Sunday, 23 June 2019

Survivors of Apocalypse Zed

I got some new survivors from Hasslefree Miniatures and added them to my current bunch. I mounted them on clear bases and decided to re-base my other survivors onto clears bases while I was at it. So I got in touch with Viv at Knights of Dice and got a bunch of clear bases from him.

I also have two more lots of figures on their way. Some from Studio Miniatures and some via Lead Adventure Forum.

I still have a more to do but here's what I've done so far:

The new guys first:


 The older guys:



 A new crew from Old Glory.

 And these guys.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Wire Fences

I made some wire fences. I wasn't sure how to do this and a saw a few different methods using various materials. I went searching for tulle as a local shop and I didn't like it because it was much too fine. But I found a plastic pencil case which looked really promising...
 I cut up some bamboo skewers.
I drilled some holes into sick-up sticks and glued them in.
I then covered the bases with impasto medium and sprinkled some grit.
 I sprayed them.
 I painted the bases and flocked them.
I painted the poles gunmetal & then 
cut the pencil case into strips and glued them on.





Thursday, 6 June 2019

A New House

I've been working on a good sized house to add to my terrain. It's made from card stock and, although it isn't perfect, I'm pretty happy with it. I still need to add a bunch of props (beds, TV, dining table, bathroom stuff, etc.) and I haven't done the doors for upstairs yet. I might also add a study to the ground floor and a cellar door.

I designed the majority of it using Photoshop. This involved a lot of time scouring the internet for images & textures, then linking & blending them together to make them look half decent. The props in the kitchen and the garage roof are from Wordworks Games. But I'll probably make a more suitable garage roof at some stage.

Now that I have the basic files sorted I can do a little bit of alteration and create another house with much less effort. Maybe somewhere a little less pristine... where the situation turned out a little bit more violently.

As you can see from the pics it's two stories with an attic. I already have some terrain suitable for the basement.

These are for use in skirmish games and when I say that  I'm mainly thinking: Zombie Apocalypse!











Tuesday, 4 June 2019

New Zombies

Since I've been delving into the impending Zombie Apocalypse again, I decided to update my zombies. The figures I previously used were mainly the Wargames Factory multi-part plastics. They wen't the best so I also sculpted a dozen or so figures too.

So I dragged them from the grave once again and had a look and I wasn't happy with them. The metal sculpts are okay (although the painting is sub par) but the plastics are pretty crappy. Really, it's the male zed's that are crap. The female plastics are okay. I think these were a later release and the quality is better.

So I hunted around and decided to get some Zombicide figures. They're pretty nice as far as zombies go but the poses are a bit repetitive. And what's with all the bald heads? But they come in at about $1.50 per figure and that pretty good when I'm going to need a few dozen of them. I can fix some of the  repetition issues with a bit of green-stuff and conversion.

So here's the first few figures.



They make a nice mob and they're definitely better than my older figures. But the old ones will still be hanging around for when I need big numbers.

Also, here's my sculpted figures with their sub-par painting.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Wooden Fences

I'm still making 28mm card-stock terrain. This time wooden fences. I designed them using Photoshop. I'm also currently designing a weatherboard suburban house in several colours.

I had the files for these from a few years back where I made a few fences. This time I redesigned the bases by making little stands so they're a bit less intrusive and can be used in any terrain set up. With the originals I printed some grass texture, glued it to some card and glued the fence on top. The new method takes a bit longer but the result is better.

I also made a few with some graffiti for a more modern look and some gates.



 Here's a bunch of them (but not all) and Harry for scale.


Monday, 20 May 2019

Modern Life & Zombies

I've been working away at constructing a city for the impending Zombie Apocalypse (and believe me: The End Is Nigh!).

I decided to do this using WorldWorksGames modular card terrain. There's several reasons for this: 1) It looks good, 2) It's reasonably priced, 3) It's totally modular, and 4) I already have a bunch of card terrain that will work well with it (the diner and the apartments plus more).

I think it's come up well. Of course it does look a bit less realistic than fully modeled terrain but it can be reused and reconfigured in any way I choose. I also have a bunch of props to make which will help bring it to life - dumpsters, traffic lights, road signs, etc

Here it is so far in a 2' x 4' set up: