30 June 2017

The Walking Dead - Survivors and Walkers

King Ezekiel and Shiva
Released as 'retail exclusives' in wave 1. Being a fan of the comics I love these two, Ezekiel has one of the best character developments in the story. Shiva was a hard model to paint, no sculpted fur - all flat surface. I think the end result is pretty nice.

I base coated the model brown, paint the belly white and back orange. Gave it a couple of layers and then painted it with watered down orange and white - for a better transition.

Lee Everett and Clementine
The 'show exclusives' for 2017. I'm not really a fan of the exclusive tag on anything, it tends to only drive prices up on bad guy ebay auctions. The Telltale Games are brilliant, so I had to have these pair. Great models. For some reason the anti-shine wouldn't take the shine of the varnish. Have to get a paint on matt varnish and try a layer of that.

Walkers from Negan and Ezekiel boosters
The walkers from the boosters. Nice shamblers.

Christian over at Pimp My Boardgame have made a nice Lurker Card. A type of walker, that starts the game inactive and might wake up if a survivor gets too close. I decided to use a couple of dublicate models to make myself some.

I simply hot water bend the models and stuck them to a base. Unfortunately they have over time straightende out a bit. But they still look good. Painted them as the standing counter parts - even tried to copy the blood spatter.

I'll be using the Lee and Clemtine walkers as a lurker as well.

Backpack / loot token walkers
The Walking Dead Fanatics Facebook Group is a really good community.  Lots of friendly people and inspiration. The inspiration for these walkers come from that group. Made with some resin bergen rucksacks from Anvil Industries and greenstuff straps.

In game these will work as regular walkers, but when getting killed they'll then drop a loot token on the ground.

The Herd!
The ever growing Herd. At this time it's up to 43 walkers and I still have Farm, Prison and Woodbury expansions to do. Very nice, haven't even been near to putting them all on the table.

13 June 2017

Devil's Run: Skinners

The skinners is the Mad Max War Boys style faction of Devil's Run by Word Forge Games. Murderes, cannibals, maniacs. I've gone for a rusty and weathered look, many spikes and some blood splatter. So I've painted it all with a brown base coat and then different types of brown on the models.

Carcuss and buggy
The little buggy is from the Skinners faction starter. I haven't done anything to this model. It's a really nice model, super detailed.
The car is a hot wheels conversion. The armorplates on the back are from Ramshackle Games. The spikes are toothpicks, drilled holes in the roof and put them through. The small 20mm scale skulls are from Black Dog Model Company (find their stuff on ebay, it's cheapest).

Bikes and trike
Bikes and trikes from the Skinners faction skinners. Very nice models. Skulls, bones, spikes - these have a really good 80's style post apocalyptic movie look. I love them.
A mash up ramshackle vehicle. Fluffwise it's a build made from multiple different vehicles, bolted and welded together. The resin model from Word Forge Games is a very nice kit. I've added a few extra details myself.

The top gunner is from Ramshackle Games, the gunnest is made from chocolate box plastic and chain. Black Dog skulls and more chains added. The guy on the back is a modern zombie by Caesar Miniatures (find them cheap on Ebay). I've painted him in the same colours as my Law Company (internal link).

Complete faction 
The complete faction at June 2017. V8V8V8!

4 June 2017

Elven Ranger

This is a lovely model from Admiralty Miniatures (nice Swedish scultpor Mathias Rizell). The models is a bit on the large size (more like a 32mm than 28mm), but I don't mind a bit of scale difference in my games. When stuff is all painted up, it'll still look good.

I'll be using this model as a Ranger in Frostgrave, perhaps have him explore some dungeons in Dungeon Saga.

I added the bowstring and arrow myself, otherwise is the sculpt as Admiral made it.

With this model I went for a wood elf look. Some different greens, browns and some autumn orange. 

Terrain: Toxic Waste Depot

I was at Ikea with my wife and when passing the ball pit, I imidiately thought 'they'll fit right into battlezone 3'' system'. So I asked and was allowed to take some home. Thought they would make a cool fuel / ooze / toxic sludge depot.

I used my printed danger / warning signs to add some easy detail to the build.

The build
I mixed both the 'industrial' and 'ruined' set for this one. To make the ruin complete, I had to cut up a tile. That plastic is hard and thick, it broke my small hobby clippers. 

There was a lot (!) of these currogated plates with the Deadzone: Infestation kickstarter. Chopped them up to fit the ruined pieces beneath it. This was tricky to cut, because the tiles would break along the currogated lines.

Finished terrain piece
The Ikea balls fit perfectly into the 3'' cube system. Added some 25mm bases with a few homemade rivets to them. The scaffolding is as always made with plastic sprue (see examples here). The corners of the scaffolding is the ugliest part, so I always cover those up with palstic card.  

The ooze is a basecoat of green and Nurgles Rot added after the piece has been varnished. 

The long pibe from the fuel spheres to the building is an old toy. Some dinosaur cage, easily cut into a lot of seperat pipes. Excellent detail that I'll add to a lot of industrial builds.

The pictures are too light to capture it right, but the entire edge of the ruined section is really black / charcoal.

When finished I gave the entire model three layers of cheap hair spray. It works well as a matt varnish for terrain pieces, cost nothing and protect the paintjob. Wouldn't use it on finer detailed models though.