|Judge Dredd WIPs - These living dead have been washed simply in order to bring out their detail|
This month's randomly themed attempt to try and reduce my overwhelming collection of metal, plastic and resin miniatures has been rather waylaid by PulpCitizen's recent announcement, over on his brilliant blog "Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer", that the next few weeks will once again host the annual "Zomtober" Challenge where fellow wargamers "just paint one Zombie or Survivor (or more!) each week, in any scale you like" and post it to their blog by the Sunday.
As a result I have deferred from choosing a haphazard painting subject for October and instead managed to base, flock, prime and wash a small(ish) collection of shambling futuristic undead mailed to me by "Mongoose Publishing" as part of their infamously long October 2012 "Judge Dredd Miniatures Game: Block War" kickstarter; a pledge which I am still waiting to be fulfilled four years later.
|Judge Dredd WIPs - The majority of these zombies will be painted in futuristic bright colours|
These 28mm miniatures predominantly consist of a mixture of plastic multi-part "Mantic Games" zombies with numerous metal torso, knee-pad, shoulder-pad and head conversion pieces produced by "Mongoose Publishing" in order to supposedly mark them out as Mega-City One citizens. However they also include a very nicely-detailed casting of an undead partially-decomposing Street Judge and an equally impressive-looking Zombie Mistress.
Presumably inspired by the "Judgement Day" comic book story event published with alternating episodes in both "2000 A.D." and the "Judge Dredd Megazine" in 1992, I am hoping to use these shuffling cadavers to partially game the events of World War Four and Sabbat the Necromagus' attempt to conquer the planet using the living dead; especially as I already own a fully-painted division of the Justice Department's finest. However, what does concern me is whether just eight flesh-hungry cadavers (not including their Zombie Mistress) will provide sufficient models for even the smallest scenario of "Zombicide" or "ZombieTV". If it doesn't then I may well be tempted to purchase a few more Zombie Horde Packs from "Warlord Games" in order to convert some of my dormant "Mantic Games" Undead Zombie sprues, as well as a couple more Zombie Judges...
|Herald Of Nurgle WIP - The Plaguebearer Daemon has been primed with "Vallejo" Heavy Khaki|
This desire to re-enact a conflict which "took the lives of three billion people" means I have had to somewhat curtail my aspirations as to the latest unit I intend painting for my Host of Nurgle for “Age of Sigmar”. Indeed disappointingly, I still need to finish off over a dozen Nurglings to achieve my daemonic "Games Workshop" goal for last month. With this potentially overwhelming commitment in mind I have therefore assembled just a solitary Herald of Nurgle multi-part plastic miniature to add to October's Tallyband of the Plague God.
Admittedly the Plaguebearer Hero appears an extremely well-detailed, busy and therefore time-consuming sculpt, complete with numerous bells, horns, trailing innards, a cheeky Nurgling and severed head. But once washed and dry-brushed I am confident that the Balesword-wielding Daemon will soon be finished. Particularly as I have converted a second one carrying a large scythe and some additional Nurglings using pieces from the Putrid Blightkings boxed set...