Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Across the Dead Earth: Sisters of Acquistion

Been an annoying week this week. I have painted up a bunch of a figs (some of which I've had to wait for the ok to post pics of) but I'll be damned I can't seem to take any decent pics due to the crappy lighting and weather grrr.

Heres a few of the 'ok' pics that I've taken (out of what seems to be around 50 pics!) I'm hoping to get some more proper ones done at some point that show all angles. Anyway without further ado onto introductions and there official backgrounds. This is the next gang scheduled to be released by the guys at Dead Earth Games of which you can now buy all the current range as the kickstarters have shipped! The exact release date is tba but its some time in December. I was again lucky to get some of the first run of castings and have had to keep my lips sealed as I've been painting them. They have now been show on Facebook in the Across the Dead Earth Gaming Group so the pics are out there now!

 Unlike the previous Gangs the models are not all single pieces and most require the use of super glue to assemble them. They are also the first miniatures to be sculpted by someone other than Andrew May, having been sculpted by Kamil Milaniuk.

They’re great looking miniatures full of character however they are quite different in style to the three Gangs sculpted by Andrew, being noticeably slimmer and slightly smaller in general. I don't think this detracts from them though they match in height. I'll do some comparison pics when I get around to taking the pics. Anyway here we are

The Sisters of Acquisition

Mother “Bloody” Mary

Mary founded the Sisters of Acquisition from perhaps unlikely beginnings: a brothel. Whilst working in the oldest profession, one both profitable and in high demand across the Dead Earth, Mary was frequently asked by her clientele to acquire other pleasures, cigarettes and cigars, wine, whisky and liquors, instruments for binding and even torture…
…Mary became an expert in the acquisition of rare and exotic “loot” and left her former profession behind, although some say she is not averse to relying on certain tricks of that trade to get what she wants. And Bloody Mary always gets what she wants. The Sisters of Acquisition now work as privateers, tomb raiders and bounty hunters under Mary.

The lovely lady in the centre is Mother Mary

Cara Loft

A born adventurer and thrill seeker, Cara shuns the affections of others in search of glory and loot. Running into Mary as competition when searching for artwork in the ruined London museums, the two formed an uneasy alliance for their mutual gain. Cara is fit and athletic, able to leap and bound across ruins with ease.

On the left is Cara Loft


One-Eyed Sister Sue

One-Eyed Sue gained her moniker and lost her eye to a drunk and abusive “suitor”, who shortly after lost his ability to “suit” and then lost his life. Preferring to keep her clientele at a distance from then on, Sue developed a fondness for ranged combat, and found that the loss of one eyed helped her focus the other.



Sister Sledgehammer

The somewhat imposing, or as she likes to put it, Amazonian, figure of Sister Sledgehammer often attracted a certain type of client when she worked under Bloody Mary in their former profession, the type of client who enjoyed receiving pain. This suited Sledgehammer just find, as she quickly grew to enjoy doling it out with gusto. Now she lives for little else and is the first to get up close and personal with any enemy and would follow Bloody Mary to the ends of the Dead Earth.


Sister Penny

Penny was another of Mary’s “girls” and, alone amongst the Sisters, sometimes misses their former life. Penny has a soft spot for men, thinking them simple and pitiful creatures that need looking after, rather like puppies. She also misses the outfits. Combining these two interests, Penny dressed herself as a nurse and armed herself with a first aid kit. Although she may have a tenderness for her victims, Penny is, like Sledge, fiercely loyal to Mary, and shows no such mercy when called to fight for her.

One of the earlier in the week pics I managed to do of Sister Penny


 The complete gang!

36 comments:

  1. I do not object to dolly birds in the post apocalyptic future I do think that they would perhaps not dress all that seductively as to wear high heels and hold ups. But Hey what do I know and they do clearly look feminine.

    A nice job on these and I can see myself getting a Cara Loft at the very least. Well done Brum.

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    1. Thanks very much Clint. As to there attire they where originally from a brothel......

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  2. Jammy git getting these early. Excellentl work on thrm mate and the pics look fine..

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    1. Thanks very much Carl. I feel highly honoured to have been able to get hold of them so early.

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  3. They do look rather slim compared to the other gangs not sure how i feel about that. Nicely painted though.

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    1. Thanks Robert. It bothered me a little bit at first but now I have them in hand it doesn't at all. They aren't going to be ranked up in a regiment and each is a cracking sculpt and besides we aren't all built the same are we?

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  4. Brilliant and curses! Brilliant work, design and concept and curses because now I'm going to have to have some!

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    1. Thanks Michael. An early Christmas presents from Mrs Awdry. Out next month if all goes to plan!

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  5. I like them a lot. They'd fit in well in my own zombie campaign.

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    1. Thanks Bryan they sure would! All my ATDE figs shall do double duty as zombie survivors.

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  6. So beautiful, sexy and dangerous!

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  7. Lovely work on the girls dude!
    Your palette is getting rather distinctive on these ADE gangs.
    They'd make great survivors in a zombie game.

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  8. Lovely ladies - with a definite element of danger to them!

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    1. Cheers Dean yes they are very dangerous especially Sister Sledgehammer's twin sawnoff shotgun barrage

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  9. Hola Amigo
    Lindas cazadoras nos traes hoy
    buen trabajo
    un saludo

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  10. Excellent work on the new gang; the sisters certainly add a new aesthetic to the AtDE world, and you have done a top notch job mate. :)

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    1. Thanks Fran. They are indeed Beautiful mini's!

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  12. Yes, really nice colours on these. Tasteful!

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    1. Cheers trying to stick to natural colours for this game.

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  13. Lean and mean, Simon. The greens and blues tie the group together nicely.

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    1. Thanks Finch. I wanted a scheme to tie them all together but not be a uniform colour. I think I probably should of done Cara's shorts or top a different colour but I may do another version of her at a later date.

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  14. Great looking figures, with your now almost trademark pastel painting setting them off beautifully.
    A sledgehammer though would not be my first choice of melee weapon - women huh ?

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    1. Thanks Joe. I dunno I wouldn't want to be hit with a sledgehammer by a man or a woman to be honest!

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  15. Brummie, Chernobly from the air

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/photography/video-chernobyl-disaster-city-captured-for-first-time-in-incredible-drone-footage-9890829.html

    Some scenery inspiration ???

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    1. Thanks Phil! Yes its great and very inspirational!

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