Here's a fun little terrain piece that I worked on between some actual painting projects. I made a Cobra Hiss-inspired assault vehicle out of a few Hot Wheels late last year. One of the toys I used was the Assault Crawler:
Specifically, I used the tracks and never touched the body. I found that hollow body recently while working on another project, and inspiration hit me. The body wouldn't look out of place on a hover or grav platform. But instead of converting or sculpting something onto it, why not turn it into a wreck?
I sliced up the body with a Dremel tool and cutting wheel. The die-cast steel is too thick to do any real damage, but a few quick slices around the driver's seat worked fine. Then I mounted the wreck to a scrap of MDF hardboard, built up the edges with sand, and hit it with a black undercoat.
I decided to use a pretty basic palette on this one. I painted the base with medium gray craft paint and drybrushed Vallejo Heavy Grey (actually a green-grey) onto the body. Then I drybrushed Vallejo gunmetal in a few "damaged" areas.
This looked like it belonged in a ruined city, or somewhere in a dark ash waste. So I added my usual "gray gravel" blend to the base and hit the joints and Gunmetal areas with rust-colored weathering powder.
Project finished! A fine bit of cover for infantry or a light walker, or possibly an objective to search for unclaimed ammunition or other parts that will be desperately needed in post-apocalyptic settings. I'll have to keep my eyes open next time I'm looking at $1 die-casts... even if I can't use the complete vehicle, I could always use more of these wrecks for my ruined battlefields.