The starting point for this trike was the bike that comes on the Implements of Carnage (1st gen) frame from North Star. It’s a fine sculpt and cast but has …more
At the end of 2017 I was excited to learn about a newly launched game called Gaslands. A post-apocalyptic or dystopian future set car combat game that draws on influences such as Mad Max and Death Race and uses 20mm/1:64 scale Hot Wheels, Matchbox and other toy cars as a basis to create the up armoured and weaponised vehicles needed to play.
Gaslands has most of the things I look for when picking up a new game: an interesting setting, innovative and easy to learn rules, low model count, quick to set up and not too long to play (although at the time of writing I have yet to realise that last benefit in the games I’ve played!).
War Bastard (Heavy Truck)
This truck started as a thought experiment: You see, in Gaslands, weapons can be front, rear, side or turret mounted, with the side mounted weapon being able to shoot to …more
Gaslands Monster Truck
After the Porsche 911 from Deathrace this is my next well documented Gaslands build, though the 5th vehicle I’ve actually completed. I actually started this monster truck slightly before the …more
Death Race Gates – Part 1
I started my gates at the beginning of 2020 by building the basic structures out of some laser cut MDF girders I had picked up years ago, intended for Necromunda …more
Tutorial: Concrete Jersey Barriers
2020 was probably one of my worst years in terms of hobby productivity. I had a good first three months of the year, but once lockdown hit I lost all …more
Porsche 911 from Death Race
This is a long post with tonnes of photos, documenting my attempt to turn a bog standard Hot Wheels 911 to the most accurate replica of the 911 that 14k …more
Slide to Victory!
I rarely write about tactics, not least because I’m not terribly good at most of the games I play. About the only times I do are when there are some …more
Tutorial: Arena of Death Turrets
Along with “Death Race” and “Saturday Night Live”, I would say that “Arena of Death” is one of the three quintessential original Gaslands scenarios. In it, players engage each other …more
Designing Vehicle Dashboard Cards – Part 1
With my Vehicle Dashboard Cards approaching final production ready for use and possible sale, I thought it might be interesting to explain how I went about designing these. This first …more
A Note on Hot Wheels Scale
As mentioned in my post about conversion bits for Gaslands cars, ostensibly Hot Wheels and similar are 1:64 scale, also referred to as 20mm (meaning an in scale adult figure …more
Gaslands Conversion Bits – Where To Buy?
May 2019 Update: Originally this post listed a number of companies making and selling bits and parts that could potentially fit Gaslands models (depending on the scale of your Hot …more