Greetings, fellow humanoids. Wow, it has been quite some time since I posted anything – simple reason for that… it has been ages since I painted anything!! To be honest, I’ve been in a bit of a funk of late – life has been a bit up & down, and my motivation levels have been pretty much non-existent. I don’t think I’m back to 100% yet, but with gritted teeth, I managed to get some paint down. I don’t know about you guys & gals, but whenever I’m coming out of a slump, I like to tackle something straight forward to get my juices flowing. I find that undead are a great candidate for that, so after a quick rummage in the lead pile, I picked out some cool zombies from the ‘March of the Dead’ kickstarter from last year. Sculpted by the rather excellent Philip Hynes, these minis are the perfect addition to my eclectic undead horde and were all painted in an unfussy way, mostly with washes.
First up, let’s look at some of the ‘regular’ zombies from the range:
There’s a definite black humour, self-mutilation vibe going on with this group – for example, Mr. face-peeler is definitely processing some issues! Highlights in this group are the attitude farmer giving it the finger, and the manic grin on the headless lady. I’m chuffed to have another zombie lady and an undead dwarf to add to my army – death is an equal opportunities employer after all! The anatomy demonstration mini is a pretty cool concept too, and would be a great piece to include in a suitably macabre diorama.
Next, we have this trio of ‘big ‘uns’:
There is less humour on display here, but these guys are just straight-up awesome. The minotaur & Ogre add yet more diversity to my zombie horde, but I decided to paint the ‘crypt thing’ as a living creature – he/she/it is probably going to be the start of a small Ghoul contingent.
Finally, here we have the real reason I was drawn to the KS in the first place – undead farm animals:
These three beasties really push the boundaries when it comes to adding diversity to my undead army – I love the image of all manner of corpses being used in an undead army… death cares not from whence the clay comes after all! I must admit, that pig is about the most disturbing thing I have ever painted… it’s enough to put me off bacon sandwiches! (ok, so that is an exaggeration – nothing could put me off a bacon butty)
Here’s the whole group together (minus the crypt thing):
Anyhoo, that’s it for now folks – I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these weird & wonderful additions to my legions of undeath! I’ll try and keep the momentum up and get back into the swing of things with some more Eru-Kin and maybe a bit of Necromunda. Catch y’all on the flip-side :-)
They are hideous my friend! Nice work. As you stated I like the humour in the first bunch as well and zombie animals are always a winner.
Cheers dude, it’s all table-top standard stuff, but yeah, some good humour and diversity in there :-)
These are ace – dunno which I like best, the zombie livestock or the zombie minotaur. Hadn’t come across them until now, off for a nosey at the full range now.
Thanks mate, glad you like ’em – the livestock are definitely the pick of the bunch for me :-)
Sweet work on some sweet models! Glad to hear you’re coming out of your slump.
Cheers dude – on both counts :-)
Michał Kucharski said:
A grim looking bunch! Like ’em! Now, to me, they’d have been quite a challenge, so well done with getting them painted!
Cheers mate – I guess I don’t put too much effort into minis like these, it’s really just washes! :-)
Nice treat! Love the half and half zombie, and the livestock are pretty awesome. Nothing scarier than an undead sheep! Great work on these!
Thanks dude, I agree – the livestock are such great minis :-)
So cool man. Lovely sculpts. I really like the Big Uns and the half peeled dude and the chap giving the bird haha. Even when you’re thing that hard you’re a bloody superstar! The slump thing is a funny old thing. I’ve got the whole weekend free so I’m hoping to get a fair bit done within the hobby but there is beer in the fridge, Netflix on the telly and a pizza shop just down the road. JUST DOWN THE ROAD I mean come on I’m not a robot God Dammit.
Thanks man – yeah, it’s hard to get fired up sometimes :-/ It’ll pass I am sure
Weird and wonderful. Love it.
Cheers dude – the weirder the better :-)
Amen to that!
Gross! (I mean it as a compliment! A huge one!)
Thanks mate, totally agree – that pig is just disgusting!
Cheers dude – quick’n’easy stuff, but the minis carry it well :-)
Mark A. Morin said:
Fun group of rotting flesh and really love the critters too. I think you captured the rotting colors exceptionally well. Glad you’re back!
Cheers Mark, glad you like ’em mate, and yeah, good to be back(ish) :-)
Omg I love all of these. <3 Excellent work. I especially love Mr. face-peeler! :P They're all fantastic, though! Great post. :D
Thanks IM, I do enjoy the dark comedy element in these minis – makes them super fun to paint :-)
Disgusting stuff here, Alex. The Zombies are cool and all that – but I do agree – the animals really are the standouts here – for me both the cow and the pig are the top models.
Hoping that RL looks up for you soon as well, mate. I know all too well how it can be a real drain at times, so hoping you’re feeling better sooner rather than later.
Thanks man – on all counts
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