Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Victorian Zombies

Zomtober 2015 - post#6
Just the very briefest of posts to document a couple more addition's to this year's tally.  These are from theWestwind, 'Empire of the Dead' range and have been sitting around for far too long.



I've been trying to tone down my zombie skin palette, which seemed to be drifting to a very bright blue/green.  Based on more resin loveliness from 'Fenris Games'.  Looking for to the end of the week and half term when I hope to get a group shot done.








81 comments:

  1. Brief but beautiful! Outstanding work Sir Michael! If it's any consolation I really liked your previous zombie skintones, very old skool, especially when you look at the early colour zombie movies. Although these are very nice too!

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    1. Thank you Bob, I must get the hoard in one place to see how the different colours hang together.

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  2. Love them mate. Nice work on the waist coat and shirt.

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    1. Thank you, these two have been hanging around for an age.

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  3. I like the fact that you have not "overdone" the gore. Incredibly good job young man!

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    1. Thank you Clint, the gore is always a challenge - more, less it's difficult to judge sometimes.

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  4. Superb! A perfect shade of decomposing green!

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  5. Great looking figures from sculpting to finished bravo Sir

    Ian

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  6. Gruesomely gorgeous work Lord Michael :)

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  7. Wonderful stuff Michael, and as I have those minis on my painting table presently, I'm delighted to say I'll now be putting them away until everyone has forgotten how marvellously painted these minis of yours are ;-)

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    1. Thank you Simon, but no, please don't pack them away it's always great to see other people's take on the same miniature.

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  8. Great look . I love the colors . Cheers .

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  9. Good looking shufflers Michael!

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  10. They look sexy, no doubt! Love the colors...

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  11. Seriously, great use of color. Very inspirational.

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    1. Thank you very much, I think the basic colour scheme was stolen from the box art.

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  12. Lovely work. :)

    (Okay, I realise the irony of using 'lovely' about rotting undead....). :)

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    1. Thank you and don't worry, I know what you mean. ;)

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  13. Very nice. The skin tones have come out really well, & I especially like how you've done the highlights on the black/midnight-blue jacket & cap.

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    1. Thank you, lots of P3 Coal black worked for the jacket and cap.

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  14. Nice work Michael, I think I prefer this skintone as well. You've also just reminded me that I have EoTD from the kickstarter stashed away someplace! Cheers!

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    1. Thank you Terry, plenty more to paint up then. ;)

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  15. Great additions to the horde.
    I too prefer this toned down skin version and the shading is excellent

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    1. Thank you Paul, it certainly sits a little better this version - now if only I can remember to write these recipes down!

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  16. I can imagine them moaning "one wants BRAIIIIINNNNNSSSSSSS"

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  17. So, that would be what they mean by a "soiled dove", then? I wonder if there's some Cockney rhyming slang for "Brains..."?

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    1. Brilliant! I'm reliable informed 'Watch & Chain' = Brain, as in "his watch is a bit slow".

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  18. Wonderful!
    really love the colours!

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  19. Whilst you did promise Victorian zombies, I didn't expect them to be so cool, Michael! Reminds me of the TV show "Penny Dreadful". Was Jack the Ripper actually a zombie hunter, preventing the spread of infection? As Simon got these figures too, maybe we'll see a Victorian Zombicide game, with Saucy Jack and Mary Poppins trying to escape the horrors of Whitechapel...

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    1. Mary Poppins and the Zombie incident of 1888 - now there's an idea. Should we worry about you Jez?

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    2. Did I mention the ninja chimney sweeps? Looks like Bedlam has a new patient...

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    3. Did I mention the ninja chimney sweeps? No? Off to Bedlam for me then...

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  20. Super scary, Mr. Awdry. She would give any ripper a bad time in a dark alley. Your skin palette is very effective. Good show, Sir.

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    1. Thank you Michael, certainly would have Jack on his toes.

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  21. Splendid work, Michael. Great use of color on both.

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  22. Very nice work. I really like the male zombie figure.

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    1. Thank you Rodney, he certainly had more to get my teeth into, so to speak. ;)

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  23. Brilliant work! I think the toned down skin shade works quite nicely! Still colourful enough to be a good focus point, but doesn't pop out that much.

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    1. Thank you, that was certainly what I was hoping for.

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  24. Extraordinary figure and a well performed paintjob. Excellent work, my friend!

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  25. Lovely work Michael. I have to admit to really liking the Victorian zombies

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    1. Thank you roy, they are that little bit different.

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  26. Ooo, they are pretty. More please :)

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    1. Given how I work, you'll probably have to wait to next year now! :D

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  27. Very nice indeed! The blue/black jacket on the male zombie is very nicely done.

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    1. Thank you Jonas, I was really pleased with that bit myself.

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  28. Nice job, a set of figures I want to get myself eventually...

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    1. Thank you Scott, they would certainly look good in your wonderful, smoke filled street.

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  29. Even Zombiefied, they look classy - nice work again, Michael!

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  30. Wonderful ghoulish work Michael!

    Christopher

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    1. That is very kind of you Christopher.

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  31. Captain Ahab for lack of a proper description looks fantastic and that little bit of red in his colour scheme is genius.

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    1. Thank you, sometimes I get lucky with my painting and that little bit of red is certainly one of those times.

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  32. Fantastic Michael! Your choice of colours is spot on as always, and I really like the new skin tone you used.

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    1. Thank you very much Nick, certainly helps to have some variety in the colour palette I think.

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  33. Those are quite simply beautiful Micheal. Superb paintwork sir.

    Cheers Roger.

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