Thursday, 6 October 2016

Unboxing The Devils Run - Brit Attack 'The Bombardier'

"...and try not to spill my tea this time..."

The Bombardier is a 'Brit Attack' model for Word Forge Games post-apocalyptic miniatures game 'The Devils Run'. Of course if you've never seen the game before then those terms are meaningless to first here's some background...also the missions, instructions, advanced instructions and some 'print and play' tiles, tokens and stat cards from the 'Route 666' starter set can be downloaded from here.

The Devils Run
The Devil's Run: Route 666 is a fast-moving and hard-hitting vehicular combat board game set in a post-apocalyptic America; Each player controls a gang of ramshackle vehicles and their characterful drivers as they race across the remains of America to lay claim to aid drops, food and fuel. Each gang will do whatever it takes to get to there first...bash, crash, smash, race, win!

Infighting and power-struggles had near-on decimated the Texan gang as it drove across the remnants of the Lone Star State towards the West Coast. Their leader decided to go back to his roots and developed a fully functioning travelling community of sub-gangs which follows the rules and retributions of mid-twentieth century East End London. BritAttack was born.

As the Gang settles in Pacifica, CA., the cultures and traditions of each of its travelling groups must meld and combine. If they can, this 1960s British stylised Gang will be a force to be reckoned with...Groovy Baby!

The Bombardier
Lord Hood is the lead character of the BritAttack faction. Hood is chauffeured in his personal car, the Bombardier by his ever faithful servant Mister Flood.

A Note About Resin Models.
Due to the moulding process many resin models come with extraneous bits of resin that needs to be removed ranging from large lumps to smaller bits of flash and this should be removed carefully in order to avoid damaging any detail. Also it's worth noting that many resin models have a slightly greasy feel caused by the substance they use to stop them sticking to the moulds during production and this can cause issues with paint not sticking to the model properly. Carefully washing the parts in soapy water will remove this should your model be unduly affected. Parts that are bent (or that aren't and you want to be) can be corrected by heating up slightly in warm water and then bending into the required configuration.

The Bombardier - Unassembled
Here are pictures of both sides of the unassembled parts.

There's quite a hefty chunk of excess moulding material attached to the main piece of this model but it attached to a featureless section beneath the car so no detail is lost when it's removed

The Bombardier - Stat and Upgrade Cards
The Bombardier comes with five cards. One of these is the models stat card, two are character cards for both the driver and the driven and two are upgrade cards. These upgrades are both generic so in theory could be used on any vehicle if you were up for some conversion work.

The Bombardier - Assembled
After removing that hefty lump of excess resin you'll need to add the three vertical engine pieces to the front section, the two spiky rams on the front and the windscreen which are all separate pieces. The legs of the passenger and driver are already part of the car so you then simply need to add the torso sections to the appropriate points. Be careful when removing the driver from the sprue piece as the steering wheel is fairly delicate and could easily be damaged when you remove the unwanted excess resin. I also ended up with a tiny gap at the waist section of the passenger but that will be easily sorted with a tiny bit of technical adjustment with a file or scalpel.

Here's a few close-up pictures as well.

The Bombardier - Painted
Here's an official picture from their website of a painted version.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

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