Before I present you with the next instalment of the saga of the Fred's, I feel I owe you guys an apology. "Real life" has played one of it's great tricks and lack of time prevents me from replying/ commenting to all of the excellent posts on this blog. I would like to take time each day to peruse all the eye-candy and comment on it but find myself in bed late almost every single night without having seen either a brush or this blog... Therefore I now am also way behind on my schedule and in fear I will never reach my target of 1500 points. If I would be painting in my usual 1:72 scale, I would have been halfway by now but painting almost entirely in 28mm is taking a lot longer... Anyway, I have been able to do a little painting in between work and family-life and here are the results of that.
Meet Fred, this is not the same Fred as last time mind you this is another one of the Fred brothers, listening to CGAG-03.
He has been sent to mid '80s Springfield, USA to rouse rebels and chaos all over. Following are citizens of that poor city who find themselves more and more in the grip of a sinister organisation that has taken hold of most of public and some private services. Arming themselves, some of the citizens have started to fight the new regime, others are willingly aiding the new management. This management is manifesting itself in the form of the CEO's of the ARBCO company a pair of identical twins in fancy suits and fast cars. Miniatures of the latter will follow eventually but the citizens are down below.
All these figures are from the plastic sets of Project Z survivors made by Warlord Games. I seriously mismanaged these figures because I thought I could make the combinations of arms and bodies that I wanted. Turns out one can only combine a certain two arms with certain bodies... Now I have some very strange "mutant-like" figures in amongst them.
I tried to make most of them regular people rather then heavily armed apocalypse survivors, but specially with the women that's hard due to the arm options you get.
This leaves me with 18 figures in 28mm and thus 90 points.
Gosh Sander, another Fred to join the ranks - how many Fred brothers are there? Or is it some kind of nom de guerre? 'I'm Fred'.....'No, I'm Fred!' And what will be the name of their sister? This Pulp adventure is taking a rather sinister turn, these Fred characters clearly aren't a very good influence, trying to overthrow a democratically elected government by force.
While I see you've tried to avoid kitting out these ladies and gents with big guns - The bunch of flowers is a neat touch. A standard issue tennis racket there, a good crowbar, and some semi-automatic 'hunting' weapons, but do I spy a larger lady carrying an RPG? I'm not sure that's appropriate for an untrained civilian.
Nice work on these Warlord plastics Sander, and a respectable 90 points to your tally. Well, you're nearly a third of the way to your 1500 target!