Monday, 19 May 2014

Across the Dead Earth Shinies in the Post!


I came home on Friday to find a lovely little package posted through the letterbox. The first production castings of The Adam's Family gang from Across the Dead Earth! (Minus Reggie but never mind!) So awesomely honoured to be getting some of the very first batch to paint up!


I snapped a few pics with my other survivors, gangers etc and they will mix in nicely I feel. I need to decide how I'm going to base these fine figures up prior to painting. They come on integral bases which are rather thin and don't level off when using the 2p coins that I use normally use for those figs that come with these kind of bases.

Its not an issue. I could clip the bases off but I think I'm just going to just mount them on 25mm round bases like all my other slotta tab figures. My normal habit is to glue slotta figures and leave a 1mm gap between the base and the soles of the feet then use putty to bridge the gap and then texture it.

Here's some comparison pics with a few ranges from my collection. I wonder which the one I will get finished first I can't decide!




Lovely Shinies Fresh out of the bag.



First few pics I mounted on coins but they don't level off with all my others figs so 25mm rounds is the way forward.
 All Hasslefree figures






 Mix of Big guys 2 Reaper Chronoscope miniatures

 Reaper and Wargames Foundry Street Violence Big Guy.

 Wargames Foundry big and medium size Street Violence
 Copplestone Castings Future Wars Bikers

  Copplestone Castings Future Wars Bikers

  Copplestone Castings Future Wars Bikers

 Rogue Miniatures Herb and Studio Miniatures Dixon

 Studio miniatures Dixon, Rogue miniatures Red Rum
Studio miniatures Dixon, Rogue miniatures Red Rum and Prince August Future Shock

Skylar the crouching girl on the left may be getting a re-sculpt as she's slightly out of scale but there will be more on that later.



38 comments:

  1. You haven't painted them yet? ;)
    Cheers for the comparisons Brummie!

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    1. Thanks for sending me them! They are now based and undercoated!

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  2. Good comparison shots mate. I will have a go with some when I get them.

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    1. Cool it will be nice to see them with your figures that you own as you have a far bigger variety than me. :)

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  3. Woo, they look great - especially the sniper and that gas mask guy. Can't go wrong with a gas mask.

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    1. Yeah Drexyl and Ezra are my favourites I like them all to be honest.

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  4. I look forward to seeing how you paint them, mate.

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    1. Coolios I shall have some done by next week I hope.

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  5. These look great they have more of a lived in post apocalyptic feel than the cleaner Hasselfree survivors. Wow Prince August haven't seen any of those in a decade.

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    1. They do indeed. My Hasslefree figures are multi use modern survivors with crossover potential for other genres.

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  6. They fit in rather well with all the ranges you've shown

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    1. They are a nice mixture of heights I think the will work well with most.

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  7. Thanks for showing off the new figs. They should make a nice addition to the post apocalypse setup.

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  8. Shiny things in the post make for the best of days. Happy painting!

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    1. Thanks Anne good to see you about the blogosphere again :D

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  9. Ditto on Anne's comment. I'll take new minis over bills and junk-mail every time.

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  10. Cracking looking minis- both painted and unpainted!

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  11. A very good comparison between the different ranges. I am sure you are chuffed to bits by having some new shinies in the mail.

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  12. I love the Hasslefree figures but they are not chep...

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    1. I'd say they are slightly above average price for the market to be honest. Yet they are still cheaper than Games Workshop!

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  13. You jammy so and so! In all seriousness, looking forward to seeing what you do with them. As for the bases, I use Vallejo Pumice Gel that helps cover a multitude of sins, especially integral bases.

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    1. Lol thanks. I have trimmed away the bases and then leveled them off with my usually milliput basing.

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  14. Lucky bleeder and they do look rather nice post apoc figures but the girl does look rather large

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    1. Yeah she does a little bit. If she gets re-sculpted she'll be even rarer still!

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    2. What's this rumour of a re-sculpt? ;)

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  15. Shinies looking good. Can't wait to see them painted up, I'm sure you'll do a cracking job Simon

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  16. Looking forward to seeing them painted. :)

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  17. all looks good to me but your right the girl doz look larger

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  18. they look great, cant wait to see them painted

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  19. Nice selection of shinies dude. Go paint 'em.

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  20. It'll be nice to see these painted; it's a little difficult to make out much detail on the bare metal!

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    1. They're based and under coated now and will start receiving paint soon.

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