Articles about Bullets and Brains, the 28mm Zombie Apocalypse Miniatures Game from East Street Games.
The plan is for this blog to cover painting, reviews, after action reports and terrain making.
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Painting Squad Alpha
I like to mount my figures on clear bases, so before starting I have clipped basing tag off and have filed bottom of feet square. Figures have been spray undercoated white and have then been given an all over wash with slightly watered down Wargames Foundry Base Sand (Shade)
Next stage is to paint all of the hands and faces, which I have done using Vallejo Flat Flesh 018
By this time the uniforms are good and dry, so they can be given a heavy dry-brush all over with Wargames Foundry Base Sand (Light)
Any items of webbing is picked out with Foundry Storm Green.
Now we can get started on the camoflage. Using an old brush that no longer came to a point, I applied large brown splodges using Foundry Chestnut (Shade)
The next thing to do is to use a fine detail brush to carefully apply groups of three black spots so that they are mainly on the brown splodges.
White spots are then painted so that they half overlap the black spots.
Weapon systems have been painted Vallejo Grey Black with a very light gun metal drybrush, boots are painted Vallejo Brown Leather and hair is painted in various shades of black and brown.
Once the paint is dryied, the miniatures were dipped into Army Painter Quick Tone. This realy protects the miniatures and gives a very effective tone and shadow effect.
Miniatures dipped in Quick tone need to be left to dry for 24 hours before spraying with Army Painter Anti-Shine Varnish to remove the shine. The figures have then been mounted on some Sally 4th clear bases.
The Alpha Squad Starter Box contains:
I'm going to start of by taking a closer look at the 6 metal alpha squad miniatures. I will be covering painting them in my next blog entry.
I have chosen to show these rag-tag remnants of a US Army platoon in Chocolate Chip Camo. It is not 'to scale' but I think it conveys the feel of contemporary US uniform.
Captain Evan Finn is the squad leader. He has the officer trait and is equipped with a rifle, entrenching tool and grenades.
Sgt Emmanuel Morales is equipped with a rifle and entrenching tool.
Sgt Laura Carver MD is the team medic, so she has the medic trait and is equipped with a medpack together with an automatic pistol and an entrenching tool.
Cpl Pamela Wilkinson is equipped with a Squad Automatic Weapon and an entrenching tool
Pte Brett Johnson is equipped with a rifle and entrenching tool. He is shown demonstrating the zombie's don't like it up 'em stance with the standard issue entrenching tool.
Pte Nathan Williams armed with an entrenching tool and rifle is shown at the kneeling alert position, ready to 'brass up' any zeds that come in range.
Bullets and Brains is a 28mm zombie skirmish game and is designed to be played on a 4' square playing area. The starter sets also contain zombie figures for all of the characters, just in case they do not make it to the end of the campaign!
Their are also 28 plastic zombies that are made by studio miniatures. I have not had time to paint any of the zombie miniatures from the set yet, so I have taken a couple of shots with zombies from my existing collection (Wargames Factory / Hasselfree / West Wind).
I hope this gives you an idea of what the miniatures will look like on the table.
Finally we have a scale comparison shot.
Left to right we have miniatures from West Wind, Pulp Figures, Bullets and Brains, Crooked Dice, Killer B and Hasselfree Miniatures.