Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Zombie Crew and a Dark Elf too!


Okay, after a short break, I've got even more zombies to show off! As I said in my post about the Frostgrave zombies, I tacked in some of my personal zombies when painting the Zombies of Karr-Keel. These were especially interesting to paint because these are also Kev Adams' zombies from the old Citadel C18 range. And to be quite honest, as much as I loved the Zombies of Karr-Keel, I love these more. These look far more rotten than Kev's more recent sculpts and they also lack some of the texture than the Zombies of Karr-Keel have. There is still plenty of texture on these too, but they suit my painting style a little better. These were painted in much the same manner as the Frostgrave zombies (being that they were painted at the same time and all), but I did use one of the Via Ludibunda Shields of Vileness for the champion.









Caius over at Lead n Paint hooked me up with another pre-slotta dark elf Manflayer as well. When I painted the unit, I included an assassin, giving me only 11 actual warriors in the unit. I noticed this when I went use the unit at NOVAOSRGOT and had to stick an extra crewman in the unit. Unfortunately, this is definitely not one of my better paint jobs. I was rushing him and on an off night. But when put in the middle of the back row of a unit, he'll look "good enough." And that is all I can ask for. If you're really interested, the rest of the unit can be seen here.

I squint in your general direction!



14 comments:

  1. Great paint ups on the zombies Andrew. Any reason for the titchy bases though?

    Don't worry about the paint job on the dark elf, we can't always be at our best now can we :)

    Cheers.

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    1. They're on 20mm round bases. I like the way round bases look better but I wanted them in the correct size for Oldhammer ๐Ÿ˜

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    2. Oh ok, now I get it. I'd forgotten how small these guys were, they originally went on a 20mm base anyway :)

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    3. Btw, I had to look up the word "titchy." ๐Ÿ˜œ

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  2. That naked empty-handed zombie is my all time fav Citadel zedhead sculpt. Amazing paintjobs mate.

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    1. After painting him, I agree. I was indifferent prior to starting him, but he was a blast to paint!

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  3. I think you are absolutely right that Kev Adam's zombies are something special. But you really took them to 11. Those colouor schemes are AMAZING. You have found a daring and perfect way to highlight the craziness of the sculpts. Wonderful.

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    1. Thanks! I spent a lot of time thinking about colors. On the one hand, zombies aren't known for wearing clean, new clothes. On the other hand, colors that are too early blend in to the skin tones and the model's look drab and boring. I'm glad I got the mixes right!

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  4. Good stuff, sorry I missed the fielding of the dark elves.

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    1. It's a rare event. Haley's comet comes by more frequently!

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  5. Very impressive, nice details!

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