Posts Tagged ‘Zomtober’

Zomtober Week 5

Posted on October 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s the end of Zomtober, I’m watching Stranger things and it’s almost Halloween as well. Spooky. Even with the extra hour of the clocks going back, today has been a struggle but I have managed to get a lot more stuff done than I was expecting. Despite…

Zomtober Week 5

Posted on October 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s the end of Zomtober, I’m watching Stranger things and it’s almost Halloween as well. Spooky. Even with the extra hour of the clocks going back, today has been a struggle but I have managed to get a lot more stuff done than I was expecting. Despite…

Getting Close To The End Of Zomtober

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

I am still doubting that the figures I have planned will be completely finished by the close of play tomorrow. That said, practically everything now has a base layer of paint. Putting a wash on shouldn’t take too long, it is not an exact process. If I …

Getting Close To The End Of Zomtober

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

I am still doubting that the figures I have planned will be completely finished by the close of play tomorrow. That said, practically everything now has a base layer of paint. Putting a wash on shouldn’t take too long, it is not an exact process. If I …

Zomtober Part 5 – the Big Reveal

Posted on October 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Well here we are, the end of October, and with it the fifth and final week of this year’s Zomtober.

This means that, first of all, I need to post a zombie or survivor for the week. Here we go:

Muuuuuuuurrrrrr…andatory

It’s another zombie, one that I’ll admit I rushed, but it’s good to get a model off the enormous pile of unpainted models I own. The photo hasn’t come out very well for some reason, but he’s lost all the skin from his face, which is a nice gory detail for a zombie.

Anyway, with that out of the way I can move on to the main event, my somewhat over-hyped secret project. It turns out that it’s this:

Home sweet home

 A post-apocalyptic outpost, made from a toy caravan!

 I’d been planning to do something with the toy caravan for a while, and the idea hit me that might it would make a nice post-apoc terrain piece. I’ve tried to be fairly agnostic about what type of apocalypse this fits into, so hopefully I could use this for Terminator as well as zombie games.

Ideal for the young professional wanting to start out on their own and avoid being dragged off by cannibals.

So, some details. The inspiration for this is kind of a combination of a location in Fallout: New Vegas (a ranger station made of caravans) and the image of Andrea standing guard on top of Dale’s RV in the Walking Dead.

 My thinking is that this is someone’s hideout. They’ve wheeled it into position amongst some jersey barriers for some extra protection, and welded on whatever bits of junk they can find to block the windows and make things a bit less exposed.

Rusty corrugated iron always adds a touch of class

On the roof, there’s a sniper nest – a chair, a table (which I’m particularly pleased with – it’s a warhammer goblin shield with some legs made from offcuts of MDF and looks a lot like rattan garden furniture) and a bucket (from an old model train kit I’ve had for decades) for… sanitary purposes. There’s also a mattress in case things get bad enough that the roof is a better option than sleeping inside.

Great facilities for al fresco dining

The roof is accessed by a fencing section propped up as a ladder, and protected with barbed wire, which was a bugger to paint.

Overall I’m pleased with the result here, and I might be tempted to add a few more bits to it in the future. I think it’s versatile enough that it might make it to the table more than once, too.

All that said, I think it can sensibly only count as one model for accounting purposes, so doesn’t have a massive impact on my totals…

Painted: 161
Acquired: 160

Woo hoo! I’m back to a positive score! Admittedly I could have painted one model on the first of January to get to the same point, but still!

Zomtober Part 5 – the Big Reveal

Posted on October 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Well here we are, the end of October, and with it the fifth and final week of this year’s Zomtober.

This means that, first of all, I need to post a zombie or survivor for the week. Here we go:

Muuuuuuuurrrrrr…andatory

It’s another zombie, one that I’ll admit I rushed, but it’s good to get a model off the enormous pile of unpainted models I own. The photo hasn’t come out very well for some reason, but he’s lost all the skin from his face, which is a nice gory detail for a zombie.

Anyway, with that out of the way I can move on to the main event, my somewhat over-hyped secret project. It turns out that it’s this:

Home sweet home

 A post-apocalyptic outpost, made from a toy caravan!

 I’d been planning to do something with the toy caravan for a while, and the idea hit me that might it would make a nice post-apoc terrain piece. I’ve tried to be fairly agnostic about what type of apocalypse this fits into, so hopefully I could use this for Terminator as well as zombie games.

Ideal for the young professional wanting to start out on their own and avoid being dragged off by cannibals.

So, some details. The inspiration for this is kind of a combination of a location in Fallout: New Vegas (a ranger station made of caravans) and the image of Andrea standing guard on top of Dale’s RV in the Walking Dead.

 My thinking is that this is someone’s hideout. They’ve wheeled it into position amongst some jersey barriers for some extra protection, and welded on whatever bits of junk they can find to block the windows and make things a bit less exposed.

Rusty corrugated iron always adds a touch of class

On the roof, there’s a sniper nest – a chair, a table (which I’m particularly pleased with – it’s a warhammer goblin shield with some legs made from offcuts of MDF and looks a lot like rattan garden furniture) and a bucket (from an old model train kit I’ve had for decades) for… sanitary purposes. There’s also a mattress in case things get bad enough that the roof is a better option than sleeping inside.

Great facilities for al fresco dining

The roof is accessed by a fencing section propped up as a ladder, and protected with barbed wire, which was a bugger to paint.

Overall I’m pleased with the result here, and I might be tempted to add a few more bits to it in the future. I think it’s versatile enough that it might make it to the table more than once, too.

All that said, I think it can sensibly only count as one model for accounting purposes, so doesn’t have a massive impact on my totals…

Painted: 161
Acquired: 160

Woo hoo! I’m back to a positive score! Admittedly I could have painted one model on the first of January to get to the same point, but still!

Some Progress On Zomtomber

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

I can’t believe that I have got this far into the week and not picked up a paintbrush. Concussion and a birthday seem to have kept me away from the bench. Today I have managed to get back to it and things have gone pretty well. there has been a bit of …

Some Progress On Zomtomber

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

I can’t believe that I have got this far into the week and not picked up a paintbrush. Concussion and a birthday seem to have kept me away from the bench. Today I have managed to get back to it and things have gone pretty well. there has been a bit of …

Happy Birthday To Me AND The Start of Zomtober Week 5

Posted on October 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The day hasn’t been too bad to me so far. The best gift was a copy of Terraforming Mars which is a game I have been dying to play for ages. A load of The Walking Dead: All Out War Stuff that I am going to have to send back. Amazingly a load of the mini…

Happy Birthday To Me AND The Start of Zomtober Week 5

Posted on October 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The day hasn’t been too bad to me so far. The best gift was a copy of Terraforming Mars which is a game I have been dying to play for ages. A load of The Walking Dead: All Out War Stuff that I am going to have to send back. Amazingly a load of the mini…

Zomtober Week 4

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Again, not quite finished. The weather here has been to bad to spray varnish the figures. It has been one storm after another here. But once  they are varnished I can play about with the bases and all should be good. The end of Week 4 already…

Zomtober Week 4

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Again, not quite finished. The weather here has been to bad to spray varnish the figures. It has been one storm after another here. But once  they are varnished I can play about with the bases and all should be good. The end of Week 4 already…

Zomtober goes 4th

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I’ve had a bit of a trickier time of it this week. I’ve not had a much time with the paintbrushes as I’d have liked, so I had to quickly knock out a survivor so I could keep up with the rules. Here he is then…I’ve got a gun! And I’m not really sure h…

Zomtober goes 4th

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I’ve had a bit of a trickier time of it this week. I’ve not had a much time with the paintbrushes as I’d have liked, so I had to quickly knock out a survivor so I could keep up with the rules. Here he is then…I’ve got a gun! And I’m not really sure h…

I Had Forgotten How Much Fun Concussion Was

Posted on October 20th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Yesterday I managed to trip up and knock myself up. Somewhere between the dog jumping up and my other half leaving her crocs in an unusual place, I ended up in A+E. Blurred vision, memory loss and seeing stars. I guess I should have counted my blessing…

I Had Forgotten How Much Fun Concussion Was

Posted on October 20th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Yesterday I managed to trip up and knock myself up. Somewhere between the dog jumping up and my other half leaving her crocs in an unusual place, I ended up in A+E. Blurred vision, memory loss and seeing stars. I guess I should have counted my blessing…

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…

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.

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 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…