Sunday, February 21, 2021

The cave

So it's finally done - took a while but I'm really glad I can now move back to painting something "normal". And preferably Warld War II related....

As for the current project I wanted to execute such "flat" diorama for a long, long time. I think I've seen something similar in old White Dwarf zine. And because I try to paint few oldie Warzone range models every year there was a chance to combine both ideas.

What you see below is Mishima Lord Moya's Guard team (kinda super elite, dark future tunnel rats) dealing with some undead legionnaires emerging from an abandoned underground bunker, secret lab, mine or whatever. 
It took some planning to get the thing done, especially about constructing the cave, assembling the bunker door and making all elements fit the box. Looking at it now I think I should've added something under the cave roof - maybe some spider webs or some flying bats (eeek-eeeking fearfully) but I might keep these for the next piece.

I am very glad I could work with plaster and try something new in the painting / modelling field. On the other hand I am very not glad because too much rusty pigment was applied at the very end so the bottom looks bit like mud. 
Or rather like some Mishima guys took a crap watching the might ov Dark Legion warriors...

And some wips:

Glass added:

Hanging on the wall:

Cat for the scale:


  1. Lovely little vignette! I'm really hoping the new Warzone is going to keep that 90's aesthetic and allow me to replace my long lost collection!

    1. I hear ya!

      Also have high hopes for another Warzone's incarnation. Mean, playing a friendly game using old, original rules is lots of fun but Target Games' heritage deserves worthy renewal 🙂

    2. If nothing else, it will hopefully give me some stuff to play 1st edition!

  2. Bah! Oldschool models are always great! 🤩

    (Well... Almost... 😋)

  3. Never too late for oversized guns!

  4. Sweet work! I like the composition and how you worked textures and colours. Using a box as the frame is pure genius, I love the whole thing :)

  5. Thanks again!
    @Suber: this one was kinda test piece but I am now planning the next one, the catacombs... 💀
    It's just great way to use models waiting for god knows what it the bucket of oblivion 😉