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"Can You Survive The Horror?"

Updated: Dec 20, 2020

"Nail-biting decisions. Flesh-eating zombies."

This 28mm scale 3D printed piece is available as part of the Resident Evil 2 - Board Game - 3D Wall set - Set 1 by the "Pro Tech Painting" eBay store, and has been designed to be used with the "cooperative board game" produced by "Steamforged Games". The small wall measures 40mm in width and 35mm in height, and is one of four identically-sized pieces which come as part of the overall set.


As advertised, the brick wall did require some "final cleaning before painting" with both a nail file and sharp modelling knife. It was then primed with two coats of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and subsequently shaded using a mixture of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade and “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade. Finally, the model was heavily dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Red.

"Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" WIPs - Three FedSec Troopers

With the test scenic piece completed, I have momentarily turned my attention to progressing the three remaining FedSec Troopers I have had sat upon my painting table for a few years now, and getting the black-suited soldiers at least primed with a couple of helpings of "Citadel" Abaddon Black. I actually own a few more of these excellent figures by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio", but as they haven't yet even been based I have put them aside for a rainy day next year...


In addition, I have finally managed to assemble the metal Firebrand Warjack which comes with the Iron Star Alliance Starter Set for "Warcaster: Neo-Mechanika" by "Privateer Press". To be entirely honest, this hefty beast has been severely close to being lobbed across my hobby room on a number of occasions as it's been an incredible pain to put together, despite it containing no less than eleven pins.

"Privateer Press" WIP - The Warjack has been assembled, primed, layered, shaded and dry-brushed

The main problem has been the brute's sheer weight as it is cast entirely in metal, and as a result the suggestion its entire torso, arms, weapons and power-fins would easily be held aloft by super-glue alone is laughable. Indeed, I ended up re-pinning the Warjack's legs a couple of times after it became clear the burden was far too great for just a single piece of metal wire, some green-stuff and enough epoxy to turn me into an addict for life.


Ultimately, I have settled on a pose which takes a lot of stress off of the Firebrand's frighteningly fragile leg-joints, and placed a large portion of it onto his grounded Repulsor Shield. The overall look of the ensemble is arguably a far cry from the imposingly upright stance depicted in the 'official' Iron Star Alliance illustrations. But the miniature has so far withstood priming, layering, shading and a seriously rough 'dry-brushing' without falling apart again...

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 21, 2020

Thanks Joe. I've only seen your comment on my other posting concerning walls so don't know where your comment went on this one? But thanks for trying again :-)


"The walls look good shame there was so much work to do on them." - LOL. The clean-up took longer than the paint-job, and it was actually nice just to slap some paint on something, and not worry about catching other areas of the mini.


I love the FedSec Troopers and have actually been tempted to buy even more. However, I still have a few more unassembled, which I'm saving for a rainy day next year.


The Warjack almost single-handedly ruined my enthusiasm for the entire "Warcaster" project, so I'm pleased…

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joehcc
joehcc
Dec 21, 2020

Second attempt at posting (I wonder what happened to my first responce ?

The walls look good shame there was so much work to do on them. I do like the troopers, but I guess you've just about had enough of them !

Warjack? I'm not a big fan of having to assemble models (even the plastic ones) and this looks a complete pain, plus I can't do pinning !

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 18, 2020

LOL Roger. I do though think once I've finished all the different walls that the planned "Resident Evil 2" boardgame batreps will look awesome - I certainly hope so.

Hope to have the FedSec Troopers finished asap, and as for the Warjack, well... he'll probably end up being the last of the Iron Alliance minis I paint for my starting force.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 18, 2020

Thanks Undercoat. I always like to lead a post with something painted, so expect quite a few more of these 3D printed walls to appear over the coming weeks as I work my way through three different sets of them.


Resin would definitely have been a much easier option than metal, even just for the Warjack's main torso and arms. The joint supplied as part of the sculpt's casting is laughably small, and would never have held. However, had the model been plastic, as I originally thought it was going to be, then it would easily have been enough. I can't therefore help wonder whether "Privateer Press" changed their minds over the material being cast after the figures had been…


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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 18, 2020

Cheers Phil. The Warjack's positioning is definitely growing on me, as it does look like he's about to charge or swing into action with his assault rifle & bayonet.

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