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Monday, 21 April 2014

Guys, Gats and a Gal

Well after a few weeks of lethargy, illness hospital appointments and all the other real-life things that get in the way, I've managed to remove some of the contents from my painting tray, so nothing nostalgic or pirate-related this week.
As has been normal with me recently I've managed to mix up Foundry, Black Cat and (I think) at least one Zombiesmith minis.
These first three are basically all unarmed civilians, the guy in the middle will be the Mob boss in Perdition whilst the chap on the left will make a good addition to my gangsters (he has a hat !), whilst the "Presidential" looking chap may well be used as a Mayoral figure for a scenario.
 Michael, a salesman and a scientist make up the next threesome and are all eminently useful for what I think are obvious reasons.
The "Jackson" lookalike couldn't really be painted in any other way and is one of my few attempts at a "coloured" zombie - I didn't think he needed any gore on him though and didn't paint any on him.
The "salesman" of course is more zombie-fodder, but the scientist/doctor has many game possibilities.


Next up are three randoms, a photographer, and two reporters or detectives, although all three could just have easily be used as just more standard civilian zombie-fodder.






The next three are all armed, the chap in the trench coat with overly large automatic pistol (I really dislike huge weapons !). The chap on the right has a flashlight and handgun, great for all those dark houses to search !
 The centre chap I would use for a younger version of me, but alas he is left-handed, as is so many of the "Street Violence" range, which I find very frustrating,  annoying and perplexing.


Finally the last armed trio appear to be two midgets and a leggy blond.
The two guys are actually not that bad height-wise, but she is a a bit of a giantess and I'm not sure where she came from (and I'm not bothered either). She may well be meant to have shoes on but I'm painted her bare-footed, she fit in well with either a hill-billy still scenario or maybe as trailer trash !

I'm hoping that I'll be finished yet more figures by next week in the final drive to clear my current painting table.

That's it for this week as always your comments are welcomed and appreciated.

26 comments:

  1. I think the Michael Jackson Zombie is jolly good fun, but I have to go with the Mob boss as my favourite. There is just something about chubby figures that I like. Good work mate hope real life sorts its self out soon.

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    1. Thanks Clint, I wouldn't have gone out my way to get the MJ figure, but the boss character is great.

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  2. They all have their uses, Joe. My personal favourite out of this lot is the BCB female scientist (still waiting for mine to arrive after ordering her over two months ago!). I know you said you weren't interested but just for completeness the tall trailer trash lass with the shotgun is by Foundry Miniatures. I really like her, but then, I would!!

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    1. Thanks Bryan, I had a feeling she would be a Foundry, given her height.
      I'm just counting them all down now and that's another 15 !

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  3. All good stuff Joe.
    Civilians armed or not would have many uses I'd imagine.
    Glad to see you back painting regularly.
    Love the hillbilly giantess.

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    1. Thankd Bob, painting figures is one of my least favourtie wargaming activities.

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  4. Nice models.... love the fat Mob boss :)

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    1. Thanks HW, I think he'll be a lot of folk's favorite too.

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  5. Nice job. The boss is great with is pear form.
    I 'm waiting for black cat figures to. I think they got some problems...

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    1. Thanks Shuby, I thik that BCB nust being having dire problems as I got A+ service from them (I even got an email reply when they were on holdiay !).

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  6. Looking good Joe, Michael there is a classic, but don't you think I haven't noticed what you've done with that last female's knees. Somehow the little black lines really popped out and were first thing I've noticed on that last pic.

    BCB are having problems lately from what I've heard, yeah. I second the A+ service on my order, though. Fast, reliable and with an extra cat. It sucks to see them struggle lately.

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    1. Thanks Mathyoo, I normally do a wash over body parts, but it did nothing for the girl, hence the slight shading.
      I do hope BCB ride their latest problems

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  7. A bunch of nice models for sure!

    I have the Zombiesmith MJ model too and you are right, it is the only way to paint him. You can hear the music now...

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    1. Thanks LS, of course it's a;most like you're obliged to paint him like that.

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  8. All very useful figures. The Michael Jackson figure is from Zombiesmith, right?

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    1. I believe MJ is indeed a Zombiesmith

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  9. They are all great Joe. I can't say I really pay that much attention to who holds what in which hands I'm off to investigate. See I'm right handed but when firing a rifle I use my left can't explain why its just comfortable.

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    1. That's very weird Brummie, but my Son who is left-handed shoots a bow right-handed and you wouldn't get away with being "wrong-handed" in a pike block or musket line.

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  10. That Michael Jackson zombie makes me chuckle every time I see one, all looking good Joe

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    1. Thanks ZA, can't say I'm a great fan of "novelty" zombies, but he is kinda funny.

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  11. A good range of quality stuff there Joe!

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  12. The scientist/salesman looks a little like Hitler.

    I can't believe they buried Michael Jackson in that outfit.

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    1. I never saw the resemblance until now....
      As for MJ, I didn't know that - unbelievable

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  13. Hi, nice selection of figures there, and an interesting blog too. My wife and I went to a fancy dress party last year as zombies, bet it makes for some fun gaming! Cheers, Paul.

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    1. Thanks Paul, much appreciated, Zombie gaming is quite different from what I normally played inthe past.

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