First off, let me say that I will try and update this site's links etc. as and when I can, but there are just too many demands upon one's time, as I'm sure many of you will empathise with, real-life has a way of interfering with our hobby big-time !
Perhaps not too noticeable in the photograph is that the guy on the left has actually got a weapon, in the form of a baseball bat and even though the hooligan in the middle has a spray can, I can't see it being much use against zombies in the coming apocalypse.
The guy on the right is armed with a tinny and a burger !
I've attempted to paint up all these figures as being from the seedier, seamy side of town.
As stated above only one figure in the entire set has anything resembling a weapon, hence these are "Civilians" rather than "Survivors", although "cannon-fodder" or "vicitms" may seem more appropriate
Here's the "puffa-jacket" twins and another female; it is not a very well known fact that people "and miniatures" in such attire always appear slightly out of focus.
One of the features of the Warm-Acre miniatures is their "double" bases, which I was completely unsure about and so I scrapped the plastic bit and replaced it with a penny. I'm pleased to say that you can hardly see the join on most of them.
The bruiser in the middle has actually got his right hand in a fist, but is also suffering form the effects of having seen too many puffa jackets. He should really have "H.A.T.E" tattooed on his fingers but I'll justimagine that they're there. The lad on the right is obviouisly up to no good, as he has a hoody and a backpack ! (Whadya mean typecast ?)
I build this models probably about ten ago for a friend's Chinese Opium wars scenario and I kept it to use in my Boxer rebellion games.
It was made from thick cardboard, dowel and what I know as plastic canvas (doors, windows, decorations and balcony rail)
The vehicles are sports cars that I picked up a while ago from (you've guessed it) Poundland !
At first I thought they looked a little on the small side, but I decided I'd go with them anyway.
I don't think that they look that bad really, considering that the figures are on thicker than normal bases (my normal). The door open on them and they vary between left and right hand drives. I'm not too keen on the red head-lights though, I can see those being painted out at some future date.
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They look fantastic!ReplyDelete
How are you satisfied with warmacre figures as such? I was considering buying the pack with paramedics and policemen...how do they scale to other figures?
And thats a nice building, by the way. A bit unwestern, but good enough for a chinesee restaurant :P
I really like the Warm Acre civilians Mathyoo, they're excellently proportioned and don't have bunches of bananas for hands ! They are on the slim side compared to other manufacturers, but fit in well for height.Delete
A few signs on the outside of the building and we have a chinese restaurant - excellent idea.
Nicely done and the vehicles fit in fine IMO. Lovelly building have visions of the casino in 'The Temple Of Doom' but where is Indy?ReplyDelete
Thanks Brummie, the cars are dwarfed by the other saloons I showed last week.Delete
There is a Chines restaurant on the banks of the Tyne, that always reminds me of this model !
A Casino though, in China-town...hmmm
Just don't put them next to each other. Or as you obtain more vehicles use the ones that you don't like to turn into vehicle wrecksDelete
I think that'll be the case Brummie.Delete
You need civilians just as much as you need survivors and zombies in ATZ. These are great figures, nicely painted and with good background stories. I'm glad that you think Puffa jackets are as big a monstrosity as I think they are!ReplyDelete
I have to agree with Mathyoo, your building could double as a Chinese restaurant with the addition of some appropriate signs and posters. As you know, Newcastle has a thriving China Town if ever you needed some inspiration.
Incredible as it may seem, I bought those cars from Poundland as well. Thanks for leaving some for me, LoL!
Yep, civilians are a must in my opinion too, but that's twelve down and about a hundred to go !Delete
Glad you managed to get some of the cars too.
Oooh... Nice new toys!ReplyDelete
Looking really good.
There's still a long, long way to go yet though.
These 12 figures are currently available on e-bay as two sets of 6 for £1.99 + £1 p&p ! Total cost £2.99 for six figures (you may even be able to combine postage if you bought both sets. 50p a figure !ReplyDelete
Wow, very nice. And at that price, you can even afford to turn some into casualties, too. I think those cars are nicely scaled though I have to agree that the red headlights have to go. But that's one of those little things you can take care of anytime. The Chinese building is lovely, and very characterful. Restaurant, casino, temple, maybe headquarters for a criminal tong. Very cool stuff.ReplyDelete
Thanks Joe, cheap casulaties ... hmm, I never thought of that.ReplyDelete
I'm with Joe. Great building and the figures just blend in so well. They have that 70's Kung Fu film feel about it. Great.ReplyDelete
I agree Irqan, the figures are definetly 70's B-movie material.Delete
These are great Zabadak, I'm with the rest of them, I thought I was still playing my old 80's arcade game kung Fu Master, when I saw that building, excellent work.ReplyDelete
Thanks Extra. I'm not surprised you thought that, as there is a chance the building was made in the 80's!Delete
Ooooh, nice scenery and nice mini!ReplyDelete