|"Get back-up here now!"|
This 28mm multi-part zombie is made from component parts manufactured by both "Mongoose Publishing", as part of their October 2012 "Judge Dredd Miniatures Game: Block War" kickstarter, and "Mantic Games", and represents one of the many unfortunate citizens of Mega-City One who died during "Necropolis" and later rose from their graves so as to taste Justice Department flesh in "Judgement Day". The brain-eating cadaver is really nicely sculpted, apart from an overly large amphibian-like left hand, and undoubtedly wears it's recognisably futuristic knee-pad with pride.
Having assembled the model using some of the metal Zombie Horde Conversion Pack 'bitz' now sold by "Warlord Games", the walking cadaver was undercoated with “Vallejo” Iraqi Sand and haphazardly washed with “Citadel” Thrakka Green. As I wanted the walking corpse to be as colourful as possible I then painted his clothes using "Vallejo" Heavy Ochre, Heavy Blue and Heavy Orange. These areas were washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade, "Citadel" Asurmen Blue and Reikland Fleshshade respectively. Finally the zed's rancid body was made to look even more repulsively bloody courtesy of some “Vallejo” Heavy Red and “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson.
|Mega-City One Undead WIPs - This unlucky blue mohawk adorned citizen will forever wear pink|
With the third of my Zomtober 2016 submissions completed, I have made some steady progress on the next of my “Judge Dredd” zeds. One of the aspects of this mini-project I'm especially enjoying is trying to use as many brightly coloured paints as I own in order to try and replicate the garish nature of Mega-City raiment. As a result I have found myself opening some long-sealed "Vallejo" pots of Squid Pink and Verdigris, as well as feverishly dipping my paintbrush tip into such oft-forgotten pigmented hues like Heavy Orange and Turquoise.
A somewhat new company to recently capture my imagination is "Wargames Terrain Workshop". A predominantly scenery-focused company which offers "a range of highly durable, finely detailed modular terrain gaming boards and resin cast scatter scenery", they caught my eye with their current new line of stone gargoyles. Designed to "keep the spirits at bay", I have already super-glued all four the the sculpts from their Graveyard Scenery range on to my usual thin-lipped 40mm circular 'objective' bases and busied myself undercoating, washing and dry-brushing them with a combination of "Citadel" Adeptus Battlegrey and Nuln Oil.
|Gargoyle WIPs - The four different statues just require some final highlights before being finished|
The somewhat rough-hewn pieces of masonry still require an extra lighter highlight and proper basing, but have already encouraged me to purchase a few more items from the Gloucestershire-based manufacturer's webstore. These 'very necessary' additions to my collection includes one of their wonderfully foreboding statues of the Grim Reaper, as well as a number of cemetery walls and posts which should help complete all the items I require in order to finally game last year's Zomtober project "Doctor Who And The Seeds Of Doom"...