Reaper Bones 80035: Dumpster & 80034: Weapons Locker (Part 2) + Mantic’s Mars Attacks Street Bins (Red Brick Terrain Urban Accessories)

Reaper Bones 80035: Dumpster & Mantic Red Brick Terrain Urban Accessories, Mars Attacks

A callback to a couple of pieces I finished last January, when the world was a very different place. I’ve now dug out the two remaining, part-completed Dumpsters and the second two Weapons Lockers from whichever Reaper Bones kickstarter that they came from, and gotten them complete. The main thing stopping me was the rather horrid Vallejo Masking Fluid that I had applied to these, where I assume that the latex had gone bad with age, so it caused all of these pieces to be rather sticky and horrible. So they got put away in a plastic tub and forgotten about.

I also found a trio of street rubbish bins, formerly from Mantic’s Mars Attacks game that have now been repurposed into the Red Brick Terrain Urban Accessories kit and quickly got them painted up in the sort of green that you’d see here in Melbourne before the public bins all changed to large transparent ones in more recent, post-terrorism times. Naturally, I found another one of them yesterday as well, so I’ll have to get that one painted up soon…

Reaper Bones 80035: Dumpster & Reaper Bones 80034: Weapons Locker

The impetus for getting these out and finishing them was the fact that we’ve been looking at some other skirmish games to play, and these include Days Gone, which is a Zombie Apocalypse game put out my Guerilla Games, as well as Crisis Protocol – both of which use modern stuff,m particularly stuff that fits the modern urban setting. Obviously, they also fit 40k and Necromunda as well since those settings are pretty flexible unless you’ve drunk the GW kool-aid of recent years that says all terrain must be from Citadel in manufacture and covered in skulls…. 😀

A Space Marine, a Hasslefree model that absolutely is not of Simon Pegg, and a Zombicide figure that is not Basil Fawlty here provide us with some size reference…

Small Scenics: More Little Boxes …from Mantic’s Mars Attacks (Scenic September ’19)

Mantic Mars Attacks Crates Boxes

Two years ago, I managed to paint all of the boxes from my Mantic Mars Attacks urban scenery. Great stuff, job done.

Then earlier this year, I found quite a few baggies more of the stuff. What could I do but seperate them into some tubs and …entirely forget about them for quite a few months? At least in September, I managed to get them done and out of the way. So following on from both that post two years ago and yesterday’s Incredibly Interesting Traffic Pylons, we have 20 small piles of boxes. To quote myself from two years ago:

They’re a little on the small side, and while they’ll work well as meeples for barricades in games of Zombicide, they feel a little like those annoying foot-high “walls” that videogames use to keep our otherwise athletic heroes from straying outside of the designated play area… They might work better stacks on top of other items to create useful cover, but even as is they make for decent ground clutter.

Sadly, I didn’t manage to get any of the larger pieces of terrain I’d hoped to complete. Looks like Terrain’s getting shoehorned into one of the next couple of months challenges again – gotta motivate myself to get that shiznit done!