Thursday, 6 February 2014

Hotwheels Repainted for 15mm Sci Fi

I picked all these up at the supermarket here and there. Hotwheels scale OK with 15mm figures, but are a little on the large side if you stop to think about it. As I'm mainly intending these as city cover terrain it didn't bother me too much. I do intend to order some resin hover cars from Khurasan and 15mm.co.uk when I get back to England later in the year.
All I did with these was glue the axles then undercoat with a large brush and old Citadel Codex Grey. Then it was just painting and highlighting as normal, then using washes painted into the cracks (not over the whole model) to weather.

Racing truck, just repainted

Fire Engine with ladder removed

Racer with stowage glued on

VW Van with surfboards snipped off, replaced with rockets

Thanks for looking!

25 comments:

  1. Wow there a bit good! Nice love the last vehicles in particular proper sweet rides!

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    1. Cheers Simon! After the Police Cruiser, I developed a bit of an appetite for painting these fellows. Very forgiving and relaxing to do.

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  2. Those are awesome. I have 5 or 6 hot wheels that I want to convert for a 'Car Wars' type game that I havent got to, but your work is inspiring!!!!

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    1. The trick with these was avoiding trying to be clever and just treating them like large minis. If you pick the right toys, it's a breeze!

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  3. Wow. My son has the fire engine, so i know what it looked like before the paint job.Fantastic!

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    1. Cheers John! That was one of the easier paint jobs, the only one I drybrushed. Also: Tiny windows! The windows are the most time-consuming part.

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  4. Amazing. I've eyeballed some of the Hot Wheels at Target from time to time, but decided that most are wildly off scale or have goofy/unwanted stuff molded into the metal parts. These are really well chosen, and your paint jobs are stunning. That fire truck is my favourite for subject matter, but the more colourful models are just gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Allison! I do want to get hold of some smaller ones. These call for unusually wide streets. I'm also considering trying to sculpt a very simple bubble-like car and press-mould it into enough to populate a table.

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    2. I guess you could buy some 1:100 scale architectural cars (there seem to be a variety of okay to rubbish quality ones on eBay) and add some future-y crap to them. They'd be pretty generic but would keep your cities looking populated.

      Or maybe in the future, people don't use individual cars as much :)

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  5. just...WOW!

    Fire truck looks out of Aliens / total recall ...

    Great choices, excelent painting.

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    1. Thanks Javi! It's important to look beyond the colors in the shop and look for sci-fi detail.

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  6. love the truck and firetruck. I have a couple tubs of these for just such a purpose. Nice inspiration. Thanks.

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    1. Cheers LA, looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Be warned, it's addictive!

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  7. I love 'em, especially the Bug!

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    1. Cheers GR! The Bug and the Outrider are probably going to be sent off to post-apoc land. They just look a bit wrong in my city :)

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    1. Thanks Greg, they were a lot of fun!

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  9. A micro, microbus! I love it and the painting is superb!
    Not to mention the rockets... : )

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  10. I can't add anything I haven't said the first time around on IG, but they look fantastic my friend.

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