Saturday, 31 October 2015

Zomtober 2015 - Three's A Crowd

 

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:

  1. Spray undercoat Army Painter Necrotic Flesh
  2. 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)
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. Pick out hair and similar details. You can do this across the batch.
  6. Another wash of Strong Tone.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!

 

14 comments:

  1. Very nice. Congrats on painting the zombie backlog! I painted a half undead steam cyborg. It's something I guess :-)

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    1. Hah yeah! That's definitely something, and reminded me that I have a few Malifaux Punk Zombies to paint too!

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  2. Great stuff Chris and a very effective process. Maximum kudos sir. :)

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  3. I'm always keen to pick up new 'recipes' and this one sounds just the ticket - thank you.

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    1. You're welcome mate! It's easy to get the horde sprayed, washed and base done brown, then everything from there is simple :)

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  4. Nice work dude! I'm totally behind next months zombie painting but I think Zedvember has a better ring to it.

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    1. I think you're right Bob! Zedvember it is...although, I ran out of Zeds on November 2nd! Oh well :)

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  5. Lovely job buddy they turned out grand!

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  6. Very nice work, and thanks for the info

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    1. Thanks mate :) you're most welcome!

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  7. You managed to get a damn sight more work finished than me, so well done mate. Any chance of a group shot of your horde for Zomtober?

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    1. Thanks Dai :) I've taken a shot of the stuff I've completed for this year's Zomtober, but I will get a shot of the full horde one of these days - I did one last year, if you have a look through the Zomtober label :)

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