It all went boom! And now we try to survive. Well....In gaming..... And I found a new maker of bits for the post apocalypse gaming. Introducing THUNDERCHILD MINIATURES . I bought a few test items (as they looked cool) to check the quality out.
White resin. Good details an NO cleanup needed! They are sized for 25mm - 32 mm gaming. And was quite fun to paint. Mind you I still need to finish the last piece, the broken barrel in a puddle of goo.
Works well as cover pieces on the gaming table. (Please do not shoot at the bomb!) And will be used in my next battle report.
Deadzone zombie for scale.
The logo on the bomb is a freehand by me. It is the symbol of THE STATE from the game of ACROSS THE DEAD EARTH . And Curtis the cultist again as scale comparison. There is a lot of good stuff from Thunderchild and I need to get hold of some more of it. Go check him out. Pricerange is pretty good too.
As you saw in my last post, Deadzone now comes with zombies! And Mantic Games have made a 4 mission solo play with them. You have a small force and basically need to get some stuff and get the hell out of there alive!!!Not a problem Boss......
The rules for how the zombies react seem pretty straightforward so I will try my hand in battling the undead. I mostly work with 2 factions in Deadzone, PLAGUE and MARAUDER. These pictures here are just to show some of them from my collection. I do have more. Now I just need to decide which one to try out first against the zombies.
I got this 5 pack dvd for just 30 kr. (About 3 £) !! Nerd nostalgia! Blood, gore, humor and not taking things aaaall that serious!
Small post this time as I need to paint more zombies, figure out which faction to fight them with, watch NUKEEM HIGH and.....Well I have a pug on my lap....
From Mantic Games I recieved a good pile of zombies from their DEADZONE game. And now I finally got some time to put some together and slab some paint on them. These are not straight out of the box since I have used Mantic Games fantasy zombie bits too, in order to make some more different models. Will be using parts from the ghouls as well. I am working with 3 batches of 10 zombies at the moment, the first ones being nearly finished. (Blue and yellow).
Pictures here was taken over 2 days. I just noticed the Deadzone Strider model in the back got a dab of paint too ;-) .
As some may notice, I do them in batches of 10. Several reasons for this.
1. It is just too big a task to start work on 50 models at once.
2. Best use of time. Paint on one batch, as it dries you can put paint on one of the other batches.
3. I do not want all of them to look the same, yet not too different. So a group of 10 will get uniform colours. Section 12D is Blue and yellow. Section 14C is black and yellow.
Note; These sections I mention are purely fictional and have no real reference to how I paint them. One batch may become blue and white. Green and black. And so forth...
I need to find time to play a zombie wargame. Could be the Deadzone using their soloplayer option with zombies. Stay tuned for more news ;-) In the first picture you may notice some shiny lead on the bottom left. Casualties for Deadzone. Need to paint them up too to have lying around.
This photo will be explained last in this blogpost.
My oldest niece got married this weekend. A lovely wedding and she got a real good man! I wish the best for them both in the future together. And I....Am still a bit tired from the weekend. Must have been a good party! Really nice speeches that came from the heart. The groom had tears as he spoke to his new wife.
We stayed by my oldest brother and sunday we all needed a bit of fresh air. So we went hunting for black berries! And got ourself an extra treat! We met a small fellow sunbathing. See the following pictures.
Have you any idea how many thorns these bushes have?!
The middle picture was just because it looked good, abandoned trash.The seal was quite okay with us taking pictures this close to it. Wonderful to see nature up close.
I got hold of my very first LOOTCRATE and it was quite good. You get a mystery box of nerdy things, from games, movies or other nerdy things. This time they made the box inside as the lair of the Teenage mutant ninja turtles. And as you can see....I AM GROOT! His arm will glow in the dark. The picture does not show the entire loot. I think I am up for another crate. You can try one out with a discount by using this link from me LOOTCRATE which will also give me a little .
Now to get back to the first picture on this post, the hill of plastic. That is all zombie sprues from MANTIC GAMES Deadzone which arrived last week. Awesome! I plan on mixing some of them with the ordinary zombies from Mantic. Gives me a bit more variation. I also got some special characters and warmachines for use in Deadzone. More on this on a later post. For now here is a sample of the first ones I glued together from the frame.
Can you ever have enough zombies in wargaming? No...No I do not think so!
This is the harsh truth. Not only do I suffer from SMS (shiny model syndrome) but apparently also of DMD. Very badly...... It is a small victory everytime I get something done! And as followers on my blog here can see, it actually happens. When the mojo/force/inspiration is with me I blaze through and get it done really fast. Made a 500 point dwarf army for Reaper games WARLORD in just over a day. From assembly to painted and based! And yet there are so many projects, armies, models and ideas that I want to do. Some are works in progress......So finish them for crying out loud!!!
My desk right now...Actually pretty tidy by my standards..... And then there is the small gaming table, filled up. As a measure of concentrating my hobby a bit I need to sell some of it. A small size Bretonnian force for Warhammer. A spacemarine force for 40k (this is actually a finished project! All painted) Bauhaus from Warzone. It will give me some space and a bit money. (To use for more miniatures...Who am I really kidding?)
Remember this? My other self in the post apocalyptic world of Across the dead earth. As a new project (sigh) I am finding some stuff for another picture. A bit of cosplay so to speak. Stay tuned.
And coming up will soon be a review of some miniatures. And some loot counters for use in my post apoc games. And maybe a battle report......
Now to give it another perspective. A mate of mine from my gaming club was interrested when I showed him a picture of the wreck. He could easily use it in his games of BATMAN. So when I recieved first part of my order I gave him one of the wrecks....On one condition. Do a review that I can put up on my blog. He agreed without hesitation. Here is what Steffen thought of the carwreck.
Here's a little review of the Project Zeke Miniatures
'Rusty Wreck', which my friend Johnny gave me the pleasure of painting
I went with a black undercoat, followed by a Citadel Rhinox
Hide basecoat. Then I gave the whole thing a very dry drybrush of
Citadel Macharius Solar Orange, followed by a P3 Pig Iron drybrush,
focusing on the 'raised' areas in order to simulate a little bit of wear
and tear after the onset of the rust.
The wreck is a mere £3, and Project Zeke Miniatures have a
reasonable shipping fee and a fantastic customer service. I am missing a
few more details like door handles and license plates, maybe some more
pronounced headlights. Though for the price these are minor concerns,
since the rest of the piece is very detailed.
The wreck itself is one solid chunk of resin. This fact makes the piece very heavy, which is very practical for gaming purposes.
All in all I can highly recommend this product. I myself
will order a few after I move in a months time. I can't wait to litter
my dystopia cityscape with rusty car wrecks!
Thanks mate. And I can only agree! Here is my take on the carwreck:
I need some more of these wrecks. Bought 2 and as you know Steffen got one of them. Easy to paint up and as you can see here, I have not even put foilage of any kind on it...Yet. And as for customer service...I ask for a special job. I wanted a wreck that looked like it was partial in water or partial buried. Like this picture:
And this is what I got!!!
Absolutely brilliant!!! Mind you this picture is taken after a black undercoat and a drybrush of silver. In order to make it stand out better on the picture. These...Are really cool! Really recommend Projectzekeminiatures. So go check them out, it is worth it.
Not a zombie....Nor is it JAWS. It is our malepug Gustav trying to cope with the humid and warm weather we are having. As for our female pug Vera, things turned out worse. An infection in the uterus meant surgery ASAP. Well it did explain a lot of things on her behaviour. She is back with us now and quite happy! So are we actually!
You can see the scar on her tummy, and you can see my lovely girlfriend too!
Friday saw me hauling ass after a thief. I work selling mens wear. He took 4 shirts without paying and ran like hell. Well it was hot as hell anyway and of we went. I cornered him and he gave up without a fight. And only took the police 1 hour to get there.
I could do with a bit of good karma now.....And some has already arrived! I won a little competion (amongst others) over at Vampifan`s blog . Cheers Bryan!
Painted by Bryan himself, these are extremely cool!!
I also made a small order at a company and was sent some extra miniatures to review. More on this later with an extra review from a friend of mine! With all this going on and the heat here in Denmark right now...Progress have been slow with the hobby. My table as it looks right now has Across the dead earth miniatures, #CENSORED# miniatures and the Ramshackle tanks.
Oh...And I made friends with a stalker of my blog. Hello Christian :-) ! And talked to a Canadian who will be moving to Denmark. He was asking about gaming clubs....Well Ian....Bring the thunder! We are ready for you!