Friday, 24 October 2014

Zomtober - workmen, prisoners and a tyrant!

I'm a little late on this update (again!) - these figures were finished a week ago. I decided to go with a theme for some of the zombies I had left to finish (as I've done with the hunters from the last update and the prisoners from Zomtober 2013) and chose to paint a group of 6 of them as construction workers.
These zombies were already assembled and undercoated, so rather than select particular parts and assemble them as construction workers, I pulled out 6 that I thought would work well as workmen. A couple of the zombies I had remaining have the hardhat, so they fit this perfectly, plus I picked out a few that had the jacket on - I thought it'd work well painted as a hi-vis vest. I also found a metal zombie from Studio Miniatures, which I'd swapped the head of.
I also had these Horrorclix figures based up and thought they'd fit the prisoner theme quite nicely, so painted them to fit in with the prisoners from last year. 
Finally, this beast! A Plague Stage 1 from Deadzone - I picked up this guy nice and cheap alongsider a character I wanted from Deadzone (The Survivor) and thought that he'd fit nicely as a sort of Resident Evil-style "End Boss" for my zomb-apoc games. There wasn't much to do with the paint job, so I gladly admit that I went overboard with the gore... Hah!

I'm getting close to the end of my unpainted zombie stuff now! I've been reading the most recent Walking Dead issues and I'm buzzing with ideas for a rival faction of survivors for my players to go up against! I'm off to the Fiasco wargames show on Sunday, where I'll be picking up a set of the Wargames Factory plastic male survivors to come up with some more organised groups of survivors - I currently have sort of "special characters", so some Walking Dead-style "normal survivors" will be good!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Zomtober - A bunch of stinkin' Zeds!

Studio Miniatures plastic zombies - decided to paint these in a mini Dawn of the Dead homage - a bunch of hunters who were having a field day at the start of the zombie apocalypse. It didn't last.
A Horrorclix human/plant hybrid - he'll just be mixed into the rest of the horde as a zombie that spent too long submerged in a swamp... I bought a pot of Citadel Nurgle's Rot that I decided to use on this gentleman, so he's nice and slimy.
More soon!

Delayed Zomtober

Well, it's taken a while (work.), but I'm finally on my feet and attacking the horde!

Here's what I've pulled out of the To-Paint boxes/drawers/piles...

Painted stuff soon!

Saturday, 4 October 2014

6MMRPC September Recap

Time for the September 6 Month Mountain Reduction and Painting Challenge round-up! I'm going to dive straight in with a little bit on what each blogger has got upto! If I've somehow missed anyone off the list, please comment below and I'll update as soon as possible!
  1. The Spider Web of History - Dave has managed to get a bunch of stuff finished - he's mainly been stuck in the Dark Ages and has managed to complete a lovely unit of Viking Beserkers, a bunch of warriors, some townsfolk, a lovely scratchbuilt terrain piece and has managed a big chunk of assembly of various plastics! As usual, Dave can also be found over on Instagram as irishjaeger
  2. Mik's Minis - Mik started off well over on Instagram painting up some Omega Protocol figures, but slowed to a halt later in the month.
  3. Tiny Solitary Soldiers - Spacejacker finished off some lovely aliens (Prang from 15mm.co.uk) - you can find more of his work on Instagram.
  4. dead lead project - Olly has been getting some work done repainting the WotC Star Wars pre-paints - lovely work indeed! You can also find him over on Instagram.
  5. The Lost and the Damned and the Stunted - Dai has been working on a lovely mix of stuff - I love the barbarian and the Red Box Games necromancer in particular! 
  6. Tower of The Archmage - David has been working on some of the lovely Reaper Bones figures - the blue-skinned orcs look great!
  7. Random Encounters - tomw has painted a bunch of different knights and other metals, plus used one of his Jokers in order to take up an "offer he can't refuse" on a bunch of Foundry blisters. To be honest, if I'd seen that offer, I'd have been tempted myself!
  8. Paintbrush and Superglue - Matt has finished some PLA, a lovely officer for his partisans (what an awesome figure!) and is also partaking in Zombtober, having completed a survivor for the first week.
  9. Planet Ares VI - Stroezie has completed a load of lovely 6mm sci-fi vehicles!
  10. Grey Wolf Studio - Dave C (so many Daves in this challenge!) has now migrated to blogspot and has got started on a massive amount of figures this month - lots of priming and basecoating - check out his posts for the enormous task before him!
  11. Mad Tin Hatter has finished off a nice batch of Flames of War figures, but a house move has somewhat stalled the productivity...which is entirely understandable!
  12. Horsewood Inc. has been working on various 40k figures - lots of nice kitbashes from various sets, including the old Warzone plastics!
  13. Pants of War - Spiro got off to a good start with some lovely Forgeworld Warmaster terrain, but things slowed due to family issues - I look forward to more lovely paint from him in the near future!
  14. Miniature Insurrection - (another!) Dave has been working on Napoleonics, some lovely rocky spires to add to his terrain collection, but had a donation from a mate of various bloody lovely blister packs of old lead (well, white metal...) - I'm green with envy!
  15. Rust and the City - Cameron has been working hard and getting loads done - lots of Flames of War stuff! Check out his lovely crisp painting and the fantastic bases on his 15mm infantry!
  16. Bloodthorn Studios - a latecomer to the party but equally welcome! It's never too late to try and reduce your lead mountain! Bloodthorn will be working on Malifaux and Sedition Wars!
Once again, if I've missed anyone out, tell me in the comments! I'm also planning on putting up a round-up of the stuff I've completed this month too (plus, I got a lightbox, a beauty of a backdrop from Hangar 18 and some new lights!) once I get around to taking good pictures!