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: Another 7 Zombies (Zomtober 2020)

Last Night on Earth Zombies

With all that’s been going on, I’d actually forgotten about Zomtober this year until a couple of days ago, so these models weren’t painted for Zombtober, but painted during it. (A shame last month wasn’t Zomtober in a lot of ways!) We have here a fourth set of seven Zombies from the Last Night on Earth board game. I’ve done these ones in blue, since the core game comes with Green and Brown, and then there’s the expansion Red set. The standalone expansion Timber Peak came with another 14 zombies, this time in Dark Brown and Dark Green. Since I’ve already been using a mix of light and dark on my colour-themed zombies, I decided to skip the “dark” versions of the existing colours and just go for a new pair of colours – so Blue for these, and the last set will be Purple. I’ve got that last set of standard zombies outside just needing some primer, so maybe I can get them done before October ends….

I’ve spent a bit of time looking for the “headquarters” of Zomtober in 2020 to add a link to these (and find out if appropriate urban and ruined terrain for a Zombpocalypse counts), but can’t seem to find it….