Apocalypse Me: Hungry Bertha

I’m used to storms here in New England. Unfortunately, sometimes they screw with my painting time. Since I had no power to Piper’s Painting Pit on some key days last month, I was unable to get my entry for Dave Stone’s “Apocalypse Me” challenge done on time. Here she is, better late than never; and no, she doesn’t look like me at all.

This lovely lass is “Hungry Bertha”, an OOP Horrorclix miniature from the Freakshow set. As many of you know, repainting and rebasing Clix is something I quite enjoy. So I decided to make Bertha look a little better, paint-wise, and a little more zombified. That way she could (theoretically) be my entry for Zombtober, too.

The lollipop stuck to her backside is a nice touch, as are the mysterious and loathsome slime trails emanating from her various folds. Lovely.

Anyway, I decided to add some gore to her base…a few GW zombie bits, some green stuff intestines…you get the idea.

Add copious layers of Blood for the Blood God, some gloss varnish on her lollipop and slime trails, and here is the result.

This close up shows that I should clean up her eyes a bit, methinks.

Upon reflection I thought it might be fun to make a diorama out of Bertha here, with her teetering upon a veritable mound of body parts and gore; but I was under the gun as it was. This will have to do for now. Still…it’s a thought for later.

Apologies for being late, Dave!

8 thoughts on “Apocalypse Me: Hungry Bertha

  1. Dave Stone

    Great entry Keith ( feeling a bit better today ! LOL) nio worries on the time as happy to have an entry from you mate.
    The repaint has truly elevated the model, as has the carnage you’ve added to the base.

  2. Matt

    Mate, it’s disgusting, I love it. Great repaint on a hideous sculpt (and I mean that in a good way!) and the blood, guts and bits make it even grosser. Your idea to put her on a pile of body parts is awesome, it’s a shame you were up against a time limit.

    1. The Angry Piper Post author

      Thanks, Matt. The more I think of it, the more I think it would be a simple matter to just put her on a foam cone and sculpt all manner of entrails and viscera from green stuff and layer it on. Throw on a few more zombie bits and she could have a mountain of flesh.

      Maybe next year…I hate revisiting models I’ve already completed, though.

  3. Dick Garrison

    I love her! (though not in the biblical sense of course!), great re-paint, and I do like the mountain of corpses idea, but the thing that struck me most was the …

    ” a simple matter to just put her on a foam cone and sculpt all manner of entrails and viscera from green stuff and layer it on”. Now that’s the “can do” attitude mate. we’ll have you sculpting in no time with that attitude.

    By the way your entrails came out really well. (Not something I get to say very often! What a great hobby this is!).

    Cheers Roger.

    1. The Angry Piper Post author

      Thanks for the compliments on my entrails, Roger (not something I get to say very often! This is indeed a great hobby.) I don’t know about being a sculptor; anyone can roll out a length of intestine, after all! Making unrecognizable lumps of bloody organs and flesh doesn’t seem too hard…

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