I got into Gaslands a few years ago and it remains one of my favorite tabletop wargames. The game itself is very cool and a blast to play, but my favorite part is converting the die cast toy cars into combat vehicles. The creativity and skill that gamers have brought to converting cars is truly amazing. Inspiring.
Converting and painting the cars is fairly easy, but it can become time-consuming. Some gamers might not have the interest or the patience for it. In this video on Monster Customs, he shows how easy it is to quickly convert a Matchbox ’33 Ford Coupe into a respectable Gaslands combat car.
Note: It appears that Matchbox and Mattel are starting to catch on to the market potential of the Gaslands and AutoKill (another car combat game) audiences and are starting to release pre-weathered and Mad Max-like cars. Look for some of these if you have no interest in the modeling aspect but still want to field some suitably wasteland-looking vehicles.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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