Saturday 5 October 2019

Zomtober: A Strong Start

It's that time of year again, when myself and several other gaming bloggers cease shambling alone through our hobby wasteland and cluster together to create a frothing horde of necrotic flesh.

Yes, it's Zomtober!

My first entry is a repurposed Reaper Bones Clay Golem. He was really simple to do, as he's almost naked and so pretty just needed my zombie skin recipe over the whole model.

For reference, this is a base coat of Kislev Flesh, wash with Biel-Tan Green, drybrush with Ushabti Bone and wash again with Agrax Earthshade. I then finish off the eyes (Ushabti Bone again) and liberally slop red paint and Blood For The Blood God about.


I suppose that I probably should have more blood on him given the state of his hands and mouth, but realism is never my biggest concern when it comes to zombies.

The only other painting that was needed was his loincloth, which, when painted blue have amusingly ended up looking like a pair of Daisy Dukes. In my head this is because this chap was bitten whilst at the gym or on Muscle Beach.

Aficionados of the blog will be aware that I have two zombie hordes, one for Mantic's Walking Dead game, the other for general use. The big guy is for the latter as the 7TV: Apocalypse box added more variety to a potential zombie movie cast, and so one of the things I want to do this month is add models to reflect this greater diversity.

If you are a blogger and want to take part in Zomtober, the rules are simple.
  1. Paint one Zombie or Survivor (or more!) each week, in any scale you like,
  2. Post pictures of your work posting it to your blog by that week's Sunday (that means if you want to join in this week you've got a day),
  3. It's also helpful to post a link to your blog in the comments of this post on Brummie's Wargaming Blog, as I think Simon is coordinating things this year,
  4. There are no prizes, just sharing motivation with like minded gamers trying to spread the zombie gaming  virus.
Blogs currently taking part are:

Brummie's Wargaming Blog link 
Four Colour Super Minis link
 Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer link
 Saturday Mornings link
 Doctor Merkury's Lab link
 Fantorical link
 The Lost and the Damned link
Colgar6 and the Infinite Legion of Toy Soldiers link
 Miniature Mayhem link
 Azazel's Bits Box link
 Dizbusters Gaming Ephemera link
The Wargames Addict link

So that's it for now, apart from the fact that 'Tiny' adds another one to my painted pile.

Acquired: 176
Painted: 165


  1. I will forever call this one Daisy. Great job Kieron on your first 'not' participating entry 🤣

    1. Thanks. I never said I wasn't participating. You just stole my thunder and undermined my big 'reveal'. :)

  2. What a brute and a cracking start!

  3. Cracking start Kieron! I'm with Simon, that's a Daisy of a model you have there 😃

    1. Thanks, although I'm leaning towards the name Big Hans.

  4. An excellent start to this months contribution.

  5. Reaper... thanks for the input!

  6. Nice! With regards to realism, I think we have a little flexibility when it comes to our tiny model monsters ;)

  7. I think the amount of blood on this model is just fine. I've seen too many zombie models that are just drenched with crimson paint; it's too unlikely! For reference, most zombies in films or pictures have none or fairly restrained amounts of gore, though I admit that there are some exceptions to this.

    1. Thanks. I like the blood more as a highlight rather than the main event.

  8. What a start! He's a big fellow!