Yes, my blog has gained several new followers over the last couple of days thanks to a nice post on the site of Andy the Blog Pimp. As a result, I feel that my current level of posting is entirely insufficient! So, let's have another post. It's only a quick one I'm afraid, but here's a look at what I've been painting in the last few days.
First up, I'm still finishing off this cavalry unit for my Impetus 15mm Romans:
If you're especially eagle eyed, you might notice that the rider at the back has been repositioned. That's thanks to Pete the cyber bully pointing out that it looked weird as it was facing the other way, which caused me to look at it again, decide he was right, and change its facing before I finished the base. This constitutes written proof that someone did once agree with Pete, so that's newsworthy on its own.
While basing the Romans I found myself sat at my desk with nothing to do as various stages of the base had to dry, so I needed something else to work on. I opted for some zombies!
|The one in the middle is called Dave.
I've started to (finally) paint these as I've been in a zombie frame of mind for a while - went and saw the (frankly disappointing given the brilliant book it's based on) World War Z movie, and the Walking Dead has just restarted on TV. I've also been working on zombie rules for my own skirmish game, Flashbang. I'm hoping to get a multiplayer zombie-based game of that going fairly soon, so I need to get cracking on the zombies!
I did find these fairly quick to paint - basically I gave them a base coat, one layer of highlights, and then slathered them in ink. A messy look actually works quite nicely with the undead, or at least that's my excuse. The one model here that did take longer is the soldier in fatigues. He's my first attempt at painting Multicam, and I think I'll be trying a couple more attempts at that before I finally get brave enough to tackle my Empress models. I think Multicam is worth a blog post by itself, so look out for that.
Pete put up an interesting post recently where he showcased all of his painted models. I like that idea and intend to do the same myself, as soon as I can make the time. Hopefully I can have that as my next post soon, watch this space!