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Well thanks to westwinds Requiem Kickstarter for the Empire of the Dead expansion I found myself with a renewed interest (and a lighter wallet) I tried out the Jack the Ripper scenario with some friends and had a blast so started digging through the lead mountain. I have the Westwind kids from the Gothic Horror range and fagin and crew from Foundry Miniatures. Now I figure there’s got to be a game with the kds running around nicking stuff and doing mischief while the cops try to catch them. I’ll use the EOTD rules and just add a few bits to make it work but first the lead needed paint.
Don’t know where my proper camera is so these are snapshots with a little pocket cam but thought you might like to see anyway.













I tried photographing the Special Assault Team using the lights on my workbench which gave a yellowish hue to the pics, I’ve been playing around with the lights to improve on this.

I switched out the bulbs on the workbench for some cool white ones and I also used some LED pucks I had lying around to make a small light box. I’d welcome any feedback on whhich works better. I can also edit the pics, or could if I knew where I put my Photoshop disc, but far easier if I can get the lighting right.

My attempt at painting the Lead Adventure Special Assault Team, it’s from their Victorian Science Fiction range and is the first of their figures I’ve painted. I loved the character of the models and see them as a couple of eccentric brits who will be doing battle in my All things Zombie games, figure they may find themselves up against a  Gothic horror or two.

I found the face of the Umbrella Guy difficult, very awkward round the glasses and getting the highlighting right on the face was a pain (not sure I ever did get it right) overall though lovely miniatures.

The coat of the guy in red I went to harsh with the lowlight and it made it difficult to bring back up to the shade I had in mind, I was thinking along the lines of a Tower of London Beefeater.

Anyway here’s the pics and I’ll breakdown the colours I’ve used after.


The figures were undercoated with black spray,

The flesh was painted by painting the eyes in white then picking out the pupil with a dark brown, don’t worry about the shape of the eye yet. I then use Foundry (Fnd) Terracotta shade to shape the eye and undercoat the flesh. The flesh is then progressively highlighted using the Fnd Flesh triad 5a-c. I used the Reaper (Rpr) blonde triad 256 – 258 for the hair, very impressed with this colour set.

The armour/metal was painted using Adikolor Iron and then highlighting this with Fnd Metal triad 35a-c. I find this triad very close in colour and at times the effect is too subtle. The shield I envisioned as having been made from a sheet of old steel so weathered it with Les’ Dirty Wash (LDW) armour wash. The brass was painted using Rpr ancient Bronze highlighted with Rpr Antique Gold.

The mask face piece / goggles were painted with Rpr Marine teal, Surf Aqua, and a spot of white.

The Red clothing was Rpr HD crimson red then a wash of LDW ruby. i then use the crimson red again and added Vallejo Flat Red to make it progressively lighter.

The Blue clothing is Rpr Breonne Blue Triad 55-57.

The grey pants are Rpr Shadowed Stone 85-87.

I used Fnd Charcoal Black triad to highlight the top hats.

The bases are from Fenris and are cobblestone setts.

I hope someone finds this useful and if there’s any questions feel free to ask.

Well I’ve made various mention of the Christmas Village and work on a new Victorian Christmas Scene so I figured I’d produce a few pictures.

The building came unpainted from the local Goodwill Store (Charity store) and were painted up a few years back. They have been known from time to time to make an appearance in Gothic Horror games.

The Church will go into the new Victorian Christmas Scene and I have a number of buildings from “RotNdrivel” which I’m working on to form the main buildings.

The Row Houses come flat packed, Both the Houses and the Warehouse have solid windows so i had to carefully drill/cut these out. I’ll want to put lights inside the building and it also makes them more playable.

The figures are a mixture of Foundry and Westwind, Santa gets Robbed is one of my all time favorite pieces, there’s more pictures of him on my website, , but I’ll be migrating that stuff across in time. The goblin going through the sack has a finger in his mouth thinking as he decides which toy to take.

The nuns have brown bases, I’ll redo these but my original thought was that nuns in grey, black and white and grey bases would be just too much.

Well Happy New Year all


The Mystery Machine

Posted: 31/12/2011 in 28mm, ATZ, Scooby Doo
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Scooby and the gang have been looking for wheels ever since seeing “Confused dad’s” blog. Searching the junkyard on Ebay turned up this,

Confused Dad is building the Misery Machine out of this model and, I make no apologies, that inspired me. I’ll try and make the original Mystery Machine so out with the bodyfiller!

If you’ve not been go and have a look at his Blog he’s done a great post Apoc Scooby and gang!

ATZ Game

Posted: 29/12/2011 in 28mm, All Things Zombie, ATZ, Worldworks
Well had a couple of friends over to play toy soldiers today, unfortunately the game kept getting interrupted by picking up and depositing teenagers all over town. I started with the best intentions of getting some in-game shots but only got a few pre game pics done.

Shades, Bert and Ernie, Big and Little Been and Duster

There were 3 groups working, Shades with 2 soldiers, the soldiers are prepainted models from mongoose Evolution I picked up cheap on Ebay, their task would be to land by Helicopter, they had information that the warehouse was actually a front for a secret lab that had been working to find a cure for the outbreak. They were to make their way to the warehouse and try to locate survivors. Shawn had control of this group. From previous experience I know that if he’s got a gun he’ll use it regardless how many Zeds he may attract, so I gave him the most weapons of any group.

The second group were lead by Big Been accompanied by Little Been and a spare Artizan cowboy that was sitting near the front of the figure cabinet. Mark had command of this lot and they were survivors living in the town, they have seen the helicopter land and are to make their way to it.

Ray, Spawn and Madz

This Group was made up of Ray, Spawn and Madz. As I would be controlling them I limited their weapons, Spawn only having a Golf Club and a cell phone. Maybe we need a special rule about Teenagers with Cell phones – “too busy to kill a Zed, updating my Facebook profile dude”, for another game maybe. Madz had a crossbow nice and quiet and I had a shotgun, potential to generate 6 Zeds at a time. Figured I’d just try to complicate things for the other two groups as the game progressed. As it turned out I didn’t need to, Big Beens group had that covered.

View toward the Corner Shop

View from the corner shop

Over the hill and Far away

A couple of view across the table. The building on the left of Over the Hill and Far away is from Old Glory the rest are card building from Worldworks games.

The original buildings I made by mounting on foam card and are a larger scale than the later TerrainLinx models.

Inside Church, Apartment and Garage

Inside the Gun Shop

The Church is one  of the old Worldworks models which I mounted on Foamcore and put windows printed on acetate into, the apartment and Garage buildings are made from the new TerrainLinx sets, you can see the pillars and the removable walls. It’s a clever system and easy to change around but doesn’t look as good to me as the originals if you foamboard mount them. The fence round the church is dollar store Christmas decoration.

Inside the Warehouse

Office in the Warehouse

The warehouse is again a foamboard mounted model with acetate windows, you can build it to whatever size you want, this one being an L shape 14″ on the long sides, Theres is racking in the unseen side of the warehouse and a ladder allowing access to the rack and the top of the office. Waiting patiently in the office is the aim of the scenario, one scientist with all the answers.

Ray goes to Church

Shades has a walk in the park

Been's been to the gun shop 2

Been's been to the gun shop 1

Although the game didn’t finish it was a lot of fun,  Shades started out with his bodyguard from the helicopter shooting at the first and only Zed on the board and made his way into the warehouse.

Big Been started in the church and started out for the helicopter but got distracted, with 4 people rolling for activation (Zeds and 3 groups) doubles were not infrequent. A double causes a test on the random occurrence table. One of these occurrences was the alarm on the school bus going off and attracting more Zeds each turn. Been, in a particularly public-spirited mood, headed for the bus to quiet the alarm, all the zombies also headed for the bus, Shades used the distraction to get into the warehouse.

Ray was on the terrace of the apartment by the church, attempting to go through the building to join in the fun was a slow process. Every room the team entered had either Zeds or gangers in it. Ray was taken out early but Spawn took his shotgun and role as leader and carried on. By the time the team got to the main gun shop they had 3 extra gangers with them and a Squad Automatic Weapon unfortunately before they could get out side and put some hurt on the Zeds the game ended.

Big Been finally realised that being out on the street with no one else but half a town of Zombies was not a good plan so jumped through the window into the warehouse where she was met by Carolee, Carolee declined the offer to join the group recognising that Big Been was a born Zombie magnet and ordered them to leave. As all the Zombies had followed Been’s team to the warehouse going outside was not a good idea, Carolee fired a warning shot to show she really wanted the group to leave and popped little Been just to get the point across and there we ran out of time.

These figures come from the Foundry Dickensian Christmas Passers By set, I think they were all originally limited edition models that are now, obviously, not so limited. Love the models and really enjoyed painting them.

Don’t know how I can game with them, maybe able to use them in a Gothic Horror scenario I guess. Their main use is to pretty up the Christmas Street scene, if I ever get it finished.