Posts Tagged ‘Zomtober’

50 Shades Of Decay Or How I Paint Zombies

Posted on October 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Have you ever seen a body that has been dead for a while? I have. More times than I care to think about. I’m thinking about it now, so that last sentence was probably counterproductive. It is the stuff of nightmares. One of the last ones I saw sticks i…

The Start Of Zomtober Week 4

Posted on October 16th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The good work continues. This is going to be another hard week.More Mantic The Walking Dead: All Out War stuff. Zombies from a variety of sets.

Zomtober Week 3

Posted on October 15th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Really the title of this post should be Zomtober Week 3 – as far as I got.There is still a few bits to do on the paint work. Across all the figures, there is plenty I am not happy with. There are also a few bits that are just not done. The basing still…

Zomtober part 3

Posted on October 15th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Zomtober’s third Sunday is upon us! Let’s see what I’ve come up with this time.First of all, I needed to follow the rules and get a zombie or survivor painted. I decided to go with a zombie this time, and found this one lying around…Mmmnnnurrrgh.I th…

Zomtober part 3

Posted on October 15th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Zomtober’s third Sunday is upon us! Let’s see what I’ve come up with this time.First of all, I needed to follow the rules and get a zombie or survivor painted. I decided to go with a zombie this time, and found this one lying around…Mmmnnnurrrgh.I th…

Progress, In A Lot Of Different Directions

Posted on October 11th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well I have had a blip for a few days but I seem to be over it now. Somewhere along the line I have managed to get a solid three hours of painting in today. Whilst I am not speeding through the work, I am at least making progress.A little bit of everyt…

The Start Of Zomtober Week 3

Posted on October 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The new week begins. More Walking Dead minis and a long way to go.

Zomtober Week 2

Posted on October 8th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

This week of Zomtober has been focus on the The Walking Dead’s All Out War expansion, Days gone by. It’s another six figures, four survivors and two zombies. The zombies were getting tinkered about with last week and it is the survivors that I have bee…

Zomtober Week 2

Posted on October 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

We’ve reached the second Sunday in October. If you don’t believe me, go and check a calendar. I’ll wait. 

As you’re still reading, I’ll assume you’re in agreement vis-a-vis the date (although wait until you realise how many weeks there are until

Christmas, that’s going to blow your mind) and therefore will be happy for me to present my work for the second week of Zomtober. 

Here it is!

Wave your crowbar in the air like you just don’t care

That’s right, I’ve just done a single survivor again, and I’m trying to hide that fact with unnecessarily verbose blog posting. 

He’s another plastic Wargames Factory fella. I dithered around what colour to do the jumpsuit, but in the end figured that a prisoner was more use than a mechanic for future games. He also doesn’t have a gun, which tends to be unusual with these models, so he’d fit nicely with the rioters I bought at great expense over six years ago and have yet to paint. 

So, I’ve met the rules of Zomtober for another week, and knocked another model off the to-do pile, both of which are good things. However, my real aim for Zomtober is to complete a secret project! That’s moving fairly nicely, so here’s a bit of a teaser – what could this be all about?

Concrete proof of something or other

One last thing then – my painting total for the year. With another survivor done, that can tick along ever so slightly…

Painted: 156
Acquired: 160

I’m now painfully close to having made no dent whatsoever. So that’s… good, maybe?

Anyway, stick around for next week, who knows what might happen?

Zomtober Week 2

Posted on October 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

We’ve reached the second Sunday in October. If you don’t believe me, go and check a calendar. I’ll wait. 

As you’re still reading, I’ll assume you’re in agreement vis-a-vis the date (although wait until you realise how many weeks there are until

Christmas, that’s going to blow your mind) and therefore will be happy for me to present my work for the second week of Zomtober. 

Here it is!

Wave your crowbar in the air like you just don’t care

That’s right, I’ve just done a single survivor again, and I’m trying to hide that fact with unnecessarily verbose blog posting. 

He’s another plastic Wargames Factory fella. I dithered around what colour to do the jumpsuit, but in the end figured that a prisoner was more use than a mechanic for future games. He also doesn’t have a gun, which tends to be unusual with these models, so he’d fit nicely with the rioters I bought at great expense over six years ago and have yet to paint. 

So, I’ve met the rules of Zomtober for another week, and knocked another model off the to-do pile, both of which are good things. However, my real aim for Zomtober is to complete a secret project! That’s moving fairly nicely, so here’s a bit of a teaser – what could this be all about?

Concrete proof of something or other

One last thing then – my painting total for the year. With another survivor done, that can tick along ever so slightly…

Painted: 156
Acquired: 160

I’m now painfully close to having made no dent whatsoever. So that’s… good, maybe?

Anyway, stick around for next week, who knows what might happen?

The Walking Alive

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There is not so many zombies of the bench this week, mostly survivors. Whilst one of the zombies is waiting for just a few more details the other needed a bit more work. The real work is on the four survivors. There is a good coat of paint for them rea…

The Walking Alive

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

There is not so many zombies of the bench this week, mostly survivors. Whilst one of the zombies is waiting for just a few more details the other needed a bit more work. The real work is on the four survivors. There is a good coat of paint for them rea…

Zomtober – Week 1

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The plan for the week was to finish off all the minis from The Prelude To Woodbury Set.The Governor, Brian Blake, was a fairly easy paint job. Whilst the mini is crisp enough for a good amount of detail, there is actually a limited amount of actual det…

Zomtober – Week 1

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The plan for the week was to finish off all the minis from The Prelude To Woodbury Set.The Governor, Brian Blake, was a fairly easy paint job. Whilst the mini is crisp enough for a good amount of detail, there is actually a limited amount of actual det…

Zomtober kicks off

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

October is here, and that means it’s time for Zomtober to start!As ever, the rules are simple – post about a newly painted zombie or survivor every Sunday throughout October. So, my first Zomtober post this year is also simple. A single survivor…..

Zomtober kicks off

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

October is here, and that means it’s time for Zomtober to start!As ever, the rules are simple – post about a newly painted zombie or survivor every Sunday throughout October. So, my first Zomtober post this year is also simple. A single survivor…..

Woefully Busy Day & Some Fun & Zombies

Posted on September 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Whilst I still have  a bad back that is causing me a lot of pain and a cold that just won’t go away, the world isn’t going away either. My other half is ill with the same thing I had although this seems to be the second time she has had it. She wa…

Woefully Busy Day & Some Fun & Zombies

Posted on September 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Whilst I still have  a bad back that is causing me a lot of pain and a cold that just won’t go away, the world isn’t going away either. My other half is ill with the same thing I had although this seems to be the second time she has had it. She wa…

The Walking Dead & The Irony Of The Industry

Posted on September 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I think I said yesterday that I had gotten hold of a copy of the Kickstarter box set. I have been after this for a while mainly because it has a few miniatures in it that are difficult to get hold of without Mantic points. The TV show and the comics are stuff I just love and to my mind are amongst the best in their respective genres.

At the time it came out I wasn’t so sure that I was going to be interested in it so I didn’t back it. Too much rigmarole I thought at the time. Whilst I am very happy with my purchase and the others I have made lately, especially as they were cheap, Mantic’s latest releases have taken the edge off.

As you can see I was so happy to get this that I had
removed some figures for priming before I took some pictures

The kickstarter boxes are back on sale on their store. Admittedly seconds and more money than I paid for it. I suspect the guy who has a boxed set on eBay for £330 will be disappointed. What is naffing me off is there is a collectors edition set. This has three exclusive figures and three more that it says that are also exclusives (which I already have and have paid through the teeth for).  If I sat down what I have already paid for the bits in it, I would have been much better off buying this set and I would have got the three exclusive miniatures (really not available anywhere else unlike the kickstarter exclusives). As I really don’t need all the duplicates (a third copy of the starter set might be too much and there is only one Governor and how many Lee and Clementine figures can I actually use (and the zombie with these two is great but is a bit distinctive)) I am not going to spend the money. I will wait to see if the exclusive come up on the web as all the other “exclusives” have done eventually.

To be honest, I shouldn’t really complain, it makes me sound like a bit of a fan boy (and that hurts :) ). I keep buying the figures purely for the love of them.

The Walking Dead & The Irony Of The Industry

Posted on September 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I think I said yesterday that I had gotten hold of a copy of the Kickstarter box set. I have been after this for a while mainly because it has a few miniatures in it that are difficult to get hold of without Mantic points. The TV show and the comics are stuff I just love and to my mind are amongst the best in their respective genres.

At the time it came out I wasn’t so sure that I was going to be interested in it so I didn’t back it. Too much rigmarole I thought at the time. Whilst I am very happy with my purchase and the others I have made lately, especially as they were cheap, Mantic’s latest releases have taken the edge off.

As you can see I was so happy to get this that I had
removed some figures for priming before I took some pictures

The kickstarter boxes are back on sale on their store. Admittedly seconds and more money than I paid for it. I suspect the guy who has a boxed set on eBay for £330 will be disappointed. What is naffing me off is there is a collectors edition set. This has three exclusive figures and three more that it says that are also exclusives (which I already have and have paid through the teeth for).  If I sat down what I have already paid for the bits in it, I would have been much better off buying this set and I would have got the three exclusive miniatures (really not available anywhere else unlike the kickstarter exclusives). As I really don’t need all the duplicates (a third copy of the starter set might be too much and there is only one Governor and how many Lee and Clementine figures can I actually use (and the zombie with these two is great but is a bit distinctive)) I am not going to spend the money. I will wait to see if the exclusive come up on the web as all the other “exclusives” have done eventually.

To be honest, I shouldn’t really complain, it makes me sound like a bit of a fan boy (and that hurts :) ). I keep buying the figures purely for the love of them.

Zombies Take Charge

Posted on September 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Of my work bench at least…Primed and ready to goThe eBay purchase of an All Out War Kickstarter box and Miles Behind Us arrived this morning. The day has been pretty much been all about that. I have prepped some stuff for Zomtober. The plan is to go …

Zombies Take Charge

Posted on September 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Of my work bench at least…Primed and ready to goThe eBay purchase of an All Out War Kickstarter box and Miles Behind Us arrived this morning. The day has been pretty much been all about that. I have prepped some stuff for Zomtober. The plan is to go …

Zomtober

Posted on September 25th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The zombies are coming. Well Zomtober at least. I haven’t done Zomtober for a few years. It was a pleasure when I did and this year I am really looking forward to it. This may explain my sudden purchasing of large numbers of The Walking Dead: All Out War.

To be a part of this you just need to paint one or more Zombies or Survivors each week, in any scale you like, posting it to your blog by that week’s Sunday (we use Sunday’s as the end of each Zomtober week). So that means posting one or more newly painted Zombie or Survivor minis each week on or before the 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of October 2017. This year has a very tight start and there is nothing stopping bloggers starting that first mini early in readiness for the Sunday!

Anyone commenting on THISPOSTwill get added to the blog list (and on mine too if you ask). Feel free to do something similar on your own blogs – as the word spreads, more and more bloggers can be involved!.

Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer – Pulp Citizen
Four Colour Super Minis – Rob
Fantorical – Blaxkleric
Mike’s Random Wargaming Meanderings – Mike C
Saturday Mornings – Ivor Evans
28mm Victorian Warfare – Michael Awdry
Miniature Mayhem – Terry Silverthorn
ANYTHING BUT A 1! – Clint
Cheaphammer!!! – Kieron
The Wargame Addict – Wargame Addict
Lead Reckoning – Fred Jackson
da Gobbo’s Grotto – Wargaming blog – da Gobbo Grotto
Never Mind The Jankers – Roy Williamson
Paintbrush and Superglue – Matt

It will be a giggle.

My plan is for six miniatures a week for a total of thirty. There will be a mix of survivors and zombies (should I say walkers or would that be sacrilege?) It will be a giggle.

Zomtober

Posted on September 25th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The zombies are coming. Well Zomtober at least. I haven’t done Zomtober for a few years. It was a pleasure when I did and this year I am really looking forward to it. This may explain my sudden purchasing of large numbers of The Walking Dead: All Out War.

To be a part of this you just need to paint one or more Zombies or Survivors each week, in any scale you like, posting it to your blog by that week’s Sunday (we use Sunday’s as the end of each Zomtober week). So that means posting one or more newly painted Zombie or Survivor minis each week on or before the 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of October 2017. This year has a very tight start and there is nothing stopping bloggers starting that first mini early in readiness for the Sunday!

Anyone commenting on THISPOSTwill get added to the blog list (and on mine too if you ask). Feel free to do something similar on your own blogs – as the word spreads, more and more bloggers can be involved!.

Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer – Pulp Citizen
Four Colour Super Minis – Rob
Fantorical – Blaxkleric
Mike’s Random Wargaming Meanderings – Mike C
Saturday Mornings – Ivor Evans
28mm Victorian Warfare – Michael Awdry
Miniature Mayhem – Terry Silverthorn
ANYTHING BUT A 1! – Clint
Cheaphammer!!! – Kieron
The Wargame Addict – Wargame Addict
Lead Reckoning – Fred Jackson
da Gobbo’s Grotto – Wargaming blog – da Gobbo Grotto
Never Mind The Jankers – Roy Williamson
Paintbrush and Superglue – Matt

It will be a giggle.

My plan is for six miniatures a week for a total of thirty. There will be a mix of survivors and zombies (should I say walkers or would that be sacrilege?) It will be a giggle.