Monday, February 4, 2013

64. No More Undead are Invited to the Party

At long last, after the usual excuses, I have finished painting up all the zombies I own.  This is the second 25 of the "50 for $50" bargain I got from Victory Force way back when.  I think he still runs bargains occasionally, but I don't think you'll see the 50 for $50 again.

So without further ado, here are the zombies.
Zombies numbers 26-50, infesting my town of No-Whereville.
Zombies numbers 26-35
Zombies numbers 36-45
Zombies numbers 46-50.  Yes, my zombies have numbers instead of names.  THEY'RE DEAD, er, UNDEAD.  THEY DON'T NEED NAMES!
I used the same quick-paint technique as I did for the first 25, mainly a single color blocking in the clothing and "skin," and then a wash with black water-based furniture stain.  Full details can be found here from my original post on the subject.  This group of 25 plus the next 10 took me, I think, around 8 hours (not including filing/gluing).

I also painted ten Zombie Vixens from Wargames Factory that I got as a freebie from GenCon 2012 (a single sprue).  These, being plastic, were much more fiddly to put together, since they required actually being glued together, whereas the Victory Force zombies are singe-piece metals.  The Vixens are a bit more "animated" (pun intended) and certainly have more personality, but I'll take the metal over the plastic any day.  I'm worried that the plastic figs will break with very much use; that one Vixen in particular (far right below), the one on one foot, was a real pain to get to stay.
Zombie Vixens from Wargames Factory.
It was nice to have some variety, though.  Since all the arms and heads were separate, you can create some pretty unique figures.
I thought it semi-appropriate that the Vixens were either coming out of, or going into, the Gentlemen's Club.
The painted examples on the Wargames Factory website are painted better than mine, but since I used the exact same technique on these as I did on the Victory Force zombies I wasn't expecting anything different.

And after all, THEY'RE ZOMBIES, for cryin' out loud.  I was actually quite nauseated when I finished them all.

But now I've got 60 zombies, which should be plenty for my post-apocalyptic games.

I decided to put all sixty on the table for a group photo.  (I was going to call it a glamour shot, but that really doesn't seem appropriate.  And it's certainly not a money shot....)
"Here we come, walkin' down the street, we get the funniest looks from, everyone we meet.  Hey hey we're the zombies!"  And just whose house is that at the end of the street?
"Shuffle, two, three, four!  Limp, two, three, four!"
I also made a girlfriend for my ST:TNG Captain Picard zombie from the first batch of 25.  They can both be convention attendees, forever undead together unliving out their fantasy personalities....  He must be a special guy, for a Star Trek geek to have a pretty girlfriend.  :-)
I also had a second Hitler look-alike figure duplicated from the first batch of 25.  I didn't want to make a second Hitler, so....  Well, I'm actually a little embarrassed by this and hope it is received in the manner in which I mean it.  In my profession, the pilots for a certain Airline with the initials of AA are AFFECTIONATELY known by other pilots THROUGHOUT the industry as Sky NazisSo here is Captain Hilter (yes, Hilter, not Hitler), zombie pilot.  I think I should have made the shirt a little whiter, but oh well.

Last but not least, a fun photo.  Look at that guy run!  He always looks so scared.
I'd be runnin' too!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. For a "not a zombie kinda guy" I can appreciate all the work that was put into these figures. Nice variety of colors and very nicely painted.

    The runner will make it...unless somewhere up above there is a flying super-zombie on final approach.

    1. Thanks, Jay. I have to admit I'm glad to be finished painting them. I'm not really a zombie kinda guy either, but if you wanna play a zombie game you sort of need some zombies. :-)