Lert's Mad Max WPL

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Postby Lert » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:08 pm

I have a WPL B16 6x6 that I've been wondering what to do with. Well, a few days ago I was watching Fury Road for like the 7th time, and inspiration struck me ...

Here's what I have so far:

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I cut off the fenders and steps, cut a hole in the hood, cut a hole in the back wall, cut off the exhausts, modified them slightly and glued them to the sides, cut a hole in the roof and glued a Pz IV cupola in ...

Will keep this thread updated as I work.
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Postby Lert » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:21 am

Far from finished ... Need more thin plastic rod.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:27 am

Very nice apocalyptic version of this truck. Following along
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Postby Lert » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:11 am

c.rainford73 wrote:Very nice apocalyptic version of this truck.


Thanks, I'm glad you like it. :D

Did some more work.

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My apologies for the bad pictures.

Still need to figure out what to do with the bed, but I've got some ideas. Still need to figure out what to do with the very front as well.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:20 am

Such a cool idea :thumbup:

Looking good so far :clap:

How about a big raised platform/box in the back (hide any electronics), with a turntable on top, and have a man in a chair with a big harpoon gun, or Gatling gun that shoots arrows.
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Postby Lert » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:29 am

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Such a cool idea :thumbup:

Looking good so far :clap:


Thanks, thanks.

Son of a gun-ner wrote:How about a big raised platform/box in the back (hide any electronics), with a turntable on top, and have a man in a chair with a big harpoon gun, or Gatling gun that shoots arrows.


That's certainly an idea, but I'm limited to the materials and spare bits I have. I'll keep it in mind though, maybe I'll do something with it. I'll likely keep the electronics and mechanics standard, though. Am going to do this on the cheap.
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Postby Lert » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:58 am

Some more work done. I think the cab is about finished so I primed it in primer red, should be a good base for lots of rust and weathering effects.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:42 am

Jumping onto Micks idea.... any chance a spare tank turret is laying around that you could fit onto a plasticard raised platform or deck? Maybe a panzer III style :wave:
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Postby Lert » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:45 am

c.rainford73 wrote:any chance a spare tank turret is laying around that you could fit onto a plasticard raised platform or deck?


I have a Pz IV turret that I lifted the cupola from. It's too large, though. Just looks wrong. Plus, it's lacking a cupola. :D

Maybe if I had like a spare 20mm or 37mm gun + breech lying around I could fit it, but I don't and I don't want to spend that kind of money on a Mad Max build - ... Unless someone has one spare for cheap.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:55 am

Lert could you cobble one from a military toy something inexpensive? I'm sure you could add some details and paint and it would look the part
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:15 am

Why does it have to have a cupola? Just a plate welded on vertical bars raising the plate up like a sun shade over an open hole would do surely :think: Or just a plate on a hinge with a make shift catch. This is Mad Max after the apocalypse time, with cobbled together from what could be found, make shift battle transport, not German factory perfect finishing.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:25 am

Also. . . .
As it's not a tank, the turret would be fixed on the back, therefore. . . .
If your turret had a long barrel, it could be in a fixed position through the cab, remember, most of the nuts driving these things were nuts lol.
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Postby Lert » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:53 am

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Why does it have to have a cupola?


Because it looks cool.

Son of a gun-ner wrote:This is Mad Max after the apocalypse time, with cobbled together from what could be found


Exactly, and what they found was a cupola. :D
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:54 am

I mean on the turret lol. And besides, they have one on the cab roof cos it's cooler there ;)
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Postby Lert » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:00 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:I mean on the turret lol.


Oooh, I misunderstood. Thought you meant "why have one on the truck" :)

Anyways, the Pz IV turret is too big. Doesn't look right.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:00 pm

Lert wrote:Anyways, the Pz IV turret is too big. Doesn't look right.

Show me a Mad Max vehicle that looked "right" lol.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:05 pm

Some of the passengers looked "right"
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Postby Lert » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:38 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Show me a Mad Max vehicle that looked "right" lol.


Ok, let me put it this way ... That look does not fit with the aesthetic I'm going for.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:35 pm

Lert wrote:
Son of a gun-ner wrote:Show me a Mad Max vehicle that looked "right" lol.


Ok, let me put it this way ... That look does not fit with the aesthetic I'm going for.

Only pulling your leg Mr Lert ;)
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:14 pm

Be sure to include lots of barbed wire along the sides Mr Lert !!............and star pickets/warratahs(they are a Y-shaped steel pole about 1.5M long in real life) used for temporary fences, and as anti personel stakes on Mad Max vehicles :crazy:
Also, going to Coober Pedy where they filmed M.M.2 would help get you crazy enough to see the vehicles as normal family run abouts :/ :haha: !!
Nice concept :thumbup:
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