Village Attacks GIMP resources for making custom Monsters and Heroes

Hello all

Recently a Kickstarter for a fun co-op or single player game has fulfilled: namely¬†Village Attacks. My Duck Brother and I had been looking forward to it arriving for a long time and though we have yet to play a game of it together I’ve had some games with other people and found it to be really great.

But since I can’t play any game without wanting to make mods or variants for it, it’s awesome that Grimlord Games provided some assets to allow people like me to add new Monsters and Heroes to the game. Only snag is those assets were very much in a Photoshop only format. A lot of people don’t own Photoshop and can’t justify getting it for something like this (it’s expensive!) so I’ve converted the resources to GIMP, which is a handy dandy image editor¬†available for free.

Anyway once you have GIMP, you can get the custom resources here. Note that there are some fonts you’ll need to install to use the text fields I’ve set up. I’ve layered things in a way that should make it fairly easy for people to come up with their own content. The only thing that’s missing is the dashboard back, because I can’t find the correct font that Grimlord used. Hopefully I’ll have that up for you in the future.

If you have any questions about how the use the resources, just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.

Oh and here’s a couple of examples of the kind of thing you can make with these files!

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Heavy Gear Drake Gearstrider – Variants

I saw someone on one of the Heavy Gear Facebook groups ask about how to assemble the variants for the Southern Drake Gearstrider and since I have mine magnetised so it can be any variant, I offered to take some pictures. Here they are:

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Here’s the Drake with nothing magnetised attached, and with the magnetised components laid out. They are a HRC, linked HRL, linked MLC, HGL, HBZ, linked MRP, and MABM.

More pictures after the jump.

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Neo-Soviet vehicles from Brigade Models

Hello duckfans, sort of a half product review half ‘look at this stuff I got’ post here I guess : ]

I’ve maintained a list of 15mm Sci-Fi stores for a while now and there are some I am always quick to recommend to people, first amongst which is the excellent Brigade Models. I’ve had my eye on some of their Neo-Soviet range for quite a while and I recently made an order, figuring I’d use them at 12mm (1/144) scale alongside Heavy Gear miniatures, perhaps as one of the existing but not fleshed out factions, perhaps as an entirely new faction.

Here’s what I got, with many more pics after the jump. I should say in advance the quality is generally very good for the price, with a normal amount of cleanup required.

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The whole lot. The bags at the top are a bunch of accessories which we’ll use across many vehicles, not just these. Brigade does a pretty cool range of stowage and extra bits.

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Epic 40k – Eldar Howling Banshees and army-so-far pics

Recently a got a whiteboard so my wife and I can write down things we need from the supermarket, chores to do etc and we can both just pick items from the list and do them, then satisfyingly check them off and have the other person wipe the board clean. It’s a nice fun way of doing things.

I had an item that said ‘paint at least one stand of aspect warriors’ because that’s something I wanted to do but kept putting off for some reason, so I decided to do a quick stand of Howling Banshees, as I think they have one of the best models in Epic.

Since I wanted to take pics of them anyway I thought I’d also take some quick pics of my entire Biel Tan force. It’s very much a work in progress, but it’s nice to see it slowly building in size.

Pics after the jump, as usual!

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Gaslands Car: ‘Chicken Soup’

As promised, here are some pictures of my first completed Gaslands vehicle. The backstory is that the team who own it thought it would be cool to have some Chinese characters painted on the back, but the person they hired to do so didn’t actually speak any Chinese and just copied something from a takeaway menu. So, it’s now named ‘Chicken Soup’. I originally had the idea for a vehicle in the RPG campaign Zonefall I’m running (except that the language wasn’t Chinese, since it doesn’t take place on Earth) and copied it for Gaslands. I’m also going to be using the mini in that campaign.

Since this was my first Gaslands build I didn’t do too much in the way of conversion, just replaced the wheels and add added a bumper, running boards, and window mesh. I also made a magnetised turret which still needs painting. The original model was a Hot Wheels General Corp.

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Side view. I’m very happy with the wheels, which I got from Ken Overby on the Gaslands Facebook page.

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Gaslands

I’ve recently been getting interested in Gaslands, a tabletop game about post-apocalyptic death races. It appeals to me a lot for a bunch of reasons. First off I always enjoy post-apocalyptic settings, and Gaslands takes a lot of inspiration from things like Mad Max which I love. It also fits very nicely, with a few small changes, into the world of Zonefall – the post-apocalyptic paper-and-pencil RPG Baconradar are in the process of writing. I’ve started introducing an adapted version of the rules to use for multi-vehicle fights in the campaign of that I’m currently running and I’m very pleased with how it’s working out, as are my players.

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Epic 40k – Eldar Biel Tan Guardians and a Deathstalker

Just a quick post to show off some Eldar Guardians I just painted as a little batch, and a Deathstalker hovertank colour scheme I’m fairly happy with. As you can see, I’m putting together a Biel Tan force.

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I’d already painted one stand of these and the wraithlord, I just fancied doing some stuff in a batch – which is actually quite rare for me. Next I’ll do some more Deathstalkers and some Aspect Warriors, maybe some Wraithguard.

More pictures after the jump.

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