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Monday, 28 April 2014

Yawn

Yep it's been another one of those weeks where little get done due to all the vagaries of real-life and its intrusion into our hobby-world.
I have managed though to finish off another dozen reprobates from my painting table including these two zombies, both of whom are Old Glory minis. I remember Lucky Joe mentioning that he didn't like the tatty clothed appearance of some of OG's zombies, but I can easily see "seasoned" zombies ending up this way. I'm less impressed with naked figures (zombies or otherwise) and whilst I'm certainly not prudish, I do feel it is unnecessary and  maybe a tad disturbing, but each to their own.
Next up three Foundry minis, another 'large' figure (maybe another boss-type ?) a rather splendid chap with assault rifle slung over his shoulder (who wears a buttonhole in an apocalypse ?) and an archetypical detective. This last character has his badge on show and the familiar shoulder-gun harness, but what I particularly like about this chap is his height, he's smaller than average (for Foundry at least), but he retains correct proportions (his head doesn't shrink !) It's normally given as an excuse mixing different scales of figures that people are different heights etc. and whilst this is certainly true, their head sizes vary very little - rant over.
Next up, three females, from left to right, a Black Cat, Foundry and another BC. I do really like BC figures and whilst they may still be having problems, my service from them in the past has been first class. The woman scientist-type is available in a set of three (saving a bit of cash); the foundry female is another detective type (the badge is a giveaway); the female with child is one of my favourites and could easily be used across many periods as her attire is fairly universal. 
Lastly another three civilian types.
I'm not sure of the provenance of the chap on the left armed with a very indistinct weapon, the centre figure though is a Foundry and the wannabe thug on the right I believe is yet another Black Cat.




All the photo (including the blurry-ish one)  were taken using my new-found technique of image auto-enhancement, which does little for my photography prowess, but has eradicated flash glare problems and replaced them with colour ones - oh well.

 It just remains for me to welcome my latest two followers "George" and "Paul Waechter", neither of whom seem to have a blog, I hope they both find something of interest here.

That's it then for another week and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.


32 comments:

  1. Wearing a button hole in a zombie apocalypse is pure style! A tag crazy but style none the less. I am guessing he was not originally a zombie survivor figure. Nice work Jo and we all need duff weeks to enjoy really good ones.

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    1. Thanks for that Clint, at least I've managed to produce something, even it's a little boring.
      A buttonhole ! He was of course from the Street Violence range and I doubt if he was intededto face the apocalypse.

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  2. Nice batch Joe,
    At least you managed to get some figs done, and that's better than none

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    1. Thanks Dave, the lead mountain pile is inded diminished, even if it is just by a smidgen

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  3. As you yourself have said many times, Joe, even slow progress is still progress. Much better than stagnating and doing nothing. I sympathise with you for having real life issues intruding on your hobby time. The same thing has happened to me this past week or so.

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    1. I have managed to keep to my regime of painting an hour a day even so, but real life can suck big-style sometimes.

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  4. A damn goof mix of characters Joe.

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    1. Thanls AL, they are a bit of a mix.

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  5. They look great, its hard to make some hobby time

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    1. Thanks SK, I actutally have more time than ever atm, but everyone else want some of it !

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  6. Like those figures. D├ętective is great .

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    1. Merci Shuby, I like him a lot to.

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  7. There's 11 painted miniatures here so I don't see how is that "a little done".
    I really like the one that holds his rifle "all wrong" - he seems ready to bash some skulls!

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    1. IThanks Mathyoo, but they have been on the table for what seems like forever. I don't mind that rifle guy at all, but as a weapon it only vaguely resembles what it's meant to be.

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  8. Another great line-up there, puts my painting output to shame!

    I have a blog at http://reddogofwar.blogspot.co.nz/, for some reason it doesn't always show up on my profile. Cheers, Paul.

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    1. Thanks RD (Paul), I'll become a follower of your blog too now I know it exists !

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  9. More great additions, you certainly get more done than me at the moment.

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    1. I think it's quantity over quality I'm afraid

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  10. Your motivation doesn't seem to bad either Joe. Eleven minis in a week, I would call that a good week.

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    1. Believe me when I say, I'm not motivated, just obstinate. I do an hour a day painting and don't enjoy it one bit.

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  11. Nice models and gratz to 100 followers :)

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    1. Thanks HW, good spot, but really the 100 number doesn't reflect how many folk currently follow the this blog, still it's a milestone of sorts I guess.

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  12. When the apocalypse begins it will be traditions like the button hole and tea and tiffin that will help us. humanity and civility survive

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    1. You're probably right, even if just to maintain our humanity.

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  13. Nice additions Joe. I think the addition of naked zombies/survivors tends to follow on from movie trends rather than of any sense of realism.

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    1. Thanks Brummie, I tend to veer in the direction that it's of a form of "Benny Hill" titillation.

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  14. That is a fun mix of figs. I can see some real characters there. The detective with the shoulder rig is a personal fave. I can see use for all of these in various scenarios...

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    1. At some time I must have mixed a figures from different manufacturers hence the failry wide variety. I too love the detective, he just seems to be right from a TV cop show.

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  15. I think a few naked zombies in the horde add to the diversity. There'd probably be more naked victims during the initial attack, when people were still comfortable showering and sleeping without all their clothes on.

    I imagine a naked guy's googly bits might be easily eaten by undead.

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    1. I understand that there are many situations where there would indeed be both fully and parially naked zeds around, I just feel it is unwarranted fo r what are, to all intents and purposes counters (I really doubt you'd see it as a feature in commercial games (Zombicide?)

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  16. The copper must be a Brit, we can't wear yellow pants until after Memorial day.

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    1. The yellow pants are more of a sandy colour, alas my photo skills are still lacking and it doesn't make any difference that he's a 'tec ?

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