Archive for the ‘ Budget Miniatures ’ Category

Craft Time: Combination Dice Tower, Tray, Miniatures Stand, and Pencil Holder

Starting a new D&D Campaign, so I figured I’d whip myself up a new game aid.

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It’s all Cardboard, Alluminum Foil, and a lot of Hot Glue

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PostApocalOptimus Prime – WIP Scratch Built 40K Ork Vehicle Part 2

Ork for scale

Added vertical bars by the grill, Thickened the Bumper and widened the top strip to better support the removable roof

Internal horizontal support for roof.

Added vertical supports around windows and horizontal bar across top of grill

Added plating for additional texture and material strength.

PostApocalOptimus Prime – WIP Scratch Built 40K Ork Vehicle

A boy, some cardboard, and a desire to make something Orks could use to get across the battlefield
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Started with some thin card
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and more thin card
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Fold and glue that card into something shaped vaguely like Optimus Prime
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Forget the enclosed back section, as it would prevent the boyz from firing their guns wildly everywhere
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Driver section should probably be enclosed
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Something along the lines of a Garbage Truck
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Too much open space up front
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Divider creates windowed sections
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Side doors would probably help as well
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Some reinforcements along the back also add more texture
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Can’t decide which way the back section should be facing
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Back Section
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Front end gets grill and texture pieces
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Didn’t look right without headlights
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or a bummper
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Ladders, Guardrail, and more texture pieces added
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Side View
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45degree view
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Now, I need to Roll Out and find me some wheels…

Budget Miniatures Part 2 Bags O Zombies

Long before Bella and Edward made Stephanie Myers millions Twilight Creations was bringing us Zombies!!!

ZOMBIES!!! Board Game 2nd Edition

It’s a great little Beer and Pretzels board game where you and your friends race to be the only survivor of a Zombie Attack, while feeding your friends to the Zombies to help make your escape. Why we’re talking about it is that they pioneered Bags O’ Zombies. The base game itself comes with 10o zombies and 5 survivor models, and sometimes that just isn’t enough, so they sell zombies by the bags of 100 !!

Bag O’ Zombies

Sure there is only a single pose, and they are more of a 25mm or 28mm truescale, but they are about 10 cents each.

Bags of 100 retail for $9.99. They sold so well that they continued this practice with most of their later zombie releases as well.

 

Female Zombies

Female zombies were soon to follow. 100 per bag, $9.99, still a single sculpt, but a more a more detailed sculpt.

I don’t know about you, but it’s hard to go wrong with 200 zombies for $20.

 

A later expansion added new rules and a new miniature for Zombie Dogs.

$9.99 for 100

Zombie Clowns

Then came the clowns. Same scale, beefier sculpt, twice the creepy, twice as expensive !

Zombie Clowns 50 for $9.99

That’s all the Bags O’ Zombies Twilight makes at the moment, but not all the inexpensive zombies they make. I’ll cover those in my next update.