Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Sewers, Skips and Mercs

Its been another busy weekend I'd hoped to put up a post on Sunday but before I knew its now Wednesday! Its not been without any hobby time far from it! My package arrived Saturday afternoon with my order from thr Troll Trader. Comprising of two MDF kits and a booster for my Bane Crew the mercenaries Mohawk and Ted Hunter. So work began at a fast pace and on them all.


First up the Sewer markers these are a requirement for the batman game you randomly generate D3 per game with some abilities or special rules allowing you to increase the number.

These are part of the TT Combat range by the Troll Trader you 4 sewer covers, 4 Lamp Posts 4 Construction barriers and 2 large barriers or for the princely some of £3.95 posted! Bargain! They kits punch out really easy and I only had to use the scalpel on a few bits at I felt might get damaged if I just popped them out. The Second kit is the security hut but I will build that once all the prep for the tournament is over.

Sewer marker simply painted in a metallic colour washed with various brown, black and green inks and then drybrushed with the metallic colour with a bit of brown added. Nice and simple


The Lamp posts also a requirement are still wip but they are almost base coated so progressing nicely.

Finally the two Mercs first up my favourite of the two is Ted Hunter armed with a nice medium ranged shotgun he is handy to run and gun as it is ROF 1.  Ted comes in two pieces body and left arm with shotgun. A little bit of filling was required to smooth the arm join.



 Mohawk the second merc in the set armed with a pair of ice axes. This guy comes in four pieces head, body/left arm, right arm and legs. The head was a pain in the ass to put on it had no obvious way of connecting and appeared to be cut at an angle. I fitted it as best as I could and used a bit of putty to smooth out the join. 





 The duo together.


You'll notice in the background a pair of skips I've had these along time lurking on the table and I did a quick and dirty job on these last week in order to get them ready to use in Tuesday's batman game. They are by Ainsty Castings and paint up a treat. They fit in well with the slightly larger 35mm batman figures and so will also be perfect for 28mm gaming.

 Tried to use a lot of extra inks as if its been standing empty for a long time and water has begun to stagnate in the bottom of it.

The Entire Bane Crew ready to rumble. I am pleased to say my step is also a bit more accessible so providing the weather stays dry pics on it shall resume :)

41 comments:

  1. Dude, I haven't got into Batman yet, might try out Marvel later on this year but the street furnishings are a must have, they look great! Onto the shopping list they go. Love the skips

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    1. I've not seen the rules yet. I don't imagine it will be much different. I am sure I will get a game of it at some point with Pulp Citizen.

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  2. what lovely little lamp posts!

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  3. Good work all round Simon, love the scenery!

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  4. Great post yet again Simon. You, along with PulpCitizen and Sir Awdry, really do make the "BMG" an incredibly appealing game to get into as your enthusiasm for it and tip top paintjobs are outstanding. Bane's Gang looks terrifying.

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    1. Cheers Simon, It does get addictive I have recently procured a Green Arrow crew and the nearly all the League of Shadows as well!

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  5. Looks very good Simon. The background on the mini pictures work really well.

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    1. Thanks Kaspar the return of the step!

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  6. All looking great...the skips, in particular, look just the job!

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    1. Thanks Gordon. Its took me long enough to paint them lol!

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  7. I love all of your scenery items. They really help bring a gaming board to life. You can never have too many of them.

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    1. PS. I forgot to mention - superb new blog painting of Batman and his adversaries.

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    2. Cheers Bryan plenty of cover to hide behind as well!

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  8. All good additions to any game as uoumentioned and skips should be done quick and dirty too imo.

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  9. Great looking characters and terrain, Simon. Cool new banner too!

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  10. Brilliant additions Simon, the crew look superb! I quite fancy picking up some of that TT stuff too.

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    1. Thanks Michael. They go together very easy.

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  11. Your new friends are very cool, nice job...I like the skips, nicely done as well...

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  12. Excellent looking stuff...and I dig the new blog banner too!

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    1. Cheers dude. There is so much cool artwork it's great to have it kicking about

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  13. More excellent stuff Simon. :)

    The sewers look ace and the skips looked brill on the table.

    Most importantly, more options for Bane: eeks! The Mercs look fantastic.

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    1. Indeed plenty of options for them now :)

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  14. Wow, Batman is going to have his work cut out dealing with all these hoodlums! Who'd be a citizen of Gotham City :-) ?

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    1. Trouble is wih Hoodlums they never get on with each other very often lol

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  15. Not a comic book fan so on a personal note I preferred your last banner.

    I cannot help looking at Ted Hunter and think Abraham! I am very sure you painted him with that in your mind as well.

    The Scenery is good and very good value for money. Great for so many games. Anything from Victorian to near future. Excellent

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    1. Yeah he makes a great Abraham thanks mate.

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  16. That is a bargain, the lamps look great!

    Not the biggest fan of comics either, but those are some nice paintjobs nonetheless!

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    1. Thanks very much mate i'm enjoying the game and the slightly taller if not lightly featured figures

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  17. Love both mercs and skips. Very realistic. The sewer covers look too light for me BUT that's only because they are of a darker metal colour where I'm from. I'm just not used to them being a lighter colour. :) I'm guessing they are different depending on the region.

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    1. Yeah its weird I think they may need Washing again to make them darker. They will do for now though as the tournament is in 10 days.

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  18. Great looking stuff as always mate. Impressive looking crew and I really like the look of the skips.

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  19. You hit the (rusty) nail on the head with the grungy, standing-water look of the green skip. Nice.

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    1. Thanks Fell I am quite please with the results.

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  20. A whole kaboodle of good stuff here. The skips are my favorites, great finished pieces that would grace any table.

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    1. Cheers Dai. Yeah they are cool I hope to get some more later in the year get a building site on the go

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