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Revell/Monogram Buick GN Recon/Assault Vehicle

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  • Member since
    July 2009
  • From: North Carolina
Revell/Monogram Buick GN Recon/Assault Vehicle
Posted by Back to the bench on Monday, January 18, 2021 10:40 AM

Posting some work from several years ago hoping it will motivate me to get something new built. Life events including a cross country move put a dent in my already mediocre motivation and productivity at the bench. Now that I finally have a hobby room again it's time to quit making excuses.

Not sure if this should be in the Auto forum but I decided to put it here.

This was a very fun kit bash/scratch build project with a "dystopic future ala Mad Max" theme running through my head. I have ideas for a few more vehicles but have not gotten around to starting any of them. The gatling gun was made from a ballpoint pen cap, aluminum tubing and various bits from the spares box. The "turret" is just sheet styrene trimmed with quarter round and half round from Plastruct. The missle launch rail is made from spares box stuff and Plastruct shapes and the dish antenna was cut from an old mini-blind slat. The cannons protruding through the front fender are pieces of aluminum tubing with the muzzles flared using a carpenter's nail set. Firearms are from the old Dukes of Hazzard cop car (I think). Paint was Tamiya rattle can and all the weathering is ground up artist pastels. The laptop computer and the "mascot" chained to the bumper are G-scale railroad items. The decals were done on Testors decal paper using an ink jet printer and the flat panels, interior equipment faces and topo maps are images found on the internet. I really enjoyed looking around for everyday stuff that could be used in the project and my wonderful wife now asks me if "this would be useful for the hobby room" before tossing things in the trash lol.

Gil
  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 18, 2021 10:53 AM

Wow - that's really creative.  Drop the turbo in it and make it an GNX :)

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 18, 2021 11:18 AM

I love the weathered beat-up look you've got going there- fantastic job!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 18, 2021 11:40 AM

How very Mad Max of you. That is a super cool build. I love it.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 18, 2021 12:17 PM

Straight outta Mad Max or Terminator... very cool!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July 2009
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Monday, January 18, 2021 2:50 PM

keavdog, Gamera, BK and Stikpusher, thanks I appreciate it.

Gil
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 18, 2021 4:52 PM

stikpusher

Straight outta Mad Max or Terminator... very cool!

 

Death by killer android or highway bandits- you should be so lucky...

Gil, your car looks really fast, I might need it to flee to Mexico...

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    July 2009
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Monday, January 18, 2021 6:24 PM

Hmmmm sharknadoes are scary! But perhaps being a denizen of the distant future, desert wastlands of the American SW this particular vehicle should be battling RATTLESNAKENADOESSurprise

Hey it could happen!

Gil
  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Monday, January 18, 2021 7:02 PM

Rattlesnakenadoes; yeah, been there, done that. Lived in Arizona for a few years. You just need to put expanded metal over the windows, easy day. It's the scorpionadoes that suck, those critters get everywhere!

Nice build, looks like it was fun to put together. Well done.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 18, 2021 8:32 PM

Ouch those Rattlesnakenadoes and Scorponadoes sound nasty!!!

There's a couple of movies in there!!!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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