Saturday, 8 October 2016

Unboxing The Devils Run - The Hunters 'Vampyr'

"The original owner had a fatal...accident..."

The Vampyr is a 'The Hunters' faction 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!

The Hunters
The Hunters is the most popular TV show in history, a global phenomenon! Being a Star, even in post-apocalyptic North American, has its perks: the best wheels, weapons and all the gas you could dream of, but you will pay for it with your life.

The gang is lead by the infamous Head Hunter and has a rolling road of support cast, replaced as quickly as they appear. This is real-life bounty hunting where the only certainties are sky-high viewer numbers and...DEATH!

Vampyr joined the Hunter's after murdering the BritAttack Gent: Taff. He is an evil man who thinks little of those around him. He stole Taff's car after the murder and has heavily converted it.

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.

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

Vampyr - Stat and Upgrade Cards
Vampyr comes with six cards. There's a card for his vehicle 'The Unholy' as well as a stat card for Vampyr himself. There's also the character card for the original owner of the vehicle 'Taff' who is part of the Brit Attack faction. Additionally there are three upgrade cards all of which are general upgrades so can be used with any vehicle. The model itself has all three of these upgrades already as integral parts of the model so if for some reason you don't wish to use them all then you'll need to do a bit of converting...

Editors Note - The Circular Saw upgrade should be range '1' not range '4' as stated on the card.

Vampyr - Assembled
This model is a single piece requiring minimal clean-up and as such this assembly guide section isn't very long, lol.

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

Vampyr - 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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