Sunday, October 9, 2016

Zomtober Week 2


This week I completed a few zombies and a few survivors.  The zombies are in two groups, Zombicide and the Zpocalypse minis.
Zombicide minis color blocked
Zpocalypse minis color blocked
A quick recap of the zombie painting plan - I just block in a few colors and then hit them with a 'dip' of red and black stain and a green/brown wash.  It's a mess, but it does the trick.  It does make painting zombies a bit easier.

Zpocalypse figs after the dip

These are easily the worst figures I have had the pleasure of painting.  They are not quite 28mm scale, closer to 25mm.  They will work as 'filler' zombies for the horde, but as individuals, they are bad.  The female zombies appear to have had their hair fall down around their shoulders, leaving them bald.  I'm just going to get paint on them and call them done.
First batch done
Two Zpocalypse figs and a Zombicide fig for reference
The Zombicide minis are from the Prison Outbreak expansion, season 2 I believe.  They are the typical good quality of Zombicide minis, much better than the messy Zpocalypse figs.  I am painting them in pretty typical prison colors, orange jumpsuits on the prisoners and white shirts over blue pants for the guards.
Survivors for a bonus!
As a bonus, I have three survivors finished as well.  Two are female survivors from Wargames Factory Survivors:Women box set.  I added some rather poor greenstuff to the RPG armed woman, adding in some sweatpants in place of shorts and shoes instead of flip-flops.  The other woman is armed with a bow and carrying an AK.  The third miniature is from Reaper Chronoscope, Candy, anime hero.  I have based her on a Secret Weapons ruined street base.
Group shot!

I have undercoated some more figs, hopefully next week is as productive!

18 comments:

  1. Very cool. The fat kid with the RPG is classic.

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  2. Thats alot of painted zombies... nice job!

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    1. Gotta make the horde bigger somehow! Thanks!

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  3. That's an impressive entry for the week, fabulous stuff.

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    1. Zombies for the horde make for quick painting opportunities. Glad you dropped by!

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    1. They paint up pretty quickly, there's not much detail to work on. Thanks for taking a look!

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  5. Very productive. And I think the painting overcomes the flaws you identified on the Zpocalypse figures. :)

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    1. I agree the Zpocalypse figs turned out better than expected. They should still be better IMHO, but they were cheap... :)

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  6. despite being poor sculps (as you say), I do think hat they've turned out rather well.
    Love the survivors too; I do wish I could have bought the female survivors when they were a available (at a reasonable price!).

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    1. The Zpocalypse figs will work out fine for zombies in a bigger horde, but as individuals they are still pretty poor. Zombie paint wash hides a lot of issues!

      It's a shame Wargames Factory had to fold, their prices were good and overall were a good quality I thought.

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  7. As said above, even the poorly-sculpted minis look good as part of the horde. And at least they didn't ttake too much effort, if I've understood correctly...

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    1. Got that right, the zombie horde method I use is pretty low effort. It all comes out with the wash they get. For the amount of work, I think they look okay.

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  8. Impressive work load you've accomplished there!

    Nice paintwork too.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Wow, Thanks! This is a pretty low-impact painting scheme, it's all blocks of color and a decent wash.

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    1. Great, thanks! I hope to get through the Zombicide figs this year, we will see!

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