Welcome To Lazarus

Instead of a "BANG", humanity is passing away with the shuffling of dead feet, and hungry moans. Desperate men and women fight against the rising tide for the newly risen dead.Sometimes, though, the undead are not he most dangerous things out there. Civilization has failed the test; the only thing left is survival.

Lazarus is just one of many places where humanity holds on by a thread, and life and death come as easily as a roll of the dice.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Taking To The Air

Recently, I painted up a couple of planes.  They started out as Hot Wheels vehicles, and ended up as very passable 15mm and 20mm Planes.

The one on the left is perfectly scaled for 15mm, and looks the part of the type of plane a bush pilot would fly:
The second one could work on a 15mm table; it is more scaled for 20mm, though.  It fits the part of an unltra-light some post-apocalyptic Sky Captain would fly:
They both fit in with the helicopter I previously made for use on my ATZ tables:
Hopefully, they don't end up with the same fate!
People have asked me about the flying base.  I throw up a quick tutorial next week on how to make them.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Acheson ATZ Minis, The Sequel

I got a second batch of Acheson ATZ minis recently.  I wanted to see what more of the line looked like. This time I purchased the following sets: Male Crazies and Cultists #2 and Militia Sets #2 and #3.  The former was $7.50 and latter two were $8.00 each.  I'm unsure about the price increase, as the sculpts are all of the same quality.

Crazies and Cultists #2

As the name implies, this is he second set of lunatics in the ATZ line.  From left to right, this set contains Homeboy 1, a mad Scientist, Homeboy 2, and finally a real live Cultist.  Homeboys 1 and 2 both have automatic pistols, which they are holding in stereo-typical gansta fashion; Homeboy 1 also has a machete.  They both have on baggy pants and hoodies.  The mad Scientist looks just that...mad; crazy hair and all.  He looks as though he's getting ready to pounce on an unsuspecting victim.  The  Cultist is reading from an open book, and aiming a double barrel shotgun.  He's barefoot and wearing a robe; like cultists are known to do.

Ok, the next two sets are Militia.  I have to admit that like a doofus, I got the figs all jumbled together.  Unfortunately, there are not pics of them on the Acheson site, so I can't unjumble them. I put them together best I could; I may not be right, though.  So don't go holding me accountable if I you buy them and I was wrong.

Militia Set #2
 This set of 4 minis depicts soldiers, even though they are labeled as militia.  As you can see,  they differ in size enough that I mounted them on 2 types of bases; 3/4" fender washers and 25mm round slotta bases, fo more height.  They are kitted out with an assortment of nondescript gear.  These guys would fit as generic military forces from the late 80s, or early 90s.  They also could pose as a rag tag para military group.  As far as weapons go they are armed with (from L to R),  and M-203, and M-16, what looks like an M-4, and an AR-15, with a grenade launcher.

Militia Set #3
The last set of figs are larger than the other ones; noticeably.  They are an interesting bunch.  Starting from the left, there is another pilot, who is wielding an M-14.  The next figure is armed with a SAW looking weapon.  It seems a little small; it does the job, though.  The third figure has a scoped M-16.  The final figure is decked out in aviation gear and is armed with a Mini-gun.  Yes a Mini-gun, ammo back pack and all.  As far as everyone's gear does, the air crew have flight helmets and suits on.  The other two are decked out like the other militia figs.

Again, for the price of admission, I'd say these are worth it.  They aren't top of the line sculpts.  Flash is minimal on all the figs, and mold lines aren't bad at all.  The detail is good; everything looks like it is supposed to.  The barrel of the kneeling fig's M-16 was broken off inside the package.  It was easily repaired.  If you want some inexpensive figs for you table top, I'd say these fit the bill.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Mailed Fist...The Police Response

Last week some malcontents decided that it was time to start a riot in Lazarus.  Not wanting to give up control to the trouble makers, city officials responded.  LPD's finest suited up in their riot gear, headed out the door and formed a shield wall.  Trouble's brewing n the streets of Lazarus; beyond even the living dead problem the city faces.

Pardon the quality of the photo; it's just a quick and dirty one taken under less than stellar lighting. Plus, I swear my camera is dying, as I'm having a heck of a time getting pics to come out right, under any lighting.  These are Rebel Mini Riot Police, mounted on US pennies. All I did to finish them was to prime grey, wash with a really heavy black wash, then picked out the colors; uniform, skin, etc. The bases are done like the rioters from last week.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

There's A Riot Going On...

Thanks to Rebel Minis Urban Rioters .  I got some painted up for use in my Welcome To Lazarus Campaign.  There are 21 of them here.  Armed with rocks and bottles, accompanied by appropriate signs, they are ready to do battle with the local authorities.

I did the bases i a different manner, this time going with a concrete/gravel look.  I figure that there isn't much chance of a riot taking place in the farmlands around Lazarus.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

On The Workbench 03/01

Another month has gone by, and it's time for another accounting of what I've been up to.  Here's this month's "On the Workbench" post. 

The new items and projects that I added stuff to are denoted by an * next to them.

On the Workbench for March 2012:
(This is all stuff that is partially finished; in no particular order)
12 Acheson ATZ Minis* - More minis for paint and review.
6'x4' Zuzzy Mat* - Gaming Mat for my TEOTWAWKI project. 
15 28mm PA Survivors - 3, 5 man packs from Lead Adventure Miniatures 
18 Heroclix Figs - Figures for conversion into sci-fi and horror gaming minis
16 x Pulp/Steampunk Minis - 5 more figs added for the commission painting of some Fiendish Fabrications figures
20 Mantic Ghouls - Mantic Ghoul Regiment 
6 28mm Survivors - Obelisck Nighthawk gang
28mm Post Apoc Ruins Project - Ruins made from Gamecraft's Foamcore 6 story building.  This one is half done.
10mm Ruins Project - Foamcore ruins for a BTech style game using Mechwarrior figs; another half finished project. 
28mm Vehicles* - 6-8 vehicles for my survivor
15mm Suburbia - Paper/foamcore houses for suburban Lazarus. 
50 20mm WWII Russians - Minis for a semi defunct NUTS! East Front project I planned
2 T-34/85s - Same As Above
Various Fantasy/Sci Fi minis - I have a box of old minis I use to try out techniques and hone my skills.  I have quite a few half painted figs that I'd like to finish

February's Finished Projects/Minis 
(I will be posting these up through out the month, as I get photos and such) 
8 x Heroclix Conversions - about 1/2 have been posted on WTL and ZSS, the rest are pending.
2 x HotWheels Planes - Conversions for 15mm post apocalyptic style games
1 x Post Apoc Ruin - Posted over on  ZSS
1 x GW Ork - Just a one off mini for giggles.
5 x 28mm Vampires - Finally got these done.
21 x Rebel Mini Urban Rioters - For my ATZ Campaign.

If you don't see them posted here, now or in the future, you can check out Zero Sum Solutions for them.

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