Raiders German Troop Car Custom Action Figure
Custom #:46530
Name:Raiders German Troop Car
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Indiana Jones
Date Added:January 27, 2013
Base Figure:Hasbro Troop Car
Height:4.00 inches
Completion Time:20.00 hours
Hi All,

I've been thinking of doing this vehicle for a long time now and finally decided to do it after watching Raiders on bluray. I decided not to give the vehicle any figures as I wanted to just show of the vehicle itself.

The vehicle and diorama were painted and weathered using Vallejo, GW paints and pastel chalks.


1: Vehicle is from the Hasbro Indiana Jones line and all in all not a bad representation of the movie vehicle. I made a few alterations by cutting the lights and mirrors off and removing the plastic/rubber holdings and adding new ones using plasticard and metal photo etched strips.

The seats and roof were covered with two layer of tissue paper by using diluted PVA glue. The MG34 machine was made by using the end of a Star Wars weapon (sorry can't remember which one) and the barrel of a Sandtrooper MG - 15 Blaster, the ammunition canister I used from a 1/18 German MG42.

The MG mount was made using plasticard and 1/35 scale parts I got from the bits box and I cut the right hand side windscreen simulating were the German soldier went thru it by using a model knife.

2: Base - The base was cut from some left over High Density foam I had lying around. The base was done by mixing 60% sand-40% plaster of paris and five tablespoons of PVA.

Once mixed I scribbed the foam with a model knife so the mixer would adhere better and then started applying the mixer to the base.

Once the mixer was added I started to use a damp medium size brush and spread out the mixer until I got the look I wanted, I used a flat head srewdriver and slightly pushed it into the mixer to simulate tyre tracks.

The mixer was left to dry and once dry it was painted, I added a few small tufts of grass which I got from Army Painter and the tall dry bundles of grass are bristles from and old paint brush which have been cut to size and then the bottoms glued and then inserted into the base and then painted.


User Comments
Hemble -
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Hi All,

Kooshmeister - Appreciate the feedback mate thank you and glad you like it, I know this isn't movie accurate I just wanted a quick project to do.

Kooshmeister -
Saturday, April 18, 2015
This looks fantastic! It's missing the hood ornament, though. It isn't seen for most of the chase because it's knocked off when the car rear-ends the truck. But since you have the busted windshield, which occurs after that, I assume this is post-losing the ornament. But if this is the case, the thing on the right front fender ought to be gone (it gets crumpled into the fender on impact) and the headlights should be bent back.
fireflamespit -
Monday, January 28, 2013
Nice work and weathering effects
Realism is your speciality
Hemble -
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Thanks mate.

fitzjedi -
Sunday, January 27, 2013
GOOD NIGHT, man, this looks fantastic! Your work is always SUPREMELY detailed, and life-like!! You are one of my all-time favorite artists!
Hemble -
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Thanks buddy.

NeCrollector -
Sunday, January 27, 2013
A beautiful work-of-art, Hemble! I love your work, brother!
Hemble -
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Thanks mate.

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