Friday, 23 May 2014

Safe House 2014 Update 01

Here is our first of many updates on the run up to Safe House 2014. From here on out I plan on posting an update every Friday (if I can).

For those of you just joining us, Safe House is a 24 hour zombie wargames marathon in which players will play a continuous campaign without stopping to raise money for our local children's hospital. Donations can be made securely through the Safe House JustGiving page.

We will be playing All Things Zombie - Final Fade Out by Two Hour Wargames.

Over the next few weeks I will be introducing you all to the characters, campaign rules and any other significant progress I make in preparation for the big day. 

Now, I do have a lot of works in progress but the first project I have brought fully to fruition for Safe House is this little guy...




This "broke-ass" Camaro will be one of the starting vehicles owned by the player group and I hope it will linger throughout the campaign as a faithful beater, possibly receiving a few upgrades along the way. 

I began the project as an experiment in stripping and repainting diecast vehicles and also as a tester for a weathering technique using Marmite of all things. I was so happy with the result that I thought I'd drop it into the campaign.

That's it for this update (just a shorty). More coming soon.

Catch up on all of the Safe House action below:

16 comments:

  1. The beat up car looks fantastic and the weathering is very realistic.

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    1. Thanks, mate. Tamiya Weathering Master B is the lazy painter's best friend.

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  2. Looks superb... although...Marmite? Enquiring minds wanna know! :)

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  3. This looks awesome mate ! The look of the car is perfect but I too would like what the hell marmite had to do with it ?

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  4. Sweet ride dude.
    Reminds me of my first car.LOL.

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  5. Wow - when I saw the smaller images I thought it's a computer drawn picture. Well done!

    As for the marmite, it's used for masking :D

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  6. Thanks for the comments, everyone.

    You are correct, Mathyoo. After painting a rust effect, you dab on some Marmite then spray your "paint job" over the top. Once the paint is dry, the Marmite areas will literally wipe off and dissolve under the warm tap and leave a peeled paint effect.

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  7. Very cool car, looks well weathered, but still kick ass!

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    1. Ta, mate. Muscle cars are about the only motors that still look rad when they're knackered.

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  8. Looking forward to hearing more about the "Safe House" Project. The car looks superb but no way I am getting Marmite in my house, God awful stuff.

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    1. Well I'll be getting them up every Friday, mate, so don't touch that dial.

      You can achieve a similar effect by wetting the desired areas and sprinkling salt on the areas instead. The salt will brush/wash off.

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    2. Vallejo also do a liquid mask for the same purpose.

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  9. Nice one it looks really good. What did you use to strip it?

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    1. Nitro Mors, matey. I then primed it with Halfords grey primer (I highly recommend their sprays for undercoating), painted in some big rusty areas, dabbed on the Marmite then sprayed it with The Army Painter Skeleton Bone.

      I'll be posting a tutorial on my chosen rust technique when I finally release the car wrecks.

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