Walking Dead Zombies

Recently I was tasked to paint up 12 zombies from the Walking Dead starter set for a demo day. I dragged my feet on the project as I had other more exciting projects on my paint table. When I got the figures in front of me I was pleasantly surprised how nice the detail on the figures was and no duplicate figures.

Below is a step-by-step how I painted the figures with the intent to finish quickly and make them look good for table top play.

First I primed black. Then with a large brush, I dry brushed grey. I try to use the largest brush I can, because its faster and allows for an even coat of paint.

Then I washed the figures black to darken the recesses and smooth out the grey dry brush.

Walking Dead Zombies

Walking Dead Zombies

I try to paint any surface that takes up a fair bit of the model first. I decided to start with the flesh. One quick coat of paint. I did not worry about getting a perfect coverage knowing some of my future steps with fix any streaky bits.

Walking Dead Zombies

Walking Dead Zombies

I applied pallid flesh as a “wet” dry brush, and nuln oil to the dark flesh.

Walking Dead Zombies

Walking Dead Zombies

To give the pallid flesh some colour tone and more variance I washed some green and the rest blue. I used a medium to thin out the wash so my model would not turn completely green or blue.

Walking Dead Zombies

Walking Dead Zombies

Each figure will have two primary clothing colours. I picked a few good clothing colours and painted half the figure’s clothing.

Walking Dead Zombies

Walking Dead Zombies

Basing is pretty messy. After painting half my clothing colours I decied to apply some of the grey citadel texture paint to the base before I got more colours on the figure.

I then applied a wash to each bit of coloured clothing. I used shade colours that complemented each peice of clothing.

Walking Dead Zombies

Walking Dead Zombies

I then painted a second colour to each figures clothing. I then applied a wash to each bit of coloured clothing. I used shade colours that complemented each peice of clothing.

Walking Dead Zombies

Walking Dead Zombies

I then added hair colours, finishing off with a wash or dry brush.

Walking Dead Zombies

Walking Dead Zombies

I picked out eyes with blobs of white paint, I allpied enough white so I could see it from arms length away. I then dry brushed the bases a lighter grey.

Walking Dead Zombies

Walking Dead Zombies

I added a black rim around the base. I think this makes a model stand out a bit more on a game board and looks tidy.

Walking Dead Zombies

Walking Dead Zombies

My favorite step is all the completing details. I used Citadel Blood for the Blood God and Nurgle’s Rot. Appling these two colours allowed me to cover up any mistakes or colour inconsistencies. I also added a bit of blood, flock & road markings to the bases.

Walking Dead Zombies

Walking Dead Zombies

Walking Dead Zombies

Walking Dead Zombies

Walking Dead Zombies

Walking Dead Zombies

Walking Dead Zombies

Walking Dead Zombies

 

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Conan -Shevatas / Hadrathus / Belit / Zogar Sag / more Picts

Played the first scenario from the Conan board game, the same scenario every board game reviewer has done as a play through on the internet. “In the Clutches of the Picts”. We had a great time. Game was easily taught and played well with a few beers. Then we played a second game. “The Final Ritual”. We had a tough time understanding this scenario. So far, I really like this game and plan to paint a ton of miniatures for it, BUT, I think it may suffer from some scenarios are good and some bad. Too soon to tell at this point. In the meantime, I’m enjoying painting!

Belit & Shevatas

Hadrathus is my least favorite figure from the set. His scale seems to be a bit off from the rest of the figures. However, he is super fun to play in the game.

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Zogar Sag seems to have an appetite for daughters of governors and Priestess of Mitra

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I’ve painted all my Pict figures! Most of the starter scenarios have Picts, so I’m ready!

Better picture soon to come. I think the wood background is crap. I have a few more pictures in the can, but after that, I’ll go back to the black background.

 

Conan – Conan / Yselda

Conan figure from the base game, with Yselda.

Yselda’s life seems to be constantly in peril, and Conan is always up for saving her. I figured they were a good start for all the painting I have ahead of me!

Photos of miniatures can really pick out painting flaws. On the table their eyes look OK, here, not so much…

 

Conan – Pict

I kick-started the Conan board game before the time when the oceans drank Atlantis. What feels like eons later the game is now in my possession!

Knowing I had a ton of Picts to paint I immediately set my paint brush to one.

Below is my first out of 25.

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Into the new year I’ll have much more painted Conan minis to post.