Wednesday, 3 December 2014

"Across The Dead Earth" - WIP - Part Three

I’ve spent the past couple of days beavering away at some more of my 28mm scale wooden Commercial Style Buildings by “Wargame-Model-Mods”. These models are going to help populate the 3x3 table I plan to play “Across The Dead Earth” on. As I want a good mixture of single level structures and single-storey buildings I’ve started to build a small three-walled little ruin, a longer ‘office-like’ construction and another taller assembly but without the buttresses my earlier two creations had.
All are currently being treated to a coat of “Vallejo” Black Lava textured paint. A previous posting as to how I fully paint these buildings can be found here: http://fantorical.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/wargame-model-mods-wip-part-two.html
I’m also (hopefully) close to finishing the five “West Wind Productions” models I will be using as my State gang. These “Empire Of The Dead” 28mm miniatures are excellent sculpts by Andy Cooper but I sometimes wish he didn’t pay so much attention to their detail. The black and white duty armbands are annoyingly difficult to paint and many a time I’ve wished my police officers weren’t on duty as a result. Still all the black-blue uniforms are finished, as are their truncheons and hands. A couple have even had their faces and custodians finished, so just require some flesh highlights and then the metal on their chains and helmet badges picked out.

‘Queenie’ is also coming along well with all the colours now blocked in on her light machinegun. I’ve just got to properly paint in her white lace-work and grey hair, and then wash these areas with black Shade before giving her a regal stare.

12 comments:

  1. The Coppers are coming along nicely (I'm liking the shade of blue you've managed to create), just keep plodding along (sorry, couldn't resist the half-baked pun).

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    1. Cheers Roy. I think the blue with a double wash of Nuln Oil works really well. LOL :-)

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    2. The same method I used for some Union staff officers for the ACW, now I come to think on it. Simple methods often work the best.

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    3. Indeed they do. If only these didn't have the duty armbands I could paint a load of these in a single day or two :-)

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  2. 'Ello 'ello, what do we have here then! Looking good there Blaxy!

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    1. Thanks Chico. I'll be really pleased to get these finished and finally start playing some EoTD. Simply can't bring myself to do so without painted minis :-)

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  3. How are you managing to continue to crank out work like this with the Challenge starting tomorrow? I fear you will kick my arse quite soundly in our side duel.

    I do like those coppers. Nice work!

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    1. Thanks Anne, but as my 'Oldhammer' postings attest I'm failing quite miserably with that Challenge because I've so many WIPs on the go at the mo :-) My only saving grace is having successfully completed Mo'vember I've now one less themed event to concentrate on.

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  4. Coming along nicely Bk. Mo'vember may be over, now it's Decem-beard.

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    1. Cheers Bob. I did suggest a themed December with a few people but I think the Analogue (quite rightly) is taking up everyone's attention for the next few months. Plus it will be nice to stop painting minis with facial hair for a while... just as soon as these Victorian Bobbies are done :-)

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  5. You have a lot of interesting stuff on the go, Blax. You'll get a real sense of achievement once they're all finished.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. Hopefully I'll be posting plenty of super-heroes and villains in the coming four months that'll take you back and you can wince at which other comics you've thrown out :-)

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