Wednesday, 30 October 2013
No Surrender! - Zomtober Week 5 (unofficial)
Just squeaking in before the end of the month, I have managed to get my first survivors finished for my unofficial Zomtober week 5. All of these are Rebel Minis 15mm models. The guy in the middle is an Irish Hitman (don't know what makes him Irish. Must be a film reference that I'm missing), whilst the other two models are listed as Street Punks. They may look familiar to you if you've checked out my earlier 15mm Spinespur posts, as they are duplicates of models I used to represent street thugs in that project.
I don't hold out a lot of hope for the Gangsta chap on the left. Bare skin in a zombie apocalypse doesn't seem like a good strategy to me. I've painted him in matching dude rag and sport trousers (does the term 'shell suit' still fly, or am I showing my age?), with the waistband of his underpants showing. He's armed with a sub machine gun of some sort, which he is holding in that impractical manner that is so popular with rappers and such. I want him to survive, but he is doing everything in his power to prevent that! I was going to paint his trousers in a silver colour, but chickened out in the end, and before I knew it, I had painted almost a carbon copy of my Spinespur thug. Bah! C'est la vie.
On the other hand, the fellow in the middle is carrying a total of five visible pistols (three of them are strapped to his chest)! He certainly seems prepared. I've painted him with some grey hair at the temples, and will probably make this guy the leader of my survivors. He just has that sort of vibe about him.
Finally, the guy in the hoodie, unconverted this time (the Spinespur version was converted to carry a molotov), carrying a shotgun. I like this model. He looks like an 'early days' survivor to me, in that he has a single, fairly standard weapon, and is not laden down with equipment and fancy combat gear. Mind you, he also looks like a bank robber...
I've tried to paint the survivors in the sort of colours you would see on passers-by in everyday life for the most part. Gansta chap offered the opportunity to throw in a splash of colour to break up the group and add a bit of interest. I'm going to try not to have too many survivors in military/law enforcement equipment, because I want to keep things a bit more low-key. Also, I want to avoid a proliferation of firearms, so the next few batches of survivors will have hand-to-hand weapons to balance out this trigger-happy trio.
Maybe I'll do one or two molotov conversions for this project too, as they are the sort of thing people could make easily, and could be useful in a scenario. Anyway, that's it for now. Hopefully, I'll get to use my Zomtober efforts in a game this weekend, as we'll be having friends over to celebrate my birthday. I'll try to get pictures for an AAR or just a general report to share next time.
Catch you later!