04/11/2018 at 21:56 #103174
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. . .
04/11/2018 at 22:08 #103177
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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.
Life's too long.04/11/2018 at 23:57 #103187
Very cool looking!!05/11/2018 at 09:56 #103209
http://jimswargamesworkbench.blogspot.co.uk/05/11/2018 at 11:34 #103212
That all looks superb05/11/2018 at 11:35 #103213
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.05/11/2018 at 15:18 #103250
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
05/11/2018 at 16:07 #10325806/11/2018 at 13:43 #103350
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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.
06/11/2018 at 15:13 #103352
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"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."06/11/2018 at 16:53 #103365
Gimme07/11/2018 at 15:25 #103446
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:
08/11/2018 at 13:09 #103488
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Finished the small outside board. Most of the action will take place inside though.
08/11/2018 at 14:30 #103493
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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.
Life's too long.09/11/2018 at 13:49 #103531
Finished some GZG doors for the inside of Outpost 31.12/11/2018 at 08:41 #103634
Nice work.12/11/2018 at 08:52 #103635
This is shaping up very nicely!
http://jimswargamesworkbench.blogspot.co.uk/12/11/2018 at 11:38 #103641
Very nice indeed.12/11/2018 at 15:42 #103662
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.14/11/2018 at 15:24 #103812
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.14/11/2018 at 16:12 #103816
This is so cool! 😨
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