Enter the Demon!
The Dodge Demon, that is. My 14-year-old, Dane, owns a '74 Dodge Dart that we are in the process of turning into a cool black street machine. So naturally, he wanted something similar for his Car Wars car. The closest we could easily get was this '71 Dodge Demon. Ultra-simple job, I just painted the turreted Vulcan MG to match the red and white of the car itself. Then instead of a matte finish, I sealed it with gloss, brushed on, let that dry, and glued it to the roof. Done.
Front quarter view.
Profile shot. Sweet, right?
I have gone a bit daft over this project. Right now, I have the following Hot Wheels cars sitting in their packaging, waiting to be turned into lethal arena duelists or highway warriors:
- 2001 Saleen S7
- 1964 Custom Ford Galaxie 500
- 2011 Ford GT
- 1968 Chevy Copo Camaro
- 2012 "Scoopa di Fuego"
- 1966 Ford 427 Fairlane
- 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500
- 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR
- 1961 Chevy Impala
- 1968 Chevy El Camino SS (Thinking of putting a cupola in the bed.)
- 1968 Chevy El Camino "Shark Patrol"
- 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge
- 1970 Chevelle SS Wagon (Yes, a station wagon. It is getting a "tailgunner.")
- 2012 "Fast Gassin" tanker truck.
I am using the really wonderful Road Warrior accessories from Stan Johansen Miniatures to jazz up the cars, plus some plastic rod. I need to get some more pieces from him, come to think of it - especially rockets. I will probably pick up a biker gang at Historicon, too.
I also need to get some additional bases from Litko, so I need to order them. These will be 1.5" squares used for mine and spike counters, debris counters, etc. I can use them for the bikes, too. And some 3/4" squares for pedestrians. Who makes good 20mm near future pedestrians? Stan has some armed ones, I may use those.