Wednesday, 31 October 2012
This could have been finished at the weekend, except for my sojourn with Rob to some VBCW gaming in Evesham (read about here on Rob's blog).
So the last bits and bobs of painting were completed over the past two nights.
In all I hit the minimum target which is pleasing. Considering I had painted so little in the last few months I suppose I should be satisfied with doing even just 5 minis.
This Boss Zombie is from the same pack as the last one and is by Studio Miniatures. Base as usual is by Fenris Games to tie my horde together.
So Zomtober ends, and my horde (ha-ha - a genrous definition if ever there was one) has grown by 5. Well done to all who participated. There will be next year I reckon...
Sunday, 21 October 2012
That means my current 'horde' stands at 19 minis, and if I hit the Zomtober target it will mean a twenty five per cent increase since last year.
I love the irony of this mini - a fat Zed in sweats!
I feel my painting rustiness has subsided, so this is probably the most satisfying of the minis painted so far this month, and the nice big surfaces probably helped in that. The skin toe is my usual Zed-recipe of Vallejo Green-Grey base, with highlights of a Green-Grey plus Basic Skin Tone mix at 2:1, 1:1, and finally 1:2 ratios, with some very thin Devlan Mud as a wash.
The mini is a from a pack by Studio Miniatures, with the usual (for me) base choice from Fenris Games.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Sunday, 14 October 2012
The Zombie on the right is Hasslefree (sculpted by Matt Lord rather tan Kev White); I am clueless as to the origin of the other one.
I think I now the problems I had with these, and I think it relates to by current 'black' technique and the drapery on these minis. I was not overly impressed with the way the drapery has been sculpted, and consequently I struggled with painting it, it probably does not suit the technique I tried. They should be fine amid the horde however, so no great problem. Bases are the usual Fenris.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
|The Stone men Of Resurrection Island|
Well they were sprayed grey, had a few different shades of grey daubed on top, then a couple of lighter greys dry-brushed over that. Simples.
Add a couple of washes (Secret Weapon Black-Green wash thinned with water and and Army Painter Dark Tone again thinned down heavily).
Not the most amazing painting ever, but they are now as I want them.
Sunday, 7 October 2012
Readers may recall that Rob threw down a challenge to paint five Zombies this month (which we renamed Zomtober in deference to the undertaking), and today I have been busily working on three, of which this is the first completed. the others are not quite done, but they get me 'ahead' as it were for next week and maybe the week after.
Onwards then with Zomtober, and if you want to join in please comment and label your own blog posts/threads Zomtober and I will give you a plug on the Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer.
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
|Click image for link|
Hendybadger (of Tales of a Tabletop Skirmisher) has launched a fund-raising project in aid of Cancer Research UK.
The premise is simple and details can be found in the Tales of a Tabletop Skirmisher post here.
More and more prizes have been added to the mix from all sorts of great manufacturers.
Hendybadger wants as many participants as possible as there are tons of prizes available (see this post here); so grab a mini, paint it pink and enter into this great fund-raiser.
|The statues of Resurrection Island?|
They come with a couple of holes (for retail tags to feed through) which needed filling and so since they have needed a little green-stuffing, I will be repainting them. They are pictured with June Summers (Pulp City) to show scale.
The Easter Island heads (maybe Resurrection Island could be a 'location' in the southeastern Pacific Ocean?) will be painted a basic stone grey. I can see these used on Kodo Island (Pulp City), as well as for Pulp or Victoriana gaming, or maybe even sci-fi on some back-water planet.
|Unusual rock formation|
Expect more pictures when they are painted.
Monday, 1 October 2012
Therefore until the end of the Zomtober period I will post an updated Blog-roll for Zomtober participants.
Send more Zombies...
The Zomtober Blog-roll
Four Colour Super Minis
Brummie's Wargaming Blog
Miniatures, Painting and Hobbies