Texicon 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.
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.
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:
Finally, some fun shots just to give an idea of how the figures mix together.
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 thoughts on “Dumpster Diving & Aliens”
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!
Very nice! I appreciate your listing the source of the miniatures.
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