Wednesday, 26 July 2017

"If You Can't Fix What's Broken, You'll Go Insane."

"As the world fell, each of us in our way was broken."
This large and wonderfully detailed 28mm scale resin Crushed Car is made by "Wargames Terrain Workshop" and can be purchased from their Post Apocalyptic and S.D.Z.A. accessories range. Measuring approximately 115mm in length, 55mm in width and 20mm in height, the model was super-glued onto a laser cut 120mm x 90mm oval MDF base simply to increase its 'footprint' on the tabletop as a piece of scatter terrain.

The model was initially primed with a coat of "Citadel" Abaddon Black, and then treated to two layers of "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey. It was then heavily washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil before being heavily dry-brushed with more "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey. Sculptor Dave Stone actually provides a painting service for this car (as he does with so many of his products), but as I wanted the ruined vehicle to be part of my "Gamma World" terrain, I decided to stick to the bare metal and rust palette I've chosen for the entirety of the project's scenery.
Boromite Gang Fighter WIPs - The mining extra-terrestrial now just needs his rocky hide re-shaded with black ink
Resultantly, I liberally applied some "Mig Productions" Extreme Rust Wash over all the sculpt's detail, and subsequently set about blending it in with the rest of the transport's paint scheme via a second "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey dry-brush. I then picked out the automobile's four tyres with "Citadel" Abaddon Black and 'dirtied' the whole ensemble up by dabbing the entire model with a piece of sponge that had been dipped in some Strong Tone Quickshade by "The Army Painter". As a final touch the wheel trims and tyres were aged/dulled with a slight application of watered down "Mig Productions" Extreme Rust Wash.

"Warlord Games" are currently releasing a number of excellent miniatures for their "Beyond The Gates Of Antares" science-fiction tabletop wargame, and my (in)ability to resist these new temptations has not been helped by the company's recent 'voucher offer' of 15% off their entire range. Perhaps unsurprisingly therefore, I now have some Isorian reinforcements already heading in my direction, and thus am determined to finish painting my initial Boromite 500-point Scouting Force before they arrive... Or at least before I start working on them.    
Vashta Nerada WIPs - The dead astronauts have had their skulls 'picked out' with "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand
In addition, the Nottingham-based manufacturers are about to imminently add to their already formidable "Doctor Who" catalogue by selling miniatures of the low-intelligence, ape-like hominids the Ogrons, three versions of Ashildr (from "The Woman Who Lived") and the "massive, bipedal extraterrestrial" family Slitheen. To make matters worse "Warlord Games" have also 'leaked' pictures of a fully-painted Astrid Peth, Bannakaffalatta and the enormous Fisher King... 
Judge Dredd, Mad Max and Imperator Furiosa battle T-800 Terminators in the Cursed Earth
I have therefore momentarily turned all my attention towards completing the six Vashta Nerada models I recently started painting and begun 'shadowing' in their spacesuits' breathing vents and nightmarish fleshless skulls. Once these are finished I hope to get cracking on half a dozen Sea Devils, which will then leave me with a bit of space on my hobby table for some more "Into The Time Vortex" goodness. Did I mention I've seen the 3D 'work in progress' sculpt of an Ice Warrior too..? 

32 comments:

  1. I just love that crushed car Simon and the news about Doctor Who isn't helping my crumbling willpower.

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    1. Thanks Michael. There is so much "Doctor Who" goodness coming it is definitely the golden age of Timelord gaming imho :-)

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  2. Lovely crushed car and v tempting for my upcoming zombpoc board! And what a teaser at the end - JD & MadMax? Awesome

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    1. Cheers Andy. It was nice to get a shot of the crushed car in with some minis, as I think it helps show just what a beast of a resin model Dave has sculpted.

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  3. OOOOOOooooooo eye candy (I like candy) and nice things to read, all coming up mmmmmm yum yum.

    I love the post Simon.

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    1. Thanks Tarot. "Warlord Games" are really bringing out some awesome minis currently, and its hard not to want to 'catch 'em all' ;-)

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  4. Ohhh I want that car I WANT that car, its so cool. I can see a hundred uses for that car. Its amazingly painted. I doubt I could do anything like that.

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    1. Cheers Hils. It really is simple stuff, and the "Mig Productions" Extreme Rust Wash does all the work tbh. Did I mention I have a second car just being flocked to use with "Metamorphosis Alpha"; and yes that means it'll be snowy :-)

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  5. Great 'tutorial' on the crushed car, and quite a list of upcoming Warlord releases (which reminds me to renew my newsletter subscription after losing my old email address!)
    Looking forward to the M&DRG batrep :-)

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    1. Many thanks Wargame Addict. I'm hoping to get a few "M&DRG" BatReps in over the next few months, as I want to get all the recently painted minis on the tabletop at least once.

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  6. You`re a busy bee lately, really great post :-)

    {{{which reminds me to renew my newsletter subscription after losing my old email address!}}}

    YOU SHOULD AS THEY ARE GIVING AWAY A £10 VOUCHER THIS MONTH, ANYTIME YOU SPEND A TENNER YOU GET TO USE THE VOUCHER FREE}}

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    1. "Warlord Games" discount offers are continually impossible to resist, Hils. I think that's why I seem to be buying so much of their stuff lately.

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    1. Thanks Hils, I heard you "shouting", so signed up immediately :-)
      (That's an offer TOO good to miss)

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    2. woohooo!!!! Yeah once every three months or so they always offer a £10 freebie voucher, and we always avail ourselves of it. Good init :)

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    3. "Warlord Games" free minis (with their books) and superb pre-ordering opportunities are second-to-none too!!

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  8. Nice. Looking forward to the Mad Max, Furiosa and Judge Dredd team up.

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    1. Cheers Phil. Hopefully I'll get the BatRep posted up soon.

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  9. Good stuff. That car looks great in that preview photo, really works well. But I've absolutely no idea what all the names mean for Antares or Who :))

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    1. Thanks Roy. Don't worry about the names, I hope to have pictures of the minis being posted up soon :-)

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  10. Great work on the car Simon, With all the who bits coming out "your going to need a bigger boat" to keep up. Great work on the Boromite and Vashta Nerada, and very much looking forward to your crossover BatRep. Just seen the new Who sculpts very nice can understand why you've got a rush on

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    1. Cheers Dave. The Crushed Car was a dream to paint - tip top casting :-) So much is coming out of "Warlord Games" currently, it is causing me some real headaches as what to buy and what to paint...

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    2. There's been a few bits that have tempted me, but have had to resist as I have far too much on and cannot find the time for any more hobby projects, as most of my time is currently on company ones

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    3. Well, if you did slow down Dave, it would give me some time to catch-up with all your releases ;-)

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    4. That's a very good point mate, you should be fine in September it's all fantasy, no wait you do that too ! Nothing to see here, move along, move along !

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    5. Fantasy!?! Marvellous... I look forward to hopefully seeing some sneak peeks... and my mandatory pre-order ;-)

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  11. Well if you can fix that car, your a better man than me!!

    Lovely painting as always Simon.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Cheers Roger. I fear between Dave's sculpting and my rusty paint-job that automobile has indeed trundled down its last road :-)

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  12. You must have quite an impressive collection of Dave's scatter terrain by now? That crushed car came out just lovely.

    Glad the Spacemen got more work done, hope you can get them finished up before another shiny mini grabs your attention!

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    1. Thanks Dai. All the models on show in this post are now finished. I think you'll find I never let "another shiny mini" grab my attention away from my current projects ;-)

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