Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Police Cars Weather the Zombie Storm

Some time back I purchased several Police Vehicles for use in Post Apocalyptic gaming. So while working on the next 5 Zombicide Walkers, I started weathering some of them for next months Campaign game, which is where vehicles are introduced.

So this is how they looked when bought, nice & shiny!



Of course with an Apocalypse going on there's no time to be worrying about washing them. So I started by taking a green Brilla pad & lightly scouring the shiny paint to tone it down. I didn't want to rub the paint off however.


In all I purchased 3 of this version. The Shiny one still needs to get weathered. I wanted to maintain a standard cruiser for the City's Police force. I liked this version for that purpose.


I recently purchased a bunch more graffiti decals, smaller ones rather than the huge ones I have for other purposes. So after adding a couple to one of the cruisers & the Sheriff's vehicle below, I began applying dirt, then mud. I then masked the windows  & headlights with masking tape & applied a dull coat overspray.


The Sheriff's vehicle received a bit more graffiti & a hand painted sign. The windows were given cracks. I see the decals need a bit more work as the edges can be seen


Unfortunately not all the vehicles have doors that open & close. Would have been nice to have a hood open, etc, but for what I paid for these at Walmart I won't complain.


As alluded to at the beginning, I have the next 5 Zombies drying from the Army Painter Dip & should have those posted tomorrow evening. Then I will likely get the Luke, Han Solo & Chewbacca finished for my friend. I also picked up the new Star Wars expansions so will likely crack them open to start painting as well.

Thanks for reading.
 

9 comments:

  1. These look really good. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Scott, happy with how they turned out too.

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  2. Where do you purchase your decals?

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    1. I got mine from T2 Decals http://t2decals.ecrater.com/c/135116770/ho-scale-graffiti Though if you google 1/43 scale graffiti decals, numerous hits will be shown & you can base your purchase on location, etc

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  3. They look fabulous Terry, any thoughts as to how you keep track of which characters are in them and who is driving?

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    1. I have indeed Michael, I will use the cardstock ones from the game beside the board showing who is sitting where.

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  4. Can I purchase one of the fusion police cars? If not can you give me the link to buy the stock ones? Very nice work on these! :)

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    1. These are available at Walmart (Canada). I certainly still see them in Walmart even today. Thanks for the compliment

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