Zombtober 2018 Week 2: Felicity meets the zombies!

It’s Zombtober, and I’m getting a late start. I missed the first week. Therefore, I worked twice as hard this week to get my submissions in. I decided to do a bunch of zombies and a survivor to catch up.

These zombies are from Reaper’s Bones line. You get all 5 in a pack for 7 bucks! They’re all pretty good sculpts, I’m particularly fond of the second one from the left and the one all the way on the right. These were the first miniatures I ever underpainted after priming; meaning I gave them all a light drybrush of white over the black primer before adding the colors. It was a technique I was unfamiliar with, but now that I’ve tried it, I can say it works terrific at picking out the detail on models, allowing me to easily see where clothes end and skin begins. It even picked out the wounds and bite marks the zombies have, making painting them easier. I’ll be using it again. My eyes aren’t getting any better with age, so any help is a good thing.

What do you do when you’re outnumbered five to one? Have the right tool for the job. This minigun should be just what the doctor ordered… This is Felicity, from Hasslefree. She’s one of the “not-Mystery Machine crew”; basically she’s Daphne from Scooby-Doo with a minigun. As cool as that is, I decided to paint her differently and not stick to her regular colors.

Here’s a quick shot of Felicity in action.

Next Sunday is my next Zombtober submission. Hopefully I’ll get some other stuff done before then, though, so watch this space!


Insanity Pile Progress

 Miniatures Painted Thus Far: 40

Miniatures Purchased: 1

Total: +39


Here’s the blogroll  of all the participants in Zombtober 2018!

Brummie, our Zombtober Host!- Brummie’s Wargaming Blog
Pulp Citizen- Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer
Rob Bresnen- Four Colour Super Minis
Terry Silverthorn- Miniature Mayhem
Ivor Evan- Saturday Mornings
Bryan Scott aka Vampifan- Vampifan’s World of the Undead
Colgar6- Colgar6 and the Infinite Legion of Toy Soldiers
Clint- Anything But a One!
Phil Curran- Dizbusters Gaming Ephemera
Dai- The Lost and the Damned and the Stunted
The Wargames Addict- The Wargame Addict
Dick Garrison- Rantings from Under the Wargames table
myincubliss –Dead Lead Project

4 thoughts on “Zombtober 2018 Week 2: Felicity meets the zombies!

  1. Kieron Mulholland

    Looks great. The underpainting is interesting as recently, I’ve been doing something similar by accident. I’ve thrown a silver dry brush over black undercoat on some heavily armoured models, it’s not only sorted the armour out, but also made finding other details on the models much easier.

    1. The Angry Piper Post author

      Thanks, Kieron. Like I said, my eyes aren’t getting any better as I get older. I was surprised how much detail I would have probably missed had I not underpainted the miniatures after priming. This is particularly true of Bones miniatures, as even when they’re bare white plastic, the detail is tough to see at times. I think this is a technique I will use more often in the future.

  2. dick garrison

    Nice work on the Zom’s mate, and Felicity looks great too, love that sculpt. totally feel your pain when it comes to ageing eyes, if my painting glasses get much thicker I’ll have to hold the figures at arms length to paint them!

    Cheers Roger.

    1. The Angry Piper Post author

      I’ve taken to wearing reading glasses when I paint now (also most times I read). It’s made a huge difference, but I still can’t paint eyes like I used to. And yeah, impossible physics aside, Felicity with a minigun is pretty cool!

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