Sunday, 6 October 2013
It Begins...Zomtober Week 1
Here we go! Week 1 of Zomtober sees 3 zombies enter the fray. All 15mm zombies from Rebel Minis, these chaps. Left to right, a big-boned lass who has now picked up the name "Wilma" (I was aiming for something a bit trailer-trashy with the leopard skin print, but she just seemed more Flintstone than hillbilly), a zombie policeman (I've aped the UK police uniform), and some poor sap who learned the hard way that his hazmat suit was not bite-proof.
One of the new things that I have tried out is the use of Tamiya Clear Red (TCR) mixed with Tamiya Smoke, applied as fresh blood. On areas with deep wounds like Wilma's leg, I painted a layer of dark red underneath to add depth. The whole TCR thing looks good up close, but I don't think it really works at gaming distance. Still, I've committed myself now, so I will continue to use this on the rest of my 15mm zombies.
I have noticed that some people got their week 1 pictures posted nice and early today, and I've been pretty impressed with both the quality and volume of the work on display. Good work chaps!
Oh, and thanks to everyone who has followed my blog and left comments. Sorry I didn't respond earlier, I've just gotten used to rattling around here on my lonesome. But I'll be more active now that I've got some company!
I will be at a Warmaster Ancients event next weekend, so I'll either be making my first mobile blog post, or (if my inner Luddite plays up) putting my week 2 efforts up a bit early.
That's all for now. See you guys next week!