As with the Toxic Zombies in the previous post, I used another of Sorastro's tutorials to paint the regular Zombies. For primer I again used Necrotic Flesh and then Army Painter paints for the bulk of the painting. I painted a few highlights of Necrotic Flesh mixed with white before washing the skin with Strong Tone.
For the clothing I generally used Citadel's Delvian Mud which has unfortunately been discontinued...as they tend to do with many of their colors every few years... Fortunately, I still had a pot left from a couple years ago which was still in good condition. Strong Tone is close, but the magical Mud still seems to give a slightly different look.
This time lets start with the 'family photo':
Here are some shots from within the crowd:
|Nothing left in the FedEx truck to eat...|
|I like this guy's lamb chops.|
|This lady got a purse I made from two-part epoxy. That should help her stand out among the rest of her sculpt mates.|
|Fancy hair style with a fancy suit.|
|I used a Dremel to dig out a portion of this guy's belly before stuffing in some two-part epoxy intestines I sculpted.|
|Looks like this guy is caught red handed as the perpetrator of the hole in the guy above's belly...|
|This guy had an unfortunate accident with the chainsaw... I didn't really care for the gloves and was looking for a way to mix it up a bit.|
Here is a picture of each grouped in its original pose:
|Fatty males - adding hair is the biggest addition to break up the monotony.|
|The jumpsuits can get a little boring if the inside isn't painted a different shade than the rest. Thank you very much to Teri Litorco for pointing out this simple tip in her YouTube tutorial!|
|Fatty females. Even though there are a couple different original sculpts here, it would have been nice if the originals were wearing different clothing styles. The nightgown/dress just doesn't give them enough of a distinct look.|
|Here are the runners. Lots of arm position changes and hair styles were needed to break up the few unique sculpts.|
|For some reason I only painted one of the sculpts on the far left so I threw him in with these so he wasn't lonely.|
|Dreadlocks give this guy a distinct look compared to his bald original sculpt.|
|These guys had minimal hair work and no arm modifications...they are in sync enough to be dancing in Thriller. I'll have to be sure to do a few more mods to the others of the same sculpt before painting them.|
|Took off the hat and added hair to one of these guys. Their arms are basically fused to their bodies making it a bit difficult to do much more with the pose.|
I don't mind painting Zombies as they go pretty quick and really add a lot to the game over gray plastic... Hopefully I'll be able to get up enough ambition (and skill) to paint the Survivors.