Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Mystery Machine Is DONE!!!! (Well, almost...)

I finally got around to adding the various bits of gear to the top of the van, and attached the impaled zombie to the front.  One thing I realized as I started taking pictures is that I forgot to add the license plate to the back to cover the hole there.  But for now I'm making an Executive Decision and officially calling this one DONE!

Here we have the impaled zombie (well, half a zombie) still clawing the front of the van.

Velma shows off the the right side with the pinned-on Scrappy-Doo pelt, which thanks to a suggestion from Brummie now includes the "Urk! I'm dead!"-tongue hanging out.  Thanks Brummie!

Although it's hard to read in this photo,  the back of the van has an Official Zombie Hunting Permit displayed.  Even in the Post-Apocalyptic world the Scooby-Gang follows the rules.  (Except that they're driving around without a license plate!  Urrrghh!  I will fix that sometime soon and cover that hole!)

Nothing too exciting here on the left side.

Let's look at some of the stuff the gang carries around.  There's a bunch of stakes up front, because the gang will be operating in a post-apocalptic world that will have all sorts of nasties, including vampires or vampire-like creatures.  There's a stack of skulls (nice trophies) of significant past victories.  A bloody sledge hammer, good for bashing zombie heads.  A Left-4-Dead health pack.  A bucket of guts to help keep Freddy in line. A basic rolled-up tarp or tent.  A barrel of radioactive toxic goo...I have no idea why.   Several gas cans.  And a burlap-wrapped bale of Shaggy Snacks.  (The Scooby Snacks are kept in the van).

As you can see the van scales pretty good with the figures.  Looks like the Scooby-Gang is ready to start solving post-apocalyptic mysteries, or whatever it is they do in a World Gone Mad...and they'll need all the help they can get as you can see below:


Sam (aka: The Hideous Hive Cat!) made an unexpected appearance a couple of years ago during a game of Necromunda and became the deadliest creature in the Hive.  He's been laying low for long time, but he became very curious as to what I was doing while taking these pictures, so it looks like he might be jumping genres and entering the Post-Apocalyptic Scooby-Doo world...

Be careful Scooby Gang!  If you thought BA Worms were bad, wait till you meet the Hideous Hive Cat!

I added the license plate!  If you don't get the reference then surf on over to the Two Hour Wargames Blog.


  1. WOW That looks great lol looks like ur cat wants some attention

  2. This is just brilliant! It turned out great overall.

    Again: I love the impaled zombie!!!!!

  3. Top notch job, Mike. This is truly inspired. The level of detail that has gone into the making of this is awesome!

    As for Hideous Hive Cat, all I can say is... he looks soooooooooooooooo CUTE!

  4. What a great job on that Scooby van. So many great details. I love the tongue on the Scrappy corpse.

  5. This is just the bee's knees mate. The tongue just sets off the scrappy skin rug on the side off.

    Scooby needs to worry about Hive cays furball they would be enormous. Can agree with Bryan he does look cute

  6. Great work on the van ! soo good, the heads hanging from the back bumper are gruesomely cool too.

  7. Very cool it didn't bother me about the number plate. But now its there it completes it!

  8. @Baur - Thanks. Our cat ALWAYS wants attention.

    @Lord Siwoc - I like adding "action" pieces, like a not-quite-dead-impaled zombie to pieces. The zombie came from the Mantic zombie sprue, and I really like them, except that they're dressed only in rags. I would love to see some modern-dressed mantic zombies. They're definitely the active/fast-type. I will probably convert a few into Ragers.

    @Vampifan - Hideous Hive Cat is cute, but his massive paw has been know to swipe a Scavvie or two off a catwalk to certain doom during a game.

    @LuckyJoe - I agree, the tongue makes Scrappy!

    @Brummie - Scooby's dealt with Scrappy Doo, and that's worse than any giant furball. Thanks again for the tongue recommendation! As for the plate i was going to put the official Scooby Doo license number on it (Found it on the web), but then Ed posted a cover of an upcoming THW book that deals with cars in the post-apocalypse, and it had a license plate on it. So of course i had to use that!

    @The Extraordinarii - Thanks. The heads in back are a joke reference to Truck Nutz, which we see a lot of out in the rural areas here.

  9. Dude! That´s ultramegafreacking cool!!!
    Awesome work!

    follower +1

  10. Fantastic, the van is so fun. I love the zombie heads on the back. The minis are greats too.

  11. Are you a fan of Scooby-doo? The complete set of characters and their signature van are quite rare. Also, is that van made of die cast metal? I bet the value of those would go higher in the future.

  12. I really love it! I've been hoping to do the same thing for ages, but I'm barely able to paint my current figs, not to mention crafting new ones.

    Could you go into your process a little?

    I so wish these were publicly available. There are like no D&D size figs (20mm?) for the Mystery Team!! I mean JINKIES!!