I have a few of these die cast vehicles I have found at yard sales and second hand stores. They all have been played with - some very destructively! These are all Tootsie Toys, and a few of them are the same model, just different colors.
As I looked at them, they inspired a bit of Fallout feel to me, and having wasted much time on Fallout 4 recently, it was easy to see them as rusty hulks. I figured these could be some old workhorses for some survivors. Some of these have broken parts, which made me think of wrecks first, but they could also be just well-used and worn.
All I did was clean them up and give them a heavy weathering finish. I chose to leave whatever paint scheme was left on the original vehicle. They all had flaking, damaged paint so it fit with the post apocalyptic feel.
|Jeep and "Utility" truck|
|Utility truck and Ambulance (?)|
|Dawn gives a sense of scale|
I was just wanting to get some generic vehicles I could use for some survivors, and these feel like they fit the bill. I haven't decided if I want to customize them with armor/spikes/etc. or just use them as is. I have a few more, I'll have to decide what to do with them. This was a quick project to get the year started!