Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Zombies at The Evesham Wargames Club

Sunday night saw a zombie infestation hit the Evesham Wargames club. As we have all come to expect by now, Stuart's scenario had 'stitch up' written all over it! Only Chris' group of survivors managed to find all the spare parts needed to get a car started and escape; Paul's Hazmat team became zombie food; as did half of Dane's biker gang; Mark's 'Boyz in da Hood' popped a cap in several zombies, but ended up running; and despite killing several zeds, my 'family' remained trapped in the infested town...

The pics below show my recently constructed food store in situ in 'Zombie town'.

Pig Iron Heavy Infantry v Bugs

Following are a selection of images from a Starship Troopers game at the Evesham Wargames Club. The Infantry are Pig Iron Miniatures Heavy Infantry and the Bugs are from the old Mongoose publishing Starship troopers range.An infantry patrol is ambushed in a dry river bed.
Bugs to the left of them, bugs to the right of them - prelude to a massacre!

A bug hole opened up just as the HQ section de-bussed from their APC (a converted GW Rhino).

A second infantry section took cover in the rocks and successfully held off a bug attack with long range fire.

'Why are we 'ere Sarge?'

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Car Park - scratch built

To avoid the tendency to over clog urban boards, I decided to make a designated 'open' space - a small car park.
I designed it to go with the abandoned supermarket (see below). The model is simply made with foamcore and cardboard; covered with sharp sand and then painted with masonry paint. The signs are made from kebab skewer, plasticard and printed signs. The pay and display machine is a printed picture of a machine, glued to foam core.

All that is left to do is paint the white lines!

Abandoned food store

This model is intended for post apocalyptic zombie games. The shop is made from foam core and painted with textured masonry paint to add texture. I then painted the whole thing with a mix of vallejo and citadel paints.
The shop signs and posters were all copied from the internet, shrunk to size and then printed. The hoarding is made from a thin sheet of cork stained with Devlan mud wash.
The newspapers on the floor are just that - copied off the net and shrunk to size.

I added graffiti to give the buildings a little character.

The graffiti says it all!

My favourite part of the model; all old buildings are plastered with concert posters - this one is no different.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Fuel/ Chemical/ Biohazard storage facility.

My current 'scratch build' project is a storage facility for use in near future/ zombie/ sci-fi games. The piece is made from a sheet of MDF, two clear plastic CD cake lids, 2 45 degree angle brass plumbing pieces, a thick pink drinking straw a sheet of plastic 'granny grid' and a handful of sharp sand.
The pic above shows the assembled model (stuck together with 'no more nails' and Evostick impact adhesive) waiting for a base coat of Citadel chaos black. The base, tank roofs and walkways have been covered in PVA glue and scattered with sharp sand.

The images below show the completed model. It is painted using a mix of Vallejo and Citadel paints and washes. The signs are actual pictures of warning signs copied off the internet, shrunk to size and printed.

Scratch Built Chemical storage tank

I made this chemical storage tank for use in either Zombie, Sci-Fi or near future games. It's made from a small sheet of MDF, the lid from a cake of CD Roms, half a plastic ball, two 45 degree pieces of plumbing pipe and a sheet of 'granny grid'.
I painted the model with B&Q textured masonry paint and a selection of Citadel and Vallejo paints. The warning signs are made from images copied off the net, shrunk to size and printed. The figures are from Hasslefree Miniatures and Coldwar miniatures.

Having been given two more 'cake lids' by the ICT tech at school, next on the work bench is a larger chemical storage/ fuel depot.

28mm Scratch built buildings for near future/ Sci-Fi/ Zombie apocalypse games

I've taken a bit of a break from painting figures recently, instead I have been dedicating my diminishing hobby time (damn the SATs preparation!) to scratch building terrain for up coming Zombie games at Evesham Wargames Club. Below is the first completed piece - a simple chain link fenced, gated compound. I decided not to fix in any features to give the piece greater flexibility of use. The pieces in the picture are engineering modules from Fenris Games the zombies are from Cold War Miniatures and the hapless survivor is from Hasslefree Miniatures.The compound was made simply from a sheet of MDF, balsa dowel, Starbucks wooden coffee stirrers and a sheet of plastic tapestry sheet that I found at school (known in the hobby as 'granny grid').
Don't go in there kids!
The model was painted with textured masonry paint and a selection of citadel and Vallejo paints and washes. The warning signs are just that; images of warning signs copied off the net, shrunk to size and printed.
Next on the workbench: a chemical storage tank.