Zomtober 2014 - post#7
Just time for one final 'Zomtober' post to mark All Hallows' Eve and what could be more apt than some zombified fancy dress, party goers? These wonderfully bizarre creations are from 'Grekwood Miniatures' and were part of the very pack that made an appearance this time last year.
Although not the same level of sophistication of sculpting as say the 'Zombicide' miniatures, they have a wonderful charm to them and as such are not reliant on over the top details. Consequently I was able to get them done before the end of the month, which certainly rates as a plus in my book.
Although originally slotta based miniatures, I removed these and pinned them to some 'Fenris Games' resin to tie them into the others in my fledgling horde. However, in my usual heavy handed manner, I managed to wrench off the French Maid's arm!* After a brief moment of remorse, I considered the possibility of surgery to stitch the offending appendage back on, but went for the considerably easier 'just severed look'; some carefully positioned Bostik Glue and lashings of Tamiya Clear Red completing the illusion.
*not a statement that I envisaged writing when I awoke this morning!
One final trick was gleaned from Kieron of 'Cheaphammer!!!' fame who, when painting a Catwoman miniature, used inks to give a shiny quality to the feline felon's PVC suit. Rather than ink, I opted for gloss varnish painted on the the Witch's gloves and boots - wonderfully tacky!
I couldn't resist posting a group shot of all my efforts from this month, some of which are standing on a rather nifty 'Warbases' zombie movement tray. 'Zomtober' has been just the tonic that I needed to get me back into painting and I've thoroughly enjoying wielding the paintbrush again after a month of self imposed abstinence. All that remains to say is a huge thank you to Simon 'Brummie' Quinton for coordinating this year's event, well done Sir.