Week one of “Zomtober” and though it seems pretty quiet out there in “blogland” on the “Zomtober” front this year there do appear to be a couple of other people “joining the wave of undead”‘. I have already sorted out my figures, so I’m in for the month anyway. I plan on painting up one or two of my Studio Miniatures zombies, along with one of the lady survivors I got from Copplestone Castings each week.
I began “Conchita’s” my survivor from “South of the borders” painting by dry-brushing her shotgun with chainmail, then her boots and the “pump grip” on her gun were undercoated in chocolate brown, her boots being highlighted in leather brown, the grip with butternut. Her cut-off jeans were then undercoated with a mix of some royal blue and light blue, these were then dry-brushed with some light blue, her bikini top was undercoated in dark red and highlighted in bright red. Flesh next and as I wanted a Mexican feel to her I took some leather brown and mixing it with some of my flesh tone seven paint, I created a tan brown flesh tone, and this was used as an undercoat for all her flesh. After her eyes were added I mixed some more flesh tone seven with a bit of European flesh and highlighted her with this resultant mixture. For her hair I wanted a very dark brown colour, so taking chocolate brown I added some black and the resultant colour was used as the undercoat for this. Then more chocolate brown was mixed with a little chestnut and this formed the highlight. That just left her belt and the heels of her boots that were painted black and highlighted with a little dark grey. A coat of “Quickshade” finished her off.
For my beret wearing zombie I wanted to go with a pale blue complexion similar to the colour that Bryan “Vampifan” Scott achieves on a lot of his zombies, so I painted, stone green, light blue and pale flesh in that order straight onto the figures flesh areas and mixed the three colours together in-situ, the colour came out alright but it was still not as blue as I was hoping, but I can live with it. Her dress was then added in coffee highlighted with cream. I then highlighted her boots and jacket that I had left black with some dark grey, her back pack was given several coats of citrus orange and then a highlight of lemon yellow. Pink burgundy formed the undercoat for her scarf and beret, and her hair was chestnut highlighted with a little orange. Orange also formed the base for the lining of her coat and a light dry-brush with the same mixed with a little white finished this off. A little dark red was dotted here and there, and a bit of bright red was splashed about to add some “gore” and she too was ready for “Quickshading”.
My other “Zombie” lady this week was begun with a mix of deep bronze green, stone green and pale flesh, which again was mixed on the figure. Then her pants were undercoated in dark grey, and this was then mixed with some white for make a light grey that was used to highlight them. Her vest top was then given the same treatment using porcelain blue and pale blue, and the bandage on her arm and her trainers were then painted coffee and cream (with royal blue slashes added to her shoes). Her hair I left black and dry-brushed some little light grey highlights over it, then her “gory bits” were added as above and she was given the “Quickshade treatment. All three were then based in my usual fashion and given a coat of matt varnish to take the shine off of them.
I know a couple of people are doing the “Zomtober” thing this year…
..and if I find anyone else participating I’ll post links to their sites here over the next few weeks, I’ll be running with this theme till the end of the month, so till next week…
Sweet dreams…Cheers Roger.