Tuesday, 2 October 2012

The dead rise


I've been a bit tardy painting wise of late. Lots going on life wise, but I found myself essentially putting of painting as the WW2 US Airborne on my painting table were sort of putting me off painting. What I mean is I just didn't fancy painting them, but couldn't admit it to myself so was giving myself excuses to not paint. I broke and returned the US Airborne to the lead pile, who knows perhaps I'll paint them in the future.

Now I have never painted any zombies or similar previously, but I have really liked the idea of painting up a zombie horde. This is one of Studio Miniatures WW2 German zombies. He's the tester as he's the first of my living dead horde and I wasn't sure if I would enjoy painting him or actually make a good job of it.

Personally I'm jazzed with the final result. I like how the skin etc turned out and actually really enjoyed painting the figure, one of the most relaxing painting sessions I have had in ages. I think the "dirty" look of zombies makes it more relaxing as you worry less about fine detail.

Once I've gotten some cash past the pay master general I think I might just pick up some packs from Studio Miniatures of the Zombies and more "normal" civilian zombies. Then some Survivors.

6 comments:

  1. Wow that is a good looking zed, if looking is the right word, which I fear it is not. Great Paintjob there Mr Smillie

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  2. I'm not a Zed kind-of guy; but, this figures looks nicely dead and walking. Good job!

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  3. Loving this Mr Smillie, great job Sir. The skin tone and would just look spot on.

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  4. Very nice dude the skin is great!

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  5. Thanks guys, was a great change from all the khaki and similar I have painted over the last few years!

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  6. You seem an intelligent painter.

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