First and foremost, I can't even believe that this is blog post #100!? Madness! And it's even crazier to think I actually have people following the madness, so a huge thank you to everyone who has subscribed, followed, commented, or stopped by the blog - it's extremely humbling to say the least.
Mid-week I was feeling good about getting some painting done, so after I got my Universal Monsters all based up I got ambitious and grabbed the last 4 zombies from TWDAOW Prelude to Woodbury starter set and got them ready to get primed.
After watching a few more episodes of The Walking Dead (in a desperate attempt to catch up for the season 8 premier next Sunday, just finished season 4 today) I have decided that I am no where near the right skin tone for these zombies or any of the ones I've already completed. I primed these 4 with the AP Necrotic Flesh again, but I tried for a more gray or ash like color with thinned down gray paint and failed miserably.
The other huge problem I'm really having is "dressing" the figures. I can't pick clothing colors to save my life! Everything just ends up some kind of muddy brown earth color.
Maybe I need to look at a clothing catalog or something to try and find good matching color schemes for tops and bottoms. These two I tried a purple like color and a green color.
I will say the little details on these figures is amazing. The figure above for example has a broken leg and the bone is literally sticking out below her knee?! And each figure has also managed to lose a shoe along the way somewhere as well.
And a close up of the three new walkers, with one of my new police cars all weathered up. I got several police cars off Ebay for super cheap so I thought it'd be fun to get some abandoned cars on the table.
I added leaves from JTT Scenery to give it a bit more narrative. So overall happy to get three more figures completed, not happy with the skin tones at all though. I guess we'll just keep at it, maybe I'll get lucky eventually and find the right paint mixture.
Honestly I didn't think I'd get as much done as I did all things considered. Saturday has really been my main day to get up to the studio, I usually can get about 12 hours up there. But not this weekend. Saturday we had a party to go to for one of my wife's clients and then immediately after had to get the horses and trailer ready for her to take them to train for four days in Pennsylvania. The club we were at for the party had this really neat stone bridge over a stream and the whole time I'm there all I can think about is gaming scenarios with a stone bridge as an objective.
We got back to the barn late and got everything ready for the trip and had brought the dogs out with us. Always leave it to the little one to find a blanket so sleep on no matter what - you can see it makes zero difference that it's a horse blanket.
Until next time, thanks for looking! And again, much thanks for following along through 100 posts.