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. 


  1. Sounds like you have a pair of champion mousers in training there!

    Brave move to paint in the car, I make enough of a mess of myself at the kitchen table to even consider that! Hopefully you have a cup holder of decent depth in there and wipe clean leather rather than cloth seats?
    Without meaning to sound like I'm taking the piss have you considered getting hold of one of those pensioner lunch trays that are molded underneath to sit on top of your legs?

    1. I may have to look into those. Although I did think about buying a van to turn into a mobile paint station. 😂

    2. That's dedication!

      If you were buying a van to paint post apocalyptic minis in it would have to be a suitably post apocalyptic looking van!

  2. Sounds like awesome fun in the warlords household. I am not sure how the painting in the car would work especially on warm days where it will effect the paint drying somewhat. Is there somewhere quiet at work you could use?

    1. It is great fun. I wouldn't swap them. Sadly work doesn't have a quiet spot to paint. My crazed mind is thinking about a van to paint in. 😂😂