23 Mar 2014

Zombies again

Hello guys,

I've been working on hobby related stuff quite a lot lately, yet I kinda feel I have nothing to show you. Following great weather, there is a downpour today, so I didn't want to take photos of the insurgents conversions I was posting lately. I have mostly all done by now, and of those some are more or less successful :P.

Luckily, this means I finally got an opening to show you zombies I've painted a while ago. They are not my best paint jobs, somehow I find zombies boring to paint lately.
They are the "usual" group of 4, with 2 vixens and two studio miniatures male zombies. Again, they all have mostly similar colour palette, which I figured should speed up the painting. While they may look too unified when put together, colours blend in with the rest of the "horde" (that's now betwen 50-60 zombies strong, if you were wondering).


I only got two photos to show you the front and back of the figures. Except for the news guy, they are all striaght out of the box, painted and with some blood splashed. There really isn't much to say about them.

Journalist is a ripped half naked zombie guy that got converted. I don't like my zombies looking all alike and if there's anything I dislike even more, it's overmuscular body showing from under a thorn shirt. Booooring. So, at first, I started sculpting helmet and body armour on him to make him a police man or a soldier...but that's quite boring as well. I was highly influenced by modern combat at the time I was painting those, so I remembered I could always do with a dead reporter. Someone has to risk his life to let the people know what is going on! So...that's it. Eagle eyed readers might notice he has his camera entangled around his feet.

Thanks for looking,
Mathyoo

16 comments:

  1. Nice one!

    And love the camera guy conversion.

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  2. Good to see you back on the zombies Mathyoo.
    Nice work as always. I like your reporter! Painting small groups in similar colours is an excellent way to get through a load of figures, when in the horde you don't even notice the similarity. Zombies are never boring when there's blood to splash about. Can't wait to see rest of the insurgents.

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    1. Ah, I'm not back, those are old :P. And thanks. I don't think I could get myself to paint more than 4-5 at a time, but if I'd manage to make myself keep painting regularly, they'd all be painted pretty fast even with less at a time.

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  3. Nice job on them. The conversion into a reporter has come out nicely Any pics of your horde all together?

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    1. Thanks!
      I'll make sure I take the photo as soon as I'll get arsed to take all out. There are some of my first 28mm miniatures there and I am quite proud of the early batch :D

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  4. Okay, I admit, I totally missed the camera but what a great addition. Very clever and an idea well worth pinching.

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    1. Hah, yes, I figured I need to let you guys know that it's there, as it's black and all :D

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  5. Another four for the horde, which despite your apparent apathy for them is good progress and may well inlcine you towards using them.
    I like the few colours used and they'll be lost in the general mix.

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    1. I was thinking about playing a game, but as I've ditched my town tiles, I only got one 3x2 board, I'd need to get myself another one for 4x3 board, which should be large enough.

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  6. It's always good to have more zombies, isn't it :-) ?

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    1. I'm not so sure in my mind, but there's no chance I'd dare admit that, so, yeah. Certainly. Need more for the horde! :P

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  7. Can't beat a good zombie hoard (well you could with suitable arms.) Nice work there mate.

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