
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Re: Wacky Max 1968 (Huzzah Game Pix)
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2022, 03:59:28 PM »
Ran games Thursday night and Sunday morning at Huzzah! con and had a grand time:

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Re: Wacky Max 1968 (Bulletproof Bomb & Army Surplus Special WIPs)
« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2022, 12:20:50 AM »
The model for the Bulletproof Bomb didn't need much modification.  Just had to remove, thin down, and glue in again the seat backs to allow room for the figures in the rear seats (the original model includes all 7 tiny gangsters sitting in the front seat as they tend to do). The mugs have spread out here to provide covering fire all around.
 
Also had to remove the roof until final assembly, that will be the only way to position all the figures inside after they're painted.

For the more typical figures in these cars I use 20mm figures.  For the tommy-gun toting Ant Hill Mob, 15mm Rebel Minis' gangster figures worked perfectly.

The Army Surplus Special needed some work to add more functional looking treads and wheels.  Had to lengthen the chassis spliced on an extra hood and bit of back body from another donor model.  Made the treads as short as I could from an old Roco Sherman, and the turret is from a Roco M8 scout car.  Front wheels and back end detail panels from a 1/72 US halftrack.

I like the longer image for this, looks like a proper racing halftrack that could challenge Rommel's Rod to a drag race!
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Re: Wacky Max 1968 (Vulture Squadron Hangar)
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2022, 04:42:29 AM »
Vulture Squadron Hangar from Dastardly & Muttley In Their Flying Machines is done and work continues to progress on converting an Albatros D.III into Zilly's Flying Machine (started 3 years ago in the beforetimes).

The O scale Plasticville Hangar provides a fair representation of the actual building with just a little modification.  The footprint on this is notoriously tiny for O scale, but works quite nicely with stubby 1/72 Flying machines. 

Comic book lettering from the 1990s provided the basis for the Comic Sans font, and that was the lettering style in use back to 1969 and earlier this made printing out the sign super easy and historically accurate!

The watchtower came from a 1/76 Fujimi diorama kit.  Interior detailing is parts left over from aircraft that are contributing other pieces to various flying machines and some scratch-built furnishings, including a carved black telephone for the all-important calls from the General.
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Re: Wacky Max 1968 (Vulture Squadron Hangar)
« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2022, 01:27:14 AM »
Very cool, really nice job there. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Wacky Max 1968 (Vulture Squadron Hangar)
« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2022, 06:03:21 PM »
I appreciate the 60's cartoon colour scheme.  :D


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