Sunday, 29 October 2017

Zomtober 2017 (Week 5)

My Week 5 Zomtober minis are done - another set of five Shambling Zombies from Meridian Miniatures' Tooth and Sword range. To be honest, I had planned to paint a contemporary Zombie too, but I have been feeling unwell for most of the week so decided to concentrate on these five alone which ultimately meant getting more minis painted overall - a 'good thing' in my book!

The painting is pretty simple and uses my usual Zombie flesh recipe, with Vallejo Model Color Green Grey as a base, some VMC Burnt Umber mixed in to shade, then highlights by adding VMC Basic Skin Tone. The eyes are graduated from VMC Sky Grey down to Silvergrey. To speed up the painting I used VMC Camo Black Brown mixed in to shade the various trouser colours.

With these done I hope to get some Tooth and Sword Adventurers and some Impact Minaitures chibi Monsters painted over the next couple of months (while also cracking on with my G.I. Joe Project again), but as ever my plans will probably change with a whim!

Finally, well done to every blogger who participated in this year's Zomtober, well done to everyone, and hopefully we will all sign up again next year!


Zomtober 2017 blog roll (click blog names for links):
  1. Brummie's Wargaming Blog - Simon
  2. Four Colour Super Minis - Rob
  3. Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer - pulpcitizen
  4. Fantorical - Blaxkleric
  5. Mike's Random Wargaming Meanderings - Mike C
  6. Saturday Mornings - Ivor Evans
  7. 28mm Victorian Warfare - Michael Awdry
  8. Miniature Mayhem - Terry Silverthorn
  9. ANYTHING BUT A 1! - Clint
  10. Cheaphammer!!! - Kieron
  11. The Wargame Addict - Wargame Addict
  12. Lead Reckoning - Fred Jackson
  13. da Gobbo's Grotto - Wargaming blog - da Gobbo Grotto
  14. Never Mind The Jankers - Roy Williamson
  15. Paintbrush and Superglue - Matt
  16. Dizbusters Gaming Ephemera - Phil Curran
  17. Wargaming With Barks - Barks
  18. Thoughts of a Depressive Diplomatist - Edwin King
  19. EndTransmission's gaming stuff - Paul Smith
  20. Colgar6 and the Infinite Legion of Toy Soldiers - Colgar6
  21. dead lead project - myincubliss

24 comments:

  1. They look like teenagers that have been forced out of bed too early. Joking aside, they do look really good.

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    1. LOL, I thought they looked like boy-band members with their hair! :)

      Thanks Fred. :)

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  2. They look excellent dude and five is a fab quantity to get done despite feeling crappy. Nice job mate

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    1. Cheers mate. :)

      I am glad to have enjoyed a productive month. :)

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  3. You are clearly the light for my painting moth, PulpCitizen. You post up some awesome looking chibi and suddenly that's all I want to paint myself. I think your blog should come with a warning to all flitterbugs like me ;-)

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    1. Thanks for the kind words mate. :)

      I do try to live up to the 'eclectic' tag! :)

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  4. They look like Westlife. Westunlife? Westdeath?

    Anyway, they’re cool.

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    1. Cheers Kieron. :)

      They certainly do have that Zombie boy-band look! :)

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  5. Those are some suspiciously cute zombies!

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  6. Cool cartoony figures Pulp! As I have tons of Zombies & expansions to paint, I will be back next year!

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    1. Thanks Terry. :)

      Like you I have a stockpile to work through, so plenty of Zomtobers to come! :)

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  7. Brilliant! At first glance I thought they were South Park zombies :) Thanks again for organizing this year's Zomtober, it was a really great month and a real treat to participate. And now I have whole bunch of new blogs to follow, thanks again :)

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    1. Thanks Ivor. :)

      Thanks for joining in. It has been great to see so many bloggers this year and we hope for something similar in 2018. :)

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  8. These are wonderful and what a great way to finish the month off!

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  9. These zombies are somewhat reminiscent of the Kodama (forest spirits) from "Princess Mononoke". If so, then they're essentially harmless, right :-) !

    As others have already said, thanks again for organising "Zomtober". The event seems as popular as ever, so far as I can tell.

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    1. Thanks Colgar6 - it has been great to see so many participants this year from something that started as a potentially throwaway idea between Rob and me six years ago. :)

      Not familiar with that movie unfortunately. :)

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  10. The problem with posting a late comment is that everyone else has already stated the obvious and come up with the witty remarks ;-)
    Great work on these guys to finish off the challenge, and a huge thanks to you and Rob for the event - here's to next year! :-)

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    1. Thanks very much Wargame Addict, and hopefully we can count on you to participate next year. :)

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