Incursion Progress

July 26, 2009

A few free minutes here and there have allowed me to finish one half of my 3D Incursion board basic floor plan. The weird snakelike stain is actually cement underneath of ‘cracked ice’ clear plastic overhead fluorescent light cover. Once painted, it should have a nice stone floor pattern. (At least that’s the plan.) Other floor texture highlights(other than the foamcore tiles) include the round burner from the same abandoned coffee maker that became Mr. Teleporter (see below), and sandpaper. Next I will spackle the floor tiles, and add styofoam and foamcore walls, complete with assorted computer fans, tubes, and other bits. I’ve also made some painting progress on my zombies.

Inspired by the work of several others on the Secrets of the Third Reich forums, I have begun a 3D board mounted on two MDF panels.  My plan is to use foamcore board, spackle, and much of the bits and pieces of garbage I have saved over the years, including computer cooling fans, wires, gears, pipe sections, and various random plastic detritus.  Painting on the figures has also past the primer stage.

Incursion

June 25, 2009

Being easily distracted by new and interesting concepts, I couldn’t resist jumping into Grindhouse Games’ Incursion when TGN announced the “Mega Deal” opportunity to purchase all of Grindhouse’s figures at one low price. The figures arrived at about the same time that Grindhouse released the game rules, cards, counters, and board as a free PDF download, here.

For those who don’t know, Incursion is a Space Hulk like claustrophobic crawl through the bowels of an underground NAZI complex cut into Gibraltar. The Americans, armed with diesel powered suits of armor, must fight their way through gruesome German zombies and the bizarre genetically engineered children of a NAZI mad scientist, Hans, Gretel and Ilsa von X.

Painting is underway on the figures, and I am seriously considering making a 3D model of the gameboard. Below are pictures of the assembled figures, awaiting primer. Be sure to take a look at Grindhouse’s excellent website, complete with 1949-style newsreel flash animation.

complete with 1949-style newsreel flash animation.

Grav Tank Bases

March 23, 2008

After years of simply putting grav tanks flat on the table, I decided to create some simple bases that slightly lift the vehicle off the ground, giving it the proper look of skimming the surface of the battlefield. My solution involves pennies, a Dremel, and very short pieces of wire. Basically, drill a hole in a penny, insert a small piece of wire, paint, flock, and repeat. I think the result is preferable to simply resting the tanks on the table. They are hover tanks. They should hover.

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My bases, supporting a few plastic tanks from Renegade Legion, by FASA (now available in metal from C-in-C).