Sunday, 11 February 2018

Vuvalini close combat fighters.

Been beavering away at this and that this week. After stripping, filing off moldlines and then rebasing I decided to take a brief break from the Copplestone bikers with the intention of coming back to them in a few week after finishing off some other figures.



I posted earlier in the year about my wanting to make a Vuvalini (Many Mothers) themed gang/warband. I have finished the a couple more recruits. These don't bare any resemblance to the movie characters. I intend on adding extras in that are perhaps past on or maybe new recruits after Furiosa takes over the citadel.

I am hopefully getting some long awaited Wreck Age figures of which a number have been reserved for this project. Though there are a few more on the website I hope to pick up also. Talking of Wreck Age version 2 has recently been released and I hope to take a further look into it as they have expanded the miniature ranges since last I looked and from the game play videos have streamline the rules some what.

They are both Crooked Dice miniatures the first one which is now OOP. However she has been resculpted to and has appeard again amongst the Wasteland Warriors this time equipped with an M16 and sporting goggles (she has been started also). This version is equipped with a katana and a staff. The armour is rather nice its sort of cobbled together mesh/leather armour. It was quite nice to paint. I am going to have to contemplate how to differ the next ones armour somehow. Perhaps painting it in the bone colour instead.



 The second is from the Wasteland Warriors set (link above) I picked this one first as it inspired the Keeper of the Seeds armour plated and the scheme would be similar to hers. I opted for a black coloured hair as its something I can never quite get right either looking to grey or very flat. I tried mixing in some blue and highlighting the strands I think its turned out ok. But perhaps more pracitce is required.  This is a pretty nicely detailed model holding the baseball bat casually over her shoulder she has lots of nice pouches, bags, gas mask and water bottle.




The Four members so far Furiosa (Crooked Dice) and my converted Keeper of the Seeds.

34 comments:

  1. That 1st CD figure is a cracker - the facial features are spot on and your painting of it is lovely, subtle and understated.
    Cheers

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    1. Thanks very much! I must admit it was a cracker of a sculpt.

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  2. Very nice work.

    I keep on misreading Vuvalinu and assuming it’s a bit rude.

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  3. Great work on "The Girl Who Waited", Simon, and the other wastelander too. That's a nice fair-sized post-apoc gang you've painted up over the last couple of months :-)

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    1. Cheers dude. I have no idea other than it is Amy Pond in some guise or other. Only her PA Appearance being reason enough to add her to my collection.

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  4. Excellent work mate; the gang looks excellent. :)

    Your PA mojo is strong. :)

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    1. Thanks dude! Yeah it is lately thats for sure!

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  5. A determined and beautiful group, well done!

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    1. Cheers Phil! They are hopefully to get larger soon!

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  6. Excellent group of wasteland warriors, Simon. Ace paint jobs on them all.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. They are really fun to paint.

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  7. Great sculpts rendered with your usual aplomb - they look like a formidable gang already

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    1. Thanks Joe. I am hoping to get around a dozen for each faction. I plan to use them in lots of games but I really have no idea how big casts will get for the Post Apoc Expansion for 7TV.

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  8. Those are some cool models. Love that last photo, the fence is the perfect backdrop, I reckon, for such as those. Top stuff.

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    1. Cheers Roy. I really need to sort out some sort of lightbox. Everywhere else is to wet or muddy in the garden!

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    2. I generally have to resort to using lights to photograph under and, in truth, I never get a satisfactory result. Shadows from the lights are my worse enemy, or light source saturation killing the paint detail or creating bright spots.

      Whenever I can, I now use natural daylight. Be it on a window sill inside the house, or atop the big, council, garden waste bin outside.

      Blooming nuisance is the need to photograph things for blogs. lol

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    3. I know right! I had the perfect spot in the garden as well. But we change the sort of sheeting that covered the fencing as the old got rather tatty. I think it must off diffused the daylight better as I really struggle for decent pics there now.

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  9. Those are so cool! They look charming and strong, I love them.

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    1. Thanks Suber yeah i really like these sculpts some of my faves in my collection.

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  10. Sweet work, you have done a great job.

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    1. Cheers mate I am pleased with how the band is coming together.

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  11. All nicely understated figures - no massive fetishes here! Not that there isn't a place for the tribal fetish-wearers, mind...

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    1. Yes indeed have to agree there is a place for the fetish wearers! I dare say we will see some more at some point

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  12. Very nicely done. Really like both the sculpts and the colour schemes you've gone with, especially the 2nd lady which is a very fun character.

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    1. Cheers Dai. Yes she is perhaps my second favourite from the set though I do really like them all.

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  13. Nice work there very impressed. Keep it up.

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  14. Great work on all of them. Your color scheme is better than the original as spots of vivid hues here and there make everything so much more pleasing to the eye.

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