Saturday, October 24, 2020

Zomtober - Week 4

 4 Weeks gone, & how the time for Zomtober flies!

Continuing to break with tradition again this year. I've been focussed more on terrain bits than the survivors & zombies themselves. This week I've finished up a couple of pieces I bought from Ainsty Castings a few years back. They have quite a slew of items available & I prompt you to check out their range!

OK, looking at their site, I am not seeing these specific pieces any longer, perhaps they are out of print. I do have their derelict school bus set aside to also work on for a later project.

Image from the Ainsty Castings site.

So up first we have a Citroen & another older car which could easily be used in several periods.

The second set has more modern '80's vehicles.

Both these would look great under the ruins of an overpass, or perhaps they've been built up as blocking terrain to funnel zombies into a killzone. The choice is yours survivor!

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Zomtober - Week 3

 Where does the time go? 3 Weeks into October already & the flurries are now falling, with temps below freezing.


Alas no more priming or matte overspraying for the near future. However continuing on with my scatter terrain again this week.

3 more pieces done, 2 barricades & another objective marker.

First barricade built from sheet metal, & supported by tires.

Next up is a barricade made from pedestrian control barriers, wood & some pylons. I may need to take another look at these as I know I painted the reflective tape silver. Maybe the army painter dip removed it.

Nice that a couple zombies stumbled by to check it out.

Last is the latest objective marker. A suitcase with several books/magazines scattered about.

So while I was visiting Dollarama last week, I stumbled upon these vehicles at $4 each.

Who doesn't need garbage trucks during an Apocalypse? They would certainly make good blocking pieces to control an alley or street.

Then I added another Fire truck.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered that these doors actually open? Is this really something you would want a 3 year old to have access too?

Either way, they make great additions to the vehicle collection.

I am currently working on a couple larger terrain pieces which I expect to have completed for next weeks post. So until then, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 12, 2020

Zomtober - Week 2

 This is our Thanksgiving Weekend, where we indulge in turkey & stuffing. However as we wade through 2020 & all the trials its been throwing at us, we still have time to enjoy our friends & loved ones, albiet virtually.

 So between phone calls, food prep, etc. I've almost completed my 2nd weeks Zomtober offering. All that remains is a dullcoat spray, however with frost on the ground this morning, that will need to wait until we get warmer temps.

 So here we have the Cardboard Tube Samurai.


And his Zombivore variant.


Yellow is such a tough colour, its often washed out & needs mulitple coats to cover effectively. However when it does finally work, it really pops.


Thus completes my survivor for this years Zomtober. I am still working on the various objective markers & have a couple of larger terrain pieces that will benefit from using my new airbrush on. I just need to make the space & do come youtubing on Air brushing. 

So with that, I wish all my Canadian friends & followers Happy Thanksgiving! Everyone else, have a wonderful day & stay safe.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Zomtober Week 1 - Part 2

 Continuing Zomtober, I've gotten a few bits of scatter completed & started working on some of the Walking Dead objective markers & barricades.

Up first we have a couple of Fire Hydrants & a Garbage bin, all 3d printed by me from one of the first STL kickstarters I backed, but was unable to print as they were designed for a resin printer.

 I tried some weathering on them & am happy with the result. Orignally I was going to mount the hydrants on washers, but then thought that simply using a bit of sticky tack would be a better option.

As for the garbage bin, I added a bit of tissue, & a piece of sprue to represent rubbish.

Another item I 3d printed was an electrical box for use on the side of a building...which one day I will actually start building. I added a printed emblem with the electricity symbol. I find these online & then reduce them down to where I believe they would be to scale. Then after cutting them out, I dip them in water & mix that with a bit of white glue (thus making the glue watered down too). I find this works well, however you need to be careful & not handle them roughly or they shred.

Moving on to a couple of objective markers from the Walking Dead Miniatures game. Just did the 2 packs as they were quick. Again adding some printed magazine covers, or hand painted map.

Lastly I did up a wood fence barricade. This also comes from the Walking Dead terrain set. For the boxes behind, I filled the open ones with some small stones grabbed off the street.

So onto some more Zombie themed fun!

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Zomtober! Week 1

 With the arrival of October, its now a month to focus on all things related to Zombie gaming! With that in mind, I've set aside several series of items to do for this Zomtober.

Starting out light, I've opted to just get a couple of 1/43 scale vehicles weathered for use in games. I likley snagged these at Walmart of a Dollar Plus store.

Here we have a couple of vehicles a VW Cabriolet & BMW SUV. So just some basic dirtying up on these. While I thought about adding graffiti on them, the odds are not everyone would have been interested in that when the world went sideways. You will see more of the graffiti on future posts.


 While first thoughts on a cabriolet not be a smart choice for survival, it does offer excellent firing arcs for passengers & the gas mileage is good! Just don't expect to be hauling any heavy loads.

The SUV on the other hand offers more storage for those 'must have' items.

Thanks to our Survivor & Zombies to provide scale.