I became aware of Gary Hunt Miniatures through a video on Tested. I’ve been slowly building up a collection of post-apocalyptic/dystopian miniatures, and figured this would fit right in.
The model came glued to the base with an ink wash. That makes it look nice right out of the box, but made me a bit nervous about painting it. I primed with my regular Vallejo Surface Primer through an airbrush and it seems to have worked out.
I decided to paint him brightly, with the red chainsaw to contrast green robes. I’m not totally sure I’m happy with the colors, but it seems to suit the larger-than-life aesthetic.
I demoed This is Not a Test at Adepticon in 2017 and picked up the book and a few models. I haven’t had a chance to play it since, but that didn’t stop me from buying one more model. Why the caravan cow? Well, it amuses me. Plus, at least on some level, it could be a pack animal in other games, too.
I used the Secret Weapon rust colors for the body, with orange tints on the skin and brown in the chitin. Now only do I like these colors for organics, it seems like rusty flesh would go along with the rest of the decrepit terrain.
Much like the Overladen Henchman, the baggage provides a fun opportunity to pick out a lot of details. Plus, who doesn’t want a scorpion tail to defend their loot?
I’ve kept my eye on Broken Contract at Adepticon for a few years yet. I’ve done demos once or twice, but this year I made the time to play in the full intro session and had a blast.
The game itself is set in a dystopic future mining colony, pitting a miner uprising against the man. I had a ton of fun, but unfortunately I was both out of budget and luggage space to pick it up. Instead, I grabbed a solo model, plus scored a promo for playing in the event.