Friday, 22 March 2013

Radio Silence

I am afraid posts will be a bit thin on the ground over the next couple of weeks. We recently changed ISP & phone provider.

Unfortunately the ISP cocked up and due to a fault we are going to be without phone or Internet access for the next couple of weeks.

Play nice and hopefully I will catch you all on the other side!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

15mm Dodge/Tata Zebu Patrol Car

I picked up a 15mm Dodge-Tata Zebu patrol cat from Antenocitis Workshop's GOT range. I intended this to be civilian vehicle so I left off the from armour and top hatch. 

The model is resin and was cleanly cast with no bubbles. The top hatch and front armour are cast in white metal. 

The car is a nice model and if I stick with15mm I will be picking some more up in future. 

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Designing my Mega City

I have been getting inspired by 2000AD's Mega City One. I like the whole futuristic city thing (with a mix for serious, amusing and pulp like storylines) with a post Apocalypitc world beyond the walls.

The setting already mixes much of my mini collection. It be good to get a chance for many of my gangs a chance to clash. Mighty Flip's background on the Post Apoc wargames forum is pretty similar to what I have in mind, mixing in elements of inspiration from 2000AD, Borderlands and Fallout.

Long ago I drafted out a mega city but here is my dilemmas.

Do I make it on MBW as a new entity? The problems with that is the history not to mention the orbital nuke stations. The MC would have issues with the SOS bunkers and the Nuke Stations would have hit the city hard during the second Nuke bombardment that wiped out the Bunker Cities. Would the Nuke missile screen still work? If such a city survived wouldn't it keep transmitting a SOS to the galaxy to highlight the atrocities that happened and to get aid?

I could grow Liberty city but it would have take in lots of Wastelanders and then grow exponentially for 300 years to reach MC1 size. By then much of the wastes, ruins and salvage will be gone. The toxicity levels will have dropped and the world would be healing.

Another idea would be to slip it into my Wild Galaxy setting as a war torn over populated world possibly a transport hub for the Edge systems. This would allow me to add embassies from various space nations and a Space Port. Such a worlds wastelands would also be a great place for Space Pirates to hide out.

I could do a modified MC1 on Earth or maybe copy some of Flip's setting ideas so it's after world war 4.

The most work would be to re-write MBG world as a setting around a surviving Mega City.

Ideas and thoughts on these ideas would be appreciated. I also hope Flip doesn't mind me using his setting as inspiration.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Zinge Industries....

I was in need of some parts. Grills, vents and pistols for terrain & conversions I plan.

A quick google search and I discovered Zinge industries. They have what I wanted and more. Engines, engine parts, wheels, tracks and more guns.

The stuff I got was clean cast with no air bubbles. On top of this i got my order with in 24 hours of placing it. Great service.

So if you need bits go see Zinge Industries They will be getting more of my caps in the future.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Sci-Fi buildings

Here is a Sci Fi building I started a couple of years back (there is another couple waiting to be finished). It will get used in both Wild Galaxy and my my Mega City setting. 

Welcome to Dodgies Bar!! 

A spot of advertising

Its amazing what you can do with house hold junk. This is two food tubs and bits from the bits box. 

Inspired by a pal on the Post Apoc Wargames forum (a miscreant called Inky), I made this hut...

I tried to keep it generic so it would fit into VSF/Steampunk to Sci Fi. 

You need walls. This is for Sci Fi/MC1. This is a base and a bit of packing foam. Not to forget several coats of textured paint. 

WIP 12-03-12

My mojo is back and I am going at it great guns here.... brace yourselves!!   

One thing I have been wanting to do for a while is a junk board - that Borderlands game it to blame. Its all its fault, honest!!   I do have the scrap wastes on MBW so this lot will fit there nicely. 

This is a Andorids play set thing...I guess some textured paint and a repaint will make a funky building for the scrap wastes. 

More junk stuff to follow as I empty out my bits boxes! 

Inspired by Megacity1/2000AD/Judge Dredd I started on some terrain for is the start of a smaller block. 

Thats a 28mm figure!! 

I discovered loads of funky foam sheets in the store I started trimming them to make roads for my MegaCity...

Keep watching folks.....

The funk!

There has been a bit of mad few weeks here at Matblackgod towers. The deaths of two of my cats, work, car troubles and other real life stuff have kept me busy. On top of this I lost my creative mojo. A total lack of enthusiasm or creative urge. I few bits got done but very slowly. 

Now I am back. So whats the plan? 

Years ago I started a Megacity style concept inspired by 2000AD/Judge Dredd. I intend to pursue this and develop the background. I have enough minis for future battles in a city such as MC1. So my first port of call will be to knock together some buildings to play around. It will be a change to the rusty crumbling stuff I make for post apoc. Luckily I started a Sci-Fi town a couple of years back so I have been working on those as a starting point. 

On top of this I am inspired by the new Scavenge Survive Skirmish rules and minis. I may try to make a few minis up for that and when the cash flow gods donate some funds pick some minis up. 

WIP and some catch up posts will follow.....