Monster Truck with BFG

Monster Truck with BFG

This was a fun build: a Hot Wheels monster truck with this cannon pencil sharpener I found on eBay for a couple of bucks. The cannon was originally going to be for my 1920s team, but it turned out to be too big for any of those vehicles, so I repurposed it as a BFG and slapped it on the back of this monster truck.

This is also the first time I tried the three-layer rust technique; it’s a little rough here, but I learned quite a bit for my future DeSoto build.

For the cannon, I used an “old penny”-color paint, then thinned down a bright green color into a light wash to get a tarnished look. It took a couple of coats to get the look right, and I think it could almost stand another one.

The cannon itself is heavy, and the car nearly tips over; I wouldn’t play this on any map that had hills because I didn’t glue the monster truck’s wheels so it’s pretty roly-poly.