I started rummaging through my bits and pieces and found a large scifi container given to me by a friend. The size and shape immediately evoked Old West 'Prairie Schooner' wagons.
With my head full of images like the above, I rattled around in my bits boxes and came up with a rough proof of concept:
A bit more adding of bits resulted in this:
And then this:
The tracks are from the Astra Militarum Taurox Prime. As is the floor for the cab. The raised section between the front tracks is the inner rear door from an Astra Militarum Chimera. The driver is a composite of Taurox crew and plastic servitor bits. Finally the stowage was made from an old empty plastic sprue, overlain with car mesh and filled with a variety of drums, boxes and cannisters. The chain is a chain, and the strapping is just paper.
Every travelling salesperson needs a suitable method of transport. The armoured Mk IV 'Wastes Schooner' is a rugged and functional, if not the most elegant option on the market.
Everything got hit with some washes, chipping and a heavy drybrush of a light brown, and the job was done!
It's not too big a statement to say that the resulting wagon is one of my favourite scratchbuilds - something about it just pleases me greatly. I can't wait to have it ambushed by mutie riders or whooping Eschers with warpaint and feathers in their hair. I just wish I had another half dozen so I could put them in a defensive circle!
|"We don't like travelling salesfolk around these parts! Now git!"|