Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Zombicide Girls

Zomtober 2015 - post#2

A sneaky mid-week 'Zomtober' post and given that these were technically completed before the start of the month probably illegible to count in the final tally.  Unmistakably Zombicide miniatures, I thoroughly enjoyed painting these two up, although if I insist on lavishing this much attention on each miniature, I'll never get through the box! 


I seem to be favouring a rather ghoulish green for the skin of these undead vixens, that I'm not sure that I like.  It has just rather sneaked in as the default palette and I might need to adjust the recipe a little to give a bit more variation to the ever growing hoard. 


What I love about painting these miniatures is the previously undiscovered amounts of detail that they have.  It isn't until you start painting them that you realise just how much time and effort went into the sculpts, perhaps one of the reasons that I am happy to give them that extra bit of time on the painting table. 

67 comments:

  1. Stunning my friend. You really have given them the treatment and they 'absolutely fabulous'!! I really don't know how you do it. Jaw droopingly good.

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    1. Thank you so much, but at this rate I'll barely get to double figures before you finish a box!

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  2. A mighty fine job indeed Michael! A perfect October addition.

    Christopher

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  3. Even though they are great I don't fancy yours much

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    1. Thank you, but yours doesn't look much better. ;)

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  4. Looks like a Typical Friday night out where I live!
    The skin colour is exquisite!

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    1. I fear for your safety Clint and thank you.

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  5. Great paintjobs..I can see the DEADication you´ve put in....I´ll get my coat.....:-D

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    1. I've missed your puns, no really I have. Thank you Paul. :D

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  6. Absolutely great, you are a real master!

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    1. That's far too kind Luca, thank you.

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  7. Disgusting!! Fantastic job Maestro...

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    1. Thank you Phil, great fun to work on.

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  8. Gruesomely awesome, Sir Awdry. What a fantastic-looking pair of ladies. They are simply stunningly painted my friend, and most definitely what Zomtober is all about. Lovely eye-candy :-)

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    1. Thank you Simon, I am continually impressed at just how much detail they pack into these miniatures, they could keep me going for years!

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  9. Excellent work Michael, I agree, for soft plastics, these models do indeed have lots of detail, & best of all, no requirements to have to glue them together!

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    1. I'd forgotten about that, but your right a quick wash and they are ready to go, what could be simpler?

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  10. Excellent work and great recent output. :)

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  11. Something went badly wrong with the National Bandstand event at Rydell High... :o

    Lovely (?) work as always Lord Michael :)

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    1. They were so looking forward to the day too, now destined to walk the corridors of the ill-fated academic institution for all eternity.

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  12. Amazing work Sir - though I'm not sure if I would have wanted to meet these ladies before the were zombified or after?

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    1. Thank you and you are probably right, they do look like they might prove to be a bit of a handful.

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  13. Amazing. As ever, simply amazing.

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    1. Stop it, you'll make me blush! Thank you Mike.

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  14. Zeds dancing to the song, "Bite Ya, Bite Ya, Bite Ya all Day Long!"

    Nice creepy job.

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    1. Dancing Zeds, just be carefully that they don't tread on your toes!

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  15. Superb brushwork on these undead ladies, Michael.

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  16. Breathtaking work, Michael! Looking at these figures it's hard to believe they're 28mm, due to the detail that you're painting's brought out. Wasn't really enamoured of the whole zombie thing, but everyone's work so far this month is making me appreciate the variety of the subject matter. Looks like I may be joining in new year...
    Regards Jez

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    1. Thank you so much Jez. I love the whole Zomtober thing, the nominal target of completing one per week really seems to fire up people and, as you say, there has been some great work already.

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  17. Nothing wrong with the fleshtone IMHO. Great work Sir M.

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    1. Thank you Ray, always so supportive and greatly appreciated.

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  18. Suitably gruesome Michael, though I would expect nothing less and you have indeed picked out a lot of detail I haven't seen on the attempts of many others.

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    1. Thank you so much Joe, they lend themselves to a variety of approaches and I have seen some wonderfully effective dry brushed versions too.

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  19. Wow, they really are nicely detailed. Great job on bringing that to light!

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  20. Lovely painting, the ghoulish green skin tone is very fetching!

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    1. Thank you, I was worried that I might be overdoing the green.

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  21. Great work Michael! I think the greenish pallet works rather well. They stand out very nicely.

    Zombicide sculpts really are extremely nice especially for what are essentially board game pieces. The grey plastic really does seem to dull them down quite a bit. I took some extras on the latest Black Plague Kickstarter just to use in Fantasy miniature gaming as the sculpts seemed very nice and full of character.

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    1. Thank you, they other thing I noticed is that the plastic seems a little harder in the more recent additions, I don't know if this is my imagination or not, but it certainly makes life a little easier.

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  22. Wonderful painting on these young ladies Michael!

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    1. Thank you Rodger, that is very kind of you.

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  23. Great work as usual! I'm a little ashamed now looking at mine which just recieved a basic paint job and drybrush. Well, somehow I had to get the hordes done. So looking at your fabulous figs really shows what one can achieve with a little patience.

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    1. Thank you Nick and remember I've seen your Zombicide survivors, some of the best work out there and definitely an inspiration to me.

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  24. They look fabulous. I am continually tempted by zombicide, but the sheer volume of models is a bit overwhelming.

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    1. Thank you Kieron. It is such a fun game and the collaborative nature really brings a fabulous dynamic to gaming days.

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  25. Well done, Michael.

    Love the selective use of brighter colors. The red and lime-green really pop against the more typical "zombie colors".

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    1. Thank you Mr. Finch, the colours might have seemed a little over the top, but I do like the way they stand out on the board.

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  26. Superb Sir Michael! Lovely skin tone. The details don't become noticeable until you start painting and you've done a top job of picking them out.

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    1. Thank you so much Bob and I couldn't agree more. I just kept finding new bites or straps as I was going along, great fun.

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  27. I really like your paintwork on these chix. :)

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  28. Now that is a smashing pair, but someone should tell the one on the right never where green with her skintone, Gok would be turning in his grave (and if he met her he'd soon be in it!).

    Great work.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. A zombie Gok Wan, now there's an idea; thank you Roger.

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