Wednesday, 26 December 2012

'Everyday, I'm shuffling'





Earlier this month I shared my thoughts on the wonderfully ridiculous, 'Night of the Living Trekkies', a zombie/Star Trek mash up of a novel that was hugely entertaining if, like me, the two genres are of interest.  Now as regular readers will know, I often use the finishing of a spot of bedtime reading as an excuse to purchase a little lead based frippery to mark the occasion.  Well it seemed a shame not to do the same here and seeing that I had recently been alerted to 'Tengu Models' by the ever watchful 'Wargames news and Terrain' it seemed only reasonable to offer my patronage! 



The first thing that struck me about 'Tengu Models' was the quality of service, with my order hitting the doormat of 'Awdry Towers' almost on return of post.  My delight was heightened on closer inspection as the quality of both the sculpting and casting is exquisite.  It is true they are a little on the expensive side, but there is a real sense of quality to these miniatures and I was determined to give them a paint job they deserved.


In the end I went for a fairly predictably 'worn' look, including dirty T-shirts and stained dungarees.  The rather amply proportioned lady 'shambler' is supposed to wearing a bikini, but for some inexplicable reason she also received a grunge makeover and is now disporting that greying pair of underwear that really should have been disposed of the day before the Zombie Apocalypse took hold!




Now I haven't troubled Curt with regard to the '3rd Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge'  as difficult to justify them as 'historic' but given that all things undead continue to hold sway here at '28mm Victorian Warfare' I've decided to embrace the genre, rather than continue to deny their presence, and give them their own button in the sidebar along with the other distractions that periodically demand my attention - a Christmas present to the blog if you will!





44 comments:

  1. They seem to be calm and intelligent people, what could happen if... oh wait.
    Well done!

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  2. Very nice work on these guys Michael! Really impressive skin tones!!

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    1. Thank you Rodger, I had planned to give them another couple of coats of blue wash, perhaps they are on the fresh side!

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  3. They do look great! Zombies are fun and I really like the farmer/trucker guy!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you Christopher, he is definitely my favourite too.

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  4. My first thought was that they had a discussion about the Christas Dinner! :-D
    Great painted figures Michael!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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  5. Wow those are stunning looking zombies. I love the Country look of these guys. Top notch paintjob.

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    1. Thank yo Simon, they really were great fun to do.

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  6. Looking great...and disguting! Very nice work!
    Phil.

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  7. Zombies are not my thing but the quality of the figures are superb and your painting of these are fantastic Michael.
    Now get back to that cold turkey.
    Pat.

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    1. Thank you Pat, they are a bit of a guilty pleasure.

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  8. Bully for you Michael! These are so wonderful and with your painting skills I do believe you'll give the hardcore zed painters a run for their money.

    I only buy boutique figures and yes they are expensive, but if a figure is low quality it doesn't make me feel anything. I don't game, I paint for the passion of it.

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    1. Anne that is very kind of you and I understand what you mean, after all if we invest so much time into the blighters we really ought to enjoy what we are working on.

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  9. A new direction? Why not :-D
    They really are very good sir.
    Cheers
    paul

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    1. Thank you Paul and you know mean, I like to have a bit of variety!

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    1. Thank you Jay, they certainly need to take a little ore care of their skin!

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  11. What a great song. and what a great lot of figs Miichael. :)

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    1. Thank you Thanos, they were certainly great fun to do.

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  12. Oh my , what can I say!? Splendidly horrible if you get my meaning!?
    Very nice job, worst case of terminal psoriasis I have ever seen! ;-)

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    1. Thank you Scott and I think you might be right on the psoriasis!

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  13. Wonderful work Michael, you capture there....em...disgusting leaking bodies? beautifully.

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    1. Thank you, leaking bodies, I love it!

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  14. Best zombies I have seen! You have so captured the look , well done Michael

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  15. Truly revolting. Nice work mate.

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  16. Michael you do some of the best stuff on any of these blogs...some top shelf painting

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  17. Excellent painting execution as usual Michael, but I wonder if the skin tone looks too healthy?

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  18. I've been thinking about picking some of these figures up, actually. You've done a splendid job on them, that's for sure!

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  19. Those are very disgusting zombies. You nailed the boils.

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