Zombtober Week 3: Don’t be such a Killjoy…

Week three of Zombtober is upon us, and I present my submission: Killjoy, from the Wyrd Miniatures Malifaux line.

This miniature is the original metal version of Killjoy, a large-size character from the Resurrectionist faction. I don’t play Malifaux, but I love some of their miniatures. Killjoy has since been resculpted in plastic. I prefer this version, but YMMV.

Anyway, Killjoy is supposedly a zombie, but to me he looks more like a Barker-esque cenobite or perhaps a murder-golem. (Is that a thing? It is now.) He’s definitely a killing machine, and his corpulent size implies he eats what he kills. So I decorated his 40mm base with some appropriate bodies and body parts. I even “sculpted” some entrails and viscera out of green stuff and piled them at his feet. Gross, huh?

He was pretty fun to paint. His base is GW Rakarth Flesh, highlighted with some Ivory and washed with Nuln Oil, Agrax Earthshade and some Athonian Camoshade. Then I used a heapin helpin’ of Blood for the Blood God and Nurgle’s Rot, two technical paints that enhance the gore quite nicely.

Since I don’t play Malifaux, I guess I could use him as a “boss” zombie, perhaps the focus of an entire game, once I decide which zombie rule set I like best. I’ve tried All Things Zombie, but it wasn’t my thing. I enjoyed No More Room in Hell, and even wrote a three-part After Action Report on this blog; but now I’m looking for something a little more “realistic”. I bought Osprey’s Last Days, but I’m reading some not-so-great reviews, so who knows?

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


Insanity Pile Progress

 Miniatures Painted Thus Far: 42

Miniatures Purchased: 13

Total: +29

(The Progress Queue took a slight hit this month as I gave in to weakness. More on that in an upcoming post.)

2 thoughts on “Zombtober Week 3: Don’t be such a Killjoy…

  1. Jeremy Winstanley

    Just catching up on commenting on my favourite blogs, so this will be a combination comment, covering the last couple.

    Killjoy is a suitably interesting and characterful figure, and would make a good “ghost” figure for Ghostbusters (not a huge fan of zombies games, but zombie figures make good proxy ghost figures when painted correctly). I also like the crypts – are they Bones ones?

    Obiously, couldn’t let the previous post go uncommented. Knight Models do some lovely sculpts, but the individual price point is scandalous. But I can see the appeal of this particular figure, it is rather nice.

    1. The Angry Piper Post author

      Glad to see you back, Jeremy. The crypts are Armorcast mausoleums. I’ve had them forever. I do like a lot of Reaper Bones scenics, so I’ll have to check them out. One of my unfinished (or unstarted, really) projects is a huge cemetery. I have a lot of gravestones, statues, and cenotaphs that I have yet to paint.

      I agree that Knight Models miniatures are way too pricey, generally speaking. The only reason I caved for Mr. Grimm is because they won’t be making any more Marvel miniatures, and because he’s so cool.

      No way I’m paying $75 for a Hulk, though, no matter how much I love the miniature.

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