I got exactly as far as I'd expected with the trees today - they've been dunked in 35-ish % PVA and left hanging to drip and dry. They're pretty much dry now, but I won't do anything with them until tomorrow night.
|What fell off the trees as they came out of the pack.|
|Dunked, dripping and drying|
In the meantime, I've decided to do a vehicle conversion job. A couple of months ago, Dannoc jokingly suggested that I should do a roadsweeper with flamers. That did inspire me to take a shufty on the interweb to see if I could find one - I did, and it's been sat on the shelf for a while now. It's a Siku diecast but is 1:50 scale so too big for my Car Wars project.
Anyway, this afternoon I decided to start the process by disassembling the vehicle and putting the metal parts to soak in paint stripper.
This going to be a "proper" fantasy post-apocalyptic vehicle - all scrap metal armour, mesh screens and ludicrous weapons. Given the size and scale of the vehicle, I'm thinking that 40K Ork weapons might do the trick. I'll pop to the store on Tottenham Court Road after work to see what they have. The image I have in my head is two weapons firing forward and two weapons firing to the rear, maybe with something on top.
I also need to find a suitable driver figure, and maybe a teddy bear to stick on the front.
Of course, I've already got an appropriate name in mind for the vehicle...