Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Another three mutants

Another three mutants for the tribe. All three are resin miniatures from Ramshackle games. That's pretty much it for mutants for now. I'm painting up a mutant boss to lead the tribe and then I'm going to take a break from mutants to paint some other gangs/factions.

They're still a few things I'd like to add to the tribe including some mutant dogs/animals and perhaps some more women and children. When I've finished the boss I'll post up some group shots of the whole tribe.

Cheers Jon.

Monday, 27 February 2012

More Mutants

A few more mutants for the tribe. First up (top pictures) Burt and Ernie two brothers who run the Chop'ouse in Mutant town. The big guy is from Reaper the little one is from Wyrd miniatures.

Below that we have another mutant good time girl Lizzie. This one is from Ramshackle games shes quite small but good fun to paint. For size comparison I've stuck her next to my other mutant good time girl Rosie in the bottom picture.

Cheers Jon

Sunday, 26 February 2012

He's big, he's bad and he's hungry

Another quick paint job. This is a mutant bear I'm figuring I'll use it as a random hazard in games. This is a resin model from Ramshackle games. It's pretty big but I thought it need a bit more to make it a mutant...so I added some wire/green stuff boney spikes along it's back.

Cheers Jon

Monday, 20 February 2012

Enforcement Droid Series 209

A few pictures of a new model for my next faction, once the mutants are finished, ED-209. This one is a liitle snap together plastic Japanese kit picked up on ebay. No idea of the scale but it looks good with 28mm I think.

Cheers Jon

Thursday, 16 February 2012

The hills have eyes....15

A few more pictures of some of the detailing I've been doing to the shacks. Mostly I've added some odd bits of furniture to the interiors provided by Blackcat bases. Like the Chop 'ouse I've tried to not over do the details at the expense of play ability.

On the outside I've added chimney stacks and heating/air purifier vents to the roofs and walls provided by Ramshackle games. I've also got a whole load off resin metal plates from Ramshackle that I'm going to paint up and add to the shacks walls and roofs for extra.... errr.... ramshackleness.

Cheers Jon

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

The hills have eyes....14

Quick update I've now finished painting up the wind/power station for my mutant town. I added a brass etched warning sign to the front door and went for a rusty dirty paint job. Unfortunately the wind station didn't quite fit in the spot I'd set aside for it so I had to build a balsa wood platform for it to sit on (and still needs painting)

Cheers Jon

Saturday, 11 February 2012

The hills have wind.....13

I decided that mutant town needed a power supply to run things like heaters and maybe a few lights (could be used for air purifiers too but it's probably a bit late for mutants to worry about such things).

Luckily I got my big box of random resin bits from Ramshackle games yesterday. Among the things I had ordered was a small resin bunker/building which I decided to use as a power station/generator. At first I thought about making it run on pig poo (like Mad Max 3) but in the end decided a wind generator might make sense in the mountains.

So up are above are a few pictures of the station I cobbled up out of junk and some ramshackle bits last night. It's been primed with Humbrol silver spray and just need painting now.

Cheers Jon

Thursday, 9 February 2012

The hills have eyes...... 12

Having got my package from Black Cat bases I set about creating my rubbish tip under the housing shacks. I wanted the area beneath the shacks to look like somewhere the mutants would dump their rubbish.

I started off by carving some irregular shapes from polystyrene packaging and then carved out holes to sit the larger pieces of rubbish, like the freezer and sofa, into. I textured the polystyrene with floor tile grout and sank cork boulders into it. When the grout had dried I painted up the pieces (easier than doing it when they're stuck to the board) and then glued then down to the terrain board.

While the glue was drying I started painting up lots of extras pieces of junk (look closely at the pictures see what you can find). Then I used more tile grout and cork boulders to blend my polystyrene humps into the board and then painted them up to match the rest of the hill. Then I glued all my extra junk in among the rocks and added bushes and grass tufts to finish off the whole effect.

To be honest my crappy photography skills don't really do this little area of mutie mountain justice. I'm really pleased how well it came out. My package from Ramshackle games turned up today so now I have a load more detail/junk to add still loads more to do before I'm finished.

Cheers Jon