Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Painting The Walking Dead: All Out War in Black and White - Sandra

Next up in the paint queue was Sandra.

I sticking to my simple process.  Block in base colors (greys and black), then wash with Nuln Oil, and finally, highlight using the base colors.

Simple but effective.

I'm a fan of simple.  As you've probably heard me say before; my goal is always a nice table top standard.  I'm not going to win any awards, but my models look good enough on the table-top.

Stay tuned as I continue to work through this project.

Vallejo Model Color
   London Grey
   Neutral Grey
Vallejo Game Color
   Stonewall Grey
   Cold Grey
Army Painter
   Stone Golem
Games Workshop
   Nuln Oil

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Walking Dead: All Out War - Solo Battle Report 4

I played my 4th game of The Walking Dead: All Out War for my 6 X 6 Game Challenge.  This battle was the first scenario from the Days Gone Bye expansion.

I think I got most of the rules correct this time around, but there is a chance that I missed some.  Please let me know if you see anything I missed.

I didn't have the suggested models painted, so I decided to use alternative choices.  I went with Sandra and Derek for this game.

In this scenario, the player is trying to cross from one corner of the board to the opposite corner and wants to break into a munitions store.

It started out well, but the threat got a little out of hand fairly quickly.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Painting The Walking Dead: All Out War in Black and White - Walkers and Rick

My OLDER sister is a big fan of The Walking Dead.  For her birthday, I decided I would get her a copy of the board game from Mantic Games and paint it up for her.  Because she likes the comic so much (she also likes the TV show), I decided I would paint the models to match the comic and only use black, white, and greys.

Follow along as I share the process.

First up, I painted the walkers.  Nothing to exciting with these as I just used different grey shades and then washed the models with Nuln Oil.

I have one big tip for anyone that wants to paint their models in this style.  Be sure you don't paint any similar shades next to each other.  Keep the contrast clear by using a dark grey next to a light grey.  This makes each piece of clothing or the skin from blending in with each other.

Next up was Rick.  I used the same process for Rick, but decided that I would be highlighting the survivor models so that they stand out a little better.  I'm also painting the ring around the survivor's bases white so they stand out a little better on the table top.

For the highlight, I just used the same color as I used as the base color (before the Nuln Oil wash) and just picked out the high points.  I don't actually do a lot of highlighting on my models, but think it worked well with this.

Here you can see Rick without a wash...

With a wash...

And finally, with highlights.

I continue to be surprised by the impact a wash can have.

Stay tuned to see the rest of the survivors from the core box.