Sedition Wars Strain Phase 2 Exoform, “Quasimodo”

The Strain infects living hosts and by forced mutation rapidly transforms them to living weapons incorporating flesh and machine. Each “phase” being a stage og further mutations making the host/victim so much more formidable.

So the phase 2 exoform is a single step up from the unarmed mook cyber zombie…


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The second phase of mutations making it both larger and with the left arm turned into an effing plasma gun!

Too small a base for my tastes though. Even though I have added a metal weight beneath it, the mini keeps tipping over at the slightest provocation.

Damn those Sedition Wars restic minis are fine!


Strain phase 2 exoform #2 “Quasimodo”

From Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster game set

Studio McVey / Cool Mini Or Not


25mm base


Painted so far this month: 20

Painted so far this year: 384

Sedition Wars: The Doom Slayer Vanguard Trooper

Inspirational music:


I play some DOOM every once in a while, and every time I do I think of Sedition Wars (because, let’s face it, the inspiration is apparent.)

Making up my mind to do something about it, I set out to try and make a speed paint version of the Doom Slayer colour scheme. This was the result:

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Starting on a black undercoat, a two-tone brown/leather brown base coat. Olive heavy drybrush, then lighter yellow olive drybrush. Desert tan gun casing and a mix of yellow olive and desert tan for helmet and details. Some black and yellow for bits. Angels dark green on the visor, and just a few line highlights here and there.

Base drybrushed boltgun metal, washed with strong tone quickshade ink and some blobs of red quickshade ink. Solid black rim. Done.


Since the Sedition Wars kickstarter rewards turned out so dissappointing for many backers, the game and its minis have been consigned to oblivion it seems.

McVey Studios apparently have dropped the line entirely, to concentrate on making minis for others. (as in The Others: 7 sins game and such like).

For my part, after getting over the surprise of “premium plastic minis” turning out to be restic, I found the Sedition Wars mins to be quite nice actually. After growing familiar with the material, I find I do not agree with all the internet hate directed towards restic. It is good for it’s use. The Sedition Wars minis also prove that the material can make really good minis.

At any rate, after spending a lot of time prepping all that restic, they have been consigned to the drawers of doom with heaps of other KS minis like Dreadball, Deadzone and Mars Attacks!.

I originally thought I would like to do the Vanguard Troopers like Stormtroopers, all in white and black. Since white and black are inherently hard to do, at least quickly, I put them off and off and after a while moved on to other things.

Until now.

Also, I think these will do nicely for Enforcers for Deadzone and Warpath.


Vanguard Trooper

from the Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster game set.

(if you can get hold of a copy, do so! Great minis even though the game itself was a bit …untested.)

McVey Studios


25mm base


Minivember tally: 14

Painted so far this month: 19

Painted so far this year: 343



The miniatures board game Sedition Wars: The Battle for Alabaster Station from McVey Studios did have a lot of nice miniatures even though it had a lot of problems.

The Strain, a kind of plague (or alien virus whatever) that reanimates dead tissue shaping a series of horrifying stages of adversaries from zombie to full blown demon mecha…also have some interesting variations. Like these Bonecrabs.

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Imagine these scuttling towards you en masse at a rapid clip down a dark, claustrophobic corridor!



The Strain faction

Sedition Wars: The Battle for Alabaster (KS wave 2)

McVey Studios / Cool Mini or Not


25mm base.


Painted so far this month: 7

Painted so far this year: 266

Febuary Painting Resolution, chapters 4-8 + 3 bonus minis!

Staying on target for Februrary:

4. Warhammer Fantasy Battles:

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Warhammer Fantasy old school Ogre Gladiator. I love the old Jes Goodwin Ogre models. So much character!

40mm base, white metal.


5. Warhammer 40.000

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Space Hulk / Warhammer 40.000 Tyranid Genestealer. Painted in the same vein as one I did earlier, this is an exeptionally speedy speedpaint, only taking a few minutes to finish. Several others are on the “assembly line” waiting for some paint to come their way.


6. Finish something that currently stands around half-done on the shelf of shame

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Sedition Wars Hexen Phaedra normal and infeced version.

Who doubles as a coach for my Team Toasters Robot Dreadball team. Hexen Phaedra is obviously a homage to Caprica Six from Battlestar Galactica.

Too bad that Studio McVey messed up the scale on many of the wave 2 minis like these. They are far to small and spindly.

These would have been easier to paint with a white or grey undercoat rather than black.

20mm bases, restic.

7. Dreadball

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Dreadball Xtreme Avaran Treebeast.

The first of the DBX free agent minis to be painted. The colour variations are not really visible in the pictures.

Green base edges as it is a Jack.


8. Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster:

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Sedition Wars Battle for Alabaster Strain Infected A.

Basically your space zombie mutant thing, it is part machine, part necrotic tissue, all terrifying mutant monster thing.



Bonus round 1:

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Wargames Factory Skeleton Warrior.

Test piece. The Wargames Foundry skeletons are really nice, but the parts are thin and the joints only points. The right arm keeps falling off!

I painted this simply by undercoating in bone, and Soft quickshade ink. Then some light grey for teeth. Nothing more.

Good thing this very simple paint job works, I do not think it would have stood up to drybrushing at all. The right arm kept falling off as it was.


Bonus Round 2:

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Reaper Bones canine from 77176: Familiars pack. I did this one as a fox, even though it obviously is a large dog or a smallish wolf. 20mm mantic base.

Bonus Round 3:

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Reaper Bones Fire Sprite from 77196: Familiars 2 pack.

A smaller version of the medium fire elemental.

How to paint a scorched earth base:

Actually quite simple.
A layer of fine sand is glued down with thinned pva.

When dry, paint entire sanded area with very dark brown, almost black ink or thinned dark brown ditto paint. Pure black should be fine as well for this.

Wait until dry and then wait some more to make sure. Some sand always loosens when the paint is wet.

Then dry brush in “rings”following the curve of the base. I did yellowy bone colour first, on the middle two thirds or so, with less on the outermost part.

The bone is a base coat that gives strength to the next coat, bright yellow. I often use bone under yellows (and brown under golds, blue under silver etc)

The outer part is drybrushed green.
Then the middle part is drybrushed yellow, orange and red
The inner part stays the blackish brown. Touch up with thinned black where needed.

And that is that.