Even more Zombies!

New recruits for the ever growing legions of the undead:

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Reaper Bones 2 92815-19 Zombies. Much less bendy than the Bones 1 zombies. Yay! But still quite soft details. I do not have the metal versions, so I cannot say if the metal ones are similar or have sharper details.

I think I might just have a wee bit of a thing about zombies. I seem to have painted rather a lot of them lately.

Fixing the little Mars Attacks! mixup, and more Zombies.

A few weeks ago I painted a squad of 10 Mars Attacks! Martian Grunts. Or so I thought. Turned out 7 of them were Martian Marines, and not Grunts at all. (In my defense, they are very similar, with the difference being that Marines have shoulder pads.

So I have at last finished the remaining troopers to complete both squads:

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7 Mars Attacks! Martian Grunts

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and the 3 remaining Marines. I have done the shoulder pads in yellow to make it easier to differentiate them from grunts in play, I have also redone the 7 previously finished Marines’ pads to match.

If the helmets seem a bit wonky in the pics , it is because I just popped them on for the photo. They are not glued in place yet, and might be a bit off centre.

When I paint I usually end up with several blobs of unused paint left on my palette. And I hate wastage.

I find that Zombies are great for this, as they can take most colours in their stride (especially as base coats), and a squad does not have to be uniform (sic!) Also mixing paints is fun and educational. It teaches you some colour theory without all the boring words.

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These two resulted from the last sessions leftover paint. So far that makes 33 of the Space Hurps Positive done.

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and last but not least, 3 Hungry Dead from Shadows of Brimstone: Swamps of Death. So thats 4 of those done, twice as many left to go. These are the worst of the SoB-minis, being quite soft in the details.

Minis completed so far this month: 18

At the Mountains of Minis: The Unspeakable Mouth

This month I have been at the Mountains of Minis, attacking them with gusto, having done mould-line carving, scrubbing, boiling, assembling etc a large portion of the roughly 20-ish minis I got in the Bones 2 shipment. And sacrificing the required amounts of fingerblood, of course.

Seeing as I am momentarily sick of the bendy bones, I have painted some metal minis for a change.

Hereby I present a new series entitled The Unspeakable Mouth
Which showcases minis with slightly overstated eating orifices (well, what did you think it would be about?)
1: Chainmail “Abyssal Maw”

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From “Chainmail” the year 2002 Dungeons and Dragons metal miniature line by Wizards of the Coast (when they tried to emulate Games Workshop in size and somewhat in style). Chainmail had a few nice minis and several bad ones.

The game was not a resounding success, and was replaced the following year by the “Dungeons and Dragons Miniatures Game”, with prepainted plastic minis in random booster packs.

Metal, 30mm base.

2. Hell Dorado “Damned One of Gluttony”

This is actually two versions of the same character:

Before it eats some of the opposition:

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and after it gets to stuff its greedy face:

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The Damned One of Gluttony is manifestation of one of the Seven Sins, and a part of the Demon faction. Also not a nice person to have over for dinner.

Metal, 40mm base.

So that’s a massive three completed minis so far this month.