I recently completed a few figures for my collection of post-apocalyptic wargaming miniatures.
This guy is a classic post-apoc scavenger, replete with a backpack, bedroll and a realistically scaled weapon. Very refreshing after all this 40k stuff I’ve been painting! The figure is from Wreck Age and I love how gritty and realistic he is. He’s got pair of flashlights strapped to his hat and goggles over his eyes, and he’s ready to explore the depths of the wasteland and (probably) make it back alive to tell the story.
While he’s out there, our eponymous scavenger will doubtless cross paths with some gnarly mutants. Like this guy! He’s a mutant from the Savage Worlds Kickstarter, and you might recognize him from this post last month about some of my upcoming projects. I did a bit of surgery on him shortly after posting that blog, removing his stock head and replacing it with a creepy-looking gas mask head from Pig Iron.
Together with his grotesque mutated arm, the overall package is something you wouldn’t want to encounter in the irradiated ruins. It’s a super simple paintjob … just a basic olive drab on his tattered uniform, some dark flesh tones on his body, and then he got finished off with a dip in my favorite all-in-one shader/sealer/protectant: Minwax Polyshades Tudor.
There’s one more mutant in this lot, and you’ve probably spotted him in the background of my most recent game of In the Emperor’s Name. He’s a squirrelly little creature I’ve been calling Leatherhead.