Thursday, 5 November 2015

Zedvember - The Last Zeds

I managed to finish off the last of my modern zombie figures over Sunday and Monday just gone - here are the results:
A bit of a scenic shot of the completed figures - 4 survivors, 2 special infected and 11 standard zombies.
The last of the zombie horde - these were a pleasure to finish off - I will probably end up adding some others when I get a few different things finished off (sort of like a reward):
  • 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
On to the pictures of the zeds:

Quite a delightful model to paint - a Boomer special infected. These are from Left 4 Dead - they vomit on the survivors which attracts the rest of the normal zombies and explode when shot.
A Charger special infected - another great figure to paint! These are a type of infected who have one arm which grows out of control in size, which they use to batter survivors when attacking them, pushing them away from their comrades to isolate and kill them.
Standard zombies - 4 Studio Miniatures plastics and a rebased and repainted Horrorclix figure (originally a vampire, hence the odd face).
3 metal zombies from the ex-Tengu Miniatures figures now being sold by the brilliant CP Models.
Again, 3 more ex-Tengu.
Two survivors from the Wargames Factory The Males kit - I tried to build up these figures as sensible as possible, utilising the ammo pouches, water bottles and giving them a back-up pistol or knife. 

Another two survivors from the same set - this time, a couple of young lads. Again I tried to go for sensible weapon and equipment choices.
One of the kids got a Wu-Tang Clan t-shirt...

I was elated to have got these finished over two days! It's somewhat amazing for me to have got this far into a project! It's not that I abandon projects regularly (or...ever), it just seems to be the wargamers way to have things on a slow-boil whilst working on other things in between!

Thanks for reading and also many thanks to the many lovely comments - they really do help to keep me motivated!



6 comments:

  1. Absolutely tremendous, the special infected zombies really are very good indeed.

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  2. Wonderful work and a formidable looking group shot. Terrific painting and buckets of gore :-)

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  3. More excellent work, and good luck with Zedvember. :)

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  4. Holy moly, that's impressive output over two short days! And to such a great standard too.

    The Charger is my fav of this lot. Love how you've accentuated his overgrown arm.

    Wu Tang? No child that age should be listening to music of that sort. :P

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  5. Lovely work dude! Great zombies and survivors. Wu Tang 4 life!

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