24 May 2015

East Street Games Survivor and Zombie

Hi guys,

I will skip the apologetic introduction and I will dive right in - Few weeks back I received a nice parcel from the good man Clint of  Anything but a one! fame. (Thanks again!)

Among other things he sent me were these two miniatures of a female survivor in a living and zombified form. They are from a newish company called East Street Games for their Zombie Apocalypse game called Bullets and Brains.

Unfortunately the page offers very little information at this point and I would wish to at least see the sculpts, but Clint has posted a lengthy AAR in his April posts...actually, just click Here and then check the newer posts for parts 2 and 3.

As far as the miniature goes, the sculpt is fantastic. I have an abundance of survivors with firearms, so seeing one with a melee weapon was a welcoming change. The survivor is not cluttered with the detail, but the jacket, for example, was nicely detailed, so it pains up nice and fast. This is just a personal preference, but I like it as it feels a lot like a gaming piece and doesn't give me nightmares when I am painting it.

I more or less copied the paints from the web page, but I went with Khaki shorts as and a hat as I felt the jacket was blue enough. I kept the same paints for both of them and the zombie was given the pale and purple treatment that I found I like the most for the zombies and undead in general.

 For zombie, things are more or less the same. It doesn't have the typical shambling stance I like, but it looks like it barely stands upright, so this is "zombie enough" for me. It is full of little details, little cuts, little gun shot wounds, I could swear I saw one eyeball dangling out and there are even some blisters. One of the legs shows some bone, so there was a lot of diversity on it. The only thing that struck me was the gun shot wound on the hat. Not that I mind it, as it looks good, but as we like to associate dead zombies with blown up heads, this makes it a Living Living Dead.


I apologise for bad photos, I blame it on the weather!

This is it for today, and I'll post again next week, if all goes as planned!

Mathyoo

21 comments:

  1. Great work Mathyoo! These seem like very nice figures, nice they have a zombie version too. Nice to have you back blogging again.

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    1. Thanks Bob - I hope I can keep the momentum going!

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  2. Great figures and a wonderfully bright paint scheme. great posting and I certainly hope these minis are released as pairs in the near future (as I believe you can only get them as a boxed set for now)?

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    1. yes only boxed sets at the moment.

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    2. Thanks Blaxxkleric, unfortunately I wouldn't know if they plan on selling them in pairs.

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  3. It is so good to see you painting survivors and zombies, Mathyoo. I like seeing zombie versions of survivors in the same pack. I'll certainly be adding this pair to my shopping list.

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    1. I have to admit I am split about having both survivors and zombie versions of them - it is great to work on both, but I found out the zombie versions can be missed in games themselves.

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  4. Cheers for doing that for me. I Like them both, You have done a very good job on doing them. Great additions to both survivors and horde.

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    1. No problem at all, Clint - thanks for sending them over!

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  5. I'm really glad that you like the model.

    I plan to do more work on the East Street Games website this week and put up some pictures of the models etc. so do take a look again next weekend.

    Cheers Paul Brook
    East Street Games

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    1. It is good to see the webpage with more information, I will keep an eye on it for further development!

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  6. Lovely job on them! I am slacking with mine at the moment! I love the last pic it reminds me of last Romero movie Survival of the dead of the twin girls in it. I like the choice of colours nice work.

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    1. Thanks Simon! I had them on my painting table for two weeks or so, so I can't really say I rushed through them, either!

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  7. I think that in many parts of the world (at least where AK-47s aren't common) a shovel will be the most effective anti-zombie weapon! At least in the early days of the apocalypse, until people figure out how to build something more effective (boar spear or halberd, perhaps?)

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    1. Shovels or axes, I'd imagine.

      Good call on spears, I remember we talked (on Botll?) about spear armed survivors with car doors for a shield, that would be really awesome. I need to start working on one like it!

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  8. They look great! I like the use of bold colours (Must be because I am painting Joker and his crew at the moment!)

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    1. Thanks Johnny, but I can't say they are bold - it's just that the jacket came out too bright! :D

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  9. Great work mate. Like having both versions of a figure for Zombie games. Would be great if a figure company did a set of 'nots' based on the Dead Island PC game as that has an emphasis on melee combat.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Ah, the Dead Island! I feel horrible as it isn't working on my computer, but it looks like a fun game!

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