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"Trapped In The Midst Of An Outbreak."

"You and your allies must work together to escape Raccoon City..."

These two 28mm scale 3D printed pieces are available as part of the Resident Evil 2 - Board Game - 3D Wall sets - Set 2 & Corner Set 1 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 corner wall measures 40mm in width and 35mm in height.

"...And uncover the truth behind the virus."

As advertised, the brick walls did require some quite significant "final cleaning before painting" with both a nail file and sharp modelling knife. They were 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 models were heavily dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Red.


Despite my best intentions this month to paint an entire Witch's warband for "Frostgrave", I've not really made that much progress on my hard plastic figures from the "Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago" Tribals boxed set by "North Star Military Figures". One of the reasons for this has been that I rather fancied finishing off a metal miniature of a White Gorilla I have had lying around my painting table since the release of "Thaw Of The Lich Lord" five years ago.

"Frostgrave" WIPs - A White Gorilla and Tribal Warrior Archer

But, mainly due to my disappointment with the actual sculpt, I have found the 'wandering ape' quite a chore to pigment. On the surface, I thought the fang-toothed brute would prove quite a straightforward subject considering it is predominantly white with just its fleshy hands. feet, mouth and chest showing. However, a lot of the detail marvellously captured in the model's 'official paint-job' doesn't actually seem to be all that clear on the figure in front of me.


In addition, I fear I have once again succumbed to the trap of creating my own plastic miniatures by using one of "North Star Military Figures" excellent "Frostgrave" kits, as I have literally covered my Witch's tribal warriors in all manner of bracelets, pouches, hand-weapons and evil wooden face masks. All of these tiny details need 'picking out', shading and highlighting, and this is proving something of a time-consuming process for a project I initially anticipated being reasonably straightforward.

"Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" WIPs - These three FedSec Troopers just need some tidying up

Luckily, my three remaining FedSec Troopers by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" continue to be a lot of fun to work on. The 'dead-ringers' for Supreme Commander Servalan's Terran Federation soldiers have now had all their "Vallejo" Heavy Red gas-mask visors and Heavy Khaki trim roughly layered in place, so simply need these areas to be tidied up before each figure can be appropriately shaded with a wash or two...

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 21, 2020

LOL Roger, thank you very much my "lovely". :-)


The Tribal Warriors are okay, I just fear I've added a little too much to them so they're not going to be quite as painter-friendly as I hoped. Time will tell. I think the White Gorilla's face is definitely the problem. It just doesn't look right to me for some reason.


FedSec Troopers should be finished soon, but I still have a fair few walls left ahead of me, and I want to get them done first so I can start a "Resident Evil 2" campaign in at the start of the New Year.

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wsd50
Dec 21, 2020

Oh well second time I've written to you today, though this time perhaps not so romantically 😉. Nice walls (sorry can't think of anything else to add to that really), shame about the tribal's they look really nice figures, and I do like the masks a lot.


The ape does look a little odd, not sure if it's the face?


But you are on safe ground with the Fed sec troopers, top work here as always.


Cheers Roger, who admires you, but in a manly fashion only! 😁

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 21, 2020

Cheers Joe. I'm not a fan of painting scenery at the best of times, but these were simple enough to finish - as you'd expect.


I may well return to some of my Tribal warriors and replace their empty hands, and I'm simply not happy with the way some of them look. Personally, I like the weapons but I do take your point about some of the hand-weapons being a bit over the top. The White Gorilla could indeed just be painted black and used as a normal ape, although I thinks its fangs are a bit more fantasy-based than your usual gorilla.


Once tidied up and shaded the FedSec Troopers should appear identical to the last few I've painted,…


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joehcc
joehcc
Dec 21, 2020

Nice mix of subjects here and the walls definetly look like walls, so a job well done there ! I was disappointed with my box of 'Tribals', I really didn't like the ott weapons provided, they look really improbable for the most part. Isn;t the ;white gorilla; just a gorilla that can be painted white ? He's a striking sculpt though and definetly a challenge to paint, he'll look great.

Troopers coming along nicely, the splashed of colour a welcome relief form vlack I guess.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 20, 2020

Thanks Dave. Super-simple stuff for these brick walls. But there's quite a few more to come, so I'm slowly ploughing through them. Hopefully the White Gorilla will be finished soon, along with the last three FedSec Troopers, and then I plan on focusing upon the Witch warband for "Frostgrave". I look forward to hearing all about your Yuletide Challenge :-)

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