I was quite keen to exaggerate the contrast in paint scheme here, from rust bucket to well maintained, race ready, blue.
In terms of the build, the Corvette was drilled open so a driver could be added (even though you can barely see him on the finished car!), a singular gun mounted on the roof and the white stripe protected by masking tape.
I painted the interior and driver and then layered up my blues from dark to light. To add a bit of lustre to the colour I used a Tamiya blue over the top, which worked really well to get a bit of that metallic gleam to the body, however it was quite glossy so I had to finish with a bit of matt varnish:
The tape was taken away (always so satisfying) and the stripe painted from grey to white.
The Dodge Dakota was built up more substantially with a plough, satelite, roof light, bonnet mounted gun and windshield. On the back I added a harpoon gun with gunner:
And the painting of the rust done in the traditional way with a range of dark browns, to red browns to oranges dabbed on over each other.
So I'm done for Gaslands for now (apart from playing the game with my kids and on the Hot Wheels track with my son), oh and I want to recreate my Freeway Fighter on this scale too and maybe one of the Mad Max vehicles too.
Something literacy inspired next...