Dumpster Diving & Aliens

DSCN1730Texicon is 28 days away and, as usual, I’m scurrying about trying to get ready.  This year I’m running a Sci-Fi game that takes place in a neighborhood of “Little Hsia” in New Hope City.  So, if you have a street, there’s an alley.  And what alley doesn’t have at least one dumpster?

The dumpster is from Reaper Miniatures and is in their Bones line of miniatures.  It isn’t made from the same material as the Bones figures.  It is made of hard polystyrene plastic.  It is also a bit out of scale.  The lid of most dumpsters of this construction is about chest high on me (I’m 5’6″) and this one’s lid is above the head of most figures.  This is ok for large industrial dumpsters such as you find in most shopping centers.

Dumpsters are favorite haunts of vicious mu-rats.
Dumpsters are favorite haunts of vicious mu-rats.
Rat killing time!
Rat killing time!
An idea of scale. Female from Foundry, Hishen & Grath from Reaper
An idea of scale. Female from Foundry, Hishen & Grath from Reaper

The dumpster was purchased at a game store for $3.99.  At the same time, I picked up another small terrain piece to use as the game’s objective.  It is a weapons locker, also by Reaper and made of the same polystyrene.  It was around $3.50.  Both required painting.

End view of weapons locker.
End view of weapons locker.
Side view of weapons locker. Figure on left by Foundry; figure on right by Reaper.
Side view of weapons locker. Figure on left by Foundry; figure on right by Reaper.

Next are some of the aliens to be encountered in Little Hsia.  I have about 30 more on the way from Zombiesmith, which should arrive sometime next week.  I just hope I can get them painted in time. Anyway, here’s the cast of aliens so far:

Alien group shot
Alien group shot
Grath (actually a flesh golem from Reaper's Bones)
Grath (actually a flesh golem from Reaper’s Bones)
Razor (actually a 28mm female sculpting dolly from Bronze Age Miniatures)
Razor (actually a 28mm female sculpting dolly from Bronze Age Miniatures)
A pair of Hishen (actually Alien Overlords from Reaper)
A pair of Hishen (actually Alien Overlords from Reaper)
Typical Hishen gang composed of Hishen, a Grath & a Razor
Typical Hishen gang composed of Hishen, a Grath & a Razor
Known on the streets as Roxxy the Ogress, Roxxy is a GAX (actually an Elfball Ogress from Impact Miniatures)
Known on the streets as Roxxy the Ogress, Roxxy is a GAX (actually an Elfball Ogress from Impact Miniatures)
Just the facts, Ma'am.
Just the facts, Ma’am.
A pair of Xeogs (figure on left from Foundry; figure on right from Shadowforge)
A pair of Xeogs (figure on left from Foundry; figure on right from Shadowforge)
A Judwan ( from Mantic Games Dreadball)
A Judwan ( from Mantic Games Dreadball)
A Kabasu, "rift walker" (actually a female alien from Bronze Age Miniatures)
A Kabasu, “rift walker” (actually a female alien from Bronze Age Miniatures)
a Zhuh-Zhuh (boiler suit ape from Eureka Miniatures)
a Zhuh-Zhuh (boiler suit ape from Eureka Miniatures)
An Arges (from Darkson Designs AE Bounty)
An Arges (from Darkson Designs AE Bounty)
An Edasii ( from Darkson Designs AE Bounty)
An Edasii ( from Darkson Designs AE Bounty)
An Illyrian exotic dancer. These irresistible beauties carry an almost incurable STD (figure by Reaper)
An Illyrian exotic dancer. These irresistible beauties carry an almost incurable STD (figure by Reaper)

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Finally, some fun shots just to give an idea of how the figures mix together.

Juvenile Basics who should be in school (figures by Games Workshop)
Juvenile Basics who should be in school (figures by Games Workshop)
Foreground figure from Reaper; all of the others from Foundry
Foreground figure from Reaper; all of the others from Foundry
The IKube paper buildings are kind of on the small side for 28mm, but they will make great shanty town shacks.
The IKube paper buildings are kind of on the small side for 28mm, but they will make great shanty town shacks.
Sister Bernice delivers a fiery sermon to some "working girls"
Sister Bernice delivers a fiery sermon to some “working girls”
"Going topless in Little Hsia is lewd behavior? Really, officers?"
“Going topless in Little Hsia is lewd behavior? Really, officers?”
The truant girls have met their match in Sister Bernice
The truant girls have met their match in Sister Bernice
The End! Move along, nothing more to see....
The End! Move along, nothing more to see….

I do have to confess that painting Roxxy the Ogress and the Alien Exotic Dancer was fun.  That may speak volumes about my warped sense of humor and state of mind.

 

2 comments

  1. These are awesome! Isn’t it fun when figures are fun to paint? I love how you repurposed from so many different ranges. Your city is really going to look alive with all these great characters in it — wish I could sign up for the game!

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