31 October 2022

Wishing you a Merry Zomtober with a Zombie Bear!

 Hey look! It’s a Lesser Spotted Zombear! 

A lovely figure from Great Escape Games’ Dead Man’s Hand range - I picked it up alongside a pair of Wendigo and a zombie Thunderbird (of Native American myth).

I could easily see this being the work of a necromancer in Dungeons & Dragons or even in the Age of Sigmar.

I took part in Zomtober for a long time on the blog, so here’s my token participation, started and finished in the month of October - it was a pleasure to paint, with the final touches being the fresher blood, added earlier today!

15 October 2022

Don't Look Back - Co-op Horror Skirmish Wargame


Hello all!

This is just a quick post to show signs of life! I painted these earlier in the year and was really happy with them! They’re the survivors and killer that come with the Don’t Look Back starter set from Black Site Studios - I’ve heard lots of good things about the game and I’m hoping to get a scenario or two in for Halloween!

The killer is multipart and has a number of head and hand options, plus an optional holster. All the figures were crisply cast in resin! My only wish is that the expansions from BSS were available as PDFs as it’s expensive to get them over here in Northern Blighty!

Let me know what you think - more previously finished figures coming soon!

01 July 2021

Zombie Apocalypse - The Whisperers Return!

Almost 6 (six goddamn years!) ago I built some Whisperers for my zombie-apocalypse games - since their first appearance back then in The Walking Dead comic they've now been included in the TV show (which I've long since stopped watching due to general shittiness!). I decided recently to add some more stealthy killers to them, based on a later comic where they're shown using flaming arrows against a settlement (now ended!) comic series.
I decided that bows and flame weapons would work nicely - in this case I've given the survivor on the left a crowbar, molotov cocktail (unlit) and a shotgun under his tarp/poncho and the survivor on the right is armed with a modern recurve bow.
The tarp/cloak/poncho is meant to offer some protection from the elements as well as disguising the fact that they're armed. This combined with the zombie skin leather suits they create should allow them to blend in with the large herds of zeds. The cloaks are generally paper towel with PVA added.
Here we have another recurve bow and a crossbow.
All of these are kitbashed from a selection of kits - the Male Survivors and Female Survivors from what was Wargames Factory (subsequently bought and sold by Warlord Games, sadly no longer in production), Studio Miniatures plastic zombies (heads and some arms), Warlord Games plastic GIs (various pouches, which a lot of ended up covered in the ponchos!) plus a shotgun from the Warlord Games plastic US Airborne kit.    

I'm using these to tick off both "Kitbashed Model" boxes...
Which takes me to a full house! I can start a fresh bingo board! That leaves me at 1150pts so far this year!

30 June 2021

What I done got did in the rest of June...

Just a quick post with the rest of the stuff I've been on with this month! I was hoping to have more finished for this month but various real life things have got in the way - pretty standard!
I really want to play some co-operative horror games when my friends start coming to visit now that lockdown is almost finished so I worked on these lovely gents!
I also got a bunch of fencing sorted out to go with my previously shown farmhouse and church terrain!
Finally a WizKids Dungeons & Dragons Carrion Crawler - a great mini that I almost finished last month, before it slipped off my desk and lost an antennae! I replaced both with plastic coated wire as you can see in the pic!
So, three Hero or Character squares and one Any Model - the fences don't count sadly as I'm out of appropriate boxes! Just Kitbashed Model boxes left - I have some WIP Genestealer-infected Orlock Gangers for Necromunda that will fit the bill!
I think that takes me up to 530pts with all the additional lines crossed off! I'm planning on taking better pictures of my horror minis and fences in the next couple of weeks and I want to post about the horror project plans soon too - let me know what you think of the above!