I got ambitious for the final week of the Zomtober painting challenge and primed 4 zombies. Like most things, I didn't complete what I started and only got 3 finished. But overall I completed 15 zombies to a tabletop standard, had 7 I made a complete meal of that need buried in the back 40 (the first ones I did using the AP Quickshade), and weathered up a police car, so overall I'm pleased.
I completely forgot to take WIP photos of the 3 new zombies - I only managed two.
Apologies for the brightness of the photos! I didn't gore this group up very much and also tried a more ash/gray tone for the skin - which is a pointless statement to make with that bright of a photo because you can't see a thing! But I have to say I'm probably most happiest with these final 3 additions.
Here is the 4th figure that didn't get completed. I think that will give me time to figure out how to give him a Sex Pistols t-shirt though :)
I got some bits and bobs from TT Combat to add some flavor and narrative to the games and table.
Hopefully these will take my painting style well and won't look awful.
Living on a horse farm it was mandatory I pick up the Rick on Horse booster, even though it looks like it really doesn't have any real value in the game - that arrived mid-week.
I had seen a few of the other Zomtober bloggers put this figure up and remember them saying they had difficulty painting Rick because he came attached to the horse. I threw mine into the freezer for a full day to see if I could then pop Rick off the horse - freezing the figure makes it easier for the glue to release.
And with no problem Rick came right off! The only thing I'll need to fix is the reins. Overall, I think it's a great little model, just need to maybe try my hand at some green stuff to lengthen that tail - that thing should be at least twice as long!
I got an amazing deal on a huge lot of TWDAOW figures off of Ebay last week as well. I got the boosters for Carol, Lori, Shane, and Andrea.
Then also the Walker and Roamer boosters. So a total of 6 boosters for under $50 which included shipping! An absolute steal :)
So when you get a great deal on Ebay, you're sure to get an rotten egg too. Well, I certainly got one last week. One thing that I have been dying to try to do is some kind of Harryhausen-esque game. Specifically, Jason and the Argonauts. There are so many great sequences in that movie it's hard to choose a favorite, but the part with the harpies is definitely a stand out, mostly because of the setting. I just love the ruined columns.
I had been looking at aquarium décor for that setting and found one I liked some time ago but the cheapest I could ever find was like around $40. I came across someone selling one for $30 or best offer. I submitted $24.00 and he took that, so I thought great, another steal especially since it was free shipping.
Yeah, not so much. It literally looked like a bomb went off when I opened the box. Being the kind of guy I am, I even attempted to glue it back together. I think the thing that is really making me mad now is when I got the base together as best I could and tried to put it back in the box it came in, you can see it doesn't even fit.
So clearly the seller broke at least part of it before the box was even sealed. I've been in contact with him since it arrived and he's been apologetic and has said a claim has been made and I'll have a refund by November 1st. So we'll see. The photo above is what it should have looked like.
As I stated when I started Zomtober, I'm really not into horror movies or stuff like that, but I did go to see the Rifftrax version of Night of the Living Dead on Wednesday night. If your not familiar with Rifftrax they are same guys who did Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Basically they make fun of the movie - every aspect of it, from the acting, the story, the editing, the dialog, wardrobe, anything at all! It's literally laugh out loud stuff, and nothing is off the table - from Oscar winning films to the worst of the worst B movies - highly recommended! Rifftrax
My latest issue of Wargames Illustrated arrived yesterday and I'd been looking forward to this one for a while because it's usually the issue that has a feature on Historicon. This is the only time I can ever flip through the magazine and say "I saw that table" or "I got to play on that table" - and of course also say "I didn't get to see that table at all". Well, not one single photo from the floor of Historicon this year - they have 6 full pages on the painting completion, but not one photo of any of the amazing tables this year, and there was some absolutely incredible stuff this year. Extremely disappointing.
I also went back to messing about with some of 4Ground's Jesserai line of buildings. Before I went all in on TWDAOW, I made the decision to try my hand at doing some kind of Jurassic Park table, and the I felt that the entire Jesserai line could really work with some modifications and different paint schemes.
I wanted to do something from the second or third movie where the game takes place in an abandoned and overgrown setting - which is also why I took to TWDAOW so quickly. This box is overflowing with all kinds of different items that is going to help with that look and feel.
So I went back to a model I had started but didn't finish. I did the landing pad first because it looked the easiest. And it was. I just started to work out where I wanted the "H" to go and some yellow hazard lines on the platform.
I threw a few InGen logos up on the sides too. Lots and lots of weathering to do, but I thought I'd share another WIP table.
Here are a few close up photos of, what I'll call 'The 15', with the police office back with her vehicle again :)
Finally, I just wanted to thank Pulp Citizen and everyone else who participated in this years Zomtober - it was an absolute treat to interact with new people and see all the different blogs everyone has. You have no idea what that means to someone who is basically a solo gamer. I have several new blogs that I now follow and incredibly I also have several new people following the madness of Saturday Mornings :) Again, thank you all!
Until next time, thanks for looking!