Oh dear what have I done! A couple of weeks ago I painted up my first submissions for Zomtober 2016, and Simon “Blaxkleric” Moore informed me that the clothing on my survivor “Conchita” (Bikini top and hot pants) was not really appropriate anti zombie protection, so what he’ll make of my survivor this week I shudder to think! But you see the thing is when the Zombie apocalypse hits you just have to fight or die, even if you are in your “work clothes”.
And that is precisely what has happened to poor “Chelsea” here, no sooner had she began her shift dancing at the “gentleman’s” club known as the “Glory Hole” than the first of the infected patrons began “chowing down” on all and sundry. Always a resourceful girl she pulled the handgun from the holster of the infected cop who’s lap she was dancing on and blasted her way out of the club, leaving a trail of undead corpses in her wake. Now obviously she didn’t have time to change back into her everyday clothes (and that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!).
Chelsea’s painting began as always with her pistol getting a dry-brushing of chainmail, before I turned to her stockings and undercoated them in light grey, and highlighted them in white. The rest of her underwear was given a coat of coffee and then cream and some details, her garter and her shoes were then painted porcelain blue, highlighted with pale blue. Her flesh was undercoated in European flesh and a mix of this and pale flesh was used as the highlight after her eyes were added. Her lipstick was then added in pink burgundy. That just left her hair to add this was undercoated in a mix of chocolate brown and a touch of black, and chocolate brown was then dry-brushed across this to finish her off.
Zombie one, reminds me of Jeremy Corbin for some reason, (but let’s not get into any political satire about the Labour party and the undead), I began as always by applying his (and the other Zombies) flesh, this was a mixture of deep bronze green, stone green and pale flesh, that was mixed on the figure. Then his shirt was undercoated in royal blue that was highlighted in porcelain blue. Then turning to his suit I took some dark grey and mixed in a touch of black to create a very dark grey and this was used as the undercoat, then this was highlighted with just dark grey (I also highlighted his shoes at the same time). His hair was done in light grey and while I was adding his eyes I highlighted this with some white. Then it was “gore time”, this meant splashing about some dark red, and then dry-brushing some bright red over these areas, and he was done.
Zombie two, was begun as the above with his flesh, in the same colours, applied in the same way, his jumper was given an undercoat of coffee highlighted with some cream, then I carefully added the horizontal lines across it with royal blue, and highlighted these with the same mixed with a little porcelain blue. His trousers were done in chocolate brown mixed with some black, then just chocolate brown. He appears to be chewing a lump of human flesh that is dangling out of his mouth so this was painted in a mix of European and pale flesh. Then once again it was out with the “gore” and this was added in the same manner as the above, and he too was finished.
All three figures were then given their obligatory coat of “Quickshade” strong tone, this worked really well on the zombies, but I’m not so happy with the results on Chelsea, as she looks more “grubby” than shaded to me, still I suppose white underwear is probably not the best thing to hide the dirt acquired battling the undead. Basing was them carried out in my usual fashion, and a final spray coat of matt varnish took the shine off of them, as I prefer. I promise those of you with higher moral standards that my survivor next week will be more comprehensively attired (if only slightly).
So till next week dear reader, sweet dreams…Cheers Roger.