Sunday, 1 October 2017

Zomtober: Give That Man A Hand

I'm back!

It's Zomtober!

It's Rick Grimes!


I've had a slightly enforced break from blogging due to being, well, busy. However, Zomtober is here and it's given me a bit of a kick up the backside to get painting again. Starting with my backlog of models for The Walking Dead from Mantic Games.

Rick, pre-amputation, is one of the models in the main game box and, obviously, features in most of the scenarios from the Days Gone Bye expansion, so it's quite important to get him done.

In all honesty, he was mainly painted back in May when I lost my mojo for the Walking Dead, and so he was an ideal candidate for getting finished for the first weekend in Zomtober. I've tried to make sure that his police jacket matches the one I did for Shane, so the can actually serve as partners, should I choose.

If you're wondering what the hell Zomtober is, it a little joint project a number of bloggers take part in each year where you commit to painting at least one zombie or survivor per week dueing October, with the deadlines being the weekend. If you're interested in joining in head over to Brummies Wargaming Blog to sign up.

I've already got Morgan and his son Duane in the pipeline for next week, with some Walkers shambling up behind them. My overall goal this month is simply to make a dent in my backlog, and I'll hopefully find time to do some solo games as further motivation. 

26 comments:

  1. Terrific start to Zomtober Kieron, with an iconic zed survivor. great paint-job and I especially like the look in his eyes, well mean :-)

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    1. Thanks. I was quite pleased with the eyes too, although it's more hot and miss than planned in terms of where they end up looking.

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  2. Excellent start to your Zomtober Kieron. :)

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  3. Brilliant job on a great choice of mini to start off Kieron - I'm really glad Zomtober has tempted you back to the brushes :-)

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    1. Thanks. It's only been a month but it's felt longer than that.

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  4. Nice work Kieron. I am warming up to The Walking Dead. I am just trying to placate the missus as to where it is going to live... lol

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    1. It's a really good game, and the solo rules will allow you to play co-op games with the kids.

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  5. Nicely done! I really like the grass on the base

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    1. Thanks. The bases use Citadel Agrellan Earth textured paint, just wit a bit of grass in the untextured bits.

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  6. Trying hard not to buy into this, but great figure.

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    1. Thanks. It is a really good game, so if you do succumb, it won't be a terrible decision.

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  7. I guess the Iconic "Rick" is an obvious start for Zomtober and your rendition is superb. The mantic zeds are really on a level with Studio Minis imho.

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    1. Thanks. For single piece plastics, they are excellent. Although, when I do next week's post, I'll comment on some of the weaker sculpts.

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  8. A nice clean paint job. I'm going to try some of that basing material from GW.

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    1. It's good. I was sceptical but it definitely works. Remember to dollop it on.

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  9. Very nice work ... it's tough to paint eyes at this scale and I'm always glad when painters try to paint in the pupils rather than leave them as 'shadowed creases'.

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    1. It's always a bit hit and miss with eyes. For some reason I also find the right eye easier than the left.

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