Well, all I can say is thank goodness I used some throw away figures for my first go at painting in what has been forever, lol! And thank goodness they were zombies, because the paint job turned out pretty awful - though I can attribute some of that to a bad product which I'll talk more about later.
As I mentioned in my last post I have joined in on the Zomtober painting challenge - here. I honestly can't remember the last figure I painted from beginning to end, it's been a full on focus of terrain for the entire year really. I definitely didn't want to use my new Walking Dead All Out War zombies for this first go, so I remembered that I had an old box of Wargames Factory zombies.
I powered through it the best I could and got 8 built and ready to be primed.
I purchased some of Army Painter's Necrotic Flesh a week ago in anticipation of getting zombies painted up quicker. And I have to say I really liked the color on the models.
I just did really quick, for me anyway I'm still super slow with the paint brush, block painting on the figures as I knew I also wanted to try the Army Painter Quickshade on them - again, to get more zombies completed more quickly.
One thing I found interesting about the figures was the ones that looked like doctors - the coats are just awkward looking. And the Butch Deadlift/Bolt Vanderhuge figures with the monster sized chests were awkward too - dudes need to do some cardio and get off the free weights.
I've had this can of AP Strong Tone Quickshade for several years now, and hadn't opened it since I did work on my old west figures - so that's been about 3 years now. When I shook the can everything seemed ok, but when I actually opened it the top had completely solidified.
And it was thick too, probably about an 1/8 of an inch. I finally punched through that and stirred up the Quickshade for a good 10 minutes straight, but I could just tell it wasn't right.
And with some really bad judgement I went ahead and applied it anyway to the figures. Bigly mistake. But again, thankfully they are zombies and can look like doo doo.
I didn't use all the figures I painted because I thought some were just awful, but I did base a few that I had done years ago to get the six shown here for this first try. Like all my pulp figures I'm going to go with clear bases for all of these zombies and then all TWDAOW figures as well.
I've been getting a lot more boosters and expansions in for TWDAOW as you can see here.
So overall, a great big fail on my first attempt at figure painting, lol! But with sticking with stuff I'm kind of good at, I'm making great progress on 4Ground's Emma's Diner, with a zombie apocalypse twist :)