My final three submission for “Zomtober 2016” are (I think) an interesting bunch. First off we have another of the employees of the “Glory Hole” gentlemen’s club, Cherlene. Chelsea’s main rival for the club’s top billing, the pair are not what one would call “bosom buddies”, and would probably be just as happy putting a bullet in each other as in the undead hordes around them. Anyway putting professional rivalries aside, I began by taking yet another of my Copplestone “bikini babes” and this was a pretty simple conversion as all I had to do was sand the back of her head flat before adding her “Stetson” in green stuff. While I had this out I also added a tasseled fringe to the front of her bra, and the front and back of her panties, and the transformation into western themed showgirl was complete. As for the zombies I’ve got for you this week, well I think they sum up the best and worst of “Studio Miniatures” zombies. The first being a smashing little miniature of a disturbingly creepy little girl and the second a rather poorly sculpted and confused figure of.. what? Is he supposed to be a pirate or a holiday maker (but then why the hook?).
Painting on “Cherlene” was begun as always with a dry-brush of chainmail over her gun. Then her hat, boots, and the sides of her bra and pants, were undercoated in royal blue, the tassels were undercoated in coffee, and then dry-brushed in cream. Her flesh was them undercoated in European flesh and after her eyes were added I highlighted this in the same, mixed with a little pale flesh. Her lips were then painted in dark red and her hair was undercoated in citrus orange and highlighted in lemon yellow.
My two zombies were both begun with a mix of chocolate brown, light blue and stone green that was mixed in-situ on the figures themselves, then they had their eyes added in black and white, and their socks in coffee and cream (weird that they both have on socks). Then turning to my female “zom”, her dress was given and undercoat of lavender mixed with lupin, and highlights of just lavender were then painted over this. I decided to “jazz” her dress up a little so added some rough flowers all over it in cream. Her hair was next on the agenda, so this was painted chocolate brown and then while it was still wet I dragged some white through it. Her bracelet was undercoated in bronze and then a small highlight of shinning gold was dotted onto it.
With the last “zom” I decided to go with the “beach bum” theme so his shorts were undercoated in a porcelain blue and then highlighted in pale blue. I decided to turn these into Bermuda holiday shorts, so I added some “dots” in cream then some more dots around these in turquoise turning them into flowers (now they both have flowery clothes what’s going on, here!). I then undercoated his head scarf in royal blue before it was highlighted in a mix of royal blue and porcelain blue, lastly I added some dots to this in cream. I then painted in his hair and the cuff on his hook (why he has a hook I still don’t know), in chocolate brown and highlighted these with leather brown. Finally I undercoated his hook and shoes in black and highlighted these in chainmail and dark grey respectively. Both “zoms” were then “gored up” with some dark red and bright red (the chap also having a touch of lupin on his intestines and a few cream “boney” highlights).
Once they were all good and dry, they were treated to the obligatory coat of “Quickshade”, and after the bases were painted up in my usual fashion, they had a final coat of matt varnish and “hey presto” three more figures were ready for the apocalypse.
So that’s it, thirteen (apt that) figures later and we’ve come to the end of another “Zomtober”, I’ll leave you all with a group shot of all my damsels in distress, and by sending thanks to everyone who took the time to stop by and comment on my clumsy attempts to populate the apocalypse, and of course Brummie for organizing the whole thing in the first place, roll on next year.
Mo’vember looms large now, so it’s out with the “beardy weirdies” for the next month. But till then dear reader, happy Halloween and sweet dreams…Cheers Roger.