Last Night on Earth 10th Anniversary Edition: “Old Betsy”

Last Night on Earth 10th Anniversary Edition: "Old Betsy"

My first completed model of 2021 is this delapidated old truck, known as “Old Betsy”. It’s one of the additional models over and beyond the basics that are exclusive to the 10th Anniversary Edition of LNoE, which I picked up late last year before passing my old copy of the base game to a friend. Now if only the cat hadn’t pissed on the 10th Anv. rulebook and a couple of expansion pack-in rule slips while I had them out for painting reference… (FUCK!)

Last Night on Earth 10th Anniversary Edition: "Old Betsy"

I had a bit of fun with this one, going to town with several methods of weathering to show flaked paint, old rust, dings and dents, dust and some dried mud and dirt where appropriate.

Last Night on Earth 10th Anniversary Edition: "Old Betsy"

As with the horde or Zombies I finally completed recently, Old Betsy can be used in a variety of games outside of LNoE. We recently played through the entire campaign of Zombicide Night of the Living Dead, and we used Old Betsy throughout in preference to the cardboard car chit in almost all of the scenarios (excepting the time or two we drove around like maniac Mad Max War Boys knocking over the Zombies – needing the placement spots on the car!)

Last Night on Earth 10th Anniversary Edition: "Old Betsy"

Obviously, aside from various Zombie-themed board games, Betsy can also work in any modern game, other zombie games and also quite a few post-apoc ones as well. It might even work in a game like Fallout with it’s retro stylings! As my first model of 2021 it is my submission to Ann’s First of the Year Painting Challenge – as well as falling in the window for Dave’s Paint What You Got Challenge.

Last Night on Earth 10th Anniversary Edition: "Old Betsy"

We’ll conclude with a scale shot, showing Sherriff Anderson, Billy and Jake next to Betsy, about to be swarmed by a horde of the living dead….

Last Night on Earth: Zombies with Grave Weapons and yet another 7 Zombies

Last Night on Earth: Zombies, Zombies with Grave Weapons

Following on from the 14 LNoE zombies painted in a week back in early October, and then followed by another 7 painted later in that month, I knuckled down and painted up all of the remaining Zombies from my LNoE games and expansions in November.

As mentioned earlier, the Timber Peak standalone expansion zombies came in different shades of brown and green to the base game, so I decided to paint them in different schemes – the ones posted earlier being blue, and this last set of seven in purple.

Last Night on Earth: Zombies with Grave Weapons

Then there are these sculpts – from the Zombies with Grave Weapons expansion. it comes with a few cards and rules as well as two sets of seven zombies – again in green and brown, so that’s how I painted these ones. Nicely, these ones don’t have any repeated sculpts as the original set(s) do, so they were a lot more fun/interesting to paint.

Last Night on Earth: Zombies with Grave Weapons

If I had managed to continue posting in November, these would have all been posted up as individual sets as I got them done, but seeing as we’re now some time later – and these are all models from the same board game/expansions – it feels entirely approriate to post them up here together.