Sunday, 16 October 2016

Zomtober: Lone Survivor

It's been a busy week, what with one thing and another, and so I've only managed to crank out a solitary survivor.


This is another of the Wargames Factory models, and this one has the low tech survivor vibe that I like in my Zombie apocalypses. There are far too many automatic weapons knocking around these days, I like a good dollop of sporting goods based improvisation. I'm not overly keen on the head, but that's a running gripe that I have with the set, this one at least has an expression that somewhat matches the action. Overall, he'll do.

I also managed to get Black Panther finished for the Marvel Universe Miniature Game last weekend after I'd blogged. Given the nature of the outfit, I put a deal more effort into painting black than I usually do, simply to gain some definition on the model. However, the black on black outfit, combined with increasingly poor light conditions, due to the nights drawing in, has made him rather tricky to photograph.


I'm happy with the simplicity of this model, something Knight models fought against by inexplicably making both arms separate. I don't pretend to be an expert on casting processes, but their scultping decisions seem very odd and quite a bit annoying at times.

However, he's turned out well, taking my Avengers line-up to seven models. It might be a while before I need to pick up another as purchasing is on hold on the lead in to Christmas.

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  1. Survivor and black Panther both look great. :)

    Now, I wonder if KM will ever do the 'Marvel Zombies' stuff from seeing these in the same pots? :)

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    1. I hope not. I hate the Marvel Zombies concept.

      But thanks. :)

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  2. Lovely additions, I really like that just swung bat look.

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    1. Thanks. I am quite happy with him. The trick is now to do something different with the other two in the box.

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  3. Cracking job on the survivor but loving Black Panther a lot sweet work on them both!

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    1. I am quite chuffed with T'Challa. Ta.

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  4. Corking work on the pair of them Kieron. The survivor is full of life and desperate action imho. Plus you can definitely see the definition in Black Panther's sculpt. Great work!!

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    1. Thanks. He'll definitely make a good addition to our games.

      I'm really pleased about getting the definition right. I'm usually really lazy with black and simply run a black wash over dark grey, but this took a bit of extra effort.

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  5. Good choice on the survivor with the bat, most folk (including me) go for the cricket bat for the Shaun of the dead look so it's nice to see an alternative!

    I love the black on the KM sculpt, it's a colour I always find tricky with it usually coming out too grey - well done!

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    1. Thanks. Shaun might show up on one of the later versions of this sculpt. I would need to find a better head though.

      Mind you, I've been promising myself a big Hasslefree order for some time, so one of their not-Shauns might suit my purposes better.

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  6. Nice rendition of the WF survivor, I do prefer the baseball bat version rather than his golf club too.

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    1. Cheers. There's something 'proper-zombie' about the humble baseball bat.

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  7. I really like both of these Kieron, the survivors head reminds my of Ash from the Evil Dead movies.

    Nice work on BP too, I hate painting black myself.

    Cheers Roger

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