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Zombtober 3

A very brief update with one Studio Miniatures Modern Zombie painted this week,


Zombtober Information


The detail behind  zombtober can be found on Pulpcitizen's post HERE. (Also the source of the banner at the top.) but the rules are simple. To take part you just need to paint one Zombie or Survivor (or more!) each week, in any scale you like, posting it to your blog by the Sunday (we use Sunday's as the end of each Zomtober week). So that means one or more minis each week on or before the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of October 2015.

Others chasing the dream are:-

Zomtober 2015 blog roll: Brummie's Wargaming Blog - Simon Four Colour Super Minis - Rob Fantorical - Blaxkleric Fiends in Waistcoats - Robert Audin Mike's Random Wargaming Meanderings - Mike C Minis by Finch - Finch Chris' Miniature Woes - Chris Hird Metal Skirmish - PMMDJ 28mm Victorian Warfare - Michael Awdry Never Mind The Jankers! - Roy Williamson Cheaphammer!!! - Kieron Rantings from under the Wargames table - Dick Gar…

Zombtober 2

My second post for Zomtober. M y aim will be to do more than the minimum but its a bit busy at the moment.




My second subject is an old Citadel Zombie C18 Deadringer square based although as I said I am toying with moving him to a circle base as most of my other stuff is already on circles. That is why there is no flock.

Painted the same time as the last entry he is newly dead with a normal flesh tone and dripping blood, with a lot of his skin torn off free showing skeletal arms.

Only took me some 20+ years to finally get around to painting.

Zombtober Information


The detail behind  zombtober can be found on Pulpcitizen's post HERE. (Also the source of the banner at the top.) but the rules are simple. To take part you just need to paint one Zombie or Survivor (or more!) each week, in any scale you like, posting it to your blog by the Sunday (we use Sunday's as the end of each Zomtober week). So that means one or more minis each week on or before the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of Octobe…

Zomtober Post 1

This is my first year of trying out for Zomtober and I am already late for the first post mainly due to being out yesterday.

The detail behind  zombtober can be found on Pulpcitizen's post HERE. (Also the source of the banner at the top.) but the rules are simple. To take part you just need to paint one Zombie or Survivor (or more!) each week, in any scale you like, posting it to your blog by the Sunday (we use Sunday's as the end of each Zomtober week). So that means one or more minis each week on or before the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of October 2015.




My first subject is an old Citadel Zombie C18 Rustbone square based although I am toying with moving him to a circle base as most of my other stuff is already on circles. That is why there is no flock.

He is newly dead with a normal flesh tone and dripping blood, with a lot of his skin torn off free showing skeletal arms.

Only took me some 20+ years to finally get around to painting.

I have another 7 C18 zombies undercoated and read…

Helping Hands 12 - Merc Captain

Twelfth, and final of the monthly posting of the other world Henchman in conjunction with Duke of the Blood Keep and Minis by Finch.

The captain is tin the same colours as his colleagues, but having recently invested in the foundry paint set he has slightly difference coloured cloak.

I also managed to get the 2 other world dogs done this month and was planning on a brief photo shoot today using natural light but the heavens have opened so maybe next week


ECW Challenge

Last night after the SEEMS AGM Alan confirmed that he is aiming to paint up a few ECW figures.
I have nearly agreed to aim to get 50 or so done by December with the intention of a game and as Alan is aiming for Royalist it leaves me the Parliamentarians.
My Parliamentarians will be red coats based on the NMA or possibly orange coats for the foot.
https://www.baccus6mm.com/includes/howto/ecw/essexguide_text.inc.php
My initial target (in line with the lion rampant rules) will be:-
1st Unit Pike and command         12 figs 1st  Units Shot                              12 figs 2nd Units Shot                             12 figs 1st Unit Cavalry                             6 figs 2nd Units Cavalry                          6 figs
So 48 Figures target in 8 months – 6 figures/month. Should be achievable even if I get distracted.
And as extra 1st  Units skirmishers/dismounted dragoons        12 figs 1st Unit Mounted dragoons                                    6 figs 2nd Units Mounted dragoon     …

Helping Hands 11 - Spear Merc

Eleventh  of the monthly posting of the other world Henchman in conjunction with Duke of the Blood Keep and Minis by Finch Only one more to do plus of course the obligatory group shot.

Counting my fantasy adventurers the other day I realized I had nearly 100 painted so in theory I never need to paint another one as in all likelihood I will be using no  more than 10 at one time.

The spear armed Merc has the same armour as the last one but this time for the flesh I have used the foundry 3 stage flesh triad that I picked up at salute and quite like this morning (I hated it last night). 

I nearly missed the deadline this month despite having completed most of this figure a month or two ago. Overall this is only the second figure I have painted this month compared to 25 in January when I finished my Yanks. Hopefully my painting enthusiasm will kick start as I have loads to do with two new projects ready to be painted, mainly ECW and Lion Rampant WOTRs. 

This of course ignores all the fantasy s…

Helping Hands 10 Crossbow Merc

Tenth of the monthly posting of the other world Henchman in conjunction with Duke of the Blood Keep and Minis by Finch
My crossbow merc also has yellow as one colours. The armour was built up using Vallejo Field Blue. The other two merc will be also be sporting nifty blue cloaks.

Although not featured some of my other otherworld figures should be making their first bid for fame in a game at SEEMS tomorrow using the SOBH rules. I will post up some pics.
As an aside it is certainly making me realise that my figures look a bit better on the table top than they do with the glory of close up exposing all the flaws.

Helping Hands 9 - Dwarf Merc

Ninth of the monthly posting of the other world Henchman in conjunction with Duke of the Blood Keep and Minis by Finch
Continuing with my experiments in yellow I have a dwarf mercenary looking rather stern but hoping not to get his axe wet.
One of only a few figures painted this month due to real life getting in the way.

Helping Hands 8 - Lantern Bearer

Eighth of the monthly posting of the other world Henchman in conjunction with Duke of the Blood Keep and Minis by Finch
This time it is the lantern bearer with my first attempt at some yellow for a while (more on next month effort). The only fantasy figure painted this month as I concentrated on finishing off my WW2 Yanks.
With next month’s already in the bag I might actually finish all 12 in the given year.