Sunday, 2 October 2016

Hasslefree Weeping Willow

The first weekend of 'Zomtober 2016' has left little time to submit the first offering, but fortunately I had this rather splendid sculpt, from 'Hasslefree Miniatures'http://www.hfminis.co.uk, already prepared and base coated.  Weeping Willow had been intended to be part of my 'Are you Lonesome tonight' vignette, another female zombie vying for the attention of my Elvis tribute act, Bubba.  Although I ran out of time then, I was able to complete the job here to give me my first contribution to this madcap, monster month that we call 'Zomtober'.
Requiring almost nothing in the way of preparation, Willow was pinned on a 'Fenris Games' resin base, before resorting to a fairly familiar palette for her decaying skin.  The mutated hands were given several thin washes of gore, which was later added to her feet having stumbled on some reference that suggested the sculpt may have been inspired by a witch character from the Left 4 Dead computer game franchise. 
So week one safely negotiated and I have managed to get more done today than I had planned so I might be in a position for a sneaky midweek post, time will tell.  In the interim do pop over to Leon's wonderful 'Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer' blog for a recap of the rules, such as they are, and a list of all the other likeminded souls that a trying to rid their workstations of shuffling hordes of undead lead and plastic. 

61 comments:

  1. Nice use of complementary colours

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  2. That is a definite "WoW!" paint-job, Michael. The skin pigmentation is absolutely spot-on imho. A simple sculpt but what an awesome-looking mini, courtesy of your brush-work :-)

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    1. That is incredibly kind of you Simon, thank you.

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  3. Lovely work Michael, was she a zombie to start with or have you just painted her up as such? either way, your paintwork has lifted her immensely into something a bit special!

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thank you Roger, she definitely has mutated hands so I assumed that she was a zombie, that said I'm not familiar with Left4Dead and what exactly the witch character is.

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  4. Nice figure and paint work........­čśÇ I do think I need to make some German zombies soon.

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    1. Thank you Matt and yes do crack out those German zombies.

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  5. Lovely colours and application. Really looks the business

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  6. Great work Sir M, love the skin tone!

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    1. Thank you Ray, I was really pleased with how the skin came out.

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  7. That's lovely- great skin. I love my zoms green.

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    1. Thank you Rob, green seems to be my go to colour for zombie skin at the moment.

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  8. Hola
    Buena muy buena esta se├▒orita
    un saludo

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  9. Lovely work on Weeping Willow Michael. :)

    Kudos. :)

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  10. As always a really lovely painted figure.

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  11. A real beauty, a hottie as Ray would say.......

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    1. He does have a way with the ladies that Ray. :D

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  12. Great stuff, Michael; Left 4Dead, now that is a good game :D

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    1. Thank you Monty, I don't really know Left4Dead, but what I saw online looks genuinely terrifying.

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  13. That's really simple and nice...in an 'undead girl in her pants' sort of way.

    That came out wrong... :(

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    1. Wrong on so many levels, but thank you. ;)

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  14. very nice, I am going to have get cracking on with the Project Z set I assembled and based sprayed last month... so many projects so little time sheesh!

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    1. Thank you Scott, very interested to hear more about Project Z, so very nearly went for it, but backed the Walking Dead instead.

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  15. That's rather splendid, in a tragic sort of a way! I agree with the others; the pink clothing sets off the general tone of sombre despair quite nicely.

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    1. Thank you, really pleased with the final outcome.

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  16. Great fig! Love the contrasting colours...they really bring out the detail!

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  17. That's an excellent figure! One could almost envision her as being freshly turned...except for the hands! Lovely brushwork as always Michael!

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    1. Thank you Terry, there is a wonderfully sorrowful feel to the sculpt, it practically paints itself.

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  18. Splendid painting! Great skin color and pinkish underwear makes a good contrast with dead skin.

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  19. The Witch in L4D, exactly my initial impression.

    Whilst the sculpt is fantastic, your skin tone and shading there of are amazing and make it better for it.

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  20. What a great start to Zomtober Sir. Great figure.

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    1. Thank you Dan, really pleased with this one.

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  21. Terrific work Michael - I 'love' the skin tone. The size of her hands is probably the most terrifying thing about her though. Mr. Trump would be envious...

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  22. Amazing work Michael! Those blood stains give a real nice subtle variation to the mini!

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    1. Thank you, they were built up with several washes, but I felt worked just as well as lashings of gore.

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  23. Look what you did! She is drop dead gorgeous colour-wise ala Victoria Secret gorgeous. You made me think a zombie is gorgeous. Arrghhhhh ... your excellent painting skills is messing with my mind. O_O Great job!

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