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Aces. The resin Mars attacks stuff is nuts but so hard to get now.

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I absolutely love the crashed car. Seems like a great idea for terrain. Maybe I should find some suitable scale cars and smash them up?

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inmygravenimage wrote:Aces. The resin Mars attacks stuff is nuts but so hard to get now.


I put off painting these pieces for so long that I'd almost forgotten about them. I'm glad I finally pulled them out-- they were a blast to paint.

Archer wrote:I absolutely love the crashed car. Seems like a great idea for terrain. Maybe I should find some suitable scale cars and smash them up?


I think you should-- that's what whoever made these models did, and they're pretty fun. I seem to remember a website that sold wrecked cars to add to your houseplants/bonsai, and by all appearances they just took a hammer to a 1/35 scale car.

Now showing Ashigaru ammo bearers for my Kings of War samurai army!

Painting Total as of 8/10/2022: 99 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked car

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
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I really like that resin accessory scatter, lots of character.

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The mars attacks stuff is absolutely ace.

   
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Nice take on Marines for this months Painting Challenge JoshInJapan.

Cheers,

CB

   
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Thanks, everyone. Not having looked at my Mars Attacks! stuff in quite a while, I'm glad to see that the models are as nifty as I remembered.

Three more survivors finished:




The top is The Kid, which is a character type in Last Days. The middle guy is on the husky side, so I chose a head with a rounder face. His longish hair, mustache, and cargo pants made him seem like he was a working man, thus the tow truck logo. The bottom guy has a chainsaw. There may have been an alternate build, but really, he needed a chainsaw. The third guy has as pistol from the Mantic Enforcer sprue. This whole set is rather under-accessorized. The full boxed set comes with a second sprue for alternate weapons, but these are from the starter box, and thus have nothing in the way of side arms.

Here are all the survivors I've finished to date:


The remaining four are assembled, based, and primed. I hope to have them ready to share by the end of the week.

Now showing Ashigaru ammo bearers for my Kings of War samurai army!

Painting Total as of 8/10/2022: 99 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked car

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
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Excellent quality work.




 
   
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Great survivors, and love your palette.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
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Camkierhi wrote:Excellent quality work.


Thanks kindly, Cam!

inmygravenimage wrote:Great survivors, and love your palette.


The secret to my unique palette is that I'm trying not to add any more paint to my wet palette, and using the residue that still hasn't solidified. It's not exactly glazing, certainly not wet-blending, and it's almost certainly not very efficient, but it yields interesting results.

I finished the last four male survivors:





The first guy's coveralls reminded me of an auto mechanic, and GIS gave me this particular uniform. I feel like the crowbar and Molotov cocktail combo may not be the most efficient game-wise, but he'll almost certainly keep living opponents away. The second guy is wearing a short-sleeved shirt and tie, so he's either a middle-manager or an engineer. The third guy is probably supposed to be another MIB, but I already painted one guy like that, so I fell back on my trademark Paint Everything Brown for him. The fourth guy has a T-shirt that is too short and shorts that are too large, exposing both his belly button and his plumber's crack. He's also wearing flip-flops. I figured the Zombie Apocalypse caught his by surprise, and he had to grab whatever was closest, which I decided to lampshade by making all the colors garish and mis-matched.

Here's a group shot of this set:


and one of the whole set of ten:


I'm still not entirely certain why Warlord went with a hard plastic sprue for these guys. They're essentially mono-pose models, they probably would have worked just as well in metal or restic. It's not like anyone is going to build an army of Survivors, so they can't have anticipated a huge volume of sales.

Also, whoever sculpted these really leaned into the fabrics-- everything clings to and hugs every curve, like you see on sexy female display models wearing diaphanous materials. Check out the shapely butt and calves on the guy with the baseball bat. It's like he's wearing sheer silk trousers to fight zombies! I got is some good practice painting shadows on cloth, but I think maybe zombie fighters would want to wear something a little tougher.

Next up, some bikers, also from Project: Z.

Now showing Ashigaru ammo bearers for my Kings of War samurai army!

Painting Total as of 8/10/2022: 99 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked car

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
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Slinky yeah, I have a bunch of the females and they're a bit cheesecake. But your survivors look damn nice regardless.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 301 
   
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IIRC these are the Wargames Factory survivors. They had a long gestation process in the WGF forums and with their online voting thing (sort of a forerunner to Kickstarter). They were supposed to be good for any sort of armed modern civilians from zombies, to post WWIII, to riots.

I got the men and women and was disappointed, the poses didn't seem natural and they weren't as modular as they should have been. I really wanted to like them but ended up giving them away.

The modern weapon sprue was nice though.

 
   
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inmygravenimage wrote:Slinky yeah, I have a bunch of the females and they're a bit cheesecake. But your survivors look damn nice regardless.


Thanks. I haven't really started on the female survivors, but the female bikers are very much pin-up models rather than hardened zombie fighters. I'll still paint them up, but I suspect that I'll feel like a creep while doing so.

Kid_Kyoto wrote:IIRC these are the Wargames Factory survivors. They had a long gestation process in the WGF forums and with their online voting thing (sort of a forerunner to Kickstarter). They were supposed to be good for any sort of armed modern civilians from zombies, to post WWIII, to riots.

I got the men and women and was disappointed, the poses didn't seem natural and they weren't as modular as they should have been. I really wanted to like them but ended up giving them away.

The modern weapon sprue was nice though.


Hm. I kind of like the variety of outfits for the men, but was a little disappointed at the lack of choice for each model. Northstar plastics have their problems, but kitbashing is not one of them. I'm not too sure about the women-- I wish they were dressed for the occasion, for example-- but I can see myself using them. I'll not be buying a second box of either, though.

Now showing Ashigaru ammo bearers for my Kings of War samurai army!

Painting Total as of 8/10/2022: 99 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked car

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
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The group shot looks great, even if the minis weren't that satisfying. But love all the different colors to differentiate the models.
   
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 Viterbi wrote:
The group shot looks great, even if the minis weren't that satisfying. But love all the different colors to differentiate the models.


Thanks. Since these models are essentially modern-day civilians, and each dressed differently, I don't feel obligated to paint them in uniform, as it were.

After finishing the Male Survivors, I broke out the Biker Gang sprue:




The first model looked like Rob Halford, so he got the black leather treatment. The other two are generic enough that I went with jeans and T-shirts.





I'm still having a hard time getting the camera in my iPod to focus properly. I'd use my phone if it were easier to upload photos from it. First-worl problems, I know. The women are a lot sexier than I like for gaming pieces, but that's what comes on the sprue. The first of these three is just a tough woman in jeans, the second one is wearing a thong with a$$less chaps (there aren't enough fully-clothed parts on the sprue to not use these legs), and I added a head from the Female Survivor sprue to make the third one a badass.

I also painted up four zombies for this month's Dakka Challenge:





These guys were fun to paint, although they have the same problem as the Survivors-- lots of parts, but not many options.

Next up, more zombies, this time with more gore.

Now showing Ashigaru ammo bearers for my Kings of War samurai army!

Painting Total as of 8/10/2022: 99 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked car

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
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Love the chubby guy with his IV. But yeah, if every sprue has one of these it's going to get pretty tired pretty fast.

 
   
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IV guy looks great. Biker gang turned out well too but I do find their female sculpts end up a bit static.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 301 
   
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Somebody had a close enconter with a jean-stealer!

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Kid_Kyoto wrote:Love the chubby guy with his IV. But yeah, if every sprue has one of these it's going to get pretty tired pretty fast.


If I were younger and had a smaller backlog, I might be tempted to build a little unit of these dudes.

inmygravenimage wrote:IV guy looks great. Biker gang turned out well too but I do find their female sculpts end up a bit static.


The catwalk stride doesn't seem to fit the setting. Two of them are wearing pants, at least.

Miguelsan wrote:Somebody had a close enconter with a jean-stealer!

M.


OK, I laughed out loud at this comment. Well played, sir!

Now showing Ashigaru ammo bearers for my Kings of War samurai army!

Painting Total as of 8/10/2022: 99 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked car

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
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Well done JoshInJapan.

You are churning them out a prodigious rate.

Cheers,

CB

   
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 Captain Brown wrote:
Well done JoshInJapan.

You are churning them out a prodigious rate.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks, CB. These models have been simple and quick to paint. There's not a lot of bling to pick out, so they take just one or two colors each (not counting skintones). I spend more time waiting on glue and/or paint to dry than on the painting itself.

Now showing Ashigaru ammo bearers for my Kings of War samurai army!

Painting Total as of 8/10/2022: 99 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked car

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
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Four more zombies for the horde:






I painted the first guy in simple colors so as not to distract the eye from his half eaten face and his guts hanging out. The second guy looks like he's about to bust out some sweet zombie breakdancing moves. The third guy is wearing the summer uniform of a local rail line, and the fourth guy just refused to get in focus.

Three more zombies from the male sprue, and then it's on to the females.

Now showing Ashigaru ammo bearers for my Kings of War samurai army!

Painting Total as of 8/10/2022: 99 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked car

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
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Can't say I'm much of a zombie stuff fan, ut the clothing on those guys came out great, and like Captain brown said, you're just banging 'em out.
   
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Honestly, realistic clothing is *key* to good zombies, and you've been nailing it consistently. Great job!

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Vejut wrote:Can't say I'm much of a zombie stuff fan, ut the clothing on those guys came out great, and like Captain brown said, you're just banging 'em out.


Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:Honestly, realistic clothing is *key* to good zombies, and you've been nailing it consistently. Great job!


Thanks, guys. I'm treating the zombies as chaff, as is appropriate for the genre, so I don't agonize over them like I would for a character model. That said, the sculptor really went all in on the clothing, which makes it easy to paint well.

Here are the final three from the male zombie sprue:



The guy on the left was based on a GIS search for "stylish young man," which gave me these color combinations (minus the ragged arm, of course). The middle guy was probably a member of the biker gang I shared a while back, and painted appropriately. The guy on the left was based on one of the great horrors of the 21st century to date-- that time an American president wore a tan suit.

I also started on the female zombies:


I'm not really a fan of this set-- they were marketed as Zombie VIxens, with lots of bare midriffs, boobs, and "sexy" clothes, but they are still flesh-eating undead monsters. They are also a lot less crisp than their male counterparts, making them more difficult to paint. The one in yellow was particularly difficult to figure out. She's either wearing hot pants and a bra, or else workout shorts and a sports bra, but the flanks were so poorly sculpted that I couldn't really tell which.

Here's this set all together:


I have a few more female zombies in the works, and hope to be able to show them in a few days. Then I have to narrow the lot down to five to enter in the monthly challenge. I'll likely be consulting my loyal readers for help deciding.

Now showing Ashigaru ammo bearers for my Kings of War samurai army!

Painting Total as of 8/10/2022: 99 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked car

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
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I'm really liking these. I think your female zombies are schlocky and trashy in all the best possible ways. Don't agonise, as indeed you're not, and embrace the zombsploitation.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
2022 Painted model tally: 301 
   
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Say what you want, but that is not a healthy skin color on those zombies... so well done All looking great so far.
   
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Been a little bit since I looked in here, and you have certainly been busy. Zombs look good, and the survivors turned out pretty good too. I actually have a set of the matching female survivors that I picked up before Warlord started selling them (can't remember what company they were from before, but they went belly-up). Cool sculpts and good for any kind of post-apocalyptic game.

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 Viterbi wrote:
Say what you want, but that is not a healthy skin color on those zombies... so well done All looking great so far.

Probably they didn't have a healthy skin color when they were alive either.

M.

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Smith Jamison: We aren't here, which means when we open up on you and shred your bodies with automatic fire then this will never have happened.

Raxmei wrote:24ps is the range. 24". If that were the points cost then lasguns and plasma guns would cost the same amount and flamers would have a cost of "Souffle".

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inmygravenimage wrote:I'm really liking these. I think your female zombies are schlocky and trashy in all the best possible ways. Don't agonise, as indeed you're not, and embrace the zombsploitation.


Thanks. I have sort of reconciled myself with their "sexiness." In fact, there was a deleted/bonus scene in Snyder's remake of Dawn of the Dead with some college/fraternity types daring each other to get it on with a mostly naked zombie wearing boxing gloves and a football helmet. That's the spirit with which I'm approaching these models-- as on of the many reasons the zombies always end up winning.

Viterbi wrote:Say what you want, but that is not a healthy skin color on those zombies... so well done All looking great so far.


Good skin care is important in all stages of life.

ZergSmasher wrote:Been a little bit since I looked in here, and you have certainly been busy. Zombs look good, and the survivors turned out pretty good too. I actually have a set of the matching female survivors that I picked up before Warlord started selling them (can't remember what company they were from before, but they went belly-up). Cool sculpts and good for any kind of post-apocalyptic game.


I'm planning to start working on the female survivors next. They are also pretty sexed-up, but since they aren't dismembered/disfigured, that won't be so dissonant.

Miguelsan wrote:
 Viterbi wrote:
Say what you want, but that is not a healthy skin color on those zombies... so well done All looking great so far.

Probably they didn't have a healthy skin color when they were alive either.

M.


See above

Here are the last of the female zombies:


A corporate-type and a non-specific dead person. Both are wearing pumps, but the one on the left has lost on of her shoes.



Still having trouble with focus. The one on the left seemed kind of sporty, so I based her outfit on the Japanese Women's Volleyball uniform. The one on the right is wearing a swimsuit, so I felt that I had to give her the flotation device. I'm not sure real lifeguard wear thong swimsuits, though...



What a terrible photo of some not-very-good models. It was really hard to tell what was supposed to be clothing and what was supposed to be skin. I did the best I could. The red and yellow was inspired bu the Sunnydale High cheerleader uniform.



These two are my favorite of this set. I based the waitress uniform on Flo from the sitcom Alice. The one in white is obviously supposed to be a nurse-- the uniform and frumpy shoes are dead givaways-- but despite the extreme specificity of these sets so far, none of the heads have a nurse's cap. That seems a wasted opportunity to me.

Here is this batch all together:


And all 23 zombies in one big horde:


Now I have to decide which five to enter in the Painting Comp.

Next up: who knows? The theme for May is Mayhem. I'll dig though the backlog and find something appropriate.

Now showing Ashigaru ammo bearers for my Kings of War samurai army!

Painting Total as of 8/10/2022: 99 plus eleven pieces of street scenery and a wrecked car

Painting Total for 2021: 113 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme and four trapdoors and a cauldron and some teleport disks and seven SF buildings and some resin barricades!






 
   
 
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