Sunday, October 26, 2014

Zomtober 2014, week 4: final victory, with bonus figs

I am not great at completing challenges, so I am going to bask in the glory on this one. Four figs complete, plus two extra because I made the time! Yes, I know for many of you, completing six figs in a month isn't tough, but for me, it's a minor triumph.

First up, the last of the Zombicide four originally slated for this Zomtober. I am sort of looking forward to painting some dupes of this fig, because all that exposed skin is a great palate for tattoos or fresher gore or what have you. And again, it's another solid pose with a lot of character and detail (like the slash across his back.) So angry!

During the course of Zomtober, one find was reading about the Eclectic Gentleman's triad paint scheme. Like I said, an idea worth stealing.As I knew I'd be getting the challenge done this week, I went down to the Basement Full of Minis and dragged out two figs I'd based and primed many moons back, and never got around to painting. I believe they're both from the late Mega Minis, but don't quote me on that. I used the red from above (Delta Ceramcoat Red Iron Oxide) and kept going.

First up is King. Clearly another Leader type. I was worried about all the details coming out on this one, but they popped right out. Not the best painted fig I have ever done, but easily the best painted fig I have done that quickly. I'm learning more to not just dump everything in a wash, but to use them more selectively and highlight around the details thereafter. Hooray for learnin'. [Sculpt by Zombiesmith, thanks to arabianknight for the correction.]

And lastly, the Thriller. He is definitely a little short next to other 28mm figs, but that works just fine, thematically. And while the Mega Minis sculpt... lacks a lot of detail, I give it style points. I would adore if someone put out a handful of walkers in the Thriller pose, because yes, I am dumb and like throwing my money at cheap jokes.

Three for the week...

 And the final results for the month. A rousing success!

Happy Zombtober everyone!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

heading soon to Pulp City...

Zombicide fig for scale

Just arrived in the mail, my Pulp City giant robot monster, a.k.a. the Mars Attacks Giant Martian Robot (plus one smashed car for appropriate terrain.) It's huge, folks. The question is, should I keep the canpoy clear, and if so, who should I put in the driver's seat?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Zomtober 2014, week 3: ripped!

 Fresh off the night shift, although that jumpsuit has seen better days.

Cause of death: likely whatever jacked up his right side there.

The gang of three.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Zomtober 2014, week 2: saggy!

Minutes to midnight, still on time! Still a couple details I'd like to hit (now that I see the pics fully blown up) but hey.

Such a hard time getting good pictures in this week.

Really, hard time with the pics.

As noted previously, lots of lovely details on these figs push them beyond other board games. Those saggy pants!

The boys of October

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Zomtober 2014, week 1: the Leader

"What do you mean, 'They cut the power'?! How could they cut the power, man? They're animals!"

As noted previously, Zombicide has some great sculpts, and when I was looking for which to get painted up first, this was my go-to starter. As a walker, it's a nice calm-but-intimidating pose, but it's something about the Luthor-ish suit that made me think of him as one of the fabled 'smart' zombie mutations, such as Big Daddy from Land of the Dead, or even one of the liches from Wellington's lovely Monster Island trilogy. 7ombieTV calls them Leaders, hence the use here.

I kept the bases clean, until I figure out a unified scheme for them. Or they will be kept flat, because you know, zombie horde. The edge will be kept gray so it can be used for the board game, to boot.

Meeting Misty, from last year's challenge.