We are slowly plugging away at the Fury Road army. It's just so much fun to do.
This is my version of the Nux Car. Its made from a Die cast toy. I deconstructed it, sawed it to pieces and reassembled it the way I wanted. The figures I used on it kinda just fell into place.
As you can see here, the model on the back of the vehicle is removable and stays in place with a magnet. He is currently my army's Archon as I am using the DE codex as a base.
Here is a warboy feeling all powerful on his new ride. The spear gun is made from spare parts. I really like converting the weapons. Peter Pound's concept art from Fury Road serve as inspiration more than the actual film. His artwork just has this feel I really want to capture in my work.
Here are some of my warboys. The thunderstick-wielders will be used as Kalabite Trueborn with Blasters. I plan on making a lot more warboys with various weapons to represent the different troops in my army. The next group of infantry on the agenda are the Counts-As Medusae. Warboys with flamers!
When I started out making post apocalyptic cars, I was buying up die cast cars and working on them. But they weren't great. They were hard to cut up, impossible to drill holes into, and were just too heavy. I found some plastic cars in the right scale on ebay and I cannot believe how wonderful they are. They allow my to be so much more creative with plastic rods and piping. Not only that, but you can leave the car body off the chassis until after painting. Very cool. So here is fire car #1. Been a joy to work on it.
Closing in on a completed model. Slow and ponderous is the best pace for things like this. There's no instructions, so you need time to think. The icon above the captive's head was lots of fun to do. I was trying to see how I could make a skull face by using found parts in my bits box, without using any actual skulls. That's different from Nux's icon, which sport a human skull. I guess in some ways I am making my own version of Nux's V8 hot rod.
If I'm going to hobby, I want to hobby historic on the fury road.
This model is not an exact replica of the Nux Car in the film, but I think it captures the same spirit. The car needs thundersticks and a blood bag, and those are soon to come.
I'll be running this in an army of Wasteland warboyz. most likely in the Nova Open Narrative, if there is one this year. I haven't heard much about Nova Open 2016 so far and I feel like by this time last year we had. What I learned about the event from cruising through the vendor hall was that its not something I want to miss anymore, and will be dedicating my weekend to it in 2016.