Sunday, 5 October 2014

Zomtober: Week 1


       So here it is, deadline day for the first week of Zomtober, and I have to be honest, its not an explosive start. These are the first 4 zombies I will submit to the challenge, if I can do 4 (or more) zombies every week this month I should be able to take the asterix off of my zombie horde label, which is my real aim.

Zomtober zombie count:4



        Humans in wargames always seem to be white, so I have planned to get some other colours mixed into my horde to try for a bit more diversity, and I have to say, I am really pleased with how his skin colour came out. I was really worried it would just be a muddy brown rather than an actual brown skin colour.Now can I work out how to get a variation in darker skin colours?


      The models themselves are from a couple of different manufacturers; the male zombies are sold by hassle free miniatures but I think they are actually from the zombie studio range, while the female is from the zombie vixens box sold by wargames factory I believe.

     Right, I had better get some serious painting done to make the next few weeks a bit more impressive, and I do have some good plans to put into motion.

Thanks for reading this, now I am off to paint some more zombies and read the other entries . . .

14 comments:

  1. Looking good! The mix of skin colours looks great.
    You mention you're looking for skin variations ... Loki's Great Hall has this ~
    http://napoleonicwargamingadventures.blogspot.co.uk/p/vallejo-flesh-sets.html
    Roy

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    1. Thanks gingerbhoy. Thanks for the link, I will definitely follow that up, always up for painting tips.

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  2. Very nice additions to the horde.

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    1. Thanks Simon. Always good to have a motivator like this to get you going with a project.

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  3. That's a cracking start Mike and reminds me that I've got a box of those vixens kicking around somewhere.

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    1. Thanks Michael. Its the weird sort of box that every gamer has stashed somewhere. Have to say they are really nice figures. Dig them out!

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  4. A nice group you have there - the young lady is a favourite. Great stuff.

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    1. Thanks Dannoc. The zombies vixens models were a lot nicer than the male zombies I picked up. Useful sprue for a bit of variety in my horde but other than that I wouldn't buy more. Although I am now looking at some wargames factory male zombies . . .

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  5. Good job on the brown skin. True that most of the mini are painted with white skin. Brown skinned minis add to the diversity. Well done

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    1. Thanks Cerdic. Variety is the key when painting a horde. Otherwise its easy to lose momentum.

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  6. Very nice start to Zomtober, you just have to like these ladies! :-)

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    1. Thanks Toni. I can't fault the wargames factory zombie sculpts at all.

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  7. Great start dude!
    Both those boxes have some nice zombies in them.

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    1. Thanks Bob. I can't argue with that!

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