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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Machinas: Racing in luxury

Here are a couple of the nicer cars, a '51 Buick and a '59 Cadillac.

The Cadillac is the longest of all my cars (not including the two big rigs.) I had a leftover set of pipes from my 8-Crate car (the station wagon with the big cannon), so I threw them onto the Caddy here. I also had some leftover pipe, so I threw on some more rocket tubes. I finished off the car with a minigun for the main armament. And look at that back end - Hot Wheels does a good job.

The '51 Buick was a lot more simple. I didn't want to mess with its body too much; I think there was already enough going on with all the lines for me to do need to do anything extra. I put together, before I had the Buick in hand, the twin, drum-fed machineguns, and they fit just fine. These guns, the quad guns on my last '53 Chevy, and the two turrets on the Battlewagon are all modular; any one of those guns will fit into any other gun position on the aforementioned vehicles.

I have left, a '57 Buick Station Wagon, which I'm not quite sure yet how I will arm it (or if I will follow through and leave it unarmed as a the Griswold's family truckster from "Vacation.") I'll mull it over for a few days. I've painted up the Karmann Ghia, but the paint just isn't doing it for me (I tried doing a metallic green- it's just ugly.) So I'm going to look over the colors to see what else I could try.

Another step I can take to keep this project going would be to get some drivers and gunners from Stan Johansen Miniatures to pilot my Buick convertible and work the guns on a couple of the other cars. I hope the figures fit into these cars. If not, I'm sure I can cut and bend to make'em fit.

1 comment:

  1. That is one sweet Caddy. I vote for some figs for the gunners. It seems a little strange that some cars have drivers, but all of the turret mounts are empty. I wonder what kind of armor they would wear?