Welcome to my little corner of preparations for All Things Zombie. Here you'll find my progress of painting miniatures and preparing terrain, as well as any other little nerdiness that may sprout up. Enjoy, and please comment.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Populating Mayhem City 13 (Bobby Jackson's Gangsta Thugs)

Welcome back to the hood of Mayhem, where we will introduce a few more of it's inhabitants.   They are more great figures from Bobby Jackson's line.  They need little enough introduction, so let's go.

Now there's a tough looking crew you don't want to cross, zombie apocalypse or not.  Starting on the far left we have Heavy C.  He may be gangsta, and he may have two pistols, but his too small t-shirt and belly showing make me view this character as almost comedy fodder.   Even his pose makes him look like he's about one step away from falling on his face.  Next up is Shades.   He's advancing with a pistol drawn, and always wears his sunglasses, day or night.   Under his jacket he's got a hockey jersey on (probably Boston, but could be a retro Pittsburgh).  His pants are an urban blue camouflage style that I didn't really plan on doing.  After starting with a blue base, the highlight I choose was far too bright.  So I decided to really over do it with the blue, and then added some black marks as well.  I'm really happy with it, and pretty sure it came out better than it would had I planned to do camo from the beginning.

Next up is Jimmy Money, with his gun lined up for the deadly kill shot.   He's got a dollar sign charm around his neck for his namesake.  For some reason I picture Shades and Money as brothers (no pun intended), and will treat them as such in scenarios.  Last of the crew is Cliff.  He's a lot less flashy than his cohorts.   Perhaps he is a little bit older, and a little more experienced than his fellow gangers, but this is less of a game to him.   It's not about dancing around and posing with your gun sideways.  It's life or death on the street, and for that reason he carries a big gun, the only in his crew to carry more than a pistol.   Cliffs shotgun will probably make him fair better than the others in both modern/urban combat and a zombie apocalypse.  

All in all, these are great figures.  I have a harder time picking a favourite out of this crew.  Jimmy Money and Cliff are probably my favourite.  If I had to choose one, it would probably be Cliff, just for his uniqueness in weapon choice.

The gang is growing into quite a force.   I'm really satisfied with what they bring to the table.   Here is a picture of them so far:

Thanks for reading, all comments are appreciated.


  1. Don't know how i missed this this morning but hey ho.

    Great stuff. You have quite a little posse of bad asses. You could alway pick up the Jamician posses from Wargames Foundry to use for these for when the get better equipped

  2. I've thought about grabbing some of the Jamaicans from Foundry, but unlike most of their sets, I do not like all the figures in each group. Eventually, I'll probably get them, but they are not a priority at the moment.

  3. Great figures. great paint jobs. I do like how you have personalised them by giving them names and/or nicknames. Always a good thing to do in my book!

  4. Well done! These boys should be able to clean their Hood just fine!

  5. Thanks guys, appreciated.
    I don't give all my figures names, especially guys that will fill multiple roles (and some of these guys will do that too). But Jackson's thugs have too much character to not name them, plus its fun to give them 90's style street gang names too.

  6. Awesome Adam,they all look very GangStaR, the ultimate showdown: Vampifans Clowns Vs your GangerZ this I would like to see !

  7. The detail is amazing! Nice work sir

  8. Great figures and paint jobs, superb additon to your zombie set-up Adam. Great colour choices.

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