I received this promo model for participating in the Broken Contract event at Adepticon this year. Wreck Age is one of many post-apoc/distopian games that have been on my radar for a while but hasn’t quite managed to break through to a significant buy in.
But I’m not one to let the lack of game prospects keep me from painting a cool model.
I continued the tradition of picking up some chibi models for the kids at Adepticon this year. This time it didn’t take a full year to get them painted.
Max’s (age four) favorite color is blue. Can you tell? This year I encouraged him to try drybrushing to pick out the highlights, and dot the eyes with white for a bit of life. He also wanted to edge the bases with an orange paint that he had previously gotten for me as a gift.
Ruth (age seven) is starting to think a bit more realistically than just blocks of color. I helped her with some washes. She wanted pink metal as base edging, so I mixed some up for her.
I also got myself a chibi knight pony, but haven’t gotten around to painting it yet.
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.