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Harry
15-08-2014, 20:26
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/540/21dTv6.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/f021dTv6j)

Sooo .... with the new Mad Max movie just around the corner I thought it was about time I did "Dark Future".

For those who don't know Dark future was Games Workshop Big Box Game from 1988.
You got cars, bikes, roads, rules, rulers, dice everything you needed for a bit of vehicle based mayhem. :D

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/540/VYSZwM.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/f0VYSZwMj)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/902/qkYnOO.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/p2qkYnOOj)

So you get two different cars in the set that fit the same chassis:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/905/crPNVb.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/p5crPNVbj)

The cars came in four different colours (Although you only got two colours in any one box).

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/539/iT0EsA.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/eziT0EsAj)

Whilst the cars that came with the box were great .... the real fun was that you could convert all your matchbox cars ......

Harry
15-08-2014, 20:29
So here is the start I have made:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/909/zZUuMD.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/p9zZUuMDj)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/9UcfYC.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/id9UcfYCj)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/904/bVPSTt.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/p4bVPSTtj)

A couple of these became the last of the V8 interceptors. :D

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/908/19QwSC.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/p819QwSCj)

Hot Wheels do make a great starting point:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/742/QCKquf.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/kmQCKqufj)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/isNagN.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/idisNagNj)

These become variations of the Interceptor in the box (Middle).

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/911/3lFe7J.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pb3lFe7Jj)

Harry
15-08-2014, 20:29
Then started adding weapons.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/909/5N56B0.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/p95N56B0j)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/742/i8q19e.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/kmi8q19ej)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/746/JQE8x8.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/kqJQE8x8j)

Probably leave the V8's fairly gun free:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/539/wfBbGh.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/ezwfBbGhj)

As you can see I have been having a whole lot of fun:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/ubfZmO.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/eyubfZmOj)

Need to paint them back up again and I am good to go.

Idun
16-08-2014, 05:00
this is so mad max. I love it!! Really cool minis

Harry
16-08-2014, 06:07
this is so mad max. I love it!! Really cool minis
The whole game has a very Mad Max 2 feel about it .... don't ever let it be said that GW were afraid to draw on existing material for inspiration. :D ... and thanks.

simonbeard
16-08-2014, 16:54
I've been looking for a reason to pull Dark Future back off the shelf, and you're right Harry. The new Mad Max movie seems like as good a reason as any. Your conversions are looking great. I need to find me some Matchbox and Hot Wheels (I think I got rid of all mine 10+ years ago). What would you say is a good source for them?

And any chance you could throw up some photos of the Dark Future cars next to the conversions? Do you have any scale issues? Especially with the gunners and motorcycles? What is your source for miniatures at this smaller scale?

Harry
17-08-2014, 15:32
I've been looking for a reason to pull Dark Future back off the shelf, and you're right Harry. The new Mad Max movie seems like as good a reason as any. Your conversions are looking great. I need to find me some Matchbox and Hot Wheels (I think I got rid of all mine 10+ years ago). What would you say is a good source for them?

And any chance you could throw up some photos of the Dark Future cars next to the conversions? Do you have any scale issues? Especially with the gunners and motorcycles? What is your source for miniatures at this smaller scale?
This photo...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/911/3lFe7J.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pb3lFe7Jj)

... is the Dark Future Interceptor in between two matchbox cars ... so you can see their are NO scale issues. The gunners on these cars are Dark Future minis as is the driver in the sports car to the left and the guy in the truck at the back. So drivers, gunners, pedestrians are all there or there abouts with Matchbox for scale. I will get some pictures of the motor cycles up later. I have picked up a few cars of ebay recently to fill out the ones I found in the attic and I recently made a purchase from Elhiem miniatures who have a few dark future types in addition to their extensive military range. They were a dream to trade with and the minis are for the most part a very nice match for the original dark future stuff.

van helser
18-08-2014, 19:19
Getting a huge nostalgia-blast from this. Will be following closely!

Harry
17-02-2015, 13:50
It has been a while but ... decided to set about some of the pedestrians.
Great little sculpts considering how flippin' small they are.

Here are all the guys I have:

http://imageshack.com/a/img661/18/0uQYRP.jpg

and here are some close ups of my work in progress:

http://imageshack.com/a/img912/7301/sn0lVv.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img910/6426/Dre87O.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img540/3920/ymjQ7F.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img903/7620/r9pyGG.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img905/7/LuDq5K.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img538/3802/KAQLFV.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img537/1457/xbbcNZ.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img673/913/MscYjS.jpg

If any one has any I don't have to trade ... I have a few swaps.
I would especially like some of the SWAT team looking guys.

jacl1324
17-02-2015, 14:11
Wow, these are pretty cool, I love the mad lil' games they used to make; just a pity they no longer release things like this :/

andyg2006
17-02-2015, 18:32
I never played Dark Future, but always wanted to - these look pretty good and are a real "trip down memory lane" for me. Thank you for this plog, Harry. Now I just want them to release the Dark Future novel "US Road Cavalry" to go with Route 666, Krokodil Tears and Comeback Tour. If anyone knows Jack Yeovil, can they get him moving on this? :)

simonbeard
24-02-2015, 06:39
Made any progress on the car painting? I'm excited to see what you come up with!

75hastings69
24-02-2015, 06:44
Harry why don't you ever paint anything interesting or nostalgic that takes me back to my youth? ;) :D