Monday, December 12, 2016

The man they called 'Brian'

So, two weeks ago I bought the Walking Dead: All Out War Solo Starter Set.

The set provides a one survivor (Brian Blake) and five walkers plus rules, counters, cards etc to allow the solo player to learn the game and play a number of scenarios. The contents are usable with the core rule set (for reference, Brian has the same points value as Derek in the core set, this is an early version of the character).

For those who have only encountered the television series, Brian Blake is an unknown character, however for those who follow the comics (or the novel The Walking Dead: Rise of The Governor) he is moderately important.

The figure is a one piece moulding complete with a base similar to a 25mm slotted base.

There is some minor work required to remove mould lines, but no more than other plastic figure.

I undercoated the figure with Citadel Chaos Black spray. The trousers are Citadel Castellan Green with Citadel Death World Forest camoflage patches. Boots are Vallejo German Black Brown. Roll neck jumper is Vallejo Khaki and the body warmer is Citadel Steel Legion Drab. Hair is Citadel Rhinox Hide. Dry brushed with Citadel Terminatus Stone. Trousers washed with Citadel Athonian Camoshade, top with Citadel Agrax Earhshade. Skin is Vallejo Panzer Aces Flesh Base highlighted with Vallejo Panzer Aces Flesh Highlight. Citadel Reikland Flesh wash was applied to the skin.

Base was Woodland Scenics cinder fine ballast glued down with PVA. Painted Vallejo Burnt Umber and dry brushed with Citadel Terminatus Stone. Woodland Scenics fine turf Burnt Grass foam was then glued on top.

Comparison shot.