As promised, here are some pictures of my first completed Gaslands vehicle. The backstory is that the team who own it thought it would be cool to have some Chinese characters painted on the back, but the person they hired to do so didn’t actually speak any Chinese and just copied something from a takeaway menu. So, it’s now named ‘Chicken Soup’. I originally had the idea for a vehicle in the RPG campaign Zonefall I’m running (except that the language wasn’t Chinese, since it doesn’t take place on Earth) and copied it for Gaslands. I’m also going to be using the mini in that campaign.
Since this was my first Gaslands build I didn’t do too much in the way of conversion, just replaced the wheels and add added a bumper, running boards, and window mesh. I also made a magnetised turret which still needs painting. The original model was a Hot Wheels General Corp.
I’ve recently been getting interested in Gaslands, a tabletop game about post-apocalyptic death races. It appeals to me a lot for a bunch of reasons. First off I always enjoy post-apocalyptic settings, and Gaslands takes a lot of inspiration from things like Mad Max which I love. It also fits very nicely, with a few small changes, into the world of Zonefall – the post-apocalyptic paper-and-pencil RPG Baconradar are in the process of writing. I’ve started introducing an adapted version of the rules to use for multi-vehicle fights in the campaign of that I’m currently running and I’m very pleased with how it’s working out, as are my players.
I’ve been doing some more painting for my Southern Republican honour guard. Now in the backstory the honour guard was made up of Fer de Lances, Gilas, and the occasional King Cobra. But with the Legion Republique becoming a legitimate military unit prior to the Second War for Terra Nova, they would clearly need to bolster their numbers with other gears. I’ve found mention of the Sidewinder being very popular, probably because of its similarity to the Fer de Lance, but also because it was made during the pilot-safety era of gear construction.
This is something it has in common with the much more recent Diamondback design and I figured my SRA honour guard would be more than happy to field some. The only issue is the Diamondback is a little plain looking, having no ‘ears’ or crests for me to paint white. So I decided to spruce it up a bit with some 3rd party crests!