Deadzone – Enforcers

As I mentioned in my previous post, I bought the starter box for Mantic’s Deadzone game. I have already painted the Plague models, which I got from a friend who introduced me to the game, so it was time to do the Enforcers. I stuck with a similar color scheme as shown in their rule book/box art/etc. I primed them black and then did a dry brush of Warpaints Unifrom Grey and then Warpaints Ash Grey. I painted the metallics, Warpaints Gun Metal and Valejo Brassy Brass, and then washed the models with GW Nuln Oil. For the cloaks on the Peacekeeper Captain and Sniper, I went with Valejo Dark Grey. After the wash, I highlighted the armor with Ash Grey and then highlighted those areas with some plain white. I sealed the models with brush on matte varnish and based the models. The final step was the dirty them up with Valejo Natural Umber pigment. I really like the look of these guys, especially the Peacekeeper Captain. He reminds me of a GW terminator, which I have always been a big fan of.

Next on my list will be to paint some scheme/corpse/scrap markers for Malifaux. I also have some more Plague models to add to my collection. As always, any tips/questions/C&C is welcome. Thanks for taking the time to visit and read.

More pictures can be found at

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Deadzone Terrain

I was planning on just buying a gaming mat and some Deadzone terrain recently. After adding it up, I decided I may as well just buy the starter box and get more models/rule book/etc. One of the cool and unique aspects of Deadzone is the terrain. Instead of the board being divided into sections, it is instead divided into three dimensional cubes, each being 3″ x 3″ x 3″. The scenery is thus built this way. It is described as the Lego of terrain building and I think that is pretty spot on. If you have the scenery available, you could build really tall structures or massive multi-story compounds. The game rules are built around this concept in regards to movement, LOS, and range.

The construction of the terrain is designed to be broken down and built up in different ways. Since I plan on building more pieces and to keep from wearing out connectors and joints, I glued the terrain together to make it very durable. TIP: Cut the doors in half with a jewelers saw and use the extra support pieces to create even more barricades (see my pictures in the link below for some up-close shots). For painting, I used this tutorial (click here) as my base to save time. I used black primer, grey primer, and white primer, all from my local DIY store. Doing this cost me $8 is spray paint versus $30 in “hobby” spray paint. Since I don’t have a fancy vacuum hood and I sprayed the pieces in my garage on a drop cloth, I then washed the terrain in water just to get the dust off. After that, I hit all of the pieces with a very quick dry brush using white paint to help define the edges. I then picked out certain areas to paint with GW Averland Sunset, Warpaints Deep Blue, and Warpaints Greenskin. I then added some blood splaters/stains using GW Mechrite Red mixed with Warpaints Oak Brown. I tried to do some OSL with the lights, but I think i need to go back and brighten the source up a bit to make it look better. I washed some of the grating with GW Nuln Oil and created the blod spots with GW Agrax Earthshade. My painting was completed at this point but I wanted to make the pieces look very used and dirty so I went over all of them with Valejo Natural Umber pigment in certain areas. I sprayed the pieces with rubbing alcohol to set the pigment and then sealed the pieces with a clear matte spray. Finally, I went back over some of the blood stains with brush on Valejo Gloss Varnish to make the areas looks wet and sticky. This entire project took me approximately 12 hours. It is not show quality terrain, but for the time investment I am happy with the results.

I have several more pictures HERE in addition to the ones below. Questions? Comments? Please let me know, and thanks for stopping by. Next up? The Deadzone Enforcers I got with the game!

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Malifaux – Guild Executioners

I recently joined a local Malifaux group which prompted me to buy a few new models. Since I already have a few Guild crews I decided to buy the new wave 2 Executioner models. The new Malifaux plastic models are very nice. There are a lot of small pieces but a pair of tweezers and some patience goes a long way. I painted these guys in a similar scheme to my Perdita and Lady Justice crews. I don’t typically add blood and gore to my models, but these guys have some brutal fluff so it seemed fitting. Here is a link to some additional photos.  As always, any C&C is always appreciated. Thanks!

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