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  • #103174
    OldBen1
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    Alright, so I love the movie “the Thing”.  I actually enjoyed all three versions.  I have decided to start a new 15mm project based on the Carpenter movie.  This will be a solo experience.

    The first miniatures I ordered were from Khurasan miniatures.  They are pretty good versions of the movie characters.  I also ordered some Cthulhu monsters as stand in for the aliens.  Here are the pics from the website.

    I have decided to use a wallless system to mimic the corridors in Outpost 31.  I have lots of scatter terrain like crates and barrels.  I need to design some specific rooms like the radio room and the kitchen.  They will be very basic but I think they will feel right.

    I also bought some numbered tokens for individual encounters.  Something to keep the AI interesting.  Finally I am going to make a couple of storage container buildings for any outside encounters.  I’ll just scratcbuild some basic boxes and glue some bits of greebles on the outsides.  Here is my progress so far. . .

    • This topic was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by OldBen1 OldBen1.
    #103177

    Thomaston
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    I like those sheds. The minis looks good, contrast with the snow and I like the snow on their legs and shoes.

    Tired is enough.

    #103187
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
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    Very cool looking!!

    #103209
    Jim Jackaman
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    #103212
    John Treadaway
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    That all looks superb

    John Treadaway

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    #103213
    John Treadaway
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    In my other hat (Editor of Miniature Wargames) I’d really like to feature some of what you are doing. Drop me a line if you are interested.

    John Treadaway

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    #103250
    OldBen1
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    Sure John, how do I contact you?

    Just working on some character cards.

    I want the aliens to have different characteristics every time they spawn.  I’m going to have 3 types, Brood, Changeling, and Overspawn.  As the construct gets bigger it has more abilities

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by OldBen1 OldBen1.
    #103258
    John Treadaway
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    If you can’t send me a mesage on this forum, email me at the magazine: [email protected]

    🙂

    John Treadaway

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    #103350
    OldBen1
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    Worked on some modelling last night.  Added some snow to the sheds to make them look a little more like the outbuildings in the thing, mine look a little more futuristic.  Oh well.  I still need to add some ink shading and paint the snow.  A light blue, and some white highlights.

    I also added some blood spatters on my tokens and finished off the character cards.

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by OldBen1 OldBen1.
    #103352
    Darkest Star Games
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    Nice!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #103365
    John Treadaway
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    Gimme

    John Treadaway

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    #103446
    OldBen1
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    Worked on some more rules last night.  I want to allow the aliens a randomized set of characteristics.  I also want the aliens to be able to infect survivors.  I am going to split survivors into heroes and minions with Childs and MacReady as the main characters.  I had a set back with painting my sheds as my paint was kind of dried out and lumpy.  I’m going to have to figure out how to smooth the top.

    Apparently my miniatures are on the way!

    Here is some of the work on the quick rules:

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by OldBen1 OldBen1.
    #103488
    OldBen1
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    Finished the small outside board.  Most of the action will take place inside though.

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by OldBen1 OldBen1.
    #103493

    Thomaston
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    You had me thinking those were hills on the board, nice painting. Also nice reuse of terrain, if not for the antenna dish I wouldn’t have recognized them.

    Tired is enough.

    #103531
    OldBen1
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    Finished some GZG doors for the inside of Outpost 31.

    #103634
    Robert Foran
    Robert Foran
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    Nice work.

    #103635
    Jim Jackaman
    Jim Jackaman
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    This is shaping up very nicely!

    #103641
    Krieghund
    Krieghund
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    Very nice indeed.

    #103662
    OldBen1
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    Finished the token table.  The scenarios will be based on random token placement.  I think I can use the tokens for other games as well like Star Trek or Aliens.  Still waiting for the Thing miniatures, which will include some of the terrain items I need like computers and desks and kitchen stuff.

    #103812
    OldBen1
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    Rules finished.

    Character cards finished.

    Outdoor terrain finished.

    Miniatures . . .Canadian postal strike has slowed them down.  It’s tough because there are also some terrain as well.  I guess I can start playtesting with other miniatures instead.

    #103816
    Jim Jackaman
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    #104215
    OldBen1
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    Well I finished some minis this weekend.

    Now to be fair I am not a good mini painter.  These minis were really awful to paint.  I like Khurasan miniatures but these minis lacked a lot of detail.  It’s hard especially with the parka fur around the head. Oh well, here we go. I will take better pics later.  Since a lot of the action is inside I painted the bases snowy and floory.

    The heroes!  Hooray!

    The Villains!  Boo hiss!

    I have some more basework and maybe some small details.  Not my finest work but I can wait to play some scenarios!

    • This reply was modified 5 months ago by OldBen1 OldBen1.
    #104217
    kyoteblue
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    Very very cool.

    #104221
    Jim Jackaman
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    #104232
    Steelonsand
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    Those ‘villainous’ Things look absolutely, disgustingly gross! – and I mean that in a good way! 

    I think the human characters look pretty good from your photos – wouldn’t worry about the painting – just how much can you do with a parka, hood and goggles, anyway…..

    #104240
    OldBen1
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    Thanks.  There is literally no detail on the faces.  Sometimes I forget how small these miniatures really are!

    #104284
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
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    I like Khurasan miniatures but these minis lacked a lot of detail

      All depends upon what sculptor he buys the masters from.  At one point he had minis from 18 different sculptors, have no idea what the count would be now.  Makes consistency a bit of an issue.

    Now to be fair I am not a good mini painter

    I think you sell yourself short, good sir!  They look great and I’d be moire than happy to play with them any day!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #104375
    OldBen1
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    Sorting out the furniture, I am going to base everything separately so I can use it in some Department games I plan for next year.  They are all from a Khurasan.  I’ve got them primed but I have to think of a color sch3me for the very sci fi chairs.  I also printed out my character cards.

    #104954
    OldBen1
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    Finally finished the scenery, what a chore.  I like painting buildings but small tables and chairs, no thank you!

    I also finished all the cards and tokens

    Not enough time this weekend to play a game but I did take a photo

    #104963
    Jim Jackaman
    Jim Jackaman
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    I love this project 

    Nice work on the furniture and the cards look very professional.

    #104990
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
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    Oh yes, this is looking fantastic!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

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