I'd be totally remiss if I didn't point you to where I got a lot of the inspiration for this model. Dave Taylor is well known for his wonderful painting and conversions. He's been building and painting Mad Max cars at a furious rate the last few months. Check out his work here: Dave Taylor Miniatures.
This model was lots of fun to build and paint. I didn't have the right car and bits to make a car from the movie and so I improvised with the things I had sitting around. I used some tracks from a Zvezda KV-1 for the tracks. I used a dremel to dissect the car and rebuild it to fit the tracks. I then used a bunch of stowage and bits and guns from various 15mm and 28mm kits to add lots of detail to the model. The base model is (I think) a 1957 Cadillac from Mattel (Hot Wheels?).
See if you can figure out all of the different parts attached to the model!
I painted the model in a similar technique to that used on most of my 15mm Flames of War vehicles. I used some colour modulation over the black to add some interest to the larger panels (it was supposed to be black, I went too light with the highlights). For the metal I used lots of drybrushing and washes to paint the two different types of metal. I used enamel washes and my trusty Tamiya model master set to add dust to the tracks.
The display base is built from a piece of fence post from a recent home improvement project. I thought recycling some wood was a very fitting thing for a Mad Max inspired piece. I used some Dark Walnut Danish Oil to stain the wood. The stain reacted a bit with the chemicals on the pressure treated wood, creating the interesting streaks on the wood.
The symbol was made by printing a symbol from google and then cutting it out of foamed PVC with an exacto knife. This took a really long time. I then painted it like the chrome areas on the car.
I'm going to enter this little piece into the vehicle category (or diorama if the base is to big!) at the Sage Brush Painting Competition at Attack-X in a few weeks. I don't think it will compare to the better painted and larger 40k models but I have been wanting to enter more pieces into painting competitions and this is a good excuse.