Have wheels, will travel
A common object in nearly every modern city is the automobile, and yet I seem to be lacking them completely in my terrain and miniature collections. So with one fell swoop I can make cars that function as terrain and vehicles. Inspired by the Chicago Skirmish Wargames Club (http://chicagoskirmish.blogspot.com/) and their use of scale cars I bought two of these Dodge Chargers for about $10.
As this picture shows they were over the top police interceptors. But a bit of acetone and presto, bare metal. I disassembled it first to save the plastic bits. These are 1/43 scale and I think are a bit too big. Beside figures they look fairly close. I will be looking at 1/46 or 1/53 going forward but these worked out well.
As shown by the two minis it scales approximately the right size. I intend to use these as the vehicles for my modern/sci fi assault team (at least until I get some SUVs). Even beside the Quonsit hut they look fairly good.
I might be a bit biased but I think even a bit of paint makes them pop even more. I realized after painting this that I will need to use a varnish of these just to stop the paint from rubbing off. Overall a good effect for minimal effort. All together I spent an hour on this car and the second one is waiting for paint too.
A short one, but hopefully it inspires you to shop for some bargains to repurpose them.