|Mad Max WIPs - The Road Warrior has been primed and dry-brushed. I've now started work on his details|
This month's randomly themed attempt to try and reduce my overwhelming collection of metal, plastic and resin miniatures will see me painting up a number of "Copplestone Castings" sculpts from Mark's Future Wars range. I've actually owned quite a few of these models for at least a decade, but last year added a few more to my collection, courtesy of "North Star Military Figures", in an attempt to try and 'kick-start' a post-apocalyptic project based upon the 2015 motion picture "Mad Max: Fury Road".
Sadly, in the end, I found I only had the momentum to convert a female Scavenger Hero into a rough approximation of Charlize Theron’s character Imperator Furiosa, and didn't even manage to finish painting the Main Force Patrol's "top-pursuit man" himself... However, my Road Warrior shouldn't remain in his unpainted state for much longer, as I have already dusted him down and started 'picking out' all the pouches and accessories Rockatansky carries about his person.
|Armoured Car WIPs - The 'Interceptor' has been undercoated and dry-brushed, and is ready for inking|
In addition to painting Max and Furiosa I have also bought a couple of 1/55th Scale Vehicles from "North Star Military Figures" to use as my main protagonists' vehicles. Admittedly, this resin Mgebrov Single-Turret Armoured Car doesn't look much like Max's famous Interceptor, but I thought all the welded bolts and retro-looking technology would give me an opportunity to 'rust' the vehicle up, and thus look like something which may have been cobbled together in the post-apocalyptic outback.
Currently I have primed the sleek-looking vehicle "Citadel" Chaos Black and dry-brushed it with some "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal. Then, once I have painted its wheels silver, and given the car a wash of "Citadel" Nuln Oil, the automobile will be fixed to the usual "Games Workshop" plastic 120mm x 92mm oval base I super-glue all my vehicles onto. From there I should be able to start rusting the it up a little with various washes and dry-brushes...
|Terminator Robots WIPs - The T-800 models have been primed, painted, washed and dry-brushed|
Perhaps unsurprisingly, my "future Australia" will contain far more than 'just rogue' cops and scavengers. Indeed, if I can I hope for its dry and dusty dunes to additionally be home to androids, extra-terrestrials, the Undead, Bikers and all the other types of miniatures that can be found within "Copplestone Castings" Future Wars Range. For now though I'm simply going to stick to the horde of Mark's miniatures I currently own, and perhaps even finish some re-basing I have been doing on a number of fully-painted Plague Zombies for the past twelve months.
As a result I thought I would start with five formidable Terminator Robots. These T-800 models, perhaps survivors of Skynet's Sydney Headquarters, will not only make unusual adversaries for Max and Furiosa. But, unlike Max himself, will also be eligible as submissions for the Seventh Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, and thus help me get ever closer to my target 500 points (and one hundred painted 28mm models in three months).