Saturday, 22 September 2018

Mutants, beasts and scatter - Oh My!

Hello wastelanders, welcome back to my hobby blog,

It has been a couple of weeks since my last hobby update due to a couple of busy week ends. I have been hobbying away in the background. 

Out in the Blasted ruins lies the township of TrashFord. It is controlled by the bandit Max Blubber. With his gang Blubber runs Trashford. Here we have Impedance Jones, one of Max Blubber’s gang. 

The figure is Impetigo Jones from Warlord Games’ 2000AD Strontium Dogs line.

The Blubber gang have sent Brittannia away with a flea in their ear. Luckily the Brittannia’s currently do not have enough man power to take over the Blasted ruins. Blubber’s boys have a ace up their sleeve when the day comes that the Red Coats try their luck with Trashford. They are in possession of a number of high tech plasma rifles looted from an old military bunker within the Blasted Ruins. 

Out in the wastelands there is many hazards. Some of the hazards are vicious mutant animals who see you as a passing meal. 

The Panda is a Bear by Ramshackle Games. I painted it as a Panda due to an idea from the JJ Shurte novel, Days too dark. 


Of course there are other critters out there to the RAD PANDA!

 The Rad Panda is a Bear by Ramshackle Games. I thought I would paint it a little differently. I really enjoyed painting these bears. They are fun to paint.

Many wasteland communities in the wastelands of mattblackgod’s world use bio vats. They contain microbes that convert biological material into plastics, rubber, oil, booze and fuel. These microbes are a standard for many frontier or remote worlds. Here is my take on it.

This vat idea came from some fluff in the Nuclear Renaissance rule book (by Ramshackle Games). I plan to use it as scatter scenery. This was part of a unmarked set of SF barrels and containers my Wife got me last Christmas. I have no idea who the manufacturer is.

The Mayor of Rubbleborg loves his mushroom tea. So it seemed fitting to make a consignment for the table.

I plan to use this as scatter scenery or as a objective. Again this was part of the same unmarked set of SF barrels and containers my Wife got me last Christmas (she is a real keeper). 

So how am I doing for my 100 minis  challenge? The totals so far are 22 painted and 78 to go. Yes I am including the barrels and boxes.

I have the rest of the Strontium Dogs figures to paint, a small pile of Ramshackle bits to work on, three vehicles, some reinforcements for the Warriors and Fatal Floozies gangs  and that is before I start work on the great terrain refresh I am planning. 

That’s all for this week. Thanks for looking. Take care out there.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Scouts, Wanderers and Bounty Hunters.

Hello and welcome back to my blog.

Time for the weekly hobby update. Yet more figures painted for my Rubbleborg setting.

Firstly there is Roland De Rat

The figure is a old GW Necromunda Ratskin.

Roland De Rat is Mayor B’sturd’s go to man when he needs a location in the wastelands scouting out. Roland always returns with reliable information. He has been a wastelanders and scout since the day he learnt to walk. Rumour says he was abandoned by his parents when he started talking and they couldn’t shut him up. Do not make the mistake of asking Roland about his Rat Skin cloak. He will launch into his tail of running into the rat in the ruins when he was a lad. Three hours later of the blow by blow account you have lost the will to live.

The Wanderer.

 The wanderer is another one of those strange crazies who roam the wastelands alone, usually on foot. But don’t be fooled, this old man and his two pet ravens. He is wise and has much ancient knowledge. He is also a savage and dangerous warrior. The Wanderer is known for his berserk rages and is joyful in combat. He has never ran from battle. But that is only one side of the Wanderer. Stories tell of him rescuing and saving lone bandits or wanderers out in the wastes. Some tales speak of him arriving at a settlement with desperately needed supplies. He never arrives if looked for or expected. The Wanderer always arrives unlooked for. When in town he is worth speaking too. If he judges you worthy he may tell of the location of loot or give advice. 

The Wanderer is a Odin the Allfather figure by Footsore Miniatures. 

To help control the population of criminals and bandits attracted to Brittannia city, the Crown ordered a bounty hunter agency to be formed in the outer city (aka the slums). The company was called the Search and Destroy agency. The agency hires “Agents” and equips them. Brittannia put a price on Mayor B’sturd’s head, when the Rubbleborg sheriff arrested the Bounty Hunter and discovered this, B’sturd sent a runner to the SD office putting a bounty on the head of the Queen and each of the Lords of Brittannia. For some reason the bounty on B’sturd has been dropped.

These are three of the most famous agents. Left to Right Wulf Sternhammer (a warrior), Gronk (a weak hearted mutant and ace medic) and the legendary Johnny Alpha. The figures are by Warlord Miniatures from their recent Strontium Dogs game release.

That is all for this week. The totals so far are.... 17 finished and another 83 to go. 

Thanks for looking and stay safe out there.