|"Choose a hardy wooden fence to provide privacy as well as an attractive backdrop..."|
This 28mm hard plastic ‘wooden’ fence is one of the four identical panels made by “Mantic Games” that can be found within their excellent Twentieth Century Brick Urban Accessories set. I’ve found this assortment of “48 pieces” which “allows you to add a set of very characterful modern day accessories to your gaming table” to be tremendous value for money, and have slowly been painting up some of the box’s components to use for my “Zombicide” re-enactment of “Doctor Who And The Seeds Of Doom”. This quartet of fences will accompany two more I’ve previously finished, and help me separate parts of Harrison Chase’s deadly garden from one another.
|"Doctor Who And The Seeds Of Doom" - The Tardis lands slap bang in the middle of a Krynoid Invasion|
All four pieces of scenery were simply super-glued onto separate “Games Workshop” 70mm x 25mm oval bases and then undercoated with “Vallejo” Heavy Sienna. I then heavily washed each one with “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade before dry-brushing them with more “Vallejo” Heavy Sienna. The models have all been given a coat PVA glue in order to protect them during the rigours of gaming.
In addition to completing my fences, I have also managed to make a few more area tiles for my three-dimensional “Zombicide” board. These pieces of laser cut 3mm thick MDF can be bought from “Hurlbat Games” and I’m currently hoping to create enough pieces to replicate both Chase Manor’s voluptuous grounds as well as some cobbled residential areas.
|"Zombicide" Three-dimensional Tabletop - Still plenty more cobbled areas, walls and doors needed|
Currently I’m about half-way there in order to create the size of tabletop I need for my campaign’s opening scenario. I also still need to paint a number of barricades, doorways and walls. But almost all of these components have now been assembled, based and undercoated in preparation for a big push over the next week or so…
Lastly I have continued to try and perfect my simple ‘flames’ technique on yet another “Wizkids” miniature. This “Horrorclix” figure of Judge Fire (from “Judge Dredd”) has proved something of a quandary for me, as its pre-paint job included areas of the creature’s uniform which had been scorched black by his perpetual flames. To be honest I wasn’t particularly impressed by this look, and having seen plenty of comic book illustrations of the character entirely alight, I’ve ultimately decided to stick with an all-fire appearance.
|Judge Fire WIPs - The flaming Dark Judge just needs all his detail to be highlighted with "Vallejo" Heavy Ochre|
Fortunately I actually also own the 28mm metal “Mongoose Games” version of the Dark Judge, and having seen some wonderful blackened paintjobs of the sculpt on the ‘interweb’, feel that figure would be far more suitable for me to try out just such a grisly colour scheme.