Saturday, 3 December 2016

Wasteland Wondering -

Welcome back to another Wasteland Wondering.

I recently had the honor of being asked to write a guest blog post for the Apocalyptic Fiction blog. The article had to be from the angle of Post Apocalyptic Rebirth.

So here it is... Please take a look,  lot of my models are featured in the post too.

Thanks for looking,  stay safe out there! 

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Wasteland Wondering. ..A catch up.

Welcome back to another Wasteland Wondering. It has been a while since I last posted. I am still alive and kicking.

In this post I hope to cover what I have been up to. Sadly very little hobby has happened. This forced hobby hiatus is slowly driving me insane. At 8 months old the two little kitties are now larger than our 13 year old cat, Joey. Their range of devastation has grown whilst their curiosity and willfulness hasn't.  Getting any hobby related items out will lead to much yelling and damage. They found some 28mm scale mdf sci fi computer console/desks for the Technomancer project. I found them smashed to bits after the kitties thought they made interesting toys. Some bits are still missing.

With Christmas around the corner we are going to be in for a bumpy holiday season. I am expecting full on kitten (well cat now) fueled Christmas decoration devastation. There is a Gonk soft toy they are harrassing as I type. They should be slowing down soon, I hope! Strangely we can't imagine life without the furry manics.

Meanwhile life has kept me busy. The unused model sale went well and I have another potential buyer for some of my other odds n ends, if I ever get my act together. My wife talked me into going to a couple of Rugby League games during the recent 4 nations tournament. Plus the League final between Wigan and Warrington. Good job I don't mind watching Rugby! I have also been catching up with an old friend who fled to Canada years ago (Hi Ian, if you are reading this!). In addition we have been doing a fair bit of touring the wonderful country around these parts.

I have flicked through a few rule books. I thought 40K Killteam would be a good way to get some games locally as I have small collection of 40k figures (I have a evil plot to twist 40K players to the darkside of Post Apoc Wargaming. *cue evil plot laugh*). As it turns out if you plan to use other factions other than the two in the Killteam boxset you will need the codexs for them. They don't put that on the box for us “collector” types. GW really does know how to wring the money out of a product. I would need Orks, IG (or whatever they call the guard now) and possibly Space Wolves.

I managed to read the entire 2000AD's Durham Red series of novels and Whisky by Evan Pickering. All good books offering many ideas to the wargamer. I hope to get some reviews of these written soon.

Hobby wise I am still picking up the odd bunch of figures that grab my interest but that has become stunted by the actual lack of hobby happening. I have plans and it is frustrating not to be able to start work on them (such as restarting MBW in 15mm!). Good job the kittens are cute and I love them.

One thing I have found strange is the new Fallout 4 game. I am a huge fan of the series. It has hugely inspired my hobby work. However for some reason that I can't put my finger on Fallout 4 just doesn't gel with me. It is like something essential is missing. I wonder if any other seasoned Fallout Out players feel the same about it?

Well that rounds this post up for now, thanks for looking and stay safe out there!

Friday, 9 September 2016

For sale. Grab a bargain.

I have a bunch of stuff up for sale....the loot pile is getting too large and it is time to thin it out a little.

Here are my terms and conditions. If it is painted in the picture then that is that you get. All prices do not include P&P. Ask and I will sort out your postage costs. I accept Paypal and cheques. The item will not be dispatched until the payment clears. It may take a day or two for me go get it into the post as I have limited access to a post office. I do combine P&P on multiple items.
If you are interested email me on

Lead Adventure/Ratnik Street Judges still in Blister. Need to control the ruins? Then these are the guys to do it. £12 not including P&P.

Celtos Vanir Ice Dwarves. A mix of fighters and crossbow men (well Dwarves). £6 not including P&P

Lady Pirate. Metal figure. Nicely painted. £2.00 not including P&P

Resin Ramshackle Nuclear Renaissance figure. Painted to table top standard. £0.50 not including P&P

A big game hunter on safari or maybe jungle explorer. Metal figure. Painted to table top standard. £1.00 not including P&P

Duke Zombie/Vampire hunter. Metal figure. Painted to table top standard. £1.00 not including P&P

Gasmasked lady. Metal figure. Useful for VSF or Post Apoc. Painted to tabletop standard. £1.00 not including P&P

Metal pre painted figure. Suitable for late Victorian games. £0.50 not including P&P

Game keeper. Metal pre painted figure. Suitable for late Victorian to WW2 games. £0.50 not including P&P

Game keeper. Metal pre painted figure. Suitable for late Victorian to WW2 games. £0.50 not including P&P

Big Game Hunter. Metal figure. Painted to tabletop standard. £1.00 not including P&P

She Devils - part of some WWW2 nazi unit. All painted to tabletop standard. These were made by Amazon miniatures and are long OOP. One figure is converted into a "Butcher". One figure has a chip in its paint on the hair. Easy to fix. £6.00 not including P&P.

Robin Clix figure. No card. £1.00 not including P&P

Need a nasty cyborg figure to lead your post apoc armies? Then this guy is the one for you! A old Clix figure and he is tall and intimidating. No base and OOP. £1.00 not including P&P

Metal Elf from some long gone manufacturer. Painted to table top standard. £1.00 not including P&P.

Old GW Wood Elves. OOP/Oldhammer figures. Painted as VSF/steampunk Martian tribals. Painted to good tabletop standard. £20 not including P&P

Prepainted Roman Gladiators. Metal figures. £5.00 not including P&P

28mm Resin farmhouse/inn. Suitable for most periods from medieval upto early Victorian. The roof comes off and the back doors and gate open. This is a heavy item so may cost a bit to post. £40 not including P&P.

Mishima Ashigaru Squad. Metal Warzone figures still in the box including bases. £15 not including P&P

Dark Legion Undead Legionnaires Squad. Metal Warzone figures still in the box including bases. £15 not including P&P

Horrorclix vampire and rebased. £1.00 not including P&P

Metal figure painted to table top standard. £1.00 not including P&P

plastic D&D figure - Succubus. No card. £1.00 not including P&P

Plastic Viridains painted as Red Lance from Borderlands. These would make a good wasteland invader team. One shield needs touching up. £5.00 not including P&P.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

New Additions to the Wastelands.

I got a bunch of other minis in a box of Orks sent by my mate Xander. They are well painted and seeing as naff all else is going on thanks to the destructo kittens I thought I would post them up. This lot will be found wandering around mattblackgod's world.

These guys will probably see action as a Merc unit (the Z-team?). They have a couple of plasma weapons which are a rarity in the Wastelands. They may have found a lost SOS Bunker. 

A couple of Wastelanders. The guy on the left would fit in with the Warriors Gang. How ever I may use them to start a Across the Dead Earth gang. Or maybe low level muscle for the Mercs in the pic above. 

A raider chick. 

I have a few cultists and this guy would fit in what ever loony thing is being preached in the wastes today. 

Thanks for looking. 

Invader Remnants.

Back in the days before the end war raged across Mattblackgod's world. Armies invaded other states. Then it got out of hand and terrible biological weapons where rolled out. The fleet that arrived to peace keep and evacuate the civilians decided that these pantheons could not leave the world. They posed a threat to the fleet and other worlds. A massive orbital nuclear bombardment finished the job of killing the world.

The Invading forces where trapped in a destroyed world with little chance of returning to a home which probably didn't exist any more. Supplies were running low. The locals treated them with hatred and the Invaders retreated to a remote location. They maintained their culture and language. Many decades the Remnants descendants still hide their identity. Every now and then they raid for supplies spreading the fear of the legends of the old time Invaders. 

These figures were painted by Xander Warren. I am unsure of who makes them. They arrived with the big box of Orks. He used these guys as Vietcong in Vietnam war games. I have had a hankering of making a Remnants force for some time and these fit the bill nicely. I may have to rebase them. Cheers Xander. 

Thanks for looking. 

Trogz- The WARRGGHHH arrives.

Welcome back to my blog. Posts have been a bit scattered of late. Part of this is due to the kittens I have running rampage throughout the house.

I have very slowly been working on bits for my Trog Gangs. Here is a Trog Big Mek and Big Warlord. These are WIP. 

The Big Mek is a standard 40K Kit and is slowly moving forward. The Big Warlord needs some greenstuff. I would like to add a larger cranium and some scars. This guy will be mutated. His large cranium is a mutation from visiting the ruins of Matt Black Ruins. It also makes him a little smarter than the rest of the Trogs. 

I decided I needed some bits  for vehicle building. So I visited the Fox Box  webpage. I got these lovely bits for my vehicle building. 
The castings are clean and there are no bubbles. They will not only be useful for my Trogs/Orks but would be useful for Post Apoc vehicles.  I will be ordering from Fox Box again. 

Discussing my Trog plans with my friend Xander, he told me he had a present for me. A few days later a large box arrived. In it a large horde for these guys....

There is enough there for a couple of mobs at least. I am thinking of one mob of Snakebites. 

There was all these bitz too. This should keep my Trog projects going for a long while. Thank you Xander....Mrs Mattblackgod isn't too happy with the extra little men. Hide! Hide I tell you! 

Thank you for looking. 

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Vault 22 - New campaign Idea

Hello and welcome back to my blog. 

Lately I have been playing a lot of Fallout Vault on my tablet. The game has had a update which allows Vault Dwellers to go on missions and explore the world beyond the vault. 

This is nothing new in the Fallout series. It got me thinking though. Mattblackgod's world has civilian Vaults similar to Vaultech's in Fallout. One of the great things about the Fallout Vaults is that Vaultech carried out all manner of strange social experiments on some of the vaults which can lead to a certain amount of wackiness and strangeness out in the Wastelands. An idea I am keen to follow.  

I am thinking of using it as a focus of an extended campaign as the Vault Dwellers explore and try to build a better future for themselves. 

The Vault in question is Vault 22. It has not heard anything in the 100 years from the outside. It does get the occasional scrambled transmission but nothing definite can be gleaned from it. The current Overseer has decided to find out what lies outside. Is there anyone out there or is there nothing? 

Vault 22 is getting crowded and some supplies are running low. So the following team has been assembled to explore the wastes. 

Figures L-R GW Necromunda Van Saar, GW 40K SM Scout, Void Junker

Figures L-R East Riding, Heroclix (repainted), Heroclix (converted and repainted). 

These miniatures have been taken from my collection as no painting is getting done at present. Expect some NY3K stats and further notes on each of the team in the near future.  

Thanks for looking. 

Wasteland Legends - The Wanderer

Welcome back to my blog. 

Today I am introducing a new feature: Wasteland Legends. I will be highlighting various figures in my collection which would be regarded as legends. They will have a short bit of history and a Character Spec for NY3K (or my house rules).

Today it is the Wanderer. The Wanderer roams the wastelands. He trades items he has salvaged and stories at settlements he encounters. From time to time the Wanderer arrives at towns and helps with whatever they need. There are many stories of him arriving at the nick of time to save some lost or dying Wastelander. 

The Wanderer
Equipment: Bolt Action Rifle, Combat Attachment, Knife
Skills: Amazing

The Wanderer is a Scav figure by Project Zeke. 

That is all for now. I hope to add more legends as time goes on. At least I keep this blog going whilst my kittens get larger and start to realise the whole world isn't for them to play with. 

Thanks for looking. 

Friday, 22 July 2016

Wasteland Wondering update.

Welcome back to another Wasteland Wondering. Today I will give you a status update on my hobby projects and discuss a couple of ideas hanging around the back of my head. There will be chatter about paint stations, orks/Trogs,  vaults, technomancers and kittens.

Firstly little has happened on my Trogs project since my last blog post. I have had a major amount of additions to the Ork pile which I hope to document in a later blog post. 

The kittens are still rampaging about and it is difficult to get any hobby done. They are growing rapidly and are now able to expand the trail of destruction to new places. 

They have also discovered that metal figures make a nice klunk noise when they bat them off the table. Plastic figures are great to flick. They can get a good range with them before going bananas and skipping all around the figure randomly wacking it. Despite all this they are good fun. Not sure our older cat would agree. He isn't taking to his new brothers that well but I am sure that is because they never stop bombing around. Trust us to get the nutters! 

While am waiting for the kittens to grow into lazy furballs I am considering a portable paint station so I can keep painting. The plan is to paint in the car at lunch time in work. I haven’t figured a way to do this yet. If anyone has any ideas on how to do this I would be greatful. 

My Neutronyork3000 house rules are about 80% done. There is just some stats to draw up and I have to figure out some of the vehicle rules. I am adopting them as my ruleset for all my future gaming. Expect to see some statted up figures and gangs in the future. 

My plans also include consolidating my 28mm Sci Fi and VSF into mattblackgod’s world. So while hobby isn't happening there may be things of interest to read on this blog.

One thing about not hobbying is I am getting lots of ideas. One idea is to build a Technomancer. A technomancer is a person who repairs, uses and trades old world technology. I see the character surrounded by computers, tech and old robots in a dark and dingy building. I am inspired to build a lair for a technomancer and I am looking for a suitable miniature to represent him/her. Expect a future update on the Technomancer.

I have a game on the old tablet called Fallout Vault. For those that don't play it, it is a simulation game where you build your own vault and populate it. It got a bit dull after you had built a couple of vaults. Now they have added missions to the game. You can send out three vault dwellers to go on a mission and explore. It has made the game more interesting to play.

As a result that got my braincell thinking about using a vault as a basis for a tabletop campaign. Sending dwellers out to help the vault grow. I have some vaulties.

Maybe it is time to add to them? Time to go mooching for additional forces I think.

Mattblackgod’s world has SOS bunkers which are military based (inspired by the bunkers of the Deathlands novels). Only a handful of the 200 produced was ever populated by the time of the great destruction.

The world also had civilian vaults similar to the Vaulttech ones of the Fallout universe (built by Vaultsystems). They were more numerous with more than 1000 vaults being constructed. Quite a few were lost during the wars. Some were destroyed during the nuclear rain. Others had systems failures or became overwhelmed by raiders or mutant beasts during the post apocalypse. A few joined the exodus to Utopia City when they tried to save those in the wastelands. However there are still a few surviving bunkers/vaults scattered across the world. Like some of the vaults in the Fallout universe some of the vaults on Mattblackgod's world were used as experiments leading to some strange and scary vaults out in the wastelands.

That's all for now. Thanks for looking and stay safe out there. 

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Post Birthday Loot.

Hello and welcome back to my blog. It has been a little while since my last post.

Life has been pretty much me shouting at a pair of naughty kittens. I suspect that they think their names are "Oi" and "stop that!".

I have been on a major Ork/Trog vibe at the moment. This includes reading the Gorkamorka and Digganob rules. I have also been working on my house rules for Neutronyork3000 rules. The movement rules never really clicked with me and I have some twists I want to add.

In other news I had a birthday a week and bit ago and landed myself a lot of great wargames loot. I have to thank my amazing wife for the loot.

First up is some ready to play terrain for my 15mm stuff.

Some big storage tanks. They look good but may need a couple of washes and a bit of weathering.

A nice ruin.

The roof and floors come out. It's a nice peice. I am looking forward to my 15mm forces scrapping around this ruin.

There was also some 28mm bits too.  There was a resin toxic pool set which will be great in the undercity or wasteland.

There was also this 3D printed building.

This would work for a post apoc town, undercity/underhive or even Orks. I managed to get this undercoated during the breaks in between down pours.

It is nicely detailed. 3D printing will revolutionise our hobby when it gets more affordable. 

Hopefully I will get a chance to paint them when the kittens get beyond rampaging and destroying everything phase. 

It wouldn't be a birthday if you didn't get yourself a few treats too would it? As I am revamping my Trogs/Orks I decided to replace my Blood Axes. The present RT era figures will join a new warband. Kromlech provided some Afrika Korps Orks.  They fit the Blood Axe style nicely.  

The figures go together well. They need a little filler before painting.

I got a Kaptian Baddrukk. I like this figure and it will be handy to run my orks as a freebooter force if I ever decide to try playing 40K.

A Ork Mek was also bought. 

I also picked up a cheap Trukk on evilbay. 

This isn't a full Trukk but it will fill a transport slot for my Evil Sunz. The Trukk needs a little repair work, a few washes and a little weathering to get it ready for the table.

That's all for now. Thanks for looking.