Sunday, 4 October 2015

Zomtober Week 1 Entry

 A slow start this week to Zomtober mainly because yesterday I went with Pulp Ccitizen to the Derby World Wargames show at Castle Donnington! A great day out was had by us both it was good to meet up with some bloggers and other online friends and a good browse around the various trades stands.

I even picked up a freebie from the Tor Gaming stand as they were giving away random minis in a tin. Called a can of Whoopass :) I spent a modest amount of cash on a quite a variety of things come to think about it but I'll post more about that later in the week.

So my first entry for Zomtober 2015 is a zombie from the Studio miniatures Z Clipz kickstarter they ran last year. Its an iconic zombie being themed on the crawler from the first Season of The walking Dead. It was an interesting mini to paint quick as she is obviously in half but I wasn't sure whether to paint her on the base or not. In the end I built the base differently to normal and I painted her pinned and glued to the base. Quite a tricky one to photo as well being so flat and low! 

I have started a few other figures for Zomtober which ones get finished next? Well we'll find out as the weeks go on :D









Week 1 Blog roll. (in no particular order)
The League of Extraordinary Gamers
(LXG have several entries click the names below for the others)
Belgarath97
Ali Alcatraz
Second Class Elitist

45 comments:

  1. That looks great. Really nice model and the paint job does it justice. Really starting to think I should have jumped on that kickstarter.

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    1. Thanks Mike :) They will be out soon enough no doubt I'm not sure if some are exclusive or not yet I cant recall.

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  2. Great job! Both this fig and the zombie girl from Season 1 are just brilliant!

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    1. Thanks Gordon I haven't prepped that one yet we'll see how the month progresses :)

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  3. Very very nice...love the scenery!

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  4. The poor guy got lost in the garden. Good entry Simon!

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    1. Thanks Robert that was exactly the plan. Shame the light was a bit to bright today for those shots I may redo them :)

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  5. I wondered if we would see one of these. Like you, I have been thinking about how to base this one and I love your solution, great job Simon.

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    1. Thanks Michael the tricky part is painting her erm chest and lower body. But I managed to position her on the base where I could still get in there with a brush :)

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  6. Great start to what should be a very enjoyable month's worth of Undead painting. I like the basing as well, as the zombie looks as if its crawling through its own bile. Yeuck!

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    1. Thanks Simon I hope to meet the one a week a target as work may rear its head and I'll be working further away but still waiting for it to be confirmed.

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  7. A very nicely painted figure. It looks lost amongst the giant mutant grass but fits in well in the latter photos.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. That may perhaps of been the point! Watch out for crawlers in the long grass you never know when they'll bite you on the ass.

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  8. Very cool entry - Dave Edmonds' Crawling From The Wreckage popped in my head when I saw it. :)

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  9. Off to a cracking start mate - the crawler looks great. Kudos. :)

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  10. Very nice, good start to the month, try and keep it up (work permitting of course).

    Cheers Roger.

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  11. Does that only count as half a figure painted for zombtober, then :-) ?

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  12. Slow and steady wins the Zombtober race!

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    1. Thanks they did some great figures in the kickstarter more to come :)

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  14. kicking of Zombtober in style!

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  15. Very iconic zombie. Nice start to the month. Thanks for listing my blog, and following mine.

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    1. Your welcome Sean and likewise :) I thought I was following your blog but apparently not!

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  16. Very nice Simon, great start dude!

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    1. Thanks Bob hopefully going to pick up the pace a little :)

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  17. Looks right out of the series. Great effort mate.

    Running slightly behind in my 1st week's Zed-offering, but expect a post up tomorrow!

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  18. Good to hear it shall look forward to tomorrows posting then :)

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  19. Nice work Simon, seems I missed a good Kickstarter for Walking Dead themed zombies/characters. I managed to Shamble my first zombie to the blog this evening.

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    1. Excellent! Thanks yes mate they are starting to appear on the website slowly but surely the ks ran Last Sept/Oct 2014 I think,

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  20. Looks good. Kinda reminds me of Gollum. That's a great drawing you have for your current banner too. Who is the artist?

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