Sunday, 21 October 2018

Zomtober 2018 (Week 3)

My Zomtober 2018 week 3, and this one was a bit more of a rush compared to the other two. Not a panicked completion, however my weekend has been occupied with other hobby stuff, not leaving much time for painting.

This Zombie is from Crocodile Games, and completes my 'grey suit triad' (as seen together in the bottom picture). Aesthetically, the feet are a bit on the big side (a funny contrast to the 'small' feet of the Cold War stuff).

I picked up the two packs of Crocodile Games Zombies for the cops that they included (this was before Studio Miniatures did some American cops for their range), which means I have had this mini lurking around since at least 2011, possibly a bit longer...

I don't imagine I will paint more than one Zombie for next weekend, but I hope to get some more painting done this week on my Kitbash Games stuff, with both Alpha Male and Soldier Hex underway.


Zomtober 2018 blog roll (click names for links):
  1. Four Colour Super Minis - Rob
  2. Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer - pulpcitizen
  3. Brummie's Wargaming Blog - Simon
  4. Cheaphammer!!! - Kieron
  5. Miniature Mayhem - Terry Silverthorn
  6. Dizbusters Gaming Ephemera - Phil Curran
  7. The Wargame Addict - The Wargame Addict
  8. Saturday Mornings - Ivor Evans
  9. The Lost and the Damned and the Stunted - Dai
  10. Dead Lead Project - myincubliss
  11. Colgar6 and the Infinite Legion of Toy Soldiers - Colgar6
  12. Anything But a One! - Clint

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

The Cowl (Kitbash Games)

Amid Zomtober outputs, The Cowl adds to my burgeoning development of the Kitbash Games Supers Unlimited range, and even though I love them all, is probably one of my favourites. I hope to launch the range via crowd-funding in January 2019.

The Cowl is the latest in a line of shadowy heroes who have used the power of a mystical cowl in the pursuit of good. The history and experience of each preceding Cowl imprint on the hood, offering guidance to the next wearer until their time finally comes to an end. The current Cowl focuses on street-level super-crime in Louisiana's Rivière Noire, while also serving as  member of the Covenant of Justice. Averse to taking lives unless there is no other option, she primarily relies on special less-than-lethal ammunition for her trusty guns.

In the run-up to the January launch expect to see more detail about rules for the game and range over on the Kitbash Games blog, including this sneak peek here: https://kitbashgames.blogspot.com/2018/10/supers-unlimited-beta-cards.html

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Zomtober 2018 (Week 2)

Two weeks of Zomtober down, and two minis painted, without the usual mad-rush panic setting in!

Like last week's Zombie, this one is part of my grey suit triad. This one is another Cold War Miniatures Zombie, however, the mini is intended to be a priest, but as the dog collar wasn't too clear i ended up painting him as a suited Zombie. While I was finishing this one off I started on the final triad Zombie, which I hope to finish next week.

Painting all this grey has also helped with a non-Zomtober mini, as I managed to get some work done on one of my range of supers (The Cowl - I hope to finish her this month).

Zomtober 2018 blog roll (click names for links):
  1. Four Colour Super Minis - Rob
  2. Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer - pulpcitizen
  3. Brummie's Wargaming Blog - Simon
  4. Cheaphammer!!! - Kieron
  5. Miniature Mayhem - Terry Silverthorn
  6. Dizbusters Gaming Ephemera - Phil Curran
  7. The Wargame Addict - The Wargame Addict
  8. Saturday Mornings - Ivor Evans
  9. The Lost and the Damned and the Stunted - Dai
  10. Dead Lead Project - myincubliss
  11. Colgar6 and the Infinite Legion of Toy Soldiers - Colgar6
  12. Anything But a One! - Clint

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Zomtober 2018 (Week 1)

My Zombie for Zomtober Week 1 is done! Thankfully this one wasn't too much of a challenge, so I was able to finish it in a couple of hours while dabbing bits of paint on a couple of other Zeds to get ahead of myself for this year.

My 2018 painting plan is a trio of Zombies in grey suits (returning to my triad approach I used in previous years), plus a Zombie Rabbi. I expect next week's mini to be another grey suit Zombie.

Zomtober 2018 blog roll (click names for links):
  1. Four Colour Super Minis - Rob
  2. Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer - pulpcitizen
  3. Brummie's Wargaming Blog - Simon
  4. Cheaphammer!!! - Kieron
  5. Miniature Mayhem - Terry Silverthorn
  6. Dizbusters Gaming Ephemera - Phil Curran
  7. The Wargame Addict - The Wargame Addict
  8. Saturday Mornings - Ivor Evans
  9. The Lost and the Damned and the Stunted - Dai
  10. Dead Lead Project - myincubliss
  11. Colgar6 and the Infinite Legion of Toy Soldiers - Colgar6

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Zomtober 2018 - Zomtober VII!!

Zomtober VII - Son of Zomtober!

The seventh annual Zomtober is  upon us - that time of year when bloggers like my buddies Rob (click here for his blog), Simon (click for his blog here), Kieron (click for his blog here) and myself commit to getting some more Zeds or Survivors painted. One can never have enough dead lead!

The rules
The Zomtober rules are simple.

To take part you just need to paint or finish painting one Zombie or Survivor (or more!) each week, in any scale you like, posting it to your blog by that week's Sunday (we use Sunday's as the end of each Zomtober week). These can be minis you started and abandoned, or a brand new project - that is up to you!

What that means posting one or more newly painted/finally finished Zombie or Survivor minis each week on or before the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th of October 2018.

Anyone commenting on this post and who participates will get added to the blog list below (and feel free to do something similar on your own blogs - as the word spreads, more and more bloggers can be involved!). In previous years we have had over 20 bloggers involved, and it would be great to beat that this year. So without further ado, welcome all to this year's Zomtober!

Zomtober 2018 blog roll (click names for links):
  1. Four Colour Super Minis - Rob
  2. Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer - pulpcitizen
  3. Brummie's Wargaming Blog - Simon
  4. Cheaphammer!!! - Kieron
  5. Miniature Mayhem - Terry Silverthorn
  6. Dizbusters Gaming Ephemera - Phil Curran
  7. The Wargame Addict - The Wargame Addict
  8. Saturday Mornings - Ivor Evans
  9. The Lost and the Damned and the Stunted - Dai
  10. Dead Lead Project - myincubliss
  11. Colgar6 and the Infinite Legion of Toy Soldiers - Colgar6
  12. Anything But a One! - Clint

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Mayhem (Kitbash Games)

Mayhem is another mini for my upcoming range of supers characters from Kitbash Games. Like Granite and Immolator, he was sculpted by Sergio Alonso.

Mayhem is a washed-up pro-wrestler turned supervillain due to the machinations of a trickster god. With newly-acquired super-strength, he and his tag team partner Alpha Male have begun to wreak havoc on Empire City. Mayhem revels in destruction and certainly lives up to his name!

As more minis get ready for the table I will start to reveal more about the game rules for this range. Next in the queue is Alpha Male, then on to The Cowl, Soldier Hex and The Arrow!

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Immolator (Kitbash Games)

Immolator is the latest mini I have finished for my upcoming Supers Unlimited range (Kitbash Games. She was sculpted by the uber-talented Sergio Alonso Leon (who also sculpted Granite and Big Brain).

Immolator is an alien marooned on Earth, on the run from her own empire. Her natural selfishness and drive for power has drawn her to the ranks of the Shadow Axis and its leader Tyrant. She bides her time for now, but will soon vie for power against her fellow supervillains.

I decided to try and follow the colour scheme laid out in Immolator's art as far as I could, which offered up a couple of challenges, but overall I am fairly happy with how she turned out. Next up - Mayhem and Alpha Male.