“The Zombie Wears Prada” (Zom’tober & Apocalypse Me)

Week two of my “double challenge” month, and I suddenly remembered that I haven’t told you who the figures are by! Well they are all from the Studio miniatures “Z-clips”, (Zombie horde part 4). As I said last week these were based and undercoated, and ready to go, So starting with their flesh I mixed some dead flesh (aptly enough), light blue and khaki together on the figures, and once dry added their eyes and mouths in black and white, and off we went…

George, liked being a trash man, the hours suited him, he got on with his workmates, but best of all he was nosey, and liked seeing what other people were throwing out! He’d found some good stuff over the years too, and often supplemented his income at the odd “swap meet”. However tonight his luck definitely wasn’t in, as when he was carrying a can on his shoulder, pulled from an alley out to the truck some “skinny chick” had popped out of it and bitten him on the neck! What the hell was the world coming too! He’d dropped the can and the bitch had scuttled away, luckily it wasn’t bad, but he was still feeling a little woozy, probably the burrito he’d had for lunch along with the shock…💀 I wanted a “luminous green” looking “safety” shirt effect on his shirt, so I painted this first in my “luminous” light green, then for the highlights I mixed more of this with another paler light green, (I know this doesn’t make a lot of sense, but hey I don’t name these paints!). Dark grey highlighted with mid grey took care of his hooded waistcoat. For his trousers I mixed some saddle and Eurasian flesh together painted this on as the undercoat then highlighted with just the Eurasian flesh, I also added the patch on his knee in dark and mid grey. His hair was chocolate brown with saddle used for the highlights here, and that just left his shoes to do in black with dark grey highlights.

Tiffany, was a valley girl to the core, daddy was rich, she was pretty and she was doing her favourite pastime shopping with daddy’s credit card along with “Wilkin’s” the family chauffer to carry the numerous bags she accumulated as she wandered from designer shop to designer shop that was until she was confronted by a group of dishevelled people, Oh my god they were like totally filthy and covered in blood, and they like smelled awful, they were looking at her in a rather hungry fashion too. People were running and screaming everywhere! Why weren’t the police doing something these people shouldn’t be allowed to interrupt people like her having fun! She couldn’t believe it when Wilkins ran away too and left her, he should have jumped it to protect her, throwing his body into the way, I mean that’s what poor people are for isn’t it! Daddy would so fire him when he found out!…💀 Coffee and cream were used on her pantsuit then her boots, handbag and buttons were added in copper highlighted with bright gold. Her hair was then added in citrus orange with light sand highlights, all pretty simple stuff really, the nice thing about people in colour coordinated clothing is less colours for me!😉

This used to be a nice neighborhood Earl thought as he walked down the stairs of his apartment block, but that was before all the “scum” and foreigners moved into the area, kids had respect for their elders in his day but these little delinquents, all they did was play basketball and cause trouble! He knew they would be there in the park shouting insults at him as he walked past, if he didn’t need a six pack before the game started. That trollop next door to him’s kid was the worst “Cody”, the little shit!, he’d come to a bad end, probably end up in “juvvie” or dead in a gutter somewhere soon! Oh, Earl hoped he’d see that little turd dead soon! As it turned out it would be sooner that he knew…💀 I started Earl with the same colours as Tiffany, by painting in his undershirt with coffee and cream, then his “over” shirt was painted in royal blue, before I added horizontal and vertical stripes in ocean blue and light blue, to form the checks. Saddle was mixed with some ECW buff and used for the base coat, then more of the buff was used to highlight this area. Dary and mid grey took care of his somewhat sparse hair (I know what that feels like!) , and again his shoes were black with dark grey highlights.

The “gory bits” were then added in the same manner as last week so “areas” of ruby red were applied first then smaller “highlights” of bright red were added over the tops of this for fresh blood. then the figures were given their usual once over with Strong tone Quickshade” and their bases were painted up in my usual manner of chocolate brown, khaki, coffee and scenic green. This was followed by some “Javis” summer mix hairy grass, and then a final spray coat of matt varnish “removed any “shine” on the figures.

Halfway through now, so till next week I’ll wish you all unpleasant dreams.

Cheers Roger.

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31 Responses to “The Zombie Wears Prada” (Zom’tober & Apocalypse Me)

  1. Dave Stone says:

    Great work on all 3 zombies Roger, and the back stories just keep getting better mate.

  2. Matt says:

    How the hell have I never heard of Studio Miniatures’ zombies before? I’ll have to check them out now! Excellent work on these reanimated rotters, Roger, and as well done on getting a valley girl into the mix LOL!

    • Thanks matt, yes I’m surprised a Zombie addict like your good self isn’t “all over” Studio miniatures figures, they do quite a decent range too.

      Well I like totally had to add at least one like girl who wasn’t totally like a total bitch now didn’t I! 😁

      Cheers Roger.

      • Matt says:

        I’ve just checked out Studio Mini’s site and it’s in Britain, because of course it is 😦 I looked on Noble Knight and they have some of the hordes, and taking into account the exchange rate and shipping it’s cheaper and faster for me to order from them.

      • “I’ve just checked out Studio Mini’s site and it’s in Britain, because of course it is” All the best things are Matt, didn’t you know that? 😉

        (And if you believe that!!!!!! 😏).

  3. Brain-blowingly good zeds, Roger. I especially like George’s green shirt, but they are all excellent imho.

  4. I have to admit I am looking at the minis and not just reading the biographies of their last few minutes as people A gruesome bunch, Roger, so well done! 🙂

  5. Once again nicely done Roger and I enjoyed the back stories too. 🙂

  6. Pete S/ SP says:

    Fantastic Roger- hreat post.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  7. Awww I like George. Poor bastard. I have all the Z-clips zombies but they haven’t received a dot of paint. In the far reaches of my brain I have a zombie project hehe. When I do get around to painting them I reckon I’ll follow your idea of giving each of them a little back story. I like things like that. I’m doing the same with my CoffinWood project. Keep up the Awesome work Roger

    • Thanks Luke, to be honest I’ve had these figure for a good few years and only just put paint to fig myself!

      I do like your Coffinwood bio’s, does add to the fig’s and I don’t know about you but I often work out backstories for the figures I’m painting to pass the time while I paint.

      You have to like George best, he’s the only one who wasn’t a bigot or a bitch 😉

      Cheers Roger

  8. These are ace mate, live the back stories too 🤣 really brings them to life, if you’ll pardon the phrase

  9. Guru PIG says:

    Roger these have come out great.

  10. Love the backstories as much as the minis. I’ll be safe from the zombies on my new deck btw 🙂

    • Thanks Mark, oh I don’t know we always thought we were safe from Dalek’s by going upstairs and now it turns out they can climb them, so never underestimate the living dead mate! 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️

      Cheers Roger.

  11. patmcf says:

    More brilliant art work mate!! I’m not a Zombies man but may be you might convert me! HA HA !

  12. patmcf says:

    Sorry mate totally ignorant 🤔, having said I’m not a Zombie man a mate told me I look like one many times in my youth after parties 🤪.

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