Wastelander update!

bulletcrs211  Another new toy for the Wastelander! We made the shotgun shells a couple of months ago, figuring our hero could use them to trade. But then last week we ran across a cheap breakaway double barrelled NERF shotgun at Wall Mart for $10. And seeing as how we’re all quarantined up, with all kinds of extra time on our hands, BAM! MAX was born! And what’s even more cool, our home-made shells fit perfectly!

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MAX. Sawed-off double-barrelled breakaway shotgun with 9 shot bandolier.

Now the Wastelander is packin’ some serious firepower for when it gets up-close and personal. (Lets just hope the shells don’t misfire.)

Later,
-Bolt-

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the Wastelander! Post-Apocalyptic Costume

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BoltCutter the Wastelander. In costume, in an appropriate setting. Original pic below.

bulletcrs211  After watching ‘Mad Max-Fury Road’, I ran across a YouTube channel called ‘Nuclear Snail‘. Now folks, if you have any interest at all in dystopian scenarios, weather its ‘Metropolis, Mad Max, the Walking Dead, Wasteland Weekend, 1984 or whatever, you’ve got to check this channel out! The very charismatic Dimitri Zaitsev is awesome! He is an artist and crafter that builds post-apocalyptic and dystopian costumes professionally. The awesome part is, he publishes videos with tips, techniques, processes and finished projects with everybody! I watched a couple of his vids and got introduced to the work of Mark Cordory, who does a lot of costume work for Dr. Who. Between these two guys, I got the bug! (No, not the Corona Virus!) The post-apo bug! (Check these guys out and you’ll get the bug too!) So, for the past month and a half or so, I’ve been building my own Post-Apocalyptic costume! Its kind of a mix of military equipment, industrial garb and civilian elements, it kinda got away from me. Below is a pic of the progression and weapons. I hope you like.

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day 62 ———————————————————————————————————————– day 1976. Changes in the Wastelander, post apocalypse

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L to R, T to B; refurbished SMG (boltcutter), shotgun shell bandolier, spare mags for the MG, grenade (IED), .45 cal. pistol (Lucille), .45 cal ammo, trench club (Lil Debbie), grenade (IED), combat knife.

bulletcrs211 Everything was built to last, by hand, from found objects and thrift store finds. The goggles are made from an old set of busted headphones, the Pauldron, (shoulder-pad) is made from a worn out pair of boot tops, the oxygen tank began life as two, 2 liter soda bottles and a few bits and bobs, the pistol and SMG are converted from a couple of $4.99 toy guns I picked up at Wal Mart, the ammo (both .45 and Shotgun shells) are made from wooden dowels, paper and metal washers. The sheathed combat knife is made from a paint stir-stick, (free from Home Depot), the Obi-Wan robe and hood are made from a thrift store table-cloth.

bulletcrs211  The whole idea being that, the Wastelander is a scrounger, re-purposing whatever he finds into something he needs. It was a hell of a lot of fun, and really got the creative juices flowing. I really want to build another costume, but I don’t even know what to do with this one!
“Oh what a lovely day!” – Nux
Lates,
-Bolt-

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REEFER MADNESS!

ottos autos logobulletcrs211  Here’s the latest offering in our Ottos’ Autos line!

semireef1 bulletcrs211  A 50 ft. Reefer Semi Trailer. This little gem comes with separate wheels, (like all of our ground based kits), an optional refrigerator unit, 6 different company liveries, and 2 condition choices. This kit is perfect to flesh out a warehouse loading dock, jam up a street, or use as an objective. We’re putting the finishing touches on a couple of BIG-RIGS to pull this bad boy, and the plans for an interior are on the table, so you’ll be able to pose the rear doors open or closed.

bulletcrs211  Check out all the current TABLETOP HERO kits! If you have any ideas for future releases, or don’t see what you need, drop us a line, we really DO listen. Check back often, you just never know, what you need to make your table great, a TABLETOP HERO kit that will take your table to the next level may already be “in the pipe”!
Happy Gaming! – Bolt

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WHOO! WHOO! All Aboard!

ottos autos logobulletcrs211  Grand Republic Lines, Engine #157 has just arrived in station!

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Locomotive #2- #TE02, Shown in Grand Republic Lines livery, one of three color schemes. GW figure shown for scale, not included.

bulletcrs211  Our previous Ottos’ Autos locomotive had more of a “passenger train” feel to it, but this bad girl is a workhorse. Its a pretty complicated kit, but if built in sub-assemblies, shouldn’t be too tough. She comes in three different branch line color schemes, and two condition choices. This TABLETOP HERO kit features fully position-able trucks just like all of our rail stock. And never fear, Passenger Cars and the ‘Rail Track Pack’ are on their way.

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Dragons Teeth!- #DT01 RAAAWR!

bulletcrs211  Our 48th kit is more crap to get in the way! Dragons Teeth! This simple kit is a single page, providing you with 8 different “teeth”. We mounted ours on some card-stock bases (made from a cereal box), to make them easier to handle and stay in place on the table. Combine them with the Hedgehogs and Concrete/Steel Barricades to really put a crimp in your opponents advance, or create some nasty ‘fields of fire‘.

bulletcrs211  Check out the current TABLETOP HERO catalog! If you have any ideas for future releases, or don’t see what you need, drop us a line, we really DO listen. Check back often, you just never know, what you need to make your table, a TABLETOP HERO, may already be “in the pipe”!
Happy Gaming! – Bolt

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The Engine is Here! The Engine is Here!

ottos autos logobulletcrs211  Engine 358 of the BC&D Railroad has just arrived at the station! And she’s pretty sweet!

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Locomotive #1 -#TE01. GW figure shown for scale purposes only. Not included.

bulletcrs211  This Otto’s Autos kit was a tough one, but well worth it. It was kind of a “Proof of Concept” kit to begin with, started well before any of the other rolling stock. It went through a bunch of changes and redo’s before it got to this point. And as such, this kit comes in just one color scheme, (the BC&D RR), and one condition. This TABLETOP HERO kit features fully position-able trucks just like all of our rail stock. A second kit is in development that will feature multiple liveries, and condition choices. And never fear, Passenger Cars and the ‘Rail Track Pack’ are on their way.

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Engine 358 of the BC&D RR being inspected by the Emperors finest. GW figure shown for scale purposes only. Not included.

bulletcrs211  Now we know there’s gonna be at least one yahoo out there, that’s going to write to tell us, ” that’s not an accurate model of a type 2 blah- XJ blah- 9 blah engine”. And they would be right. This is not a “replica” of a specific engine or type of engine, it is an amalgamation, meant to “represent” a modern locomotive on the gaming table, a job it does quite well. So tell Casey Jones to hook up! We got freight t’ haul!

bulletcrs211  Stay tuned for more exciting  Otto’s Autos kits! And if you have any ideas for future releases, or don’t see what you need, drop us a line, we really DO listen. Check back often! You just never know, what you’re looking for, may already be “in the pipe”!
Happy Gaming! – Bolt

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