Sunday, 1 October 2017

Zomtober 2017 - Week 1

Zomtober zombie count: 1


   So Zomtober is here again, and much as I spend all year holding off my zombie themed projects and trying to plan what I want to do when it does happen, it always sneaks up faster than I am actually prepared for. With this year being even worse - a single day to get my first entry finished - I need a plan.
   With the deadline fast approching I decided to do the most logical thing, paint a zombie from a project you are already working on, in this case, Frostgrave. I have been sorting out my remaining sprues and bags of metal from the nickstarters and the various bits I have picked up on my travels and trying to get them ready for the table, in this list were a zombie and skeleton that I wanted to have as options for a bit of necromancy. Using left over mercenary bodies and upgrade bits from the cultist sprues I kit based one of each, aiming for the zombie to look fairly fresh, while the skeleton has been out there for a while now.


   While I have been mostly working on my Vikings recently, it hasn't stopped the steady trickle of Frostgrave related bits getting painted and while I am doing a post on Frostgrave undead, it made sense to include these guys too.


Check out Pulp Citizen's blog for more details on the Zomtober festivities.

Thanks for reading

18 comments:

  1. Cracking start, Mike, as I'm a huge fan of "Frostgrave" undead.

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    1. Thanks Blaxkleric. They are great kits.

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  2. This pair are a great start to the challenge month, and "paint a zombie from a project you are already working on" is a good policy :-)
    Looking forward to seeing what else you've got in the pipeline!

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    1. Thanks Addict, that's what I thought.

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  3. I like the results of the kit bashing. Nice work.

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  4. Really nice, it reminds me that I should be doing something with the Frostgrave kits I have.

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    1. Thanks Fred, exactly why I am working on my Frostgrave, felt wrong having them sitting there doing nothing.

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    2. I have a (small) draw almost full of stuff for Frostgrave that is in the queue (or do I mean lead pile).

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    3. Its a game that deserves to get onto the table, but is one of the few games I do house rule some bits, esp exp.
      Even works as a solo game.

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  5. Sound painting strategy and what a great result Mike

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    1. Thanks Gobbo - it won't carry on, don't worry about that.

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  6. Lovely job Mike. I do love the FG kits some nice accessories on there such as the undead arms etc.

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    1. Thanks Simon, the bits that come on the sprue are almost worth buying them even if you don't want the figures. The backpacks and ropes are great for other things.

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  7. Very nice work on the Zombies and the critters Mike. Kudos on both quality and quantity. :)

    Sorry for the late comment, but I have discovered several recently added blogs had dropped off m y blog roll.

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    1. NP - I'm not policing comments! Thanks Pulp.

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