At last, my hoarding of odd bits and pieces came good!
Some time ago, whilst in Toys R Us, I saw some Halo 'egg' type things. In each is one of the Halo Lego figures. They were on sale for just £1.99 each (normally a fiver or so). I wasn't interested in the figure inside but I thought the thing they came in may be useful as the basis of some kind of sci fi scenery item. So I bought three of them.
Then they sat in a box for several months.
However, the other week I saw searching for something else, saw these eggs and it suddenly occurred to me - near future style armoured cars.
Here's the two halves of the egg:
So what I did was Dremel one so that it sat inside the other to form the vehicle chassis. Then I used the weapon that comes with the figure to be a vehicle mounted gun:
For the wheels I went into Poundland to see if I could find something that I could take the wheels off. There wasn't much to choose from of a suitable size, but I did get this:
So I attached those to the chassis and then added some plasticard wheel arches and some spare Tamiya jerry cans:
And then to paint it up...