Sunday, 28 June 2015

New Arrivals.

As a birthday present to myself I put an order into Amera Plastic Mouldings. I have been meaning to pick up some of their blown plastic terrain for some time. I need some extra Post Apoc Terrain.

The goodies box. Quick delivery and with some extra bits. Thanks Amera! Shall we go dig into the box?

A large blast crater. 

Crumbly ruins. 

Crashed helicopter gunship. This may make a good objective. 

Bombed out ruins. I got one of these when Amera first started long long ago. I sold it on and regretted it ever since. Time for another. 

Some old ruins from the fantasy line. 

Ruined building from the fantasy line. 

Extras. A floor, some blast craters and a scrap barricade. 

I need to get these based ready for paint, flock and extra details from the bits box. I think the next couple of months will be focused on terrain.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Wasteland Wondering

Welcome back to my blog. I have not been getting time so here is a update on where things are up to.

I managed to get a new ride. It's a 1990 Yamaha XV1100 Virago. Nice bike for its age. That has been taking some of my free time. This has lead to a rework of my yard, see real terrain making. I still have some patio work to do and a shed to build (my new toy needs some place to sleep).

My Cruisers.

For my recent birthday my wife got me some nice hobby goodies. A couple of 1/24 cars (that is 6 I have to post apoc now), an airbrush, some brushes, a basing kit and a couple of MDF buildings. Am I a lucky guy or what?

The new buildings.

I think I need to have a terrain month soon. I also got myself some terrain by Amera Plastic Mouldings to add more crumbly ruins to my table.

I picked up this month's Wargames Illustrated Post Apoc issue. It had a good history of the genre and lots of inspirational eye candy. It left me a little let down. The articles only covered two rule sets. There was no mention of the Post Apocalyptic Wargames Forum,  which existed before any of wargames forums even considered Post Apoc as proper genre. There was no mention of any of the excellent free ruleset out there such as Wastelands 3 or Skank.

The new Mad Max movie has left me hungry for a more PA car madness.  I am thinking of a desert setting similar to Mad Max and Tank Girl. The voices in my head keep telling me to go to 20mm for this lunacy. Arrrggghhhh.

I have managed to do some hobby work. The Warboys are nearly done. They need the detailing sorting. I also found a old Necromunda ganger to use as a character.

A couple of finished Warboys.

The car is nearly done. I changed the front wheels for resin Ramshackle ones and added the crazy exhausts. The flame thrower needed some scratch building work. It still needs a coupla gunner.

I painted up a resin buggy. The guns on this will be single shot dart throwers. I am trying to keep over powered weapons out of my Post Apoc.

In this vein I had to rework the Dicey Car. The twin autocannons it had made it too powerful. I am reworking it with a couple of Ork Rockets. These will be black powder powered and explosive. However there is only two and they are highly erratic to hit.

As  start on 1:24 here is the bodywork of the hotrod I am working on.

Now all I need to do is stop the urge to Post Apoc my new bike.

That is all for now. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Warboys wip.

After seeing Max Max Fury Road (a must see for post apoc fans) I decided that I needed my own Warboys war band. Now here is were I lucked out. Tinker kindly dropped me a box of old GW Gorkamorka Diggas (many thanks again mate!). Now my twisted little mind decided that they would do the job.

Here is a wip of the progress so far.

These guys are the test subjects. This pair only need the bases finishing and they are done. There is a few more to go. As I have repeated figures I am mixing them up by adding neck scarves and goggles.  You can't see too well but they have chrome paint on their faces. 

The skin tones started off with a lupine grey. A brown wash was added just to get the shade. Then the highlights was added. This was Lupine Grey 50:50 mix with white. This was further worked up to white. 

Then there is the vehicles. Here is a wip of the first one so far.

It needs exhausts, weapons and other gubbins. I need to find/convert a gunner next.

Now any ideas for a Immorta Joe?? Any one know of a figure that I can convert?