Sunday, 30 October 2016

Zomtober 2016 (Week 5)

Another Zombie painted, and I have managed to meet this year's Zomtober quota despite struggling with painting motivation for the last few weeks. I actually started another mini as I thought I was not going to manage this one, but then suddenly this weekend momentum caught and he got there in the end (leaving me with another part-painted Mutant Zombie - LOL!).

This mini was prepared years ago, as evidenced by his black undercoat, but he never got further than undercoating unlike some of the other minis I finished off for this year's Zomtober. The mini is one of the many Studio Miniatures Zombies that I have in my 'lead mountain' (enough to keep me going for a lot of Zomtobers to come to be honest!).

I like the fact that the Zombie is shuffling around with a katana embedded through his torso! Makes you wonder what happened to his attacker!

In previous years Zomtober has spurred on other painting, but not this time. However, I met my target which is the most important thing, and the horde has grown a little more which is always positive.

Finally, once again I have to say it has been brilliant to see so many participants involved in Zomtober 2016 each week, and I hope to see as many of the bloggers who have been involved this year striving to do so again next year. Well done guys!

22 comments:

  1. Lovely work PulpCitizen, and another great advertisement for the characterful sculpts of "Studio Miniatures". I'm really going to have start painting some of mine!!

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    1. Thanks Blaxkleric. :)

      I look forward to seeing yours in good time. :)

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  2. Awesome job dude. One of my favourite Studio metal zombies!

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  3. What a great way to round out this year's Zomtober, fabulous job.

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  4. Great stuff! Whoever owned the katana clearly had it for decorative purposes (as most do!) as there it no rhyme or reason for it to be at that angle. :)

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    1. Cheers Kieron. :)

      Definitely logic-defying, I'll give you that. Some kind of death from above attack leaping off a low building? :)

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  5. Unless they did a flying leap with a downward stroke, how on earth did they manage that blow? Cool mini though!

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  6. Great to see these miniatures, as I own not a single one of them! Well done Pulp!

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    1. Thanks Terry. :)

      I have been impressed over the years to see a few of the same minis in Zomtober outputs between contributors, so it is nice that some may be less well-known to others. :)

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  7. Haha, this guy is something different compared to a regular zombie.
    He looks like a zombie cowboy geezer, but for some reason he got dismembered and stabbed by a Katana. A great miniature and a lovely paintjob.
    I'm not entirely sure whether or not I like the purple jacket though.
    It doesn't fit in with his cowboy hat, but at the same time, neither does the Katana ;-).

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    1. Thanks Wouter.

      I don't think he is supposed to be a coyboy, but a 'hobo' of sorts (note his very bushy beard and long hair, the patched knee on his trousers, and the holes in his clothes which seem unrelated to his wounds). :)

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  8. I do like what you've done with this guy, another great Studio sculpt

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    1. Thanks a lot Zabadak. :)

      I think a very characterful sculpt, and for certain most of my Zed mountain of unpainted minis remains Studio stuff, so plenty for me to look forward to in future years. :)

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  9. This guy is a comical sculpt! Very cool and I like the colours you've gone with. Good one to finish zomtober with!

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    1. Thanks very much for the kind words Dai. :)

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  10. It might seem such a minor detail but key to this whole piece was his white eyes. That completely sold me about this piece. He looks great ... in a zombie way of course. :)

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    1. Thanks. :)

      It is a slight off-white (VMC Silver Grey) that all my Zeds get. :)

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