Most of my time in September and October was spent painting an Early Saxon army for Saga. I did sneak in a batch of post-apocalypse minis to take a short break from the Saxons.
The Marauders are from Battle Valor Games at http://www.battlevalorgames.com/index.aspx
They make 15mm Fantasy and 28mm Sci-fi, Pulp & Fantasy. Most or all of the 28mm were originally made by Sgt Major Miniatures which went out of business in the mid 2010s. I had seen their ranges at US conventions but hadn't bought any, though my friend Mike had some. In June 2020 I found out from Mike that Battle Valor were bringing these ranges back and I ordered a few packs during their introductory sale. I received them shortly thereafter.
The Battle Valor minis are well-sculpted with minimal flash. On the chunky side of 28mm, with lots of gear; just how I picture they would look wandering through the wasteland. I enjoyed painting them. I have another pack of Waste Marauders with more significant mutations, along with some apes that I will get to someday. They have some interesting packs including cultists and various armed religious groups.
As I was writing this post I received an email from Battle Valor about their Christmas Sale: 30% off through 16 December.
When I was prepping the marauders, I also got out 4 miniatures from the 2019 Aftermath kickstarter. They are now on sale at https://puttymonkey.com/shop/ols/all I never played the Aftermath RPG back in the 1980s, my group preferred Gamma World. They have clean lines, no flash and good details. They also make another human survivor (that I didn't get) and giant mutated rats (waiting in the lead pile).
When painting this batch, I tested out my GW contrast paints on non-zombies for the first time. I also used my normal paints. I wanted to try a different method for flesh using a contrast wash followed by my usual skintone. It was faster and I have been using it since. Overall I am happy with how they turned out and look forward to using them in a game.
Waste Boss in the middle flanked by Waste Marauders (Battle Valor). The Waste Boss looks like he stepped out of a Mad Max film.