- The Survivors - I have a bunch more to paint, including a bunch of "normal" survivors from the Wargames Factory plastics and a few metal/resin characters
- Vehicles - I've been buying up toy cars for years from various car boot sales - these need some distressing and suchlike
- Buildings - I need a bunch of "whole" buildings - at the moment I only have a couple of ruins that are suitable for zombie-apocalypse
- Scatter terrain and roads - pretty straightforward - the kind of stuff that you could imagine scattered around a town after the outbreak of the apocalypse, plus some zombie bodies to dress the place - I'm thinking about making some sort of press mold so I can duplicate these lots of times
Thursday, 5 November 2015
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
- 3 ex-Tengu Miniatures female zeds - one is a "special infected" of some kind, probably a Smoker
- 6 Studio Miniatures plastic zeds
- 2 CP Models Night Horrors - these are two of the same miniature, but I've slightly reposed one of them to add a bit of variety - they're to be used as Lovecraftian creatures
- 2 Fenris Games Undead - again, two of the same miniature (actually the plastic version from the Cthulhu Wars boardgame and bought very cheaply from eBay) - one has been converted to be an Adherer (conversion idea borrowed from the brilliant Minis by Finch)
- 4 Deep Ones - another Lovecraftian creature (and my favourite by far!) - Reaper Bones miniatures with slight conversions to give variety
Saturday, 31 October 2015
Very happy to have managed to crank out a few more standard zeds today! Pretty easy going - the zombie painting method I have is good for cranking out members of the horde:
- Spray undercoat Army Painter Necrotic Flesh
- Wash with Army Painter Strong Tone (I do this as it helps delineate the details, plus the spray is slightly satin and doesn't take paint brilliantly over the top to begin with - this is almost like a matte layer)
- At this stage I finished my basing - drybrush tan and then stone grey, add flock using PVA and leave overnight, brushing off the excess flock with an old toothbrush.
- Pick out clothing - I normally stick to batches of 3-6 figures or thereabouts, so I use one colour to paint trousers on one, shirt on another, tie on the next. This way, over the numerous groups of similar zeds (especially as I did the Studio Miniatures plastic zombie funding campaign and ended up with 80 plastic zombies) you end up with a decent amount of variation. You can also theme groups as I've done previously - pick suitable clothing options and paint them as workmen or prisoners (see last years Zomtober output).
- Pick out hair and similar details. You can do this across the batch.
- Another wash of Strong Tone.
- Add blood - I've used Tamiya Clear Red with a touch of black acrylic across the horde. This is applied around the mouth, hands, any visible bite marks on the figure.
- Paint base side black.
Obviously this is a really basic way of churning out the horde - I spend a lot more time on survivors and special infected (tank zombies etc.).
I've loved taking part in Zomtober 2015 - so much so that I've decided to continue across into November - Zomvember perhaps? I'm enjoying working on zombies and the Lovecraftian creatures, plus they are two projects where I am quite close to having all of my current purchases for them complete! Imagine that!
Thanks for reading and congrats to the other folks that have participated - I'm behind on my blog reading at the moment but hopefully I'll get up to date and get to comment on your work!