Hi guys, I’m happy to have some painted undead goodness to share with you all today. I picked up quite a lot of undead while I was at Foundry for the BOYL weekender – mostly skeletons, but I also grabbed a couple of packs of zombies while I was there… I felt that I need to focus a bit on the fleshier side of my growing undead horde, so with brush in hand, and Romero’s Living Dead trilogy on in the background, I got stuck in! First up we have a pack of ‘Victorian Zombies’:
These guys took a bit of tidying up, (and I still missed a few casting lines here & there), but were good fun and pretty quick to do with washes applied straight over a white undercoat – this is becoming my go-to method of painting undead it seems. I’m quite pleased with the OSL on the candle guy in his night gown, though I’m curious as to who lit the candle for him!! Surely he’s way too rotten for it to have been lit when he ‘turned’? I think these guys are generic enough to fit in with the general fantasy trope, but could be an interesting starting point for a pulp themed collection as well. Hmmm…. ;-)
Next up, a pack of Zombie Dogs:
I initially thought of running these as Dire Wolves, but they aren’t really dire enough imo… I quite like the thought that any corpse with teeth would be useful the enterprising necromancer, so I’m happy to chuck these rotten mutts in with the bulk of my shambling flesh walkers for now. Again, these were pretty easy to do, and are lovely little minis. Just look at this disgusting bit of protruding arse-pipe detail!
Anyway, here’s a few shots of all the new additions all together:
So that’s it for now peeps – I have more zombies based, primed, and ready to add to the mix, along with a necromancer and a little surprise unit to bolster their fleshy fighting capability even further. I’m hoping to have them all done in time for a game of AoS on the weekend, and then I really need to crack on with my Chapel warband… the deadline is rapidly approaching, and I still have a lot of painting to do! Also, inspired by a conversation at BOYL, I’m going to try RPG for the very first time tomorrow evening… I’m quite nervous, but looking forward to it!! I’ll let you know how it goes in my next post :-)
Great work on those, they do look icky. Congrats on going ahead with RPGs, can’t think of a better hobby – and that includes miniatures!
Cheers dude, and yeah, I’m looking forward to giving it a whirl!
Those dogs look really terrible, a shambling mess of loose flash and flapping hunks of fur. Excellent work old boy :)
What RP are you going to be trying?
They are frickin’ gross mate, really unpleasant :-) No idea what RP I’ll be playing – it sounds like the group has a number of things running concurrently, so we’ll see!
Wooo, they look disgustingly great! :D
Hehe – cheers dude, they are pretty gnarly!
Nice work mate 👍
Cheers Warbs! The horde continues to expand :-)
Great looking group of zombies – and a bit of a different niche than the two “typical” types of zombie models – fantasy and modern – though they look like they’d fit in very easily with either of the others. Thumbs up!
Cheers dude, they are a pretty flexible group – especially the dogs! :-)
They look really cool mate. I especially like the purple.
Cheers dude – just violet wash over a white undercoat! I promise to get on with Chapel stuff next week ;-)
Whoa man, these are great. I really like the Vic zombies! Great work on the painting and the colour choices. What is RPG (role playing game yeah?)
Thanks mate, and yeah, role playing game… more on that in my next post ;-)
Love the Victorian fleshwalkers. So much character and charm. Your paint job is great.
So what RPG will you be playing?
Hey, thanks mate – just a quick wash job really, but I find the technique is quick, and works pretty well for this kind of mini I think.
I’ll write more on the RPG next week ;-)