This means that, first of all, I need to post a zombie or survivor for the week. Here we go:
It’s another zombie, one that I’ll admit I rushed, but it’s good to get a model off the enormous pile of unpainted models I own. The photo hasn’t come out very well for some reason, but he’s lost all the skin from his face, which is a nice gory detail for a zombie.
Anyway, with that out of the way I can move on to the main event, my somewhat over-hyped secret project. It turns out that it’s this:
|Home sweet home|
A post-apocalyptic outpost, made from a toy caravan!
I’d been planning to do something with the toy caravan for a while, and the idea hit me that might it would make a nice post-apoc terrain piece. I’ve tried to be fairly agnostic about what type of apocalypse this fits into, so hopefully I could use this for Terminator as well as zombie games.
|Ideal for the young professional wanting to start out on their own and avoid being dragged off by cannibals.|
So, some details. The inspiration for this is kind of a combination of a location in Fallout: New Vegas (a ranger station made of caravans) and the image of Andrea standing guard on top of Dale’s RV in the Walking Dead.
My thinking is that this is someone’s hideout. They’ve wheeled it into position amongst some jersey barriers for some extra protection, and welded on whatever bits of junk they can find to block the windows and make things a bit less exposed.
|Rusty corrugated iron always adds a touch of class|
On the roof, there’s a sniper nest - a chair, a table (which I’m particularly pleased with - it’s a warhammer goblin shield with some legs made from offcuts of MDF and looks a lot like rattan garden furniture) and a bucket (from an old model train kit I’ve had for decades) for... sanitary purposes. There’s also a mattress in case things get bad enough that the roof is a better option than sleeping inside.
|Great facilities for al fresco dining|
The roof is accessed by a fencing section propped up as a ladder, and protected with barbed wire, which was a bugger to paint.
Overall I’m pleased with the result here, and I might be tempted to add a few more bits to it in the future. I think it’s versatile enough that it might make it to the table more than once, too.
All that said, I think it can sensibly only count as one model for accounting purposes, so doesn’t have a massive impact on my totals...
Woo hoo! I’m back to a positive score! Admittedly I could have painted one model on the first of January to get to the same point, but still!