The Crew of the Enigma Engine:
Will they discover what is behind the outbreak and will they get to do the big reveal at the end?
Look - just because the zombie apocalypse has arrived, there is no excuse for a girl not to look pretty. And hot pink is always such a fab colour.
Barney is such a preppy. Like Felicity, he believes that the apocalypse is no excuse not to look one's best at all times. Whilst most survivors head for the food aisles when searching for supplies, Barney heads for the detergent aisle to ensure he can keep his whites white and his colours bright.
Louise is definitely the brains of the outfit, keeping the Enigma Engine on the road, maintaining their weaponry and analysing samples in search of the origin and cure for the infection. Gone is her old form-hiding jumper, out comes the singlet - much easier for cleaning off blood and brains splattered out from zombies massacred by her chainsaw.
With the apocalypse having dried up the supply of the active ingredient for his brownies, Wolsey has been forced to face up to the world as it is. Running away from danger is no longer an option so he has hardened up, tooled up and inked up.
With his sensitive nose Hamlet is a great boon for the team, being able to sniff out food at great distances and give advance warning of approaching zombies. Like Wolsey, the termination of brownie-ingredient supply has somehow made him more courageous, so the team have fashioned armour to help protect him from zombie bites.
These figures from Hasslefree are fantastic sculpts and were fun to paint when I eventually knuckled down to painting them. I think the trick for me is to do them individually - my previous 2 attempts I was doing them all together.
I'm now working on the other five figures. One is done, one I've started and the rest I hope to do in the evenings this week, so Donogh should finally be getting his figures. And then it will be onto Simon's Spetsnaz, the Bloggers for Charity coureurs....
Updates and Plans
All the figures I prepped last week have now been primed (apart from the regimental guns). The 30YW figures were primed with grey gesso. For the 6mm I discovered I was almost out of Humbrol matt white, so I bought some white primer from Halfords. It seems to have worked a treat, although the proff will be in the pudding when I get around to actually painting them. I definitely need to order a few more bits from Baccus (commanders, dismounted cavalry, some more artillery and some casualties) and some bases from Tiny Tin Troops - I've decided to go with 60x60 bases for infantry and cavalry, 30x30 for artillery and commanders.
This week, alongside finishing Donogh's figures, I'll be doing more figure prep - the nellies, Xystophoroi and the last of my Sarmatian lancers.