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"Earlier This Year..."

Updated: Dec 30, 2020

"...A bizarre incident occurred in the Arklay Mountains, on the outskirts of an American suburb named Raccoon City."

These two 28mm scale 3D printed pieces are available as part of the Resident Evil 2 - Board Game - 3D Wall sets - Set 1 & Set 2 by the "Pro Tech Painting" eBay store, and have been designed to be used with the "cooperative board game" produced by "Steamforged Games". The large wall measures 80mm in width and 35mm in height, whilst the smaller wall measures 40mm in width and 35mm in height.


Both corrugated metal walls required some "final cleaning before painting" with a nail file and sharp modelling knife, before being undercoated with a double-helping of "Citadel" Abaddon Black. The scenic parts were then layered using some "Vallejo" Gunmetal, before being shaded with plenty of "Citadel" Nuln Oil and some sporadically-placed Agrax Earthshade.

"Marvel Crisis Protocol" WIPs - The two Black Widows are at similar stages

The walls were then dry-brushed using (more) "Vallejo" Gunmetal, and later treated to a smattering of "Mig Productions" Extreme Rust Wash in an effort to show how badly weathered some of the metal had become over time. Lastly, the pieces were given another heavy dry-brush of "Vallejo" Gunmetal in an effort to blend all the different shades and rust together.


With my latest additions to my Resident Evil 2 - Board Game completed, I have continued to work upon my two copies of the Black Widow sculpt which can be found in the "Marvel Crisis Protocol" Starter Set by "Atomic Mass Games". I plan to paint my additional figure (bought using "eBay") in Natasha Romanova's alternative all-white costume, and had been hoping to have one of these miniatures accompany my already painted Black Widow - Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. in my ten-hero roster.

"Star Wars: Legion" WIPs - Count Dooku, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia

Disappointingly however, having now read the expanded rule-book found only on the "Atomic Mass Games" website, it would appear that won't now be the case. I've always known I couldn't field two versions of Natasha on the actual tabletop, which frankly makes perfect sense to me, but it now appears I can only have one version of the Russian super-spy "behind the mask'" in my roster's line-up too. A situation which has admittedly somewhat dampened my enthusiasm for my little Romanova project.


Fortunately, Dave Stone over on the "Wargames Terrain Workshop" has kept me motivated with his seemingly endless array of Cantina clientele from "Star Wars". Indeed, I've been so impressed with his work that it has helped galvanise me into dusting down some of the many partially-painted models I own for "Star Wars: Legion" by "Fantasy Flight Games".

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 27, 2020

Thanks Undercoat. The white version of the Black Widow still has quite a way to go, as once I've finished all the colours I need to go back and try to get the black lining as tight as possible; albeit such areas always look massive in the photographs compared to the naked eye.


I've tonnes of partially-painted "Star Wars" stuff, so expect me to focus for a future month on clearing a lot of them off the painting table.

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undercoat2670
Dec 25, 2020

You do rusty metal well, so those fences look good. I like the work in progresses for the Black Widows, I really like the white version too so can't wait to see that finished. The Star Wars minis look good too. Nice little selection.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 23, 2020

Cheers Roger. The "Copplestone Zombies" will be heavily featuring in my "Resident Evil 2" campaign next year as I don't like the human-sized plastic figures which come in the boardgame. I therefore wanted to show the walls alongside the main antagonists, rather than simply do another bland pic of a wall, LOL.


Hopefully, I'll have the Black Widows finished by the end of the year, and then in January I plan to get the five remaining figures I need for an initial roster completed.

Lots of "Star Wars" stuff planned, as I've found a whole container full of partially-painted "Star Wars: Legion" figures I need to get finished. ;-)


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wsd50
Dec 23, 2020

Nice corrugated walling (though I have to admit I thought the post was going to be about the Copplestone Zombies to start with).


Love those Black Widow sculpts, shame about the rules problem, bloody rules! In my opinion you simply cant have to many "Widow's" on the table at one time. 😉


Oh no not more Star Wars! Good thing it's mainly the good old classic stuff!


Cheers Roger.


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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 23, 2020

Thanks Dave. The corrugated walls should look good in the BatRep pics to come, and help break up the monotony of the red brick walls - I've another three of them ready for varnishing already.


Not impressed with the "Marvel Crisis Protocol" rules Ref Rosters, as they later talk about opponents being able to field the same models as you, and you just writing them off as a clone or Skrull. But such is life. It means I still have another five figures to paint for the game after I've finished these two Black Widows. So I've started building some of the other models I own.


I absolutely love your "Star Wars" postings, Dave, so please keep them coming. Count…

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