So we are into the last couple of weeks of Zombtober and despite my own fear that I would never accomplish the very challenging target of painting every single remaining zombie in da Grotto (a staggering 94 zeds!) I have managed to keep on track. The painting has been sub-par by my own standard but not horribly so and I'm more than happy with the results so far.
This week has been more challenging than the others though and my output has consequently suffered because of that. This week I've had an interview with my Trust for a paramedic post, which I had to prepare for (and still to date have not heard about....). I also attended an awards ceremony on behalf of my mum, who was being recognised for donating some of her organs after she passed away in March. As you can imagine both of these are attention diverting and important enough for me to put my brushes down... a little bit.
That said, like most of us in this hobby, I find painting a distraction from RL and often use it as a way of relaxing when stresses come around, so there has been some output. So what did I manage to get done? Well first of all I finished 8 more Mantic's TWD zeds, this time they are all women and I think are full of character.
due to my poor photography and the terrible light I get da Grotto, you probably can't see the tartan pattern on the old ladies skirt or the pop sock that she is wearing or some of the other painting details, but I did spend a little more time painting these minis than the awful WGF males.
I also managed to paint up some minis that would seemlessly slip into my zombpoc encounter. From Dish Dash games in support of their "Zombie Ragers" kickstarter which I backed last year is a four man tactical squad, that will represent anything from special forces to police SWAT to corporate security teams. I deliberately did not paint insignia on these guys and in fact were so easy to paint as a consequence.
The details on the figs are excellent and at 28mm they fit into nearly all my games. I wanted to get these done as they will feature shortly in some games of mine.
Lastly, of course is an updated "Oh Shito'meter" with the 8 zeds that I managed this week. Next week is the final Zombtober offering and with only 15 more minis to go, I'm looking good to complete my challenge.
hope you enjoy