Sunday, January 5, 2014

Farmer Brown and Mini-Me

I've completed a couple more figures for All Things Zombie: Final Fade Out.  They are both from the Wargames Factory Apocalypse Survivors: The Men plastic box set.



The first is a straight up build from the set.  The only challenge was in getting his hands to both be firmly on the rifle.  I had to fill in around his shoulders with some putty because they would not attach flush and still allow both hands to be holding the rifle properly.  The model could have been a soldier in military fatigues but I decided to give him the ball cap head.  I say he's wearing modern farmer's coveralls and I've named him the very original "farmer Brown".  (I'm working on a Mrs. Brown to go along with him based on Hasselfree's Madge.)  His hat is painted in John Deere colors, the most popular maker of farm equipment in the States.  As an American farmer, being armed with an assault rifle would not be uncommon.  Most American farmers keep a similar type of weapon for "varmints and such."  I think he turned out pretty well and I like the character of a crusty old farmer defending his homestead from the hoards of undead.

The second model is a new mini-me.  I had been using this figure from Hasselfree, but decided I wanted something new.  I used the body of an office worker since I have to wear a tie everyday for my job.  I wanted him to have a different weapon from the usual machete or baseball bat.  Some time ago I bought a prop replica of Peter's sword from the Chronicles of Narnia movies.  I decided it would be fun to have my mini-me wielding this beautiful weapon in the apocalypse.  After all, it is the most accessible weapon I own as it hangs on a display rack on the wall next to my side of the bed.  I found a plastic sword from some old Warhammer Empire models and modified the figure to be holding the sword in mid-strike.  It is a very dynamic pose and gives me the feel he's about to take the head off a zed.  I also added a pistol holster that holds my Springfield .45ACP.  I painted him up in regular office attire.  I'm please with how he turned out and look forward to trying him in a game soon.

With a little modeling skill and some creative paint schemes I think I'll be able to build most any type of survivor from this Wargames Factory set.  I also bought The Women and will be assembling some of those soon.  These kits are well worth the purchase for those who like to build their own version of the apocalypse.

That's all for now.  Until next time...carry on!

19 comments:

  1. Great work! Especially he mini-you, it's always nice to have unique figures :)

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    1. Thanks, Mathyoo! I like this mini-me much more than the old one.

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  2. Two great figures for their uniqueness alone, but having a background story is just a bonus.

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    1. Sometimes a story comes forth as I'm painting a figure. They seem to take on a life of their own.

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  3. That's a mighty big sword! Wielded properly, you'll be chopping off limbs and/or heads, I think.

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    1. Wielded two-handed I'm thinking I could plow through a mob of zeds well enough.

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  4. Oncey, twicey, slicey, dicey!
    Big sword'll kill zeds nicely!

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    1. All this and he's a poet too! Thanks for the chuckle.

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  5. Nice job on them both love the mini you!

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    1. Thank you, sir! I appreciate the feedback.

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  6. Nice stuff, and more then a little inspiring.

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    1. Thank you! I'm feeling inspired to finish more minis. Since I'm snowed in today I might as well....

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  7. Mini you is brilliant! It adds that little extra to the game!

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    1. Thanks! I'm interested now to see what other characters emerge from this model set.

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  8. Nice job on these figures. I like your mini-me.

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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