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It's not quite certain when the Zeta Reticulans started interfering in Earth affairs, but interfere they did. No one paid attention to a few crazed hillbillies or irate cattle ranchers at first, but a pattern began to emerge. They are expert bioengineers and their masterful probulations appear geared towards creating 'sleeper agents.' Some wild-eyed conspiracists insist they have agents in the highest levels of the Earth Government, but this is clearly paranoid raving. It is possible they are remote descendants of the far-flung High Martian empire. (These are Black Cat Bases Aliens. I made a dumb mistake and painted some of their tunics dark purple; it didn't work, but a thin coat of metallic pale blue over it works great. The spaceship is a pepper-grinder lid and a part from a discounted dollhouse grill, plus some earpieces from earphones the cat decided to destroy and some bits and bobs.) The Zeta Reticulans have mastered the matter transmitter and the tractor beam. (Palettes and yellow transparencies.) 50291, Billy Joe, Zombie Hunter, features as a guest star.
I've been working on these since last year, a couple figures at a time. I hope to eventually put together an entire army of them but redneck sculpts aren't that easy to find. The chronoscope zombie hunters/survivors and the new hillbilly are next on the list of acquirements. The car is a 1/32 scale 1970 Plymouth Road Runner from Jada Toys Fast and Furious line. Somewhat over scale, but it looks close enough and is easy to take apart. I resisted the urge to Mad Max it as I wanted it to be more along the lines of a car left in the barn for some years before TSHTF. I chose to use warmer colors to match popular 70s shades and to give it a hint of the General Lee. These two are the first ones I painted and the freehand flannel isn't the best but it give him the look of a regular farmer. The one on the right is a combination of Darryl from the Walking Dead and Rambo. Both are from Wargames Factory Apocalypse Survivors:The Men. Next are Westwind's Redneck Militia. They were fun to paint, especially the cans of Hamms. Berkeley was done as a homage to Ash from Army of Darkness. I freehanded more flannel on Billy Joe and it came out much better than my first attempt and the flag on his hat came out better than I expected. The flock on his overalls was an accident but I'm leaving it as it suggests the white lightning in his jug caused him to stumble a bit. I also am happy with the freehand on his rag. Bobby Jo is the one that I think came out the best. Eventually I'll get them another vehicle and some plasticville mobile homes.