Wargaming Musings?

I'm a bit of a butterfly in terms of my attention and sticking to gaming projects long term isn't my strongest point. On the bright side, atleast I flit between the same things. Expect an ecclectic medley of Moderns, Dark Ages, Quar and Early Wild West, almost all in 28mm... (with some 1/48 moderns thrown in... )

Friday, 4 January 2013

Udate (28mm) - Painted 'cold apocalypse' survivor convesions and a few more WiPs

So here's the latest update on my cold/winter British Apocalypse (yeah - I'm still working on a snappy name). I've actually done quite a bit of work since I took these pictures, but updated pictures will be along in their due course...

Here are the figures I showed last time in paint. I've tried to keep to a muted pallet, but make them look like anyone you might pass in the street or any outfits that you might buy from an out-doors store. The guy in the black hooded jacket has since got some red fingerless gloves, a) to make him look a bit warmer and b) to break up the drab colour scheme some more. I'm a bit stuck on how to do bases on these guys, and I'm knocking up a couple of dummy runs on blank penny-washers to try to work out what looks best...

These folks have changed a fair bit, but this was the state of conversion a while ago. From the left: TAG Criminal, Hasslefree, TAG African Militia,TAG African Militia, TAG Tunnel Rat, Dixon Resistance Fighter. Since then, far left & right have been finished and are actually in paint, whilst the others are all only awaiting minor details (bag straps, etc). The grey paint is for improved contrast (I find it hard to work out quite how things will look in just the green)

Here is the 'quiver' I eventually settled on - I was going to try to sculpt it open, with bolts sticking out... but my sculpting isn't quite up to that yet, so closed it is.

Objective markers - the two bags I sculpted in paint, along with a couple of jerry cans and a mystery crate....!


  1. Nice work on them Xander, they are coming along very nicely

  2. Looking good I like the new ice age apocalypse idea as well. Yeah needs a good name... depends how you see the setting though which will lead to the name. My initial name thoughts are "Cold Snap!" "55degrees below" (55-56 or whatever the latitude is) "Ever-Chill" "Dead cold" etc. You just have to think the setting out and what you want it to feel like. Best of luck Clint

  3. Nice work Xander.

    Do you want ice, fresh snow or lots of deep (old) snow? Or a mix of it all?

    For fresh snow the old static grass popping through the snow flock works best. Ot just paint the base white and add a thin layer of snow flock. If you go for deeper snow then two or three successive coats of snow flock will be needed. It takes time as you have to let each layer dry. But it looks good.

  4. How about Ice Death for a name? End Freeze?