• jeudi 13 décembre 2018

    The Road Warrior : Mad Max 2

    Since many years, I wished to wargaming “the Road Warrior”, the best episode of the Mad Max Trilogy imo … So, the Gaslands Osprey rule is arrived in October in my wargaming club and everything happened so fast at that point. I will write up two articles about this project : First article dedicated to the movie and my modelling works on the vehicles. Second article concerning How to wargaming the final chase with the tanker, the scenario, the gaming board and the battle report. 
    Opening chase of the movie, when Max meet Wez!

    Why The Road Warrior movie is so great!?
    Filled with gripping, high-speed car chases and positively medieval weaponry, this movie forever changed post-apocalyptic films with its brutal vision of a sadistic and hopeless future. Like the custom 70’s muscles cars showed in this movie… the gritty, sadomasochistic “scrapyard leather chic” feel of the film was revolutionary at the time and has influenced almost every post-apocalypse film since.
    This second opus is at odds with the last episode. In Mad Max (1), amongst the highway chaos, we still got glimpses of ordinary people going about their ordinary lives. In Mad Max 2, the world has really ended. The time line advanced and the film show the world after the Third World War. A decadent world where the rules and the society disappeared.
    Max is the archetypal loner who wandering the wasteland, haunted by his tragic past and unable to see any possible future. He lives in the moment, his only concerns minute to minute survival and the search for supplies of gasoline to keep his ex-police Interceptor running. 

    The Lord Humungus rules the Wasteland!

    Modelling and painting the Road Warrior cars

    I converted some Hotwheels cars to obtain vehicles closely as possible to the movie cars. I accentuate the custom engine style to add a touch of Gaslands spirit.  I used mostly 40K bits, plasticard and green stuff. I was very absorbed during the custom process and I admit ended some modelling sessions at 02:00 am… Captivated by this modelling work, probably the most enjoyable hobby experience I lived since few years.
    Bikes come from the Citadel Dark future range. For the Gyrocopter, I converted a Trike from the Ramshackleminiatures range . On this website you can find many bits to convert your cars, particulary for the crewmen.
    The painting process start by the classic layering method and finish by the very important weathering effects. I Rusted, scratched and dusted the cars with pigments, glacis and blister foam stamp.
    1970-Ford-F-100 :

    Kawasaki F5 Z1000 & Yamaha XS 1100
    Humungus-truck Ford-F-100-Chassis
    The Gyrocopter
    Mack Truck -R600 - Series

    Seven Sisters Petroleum is the main oil supplier in the Mad Max movies, it was based off the real life group of oil companies that existed to the 1940s to the 1970s which comprised of BP, Gulf Oil, Chevron, Texaco, Shell, Exxon and Mobil.
    The war in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran left the oil fields ablaze which started the economical collapse due to lack of oil across the globe. 7 Sisters Petroleum was not able to fulfill their contracts with governments which cause major oil shortages and escalation of chaos and violence among the population across the world.

    The Truck back to the compound!
    Work in progress

    jeudi 22 novembre 2018

    Current project !

    Hi ! I'm sorry for the lack of updating.... I'm working hard on a very exiting wargame project with a short deadline... So, no time for blogging.
    But I promess you a lot of explanations and pictures in the next weeks.

    ... For the moment, two elements to describe the background : A sound track and an art work, enjoy !

    dimanche 14 octobre 2018

    Rogue Trader : Battle at the Farm - Additionnal OrkTroops part 4

    Hi! I finally got my hand on these Gretchins! They arrived the day after my last post. So, now the question is : "Better to play 10 or 20 Gretchins?", I'm sure we have the same answer (^_^)


    dimanche 7 octobre 2018

    Rogue Trader : Battle at the Farm - Additionnal OrkTroops part 4

    Hi! The last unit for the Drop Legion... I hope it's enough to beat these stupid Space Marines? Impossible for me to build an Ork brigade without  Runtherd and his tiny followers. I slightly converted the Mekboy of the Hop Spalt Field Gun, the whip is sufficient to refer to the Runt
    Herd cast :)
    Concerning the Grots... I'm pretty disapointed by the French postal servive... I'm waiting since 3 weeks for a parcel with 11 RT Gretchins Inside. The parcel is stuck at the Roissy Airport, it smell the custom tax! So, I use WHFB Gobbos for the moment.
    Fortunatly, I keep the Mojo and I find the inspiration to create some new troops... The Fearsome Snot-Stick-Grenades, rules coming soon!
    Next step for the project... The battlefield and the famous ruined farm. I want to take my time, find some inspiration and technics to build a pertinent gaming board. So, I will switch with a new project for the next weeks... Pictures coming soon :)