Sunday, 1 October 2017

Zombtober 2017 - part 1

Hi all

Apologies for the absence and sadly it will probably continue throughout October, with only Zombtober posts being put up, this is due to my limited time as I prepare to become a fully qualified paramedic.

Anyway for my first Zombtober post I have done all of the prep-work for the miniatures that I intend to paint - all 94 of them!!  this included spraying the whole lot with Army Painter "Dunklegelb", a shade of paint used on WW2 German tanks, that I had left over from my Bolt Action army.


I then "dipped" the whole lot of them in a pot of homebrew "almost black/dark brown" wash.  


followed by a heavy drybrush with GW "Rotted Flesh" over all the skin areas


I then covered the bases in another homebrew paint - "textured black" before drybrushing the base with a light grey emulsion


having prepared the minis I then split them into more manageable batches of 8 and have just about managed to paint up 16 for my first post.  I painted all of the minis with a limited palette due to the large numbers that I need to batch paint.  All I have done is the base colours followed by another dip in the homebrew wash and then some Tamiya Clear Red to finish the blood.


I apologise for the overly bright flash as I took these pics late last night on my phone and don't have enough time to reshoot them.

firstly we have 8 of the Zombies by Mega Miniatures...






and finally some of the excellent Mantic "TWD" zombies






You can track the progress of the horde by looking at the "oh Shit o'meter" below. At the moment Ted and Sean are at level 1.....



hope you enjoy
dGG

31 comments:

  1. Great start to Zomtober Andy. Buckets of blood is what this challenge is all about imho, and you've got loads on display with this posting :-)

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  2. Cracking start, Andy. You just have to love Tamiya Clear Red for gore effects.

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  3. Great start Andy, your medical knowledge must pay off with knowing where blood pooling and how much spatter you would get with each wound. If you want to do dried blood in places mix red ink with a small amount of black ink this gives a reddy brown colour when dry

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    1. I've been to a few bloody jobs for sure buddy, no bites though....
      Cheers for the tip :-)

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  4. So with limited time you're aiming at 94 zombies???? Wow! Great start!

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    1. That's the aim dude, I know it sounds daft when I say it out loud!

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  5. Wow! What a belter of a post Andy!
    Brilliant start to the HUGE challenge you've set yourself, and some great tips in there to help fellow 'speed painters' :-)
    I hope the studies are going as well as the painting mate.

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    1. Not a bad start mate. 16 down, 78 to go.... ;-)

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  6. Excellent start to Zomtober look forward to seeing the herd form up :)

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  7. WOW, your certainly aiming high! Congrats on that & your certainly of to a good start. Now I have to ask about that one Zombie...is that her tongue or is she eating intestines. Just a little freaked over that one.

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    1. Haha cheers Terry, that is some intestines that she is munching on!

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  8. That is alot of Zombies, nice paintjob!

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  9. Need.More.Blood. Just kidding! Look great dGG. When you get all that done that will be quite the Zomtober!

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  10. good god thats a lot of zombies.

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    1. Oh yes mate, should bring the horde up nicely

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  11. You set yourself a big challenge, but looks like your well on target - great stuff. ( like the mega mini zeds as much as any I own.)

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    1. The challenge is the getting the mojo back when it comes to the WGF male zeds which are a little soft. The mega minis are really quite nice mate

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  12. Ah yeah, Zombtober, I wonder if as many people will do this like last year.

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  13. Looks like you have been busy. Impressive.

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  14. Whilst I appreciate that to replicate the overwhelming odds that face the survivors of a zombie apocalypse, you do need a cartload of zombies, that's quite a target you've set yourself. I wish you luck in your endeavour, Andy, you crazy fool, you. 😉

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    1. Crazy fool is right Jez! Tbf I’ll be happy with half that but let’s see what happens 😉

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  15. A bit heavy on the gore for my liking, but you've set yourself a very impressive goal for the month. Good luck!

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    1. fair comment C6. I've probably gone a little heavy on the gore in order to make up for the very basic paint jobs they've received...

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  16. Awesome start. Prepping 94 minis is one thing, but then alos painting 16! Maximum kudos to you da Gobbo Grotto. :)

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