Sunday, 29 December 2013

Zedcember... Week 4

The Zedcember initiative has provided a great focus to finally complete some miniatures. Seeing the horde begin to take shape certainly makes the end goal seem more real and exciting!!

Using a standardized system of sprays and ink washes not only speeds things up but also keeps the horde visually cohesive. By limiting the colour palette of the clothing to muted tones and painting these in sets of 5 or so there should be a roughly unified rhythm of colour throughout the mob; avoiding the 'harlequin troupe' effect of too many character paint jobs. The final horde should present a convincingly bleak and faceless mass of shambling, grimy, blood soaked horror. Having said that I've not painted any zombie clowns yet so...

Basing this first set of completed miniatures has also really helped bring them to 'life' (?!) and tie them in thematically. For all the Zedcember minis I've used the 'Bricks', 'Modern Cobbles' and 'Slabs' pavement bases sets from Antenocitis Workshop along with a couple by 616 Designs that have the same size paving as 'Modern Cobbles' but with damage to the stonework. These are all simple, well detailed and nicely understated contemporary urban resin bases. I'll be using these as the main basing for the individual miniatures mixed in with other more characterful themed ranges to add some variety. I may decide to weather the bases further down the line as they're looking a little pristine at the moment.


Jaw breaker..
Head: Mantic + green stuff
Neck down: Studio Miniatures

Tongue twister..
Head: Mantic + green stuff
Neck down: Studio Miniatures

Give us a hand..
Head: Games Workshop
Torso & arms: Mantic
Legs: Wargames Factory

Business lunch..
Head: Mantic
Neck down: Wargames Factory

Out for a stroll..
Head: Studio Miniatures
Torso & arms: Studio Miniatures
Legs: Wargames Factory

Could you pass the salt...
Head: MaxMini
Torso: Wargames Factory
Arm: Studio Miniatures
Legs: Games Workshop

I hope you've enjoyed Zedcember as much as I have; a great idea by Blaidd Drwg of the late but legendary 'Quick and the Zed' blog. Now I've got plenty of time to get my act together for Zombtober 2014, though I hope to get a good few more zeds painted by then!!

Once I've recovered from my own NYE zombification I'll take some shots of the mob on the table top so you can see them in their natural setting.

Here's to another year closer to the zombpocalypse!! :)

7 comments:

  1. Nice job you certainly bashed out plenty of zombies!

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    1. Cheers Brummie! 20 down about 200 to go... Gotta bash them before they bash back!! :)

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  2. 200 to go! Yikes! These look great. I'm certainly looking at picking up some of those bases. Just about to start re-basing my Zombicide figures. You've done a grat job and it's certainly worth the effort

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    1. Thanks Zombie Ad :) and welcome aboard! Those other 200 or so are already well into paint with 'only' clothing and detailing to do. I'll be posting a full breakdown of the painting technique soon so watch this space. The Antenocitis bases are great value and really meet the generic urban brief.

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  3. It certainly is hard to believe that they're conversions (and plastics to boot!), they really are unique.

    Happy New Year and have a good 2014,

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    1. Thanks Zabadak, this blog should really be called 'The Walking Plastic' but that just doesn't have the same ring to it! Over 2013 I picked up a good kilo of undead lead which will have to get some attention this year.
      Here's to 2014 and another year of zomblogging! :)

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  4. Nice job you certainly bashed out plenty of zombies!
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