Back to the Last Night on Earth survivor models today with a pair I managed to paint pretty quickly over just a couple of days. Stacy was one of the many figures I considered and had aside as potential models for Fembruary, but with all of the Shieldmaidens, I ran out of time. Still, with Ann’s Neglected But Not Forgotten challenge being a current thing, I had an active impetus to get her done anyway. Aside from, you know, wanting to complete all of the LNoE models and get some games in again. I also plucked out another figure from the LNoE pile – Victor. And it had nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that he already had his pants base coated and shaded, and is a pretty simple model to paint. Nosireebob. But again, very much Neglected, so he also fit perfectly.
I think Stacy is supposed to be carrying a notepad, as LNoE is set in a kind of vague time-space, and that’s what reporters carry, but I decided to bring her into a slightly more modern timeframe and painted it as a Rose Gold (because what else?) tablet. Complete with a pile of app icons. Mostly to see if I could make it look good, and amuse myself in attempting to do so. Both of these models also qualify for Ann’s “Neglected But Not Forgotten” painting challenge. As does, honestly, most of what I paint…
Anyway, more survivor types and monsters to come!
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!)
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.
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!)
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.
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….