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Sunday, June 24, 2012

And my next project is ...

Post Apocalyptic Highway!

Mad Max, Road Warrior, Atomic Highway, Dark Future, Car Wars, Death Race (and 2000) -- plenty of inspiration.

I spent a little more than I expected (I guess $25 isn't expensive for a guy who needs to budget in miniature purchases); I went for the higher-end Johnny Lightning and Hotwheels Boulevard cars (with a couple of the $1 cars to fill out the ranks), but I got exactly what I wanted. And as you can see, I prefer a more retro look to my dark future.

I'm not sure what I'm getting myself into. I don't have any plans on what to do with any of these cars, so I'll try to approach it one car at a time. The one thing I do know is that I'll make different modular loads for the pickup truck (rocket launcher, or technical, or cannon, or cargo etc.)

Next stop will be my bits box and then to see where I can get machineguns, rockets, turrets and whatnot to arm my vehicles.


  1. Awesome. I have a tub of these. Wal mart has a great line of cars that work great for this.

  2. very good choice!
    I like the "retro-look" of cars! (American cars but also others countries)
    you don't what you will do with them but I'm sure that it will be good!

  3. I'll just leave this here

    Stan Johansen Miniatures do a couple of sets of conversion kits for this size of die-cast. I've used them extensively on the cars on that blog.

  4. Your whole treatment of the Post-Apocalyptic milieu has been a blast! High-quality work and great narrative. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with these cars!

  5. I've been enjoying doing the post-apoc stuff; I also like it because I can incorporate my old prehistoric minis. I think I will even incorporate these cars into my Septimontium universe (narrative coming.)

    Baron- For now, I'm using a reskinned version of the Charioteer rules by Two Hour Wargames. This allows for a simple death race. I'll probably try something different once I want to do more with these cars. I'm reading up on Axles and Alloys.

    Update: I picked up a couple more cars today. I'm also looking around at retro-1950s and 60s tankers. Yep.