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Fighting Fantasy : Freeway Fighter
« on: October 04, 2015, 10:44:08 PM »
One of my favourite Fighting Fantasy cover illustrations was the one illustrated by Jim Burns for Freeway Fighter and it has been a long term ambition to re-create it. Well I have!:



I've obviously used a couple of Heresy Gangers to represent the new owners of the Bel-Air (although they were carefully chosen to look similar to the original crew from the illustration). They are the first Heresy miniatures I have worked with and they were a joy. I've now ordered a load more to start painting.







The car itself is based on a 1:43 die cast model I found on the Internet and with a load of modifications added. There's a whole load of wip photos etc on my blog http://thelostandtheverydamned.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/fighting-fantasy-freeway-fighter.html?m=1 if you're interested. And some more of the finished car here: http://thelostandtheverydamned.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/fighting-fantasy-freeway-fighter.html.

Many thanks and let me hear your feedback please.
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Re: Fighting Fantasy : Freeway Fighter
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 07:40:13 AM »
Wow! That's really impressive. I remember that picture when it used for Dark Future, and I must say your 3d rendition does it justice. In fact, the figures you've used are an improvement on the original characters.
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Re: Fighting Fantasy : Freeway Fighter
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 07:43:45 AM »
Oh, btw, welcome to the FoD - a most impressive first post!   :D

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Re: Fighting Fantasy : Freeway Fighter
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2015, 09:19:37 AM »
Yes Welcome.
Very nice piece there. Great reconstruction and great painting!

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Re: Fighting Fantasy : Freeway Fighter
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2015, 01:37:11 PM »
Lovely job on the diorama and I look forward to seeing more painted stuff :)


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Re: Fighting Fantasy : Freeway Fighter
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2015, 07:16:56 PM »
Cheers guys and thanks for the welcome. I've got some Heresy ghouls lined up (amongst lots of other stuff) and I'll be sure to post it here.

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Re: Fighting Fantasy : Freeway Fighter
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2015, 07:26:03 AM »
Personally, I think yours is better than the original :)

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Re: Fighting Fantasy : Freeway Fighter
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2015, 08:42:07 AM »
This is the best thing EVER! Brilliant work, Bane! :thumbup:  :boing:

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Re: Fighting Fantasy : Freeway Fighter
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2015, 09:43:01 AM »
Nice. had to follow the link here from Facebook before I realised the picture shown was of the miniatures and not the original artwork!

Of course. Now we are expecting the Genestealer Limo and a recreation of every FF Cover!
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Re: Fighting Fantasy : Freeway Fighter
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2015, 10:57:24 AM »
Ooh ooh, forest of doom, wait no, armies of death, wait no, space assassin... *head explodes*

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Re: Fighting Fantasy : Freeway Fighter
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2015, 12:05:27 PM »
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Re: Fighting Fantasy : Freeway Fighter
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2015, 07:53:37 PM »
Ooh ooh, forest of doom, wait no, armies of death, wait no, space assassin... *head explodes*

I've got plans.... But for now I'm working on an adventurer party comprised of the characters from the Trolltooth Wars http://thelostandtheverydamned.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/trolltooth-wars-blackmane-mantrapper.html?m=1 (apologies these are not Heresy miniatures). But I'll re-visit the range (and Hasslefree too) to find some suitable ones for other Fighting Fantasy homages.

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Re: Fighting Fantasy : Freeway Fighter
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2015, 03:51:45 AM »
Ahh, troll tooth wars. Cool. There was a kickstarter recently for a graphic novel of it. If it gets released I'll be buying that. Must reread the novel some time.