This week, I have mostly been painting zombies...What I should have been doing is finishing, or at least progressing, some of my older hobby projects. In particular, my Saga Scots warband is primed and ready to paint, but lack of completion is holding up even a trial game. My 6mm Napoleonic armies are not quite ready for me to put on a game of Black Powder. And for weeks now I've been intending to make some forest path scenery for a Robin Hood game...
Instead, I've been completing yet more zombies. These are easy to paint because they're familiar (I'm always faced with a bit of inertia when starting a brand new project). However, I don't really need them; I've already got enough zombies for anything other than the most ambitious game. Sometimes you need to do things just because they're fun!
Blue Moon ZombiesClaymore 2012; getting round to painting them in less than 2 months is relatively quick for me! Obviously I haven't finished all of the models in the set, but here are 3 female zombies.
Wargames Factory Zombie Vixenshere. Since then I've made some progress and can display quite a few more. As well as the lifeguard and the maid (seen previously), this picture shows the evening dress and the nurse.
There's not really much left of the second crawler at all! I've modeled some extra guts and stuff spilling out of the torso, though I confess that I found doing this to be rather unsettling.
I've put a rat on the base of the right-hand crawler, just to add a bit of volume to a model that is otherwise fairly insubstantial. This rodent comes from Black Cat Bases and was in a random accessories pack that I bought some time ago.
Finally, a tip: I tend to use Google Images a lot for inspiration when painting. Don't search for "women's football strip" if you want to depict a team player; it won't return the results you expect. Note also that using "uniform" instead of "strip" isn't much better! The internet is a wonderful thing, but sometimes it can be a dark place as well...
They all look fantastic mate. I much prefer metal over plastic its the weight as I pick them up I think with plastic figures especially ones I've had to put together I'm afraid of busting them.ReplyDelete
Nice work sir
I've sometimes put metal weights into the bases of plastic figures, mainly to stop them from drifting or losing their position during games. It does make them heavier to transport, though.Delete
I love your paint jobs on these zombies. I agree that the Blue Moon zombies are amongst the least fresh-looking zeds on the market.ReplyDelete
Thanks. Yes, I was amazed at how many of the Blue Moon figures had no nose! Seems an odd wound or part decomposition to have in such numbers?Delete
Well done mate. The vixen sets are pretty great.ReplyDelete
I have no blue moon zeds my self...Yet.
Again, thanks. I think the trick with the vixens will be to make the figures from the 2nd and 3rd frames/sprues look different from the first ones. After all, many of the poses are quite...distinctive.Delete
I like your z's too and I'm a fan of the Blue Moon ones even if they're a fairly old sculpts now.ReplyDelete
I'm almost convinced toget a pack of the "vixens" too now- - damn you !
The Blue Moon figures are some of the cheapest metal miniatures around, but still quite pricey when compared to the recent plastics. I guess it all comes down to what you want from your figures...Delete