Sunday, 23 October 2016

Zomtober 2016 (Week 4)

Another Zombie done, and another of the long-gestating backlog paint-jobs finally taken out of the painting queue. This one was started a few years ago and abandoned, despite being a totally ace mini and a brilliant nod to Shaun of the Dead. It was undercoated black and I had blocked out some colours before it sat for a few years unpainted. With my primary focus this year on clearing the queue, I kept putting this one off, and it took a bit of work on it for me to start to feel as though it would get finished. Well it is now, which is a bit of a relief!

The mini is from Hasslefree, and I think it is such a great sculpt.  I *think* there is a Survivor version as well.

While painting this, I tried to get an effect I'd be happy with to represent the blood that would have poured down the front of shirt from his torn throat, and I am reasonably happy with it on balance.

Now there is one week to go, and across the blogosphere there has been lots of Zomtober painting action - I look forward to seeing everyone's final outputs. Well done all taking part. :)


22 comments:

  1. Looks great. There are two survivor versions, one stood with bat and shotgun, and the other swinging the bat.

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    1. Cheers mate. :)

      I thought I'd seen them. :)

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  2. Terrific painting PulpCitizen, and well worth the wait imho. Perhaps next Zomtober you'll do one of the survivor versions? Love the shading on the shirt and trousers. Top stuff!!

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    1. Cheers mate. :)

      Survivors are unlikely, but you never know. :)

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  3. Looking good! His left sleeve looks a but too spotless though, some blood splatters on it wouldn't look out of place. It is a great mini, with a lot of character for a mere zombie.

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    1. Thanks Wouter. :)

      I decided to stop on the blood splatters when I did simply to avoid going too far and messing up! :)

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  4. As Kieron says there are two survivor versions from Hasslefree and they've named him Ray

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  5. Brilliant, I love this and don't know why I haven't picked one up myself yet?

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    1. Thanks very much Michael. :)

      It is a great sculpt. :)

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  6. Another excellent miniature Pulp! I have been seeing quite a range of miniatures I have never seen before during this years Zomtober which is quite cool!

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    1. Thanks very much Terry. :)

      I also really love the variety on show each Zomtober, with a great range of influences and sources. :)

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  7. Awesome job dude a fine addition to Zomtober!

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    1. Thanks very much mate, bit by bit I have been getting there, and this is my favourite I have have produced this Zomtober so far. :)

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  8. Yes, VERY SotD. Fantastic mate, well done!

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  9. Yep, cracking miniature and paintwork, if you got the survivor you'd have to get a "Jag" for him and his mate to pinch off of his stepdad.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thanks very much Roger. :)

      I can't see myself doing an Survivors to be honest, just adding annually to my Zed horde will be my focus. :)

      Great film though. :)

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  10. Wow ... getting all those KIV pieces out of the way should feel really good. Lovely whites and skin tones as per your usual high standard. :)

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    1. Thanks a lot. I was happy this was removed from the painting queue after so many years, so Zomtober proved productive for me. :)

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