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Thursday, 28 March 2013


Hello everyone and welcome to my newest followers, finally breached the 100 mark hope you all enjoy what I'm spouting and I hope all of you who joined when things were old school citadel fantasy don't mind me drifting off into the post apocalypse again don't worry I will inevitably drift back to fantasy land at some point so please bear with me :-)

I realize that I've been lax in my blogging and my last update was nearly 3 weeks ago so this update may be a little on the large size and rambling.

I finished the Killdozer awhile back and made a little display board for any future PA mini's:

The Display board It's a £1 canvas frame from Poundland that I covered in Wilco's Flexible brown wood filer:
I'm sure there's a cheaper solution but it's just what I had to hand. I find using flexible fillers works better on terrain pieces as you get less chipping and with it being brown hopefully any damage over time won't be as noticeable.
When the filler was still wet to add texture I pressed in some small stones and a few bits and pieces of scrap. Once dry it was base coated black highlighted grey and then slapped with various rusty/chemically colours and the 'chemical puddles' gloss varnished. I'm debating whether or not to make a series of stackable boards like this that somehow clip together to form a small gaming board and when not in use stack neatly under my desk but that's a project for another time.

The next vehicle that will be rustied up is this beast:

A Bob the builder truck that now I've removed the grinning face and googly eyes should paint up pretty well as a post apocalyptic vehicle. It's a little on the large size but as you can see in the pic below they do exist.

I'm not 100% sure whether or not to have it as a static terrain piece and build a series of shanty shacks on the back or leave it mobile and add a series of gun towers to the back?

Also in other supply drop news I put an order in with Pig Iron Productions:
My order came in super fast time and I can highly recommend their customer service!
Here's the painted up mini's

A mix from the Kolony Feral HQ set and the Kolony Feral Infantry Set, I'm missing the leader from the HQ set as I managed to snap off his banner pole and I don't have the means to reattach it at the mo.

Here's the Kolony Feral Blades.
I also have a set of the Kolony Rebels and a ton of spare heads ready for some converting.

Lastly for the painted stuff this week I have some rezolution Dravani Shamblers that I picked up on ebay:
I'm using these guys as a sort of Toxic zombie in my post apoc setting.

As you can probably see in the images above I threw together a little bit of post apocalyptic terrain in the form a mini bunker made from a piece of packing foam.

Here's a few more arty shots of the new mini's and the bunker:

Cheers for looking!

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Going Underground! Going Underground!

Not really a mini based update today, more of a trip report, me and the other half took a quick drive up to somewhere that we never even knew existed until yesterday:

The Secret Nuclear Bunker at Kelvedon Hatch, in the Borough of Brentwood in the English county of Essex, is a large underground bunker maintained during the cold war as a potential regional government headquarters. Since being decommissioned in 1992, the bunker has been open to the public as a tourist attraction, with a museum focusing on its cold war history.

When you get there and walk through the trees the first thing you see is this unassuming bungalow with this plaque outside:

Not sure what this is but it was outside the bungalow:

It's £7 for adults, £5 for children and to take pictures inside you have to pay £5 which I did.
I'm not going to say much about the bunker I'm just going to let the pictures do the talking.

Corridor leading down from the bungalow

Geiger counters in the corridor

Close ups of the Geiger counters

Looking back down the corridor

Blast doors

That's it for the images, if you're in the area it's well worth a visit, there's more info on their site:

Monday, 4 March 2013

Nearly finished first Wasteland vehicle

Nearly finishing painting up this beast:

It still needs a little more work on the details and the tires need messing up but otherwise it's mostly finished.
As I was paid at the weekend I blitzed the town for some supplies for the next round of vehicles and came back with all of this:

The Humvee looking vehicle and the tractor were both from the poundshop along with both rolls of the silver wire (2 rolls for £1).
Another discovery that I made in my local Wilco's is picture hanging wire (the small brass loops next to the tractor) looks almost perfect for 28mm rope, it's made of multiple really thin pieces of wire already pre-coiled into an almost perfect rope effect, I love little discoveries like this.
Also over the weekend I popped into Pets at Home to nab some aquarium plants to carpet my post apocalypse.

I'm trying avoid green for any foliage as I imagine my post apocalypse to be set on a nuclear wintered planet covered in chemical deserts and ash wastes and any plant life has evolved or changed to extract chemicals from the soil or air hence the crazy colours.
Also that means that any objective markers or mission's can be based on capturing green oasis's or lone green plants etc, also the brightly coloured plants should contrast really well against a grey terrain board covered in rusting detritus. I'm debating whether or not to add some 'land coral' like this sort of stuff, mutated giant coral that's moved inland as much of the seas have dried up.

I've already separated and based up a couple of plants on washers, they still need their bases finishing:

Yesterday was also the annual Abingdon Wargames Club show Overlord which I managed to pop into for a flying visit and pick up these guys along with some plasticard and another bag of Dice.

All of the blisters came from the Ainsty stand, I've no idea why I need two Yeti's and some bat faced bare breasted 'harpies' but I'm a sucker for monsters in mini form. I also purchased a couple of packs of  Gorka-Morka Digga's as they'd work perfectly as crew for any post apocalypse vehicles. Lastly I bought a pack of 28mm scale goats... I don't know why, I'll add them to the bag in the lead pile that includes other various 28mm livestock.

Finally to finish here's a picture of Gilbert partaking in the universal cat-joy of sitting in an unattended shopping bag: