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"Two Men Enter, One Man Leaves."


"Fighting leads to killing, and killing gets to warring."

"Greetings Motorheads, and welcome to another broadcast covering some of your favourite vehicles of our post-apocalyptic age. I'm Rex Wonkers, and alongside my colleague and famed fossicking legend Lance Sourdough, I'll be looking at three more desperate souls who have put their names forward as competitors in our upcoming inaugural Juice Cup."


"Now all of these desperados will be travelling at breakneck speeds on the 20mm plastic motorcycles found on the Implements of Carnage One sprue by "North Star Military Figures". However, in addition to predominantly just riding around the designated killing zone as a moving obstacle, two of our competitors will actually be armed and dangerous. Right, Lance..?"

"Now when men get to fighting, it happens here."

"Correct Rex. The Nottingham-based company's Code NSPIoC05 frame contains a quartet of machine guns, and a pair of these automatic weapons have been snipped down to their bare barrels and then jammed through the bikes' windshields, courtesy of a bit of drilling. Not the most complex of conversions admittedly. But definitely effective."


"Furthermore, a wheel from Implements of Carnage Two has been cut in half and stuck onto the back of this trio's other rider, so as to provide him with a miniscule amount of extra armour. I'm not sure just how much protection a semi-circle of hardened rubber is going to give, but I suppose it's the thought that counts."

"Weapons?"

"Too right, Lancey Boy. Now all three of our brave bikers were primed with "Citadel" Abaddon Black, heavily dry-brushed with both "Vallejo" Brown and Gunmetal, as well as later drenched in "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade. Each rider's leather suit, visor and wheels were then appropriately pigmented with either "Citadel" Abaddon Black, "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna or "Citadel" Sons Of Horus Green.


"Finally, their limbs' armour plates and helmet were treated to a combination of "Vallejo" Gunmetal and "Citadel" Nuln Oil. Whilst the racers' seats and belts were given a lick of "Vallejo" Heavy Brown or "Citadel" Rakarth Flesh. All of these areas were subsequently shaded in "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade."


"And with that update, Rex, it appears we've come to the end of our transmission. So, it's goodbye from me and him, and I look forward to speaking to all you wasteland survivors again in the next edition of Cars, Crashes and Carnage..."

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undercoat2670
Nov 29, 2022

Rex Wonker? Sounds like a porn star! Great little narrative, very fun to read. Your bikers look like they would fit right in with Max Max. Great work on them, particularly the battered weathered metals.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 29, 2022
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Cheers Undercoat, LOL!!! I still have a couple more of the North Star bikers to finish off (including one to yet convert). But they should be finished reasonably soon.

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planetmut
Nov 28, 2022

Both the bikes look excellent, Simon, they're like something out of Mad Max! Great idea to add the wheel as armour, I'm not sure if it would be much protection but it's better than nothing :-)

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 29, 2022
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Yes. My understanding is that Hot Wheels vary from 1:60 to 1:70 scale but are marketed as 1:64 scale. North Star's Gaslands plastics/metals are 20mm in scale and specifically designed "for Hot Wheels/Matchbox style vehicles."

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wsd50
Nov 26, 2022

Lovely work on some very nice bikes there mate, I do like the addition of the machine gun, an d the tyre in a neat idea, you could also possibly cut down some 28mm plastic shields to use as shielding too, one of them down the front faring would look pretty cool.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 26, 2022
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Cheers Roger. The Implements of Carnage sprues have loads of extra bits like spare armour plates etc to add to your vehicles. I've already converted one such biker with a front-facing mini-gun, LOL, and have one last bike to put together before I've exhausted my current supply. Then I should be back focusing upon the Hot Wheels conversions. 😉

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wargamesterrainworkshop
Nov 25, 2022

Excellent work on the bikes and riders Simon, they look very post apoc, I guess the centre of the wheel at the back would help, but as you say the tyre maybe not so much ! LOL

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 25, 2022
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Thanks Dave. I'm really enjoying working on these 20mm bikers, and have a couple more to complete (hopefully before the end of the year). It's not a scale I've done much with tbh. But is definitely one I might look at with a bit more interest in the New Year. I thought the tyre might stop the odd bullet from a painful posterior wound, but probably not much else. LOL!!!

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