Saturday, 31 October 2015

And so it ends...

Zomtober 2015 - final post
Officially 'Zomtober 2015' drew to a close last weekend, but I feel there is always a case to extend the event, where necessary, until 'All Hallows' Eve'.  Before we go any further I would just like to extend my thanks to Rob Bresnen of 'Four Colour Super Minis', Pulp Citizen of 'Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer', and Simon 'Brummie' Quinton of 'Brummie's Wargaming Blog' for all their tireless work in  co-ordinating the event, which continues to go from strength to strength.  This is my third year of contributing to the lead legions of undead* and I am delighted to see more and more like minded chaps taking part, producing some truly eye catching work - well done one and all! 
*Plastic undead are more than welcome too! 

My final submission for this month is another survivor from the 'Studio Miniatures' Kickstarter simply titled, the Father.  Fans of the hugely successful 'The Walking Dead' will notice an uncanny similarity between this sculpt and a certain Hershel Greene, Rick Grimes' moral compass.
Another fabulous and unusual sculpt, this one actually comes with the option of having the leg attached or not!  Inspiration for the colour palette came directly from the character's appearance in the said television program and it was lovely to discover little details like the different coloured buttons on his shirt, very much in keeping with his make do and mend mentality. 
Looking back over the month, I am delighted with my productivity, admittedly not all were completed during the official parameters of 'Zomtober', but all were new postings to this humble weblog and so I am happy to have them represented in the now customary end of season group shot.  
Speaking of group shots a certain Bob Kinneer Esq. of 'Bob's Zombie Apocalypse in 28mm' has posted his latest 'Horde' shot today, a magnificent sight of two hundred lost souls, shuffling ominously towards the table's edge.  I last assembled my paltry collection for a competition hosted by 'RSquared Studios' back in May last year, but seeing Bob's collection, and safe in the knowledge that the 'Saintly Mrs. Awdry' was out of the house for a couple of hours, I felt inspired to do the same so without further ado I present 'Horde#2', a staggering sixty one miniatures!

As the horde shuffles onto Main Street, one last photograph is broadcasted to the nation before the helicopter crashes to the ground in a ball of flame...

Happy Halloween everyone! 

76 comments:

  1. Great painting Michael, and a terrific group shot too... and then there's your Horde :-) Inspirational stuff and one of the delights of Zomtober for me has to be your postings. Just terrific and there's clearly so many more zeds out there which I need to collect :-)

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    1. Thank you Simon there are certainly some lovely models out there, now if I can just find a way to fund buying them all!

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  2. Outstanding. I love them all.( well apart from the ones that don't want to be loved)

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  3. Loved Zomtober and really enjoyed following your output (as always).

    The final group shots look amazing!

    It's funny how these things only occur when the better half is not home ;0).

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    1. It has certainly been a good month, managed to get them all cleared away just in time.

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  4. The Father is a great mini to end the campaign on Michael. :)

    I think it has been another rewarding month as bloggers spur themselves on with the fruits of one another's undead labours!

    Great to see your horde, and I think it is high time I did an updated horde picture of my own. :)

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    1. Thank you and thank you for ll your efforts in co-ordinating another fabulous year's entertainment. Now let's see your horde.

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  5. Another brilliant paint job full of character Michael

    Next year we should to do a hybridised Zombtober/Tanktober model....
    :-)

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  6. An excellent finale figure and what a fabulous collection you've built up :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin, surprised myself just how many I had amassed.

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  7. Hola Amigo
    No se que decirte....si no que te as salido con esta figura,bravo
    Y todas las demás claro,gran trabajo
    un saludo

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  8. Great job on Hershel. You did a great job painting him to look like the one in the show. Love the horde shot too. :)

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  9. Excellent job on the Father, Michael. Along with the horde-shot, a fitting end to Zomtober.

    The zompocalypse brings tera-cotta warriors and a guy in a chicken-suit. The horror!

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    1. Thank you Mr. Finch, the terracotta warriors always make me smile, any excuse to get them out of their box.

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  10. Ace work there, a great final mini! Also great to see the all the minis together.

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  11. Fantastic to see them all together!

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    1. Thank you Gordon, all safely tucked up again now though.

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  12. I like how you panned the photo out, giving it a very cinematic effect. Fabulous work this year Michael!

    Now on to Dinovember!

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    1. Thank you so much Anne, it has been a blast, but now for some serious fun.

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  13. Excellent work on all of them and a truly impressive horde.

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  14. Stunning work!!!

    Exellent pictures of you hoard!

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  15. Those look great Michael! Zombies are fun to paint and I'm looking forward to get back to doing some more of my own.

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you Christopher, it has been a fun month.

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  16. Excellent work, really eclectic zombie population

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    1. They are a motley crew, that's for sure.

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  17. Great painting - a horde to be proud of!

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  18. Magnificent and malevolent horde!

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  19. Looks like your zombie horde may have invaded Gotham! Could the Batman Miniature Game cope with the Penguin Gang versus zombies? Would be interesting to find out...
    Nice work, Michael.
    Regards Jez

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    1. Thank you Jez, there has to be a way to adapt the rules, but it might be easier to bring the Penguin crew into another rule set. Either way could be a blast to find out.

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  20. Lovely painting and great group shots!

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  21. Oh man ... your horde looks so awesome with the fantastic colour scheme that if they started shambling towards me I would be a dead man. I would be too busy oohing and ahhing at the colour combination as they eat my brains. ^_^

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    1. That's a fabulously kind thing to say, made my day!

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  22. Stunning job on this horde Michael, very impressive!

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  23. Fab work Michael! Really love your Z's.

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  24. Excellent work on your final survivor Sir Michael! This season's group shot is superb. Your horde photo's are simply outstanding, great work dude! Thank you for the plug too man.

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    1. Thank you Bob and you are more than welcome, credit where it is due and all that. Your boundless enthusiasm for all thing zombie related is contagious.

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  25. Thats alot of stunning looking minis!

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  26. Great collection Sir, Jolly well done.

    Pip pip

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  27. Great to see the group shots - you should be very pleased with your output this year and overall.

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    1. Thank you so much Joe, it has been a great blast working on them this year.

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  28. Fantastic work Michael a very productive month and you've got some amazing looking minis out of it. Well done sir!

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    1. Thank you Simon and thank you for all your efforts in keeping the event going this year.

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  29. Nicely done Herschel Michael. At this rate you should have the entire cast painted up before seasons end.

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    1. Thank you Terry, there are certainly plenty more to get done, but most of the cast can now be represented.

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  30. Amazing work Michael! And a great pick for the final figure as well!

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    1. Thank you, I've been spoilt for choice with these new Studio Miniatures.

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  31. Fantastic group of figures. Lovely attention to detail with those buttons.

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  32. Excellent work Michael. Lovely painting and photography

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    1. That is very kind of you Roy, thank you.

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  33. Lovely work on Herschel - you've finished some great stuff for Zomtober! Love the scenic shots :)

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  34. Oh, I was away for too long!!! These are simply marvellous! Thanks for sharing! :D

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