Friday, 17 August 2018

Unboxing The Devils Run - Skinners 'iScream Van'

"Can you hear those melodic chimes?..."
The iScream Van is a 'Skinners' models 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...

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 Skinners
Originally a number of infighting and savage gangs, the Skinners became a force to be reckoned with when the sociopath known as Skulltaker murdered his way to the top. Now the madman can call upon any of the wasteland gangs...and if they don't come? Well there is a reason why he is called The Skulltaker!

iScream Van
Can also be used as the Conundrum Contraption or the Grandeur ...

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.

iScream Van - Unassembled
Here's a picture of the unassembled parts...or part in this case...

iScream Van - Stat and Upgrade Cards
The iScream Van comes with five cards. One of these is a vehicle stat card, one is a character card for the driver and three are weapon or vehicle upgrade cards. Some of these upgrades are generic so in theory could be used on any vehicle if you were up for some conversion work, a few however are specific to the Skinners faction.

There are also cards in the Kickstarter version of the Hells Highway starter set that allow you to use the model as the Conundrum Contraption manned by the 'Snoop Troop'. They are in this article HERE should you be interested which also covers the rest of the Hells Highway starter set.

Note - The vehicles are roughly 20mm scale so are compatible with games that use Matchbox or Hot Wheels models.

iScream Van - Assembled
The iScream Van comes in one piece though does need some minor clean-up work.
Here's a few close-up pictures as well...

iScream Van - Painted
Here's an official picture from their website of a painted version of the iScream van.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome
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