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WIP: Nazi Zombies conversions

Mantic torsos, Warlord and Wargames Factory legs

I have previously done a quick visual comparison of three miniature sets:

  • Studio Miniatures Nazi Zombies
  • Mantic Ghouls
  • Warlord Games WWII German Infantry

Some of you may wonder what happened after that. The three sets can be combined to create some original Weird WWII creatures. I’ve been toying around with some different poses and settled for a few. This is very much a work in progress, and I’ve got plenty of parts left to create more zombies.

Studio Miniature with head/arm swaps

Mantic torsos, Warlord legs

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Finished: Dust Tactics terrain 2 and Turbine

Turbine, entrance view

This is the latest additions to my Dust Tactics terrain.

The first piece is a turbine, which can be used as a mission objective. This post describes the different parts it’s made from. All in all this was a fun project, and I found good use for some of the Fenris barrels I have stocked up on. I think they add a lot to the industrial vibe of the Turbine piece, as well as to the wasteland vibe of the smaller terrain pieces.

Turbine, air intake

Turbine, notice the control panel in the background

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WIP: Dust Tactics Turbine

Turbine primed and ready


I’m currently working on expanding my Dust Tactics terrain. This is a sneak peek on one of the terrain pieces I’m working on. I reckon this could be an industrial turbine, or perhaps some sort of air intake to the secret base. Looks like an objective to me!

Stuff seen in the pictures:

  • barrels from Fenris Games
  • toilet rolls
  • CD jewel case
  • ketchup spout
  • spaghetti (!)
  • drinking straws
  • pin protectors from different computer cables
  • parts from an old backup robot
  • Different angle


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Finished: Dust Tactics terrain

Staged action photo

My Dust Tactics terrain pieces are now finished. This previous post describes what the terrain pieces are made of, mostly trash actually. It’s really not that hard to create your own terrain pieces and I recommend everyone to try it out before dismissing the idea. I think real terrain pieces enhances the game experience a lot.

Close-up of the entrance to the secret base

The allies take cover

Overview of the pieces

Overview of the pieces


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WIP: Dust Tactics terrain

Pieces prepared with toilet paper

The second part of my Dust Tactics project involves making terrain to substitute the included cardboard terrain. This includes both hard and soft cover.

Parts used:

  • original Dust Tactics ammo crates and tank traps
  • some old resin pieces
  • Qtips box
  • left-overs from IKEA furniture
  • milk spouts
  • dessert cups
  • scrap from printer toners
  • masonite board
  • scrap wood
  • styrofoam
  • match sticks
  • toilet paper
  • sand
  • various types of glue

The work in progress so far:

Pieces prepared with sand

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Dust Tactics painted

A double stripe marks the squad leader

Woohoo, I’m proud to have finished the first part of my Dust Tactics project! The goal of this part was to paint all the miniatures up to tabletop quality, without spending too much time or growing bored of painting up an army. The next part of this project is to add terrain pieces for hard and soft cover.

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Finished: The mother of all bombs

Battle Grenadiers on the Bomb

Just finished the painting of the mother of all Bombs!

I will paint all my dust tactics terrain without snow, as I feel this will give me a more diverse use of all the terrain pieces. Even though my next Dust Tactic terrain pieces will be sized to match the grid, the terrain pieces can still be used for pretty much any game I’d like.

Sigrid Von Thaler on the Bomb

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WIP: The mother of all bombs

Look! It’s a pill jar, stuck in the sand…

Recently being addicted to Dust Tactics, I thought I should create some nice terrain instead of the cardboard stuff shipped with the game. The cardboard stuff works well, but we all want 3D terrain to add to the atmosphere.

I got inspired when I saw some pictures on BGG, where someone had created a huge bomb stuck in the dirt. The mother of all Bombs, but it was a dud! I blatantly stole that idea but tried to make my own version of it.

Part used for this project:

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Studio Miniatures Nazi Zombies

Studio Miniatures Nazi Zombies pre-order

I have just received my pre-order of the Studio Miniatures Nazi Zombies. This post will compare this set, the Warlord Games WWII German Infantry set and the Mantic Ghouls/Zombies set.

Let’s begin with a look of what the Studio Miniatures Nazi Zombies set contains:

  • Double VHS package
  • 15 sprues (two figures without arms, six different arms, an extra head and a cap on each sprue), 30 zombies in total
  • 30 bases to go with all the miniatures

I pre-ordered this set and therefore also got:

  • 1 metal Obersturmbahnfuhrer + 1 lipped base
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