It's the first Sunday of Zomtober (see Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer or Brummie's Wargaming Blog if you don't know what this is about). Since I signed up for this event, I am required to present a relevant figure which I've completed recently. So, here we go...
I've decided that my Zomtober entries will each have a pair of figures: a
survivor duelling with a zombie. This goes beyond the strict
requirement of a single model, but I think I can take it!
The result of this method is that I tend to have many figures on my model-making table that are all at different stages of painting. Sometimes it seems like it takes forever to finish a figure because it's been on the bench for quite a while, but in reality I suppose my throughput is fairly high.
Anyway, there we are. Zomtober, week 1 - done!
Week 2's entry is here -->
These are wonderful and I love the mash up idea, I feel inspired!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Michael. I hope your inspiration last long enough for action!Delete
Looks great Colgar. I love the idea of a duel. Also, I'm pretty sure requirements say AT LEAST 1miniature per week :PReplyDelete
That's right - *at least* one figure. So 2 will count, then :-) .Delete
Nicely done. Been trying the nylons/sheer thing on a model recently myself, and i am the same in using up a colour across multiple models, with loads on the go - you are not alone!ReplyDelete
I'm not convinced that I've got the nylons quite right, but it'll pass the 3 foot test, I think.Delete
Nicely done the pink looks great and the kitbash shows how versatile the two kits can be.ReplyDelete
They are indeed very versatile kits, though a bit repetitive if you only have one of them.Delete
I don't do many figures in pink, so this was something of an experiment for me :-) .
Looking good. I like your conversions. Good use of the kits from Wargames Factory.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ironmonk. As I just replied to Simon, you get exponentially more out of these kits when you have a selection of parts from several different boxes.Delete
Looks good, I have yet to pick up the zombie vixens, did she come with the machette or did you add that yourself?ReplyDelete
No, the machete came with the "Survivors: The Women". The parts from that kit are quite compatible and can be mixed with the zombie vixens easily, though careful planning is needed to pick pieces whose level of animation matches.Delete
Thanks, Ray. It's not my best work, but it'll do :-) .Delete
I don't know if it's deliberate, but Michelle's outfit has a bit of a Wonder Woman vibe about it. Deliberate or not, it works.ReplyDelete
Look forward to the next duel.
No, I wasn't thinking of Wonder Woman, though now that you mention it I can see why you might be reminded of her.Delete
You'll have to wait a week for the next duel :-) .
Nice one C6. Love the idea of painting matched pairs of zombies and survivors for Zomtober. Looking forward to seeing the next match-up.ReplyDelete
This pairing looks like a bit of a mis-match on paper, shoe vs machete, but when one of the combatants is a one-armed zombie, you can't count out the plucky survivor! The sense of narrative is just great.
I agree; normally I wouldn't give much odds on the shoe. However, I prefer my zombies slow; a fit & healthy adult who isn't taken by surprise has a good chance of fending off one such creature.Delete
Women taking their shoes of to fight is so Jerry Springer. Are they sisters and did they each sleep with the same boyfriend called Clyde and live in the same trailer get high and have alcohol dependency issues? Well they do in every Jerry Springer I have ever seen.ReplyDelete
Matched pairs are a very good idea. darn wish I had thought about it. Maybe we should sort out a "duel" competition for the new year.
I like the mix and match approach very effective.
You've got to stop watching day-time TVDelete
Well, I think that one of them being a zombie is probably a better reason to fight than some crude TV show. I tend to agree with Zabadak: you're watching too much rubbish :-) !Delete
The "duel" idea wasn't planned over a long period - it just came to me when I took these 2 figures into the daylight to be photographed. Still, it seems to have worked well...
It's on at 4am when I get up for work...... not daytime! Also not so much choice that time of the morning!Delete
Great looking minis! I need to pick up some of those Wargames Factory kits, as I like converting figures, and the WF kits sound(and look) perfect for that.ReplyDelete
If you like converting figures then these newer WF kits are great. A little care is needed to match up suitable parts, mind. I recommend having a look at The Color Blind Model Painter's blog; he's gone further than I have with this: http://thecolorblindmodelpainter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/plastic-figure-mash-ups.htmlDelete
Damn you C6 those are very good (my money is on the machete). Alas I'm currently not fully operational in the eye department, but there may still be time for me to join in, in the last week.ReplyDelete
You painting technique is very similar to my own for civilians, namely:
Put down whole lot of figures ready to paint,
Paint a colour on lots of differing parts of them
Repeat with different colours until finished.
It seems to take forever, but one day you have a whole host of figures ready !
Works for me anyway.
Hope your eye gets better soon!Delete
Yes, that's pretty much my technique, except that I don't necessarily start a whole bunch of figures at the same time (more are added to the pool fairly constantly). Indeed, some of the models on my desk have been there for at least a couple of years, never having quite made it to that last colour or two!
Yowssa what a great cameo. Well done.ReplyDelete
To be honest I prefer "unarmed" zombies but I like what yo've obtained...ReplyDelete
The shoe armed girl is fantastic, really a day one survivor... ;)
Almost all of my zombies are unarmed, but I'd like to throw in an occasional one that's a little more dangerous :-) .Delete
As for the survivor with the shoe, at least she's *trying* to defend herself - she hasn't just given up!