Monday, January 2, 2012

Mystery Machine WIP - New Year Incremental Progress

The model has dried enough for me to hit it with some matte spray and tone down the glossiness.  I went and touched-up/highlighted, primarlily the letters and flowers.  I added the finishing details to Scrappy, highlighted the Truck Nutz, did some additional minor cleanup.  It looks dirty but that's the look I want, a Post-Apocalyptic-falling-apart piece of machinery.  One of the last things I'll do is add an overall dusting with powdered chalks.

I've started painting the front zombie and the stuff that goes on top separately.    I've documented pretty much all the major steps I do when making something like this, so next posting will be when the whole thing's done. 

Here's it is in its current state:

Oh yeah, I've got some detailling planned for the back.  Yes, that hole will be covered!

The front will look a lot more interesting once I add the blood splatters and the impaled zombie.


Brummie, you are a mad genius...

(To be painted once it's hardened...)


  1. Looking god all dirtied up. I can't help feel scrappy should have his tongue hanging out though :D

  2. The tongue would be some of the first to rot away. If it was not a recent kill.

    The van looks great! Looking forward to seeing the impaled zombie and what you have in mind with the mystery hole!

  3. Looking better all the time. The finished product will assuredly be a sight to behold. I'm still chuckling at your Scrappy Doo.

  4. I love this van. What a great project.

  5. Brilliant work my friend, waiting to see the finished article!

  6. Fantastic work, can we get a shot with miniatures for scale? i know youve said its 1:56, but the web site says its diffrent, i take your word as all of there vehicles are the same size kit but range from beetels to flat beds. youve just inspired me, thogh rather than ripping you off im planning a tasty treats ice cream van (sweet tooths truck) form the twisted metal games

  7. I'll try and post some pics with the figures this weekend so that you can judge how good the scale works. I thought the ad said 1:56, I don't have the box so I can't check. Other Zingers say 1:43 though, so it probably is 1:43.

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