Sunday, 13 August 2017

Only gone and done it!

After painting the last four LNoE zombies, as mentioned as a footnote to the previous post, the "100 strong horde" was tantalisingly close, just needing five more zeds to get there.
I got my second white metal zombie when the postman arrived with an order from Heresy Miniatures (the only other metal mini in the horde is a Hasslefree "Zombie Suzi").
 I'd bought some stuff mainly for another project, and he was an 'order filler' but ironically got painted first! I say mainly, because I couldn't resist getting their 'not Amy Pond' ("A Girl In Some Clothes"), who I've given a shotgun and added to my Survivors / Gangers collection.
Once they were done I couldn't stop myself going for the century, so set about assembling and painting another four of the female zombies from the "Project Z" starter set.
So that's it! I can take a break from wafting a brush over the walking dead until Zombtober, and to celebrate, I've pre-painted the "survivor" versions of Hannah and Brad (the eagle-eyed among you might have noticed there's already been a transition in their figures from Day One to Week One), and taken the 'Not Yet Dead' minis off the painting pile - I hope I'm not tempting fate and they manage to to make it to survivor status now!
The pair are posing in front of the "Blotz" store and telephone booth, which are also now painted and in the process of being weathered so I can make a start on the other 'Blotz Bits'.

In between painting sessions, I've also tried to fix my warped terrain squares by gluing some more printed road tiles to the opposite side.The idea is to create a sandwich, and whatever 'pull' is being created by the glued card will even out and hopefully result in flat terrain pieces.
After twelve hours, the cork tiles were no longer curled up towards to original face...........
they'd curled in the opposite direction! Not as severely though, and this has at least proved the core theory, so I'm not writing them off just yet. I'm quite happy to give it a bit more drying time to see what happens.

That's it for now, I hope everyone has had a great weekend.

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations on getting yourself a 100 strong painted zombie horde. That's quite an achievement for which you should be proud of. I do hope Brad and Hannah make it to survivor status because those are two cracking good figures you have for them.

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    1. Thanks Bryan, sorry for the late reply but various issues have taken my eye off the hobby recently.
      Painting those latest mini's have been part of "therapy", so I certainly won't forget getting to the 100.
      I'm hoping Brad and Hannah will be continuing their journey SOON!

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  2. Great looking survivors mate and the phone booth looks excellent! Congrats on the century ;-)

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    1. Thanks again for the Blotz link you posted along with your own telephone box Andy - they do some great terrain stuff!
      Yep, 100 not out, and going for the gross :-)

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  3. I think I'm more distracted by the backgrounds in your photos, great to see the "Blotz", building and the other two too, as well as the really good phone-box.
    I think I may be becoming inured to yet more zombies and survivors, but your collection of both is coming along.really well.

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    1. Thanks Joe, Blotz use a slightly thinner mdf than other companies and it seems to result in a much sharper 'cut' - especially the tabs connecting parts, which needs MUCH less cleaning up before assembly.
      And yes, you were definitely right about the TT Combat doors ;-)

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  4. Great looking zombies and survivors, and your buildings on the background are superb...

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    1. Many thanks Phil, I'd say they've come out well in the photo's - there's still work to do on the buildings, but they're "getting there".

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