Zomtober 2014 - post#4
Just the briefest of posts to share a couple more characters that I'm hoping to shoehorn into the fun that is 'Zomtober'. In fairness, not sure that I can claim this as a fully fledged 'Zomtober' post as Dr. Kobalt isn't really a survivor, but as the creator of the Tod-truppen he is often surrounded by the bodies of the recently re-animated. Once again to quote direct from the 'North Star Military Figures' site:
The Count’s personal Artificer is Dr Kobalt, the twisted genius behind the Tod-truppen. He is short, balding and wears wire-rimmed glasses. Lightly armoured in a long, lined black leather coat Kobalt is nevertheless dangerous to face in battle. He carries both an Arc pistol and an Arc generator. In addition to providing constant power for his sidearm, this generator provides the energy to keep the Tod-truppen animated – so he is usually surrounded by them.
This was such a great sculpt and one I found too irresistible to put back in the box having discovered it. Perhaps it was my infinity with the good Doctor's hairstyle that saw him promoted through the ranks to the head of the painting queue, but whatever the reason, I was determined he had to be painted next. One effect that I was trying for with the painting was to give the illusion of a mysterious reviving energy held within the Arc generator on his back. I wanted it to look as if it was bubbling and swirling, reading to bring the recently fallen back to life. The same effect can be seen on the arms of the Tod-truppen themselves in a bid to link the troop together.
In order to legitimise the post I needed to find a bona fide zombie and duly came across this chap lurking around the periphery of the lead pile. Dressed in his hospital gown this Lead Adventure Forum miniature had the elaborate title, 'Zed, Just Zed", A Failed Experiment' and was picked up at Salute 2013. With the addition of a red stripe down his trouser leg he could pass as an experimental 'Tod-truppen' that, judging by the smeared and bloody handprints on the front of the gown, has recently run amok in Dr. Kobalt's laboratory of terror.
Two more for the tally and with a bit of luck, we should still mange to finish some additional miniatures before Sunday's deadline.