Monday, August 27, 2012

...More Zombie Miniatures, Part 2

After only a few instances of difficult mold lines resulting in some excess glue on the fingers and cussing, all 12 miniatures were supplied with heads and arms, or partial arms.

Next is the base coat using a 'necrotic flesh' color. I am going to leave a few with the flesh as this base coat to maybe depict some older, more putrid zombies.

I have had mixed results with some of the 'Army Painter' spray primers. Some are really nice and go on smoothly, others are horrible and I have had to sand away some of the grit that it seems to apply. This one went on with little or no issues for the most part.

Next - I painted all the protruding bones white and any cuts or guts/gore with a deep red color.

Next is the flesh coat for the first 4...

...will get a better pic of this when I get home later.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

...More Zombie Miniatures, Part 1

I have posted my report on my Game of Thrones game at Gen Con, as well as a series posts regarding the weekend in Indy in general...

I am tired of looking at a 3 week 4 week old post on the Delving Dwarf and I still have not sat down to get down the details from my Stay Alive! games.

I am also almost done with my first solo adventure for Stay Alive! that I alluded to a few weeks ago. If you are interested in being a play tester, please let me know. I will have more information regarding that later this weekend, unless I spend all my free time with these miniatures.

So, I will share the challenging task, albeit a somewhat relaxing one, of putting together plastic miniatures off of a sprue. These 'Zombie Vixens' miniatures are from Wargames Factory and are very affordable; only $16 for a box that would give you 20-24 miniatures. Purchasing this at Gen Con, I was able to get a bonus sprue, so I can now squeeze out around 30-36 miniatures, plenty for any zombie apocalypse scenario I can think of go with the multitudes of miniatures I already have from Mantic, Reaper, and plenty other companies.

The sprue comes with plenty of choices including 12 bodies, 14 or so heads, plenty of arms, but only 10 bases. I used a few extra round slotted bases I have laying around (GW Blood Bowl bases) and filled the gaps with some Vallejo Model Plastic Putty that I bought at a great price from Miniature Market. This stuff works great and the bottle show in the picture below is a bit easier to deal with than the tube the stuff used to come in.

Next step - gluing my fingers together as I try to get the heads and arms attached to the bodies...