|Illustration by Zhu|
Thursday, 15 December 2016
The outsider - Zombie for Deadcember !
Well, with the end of the year in sight, winter spreading its wings all over the place (at least in the northern hemisphere), it seems apt to celebrate the dead, or even better, their living kind.
That must have been the thinking behind this all (or probably something better) when our esteemed Rab came up with his Deadcember idea following the success of orctober.
Since I wanted to paint something for the occasion but had other painting commitments, I've opted for the easiest kind of model you can think of : a zombie.
Good thing is, the only metal zombie I owned was one of the best I could think of by Kev Adams. Everything looks right about that lad, the stance, the textures, the details.
Now since I last played frostgrave, I wanted to have an undead force for skirmish games but had no idea about any colour scheme or real composition. I think I'm going to build this force organically, by dding whichever model I find cool and we'll see where it leads us.
The photos might be a tad overexposed because the colour difference between the cloting and the rotten flesh is hard to see and easier to feel IRL, the flesh is also a bit more nuanced.
I honestly didn't spend much time on this guy, I primed him black, then gave a sub zenithal spray of grey and a zenithal one of white (I should have added a little drybrush of white at that point. The rest were just glazes and washes for a quick result,
In the end I rather like this simple and sinister colour scheme and I'll probably add him some friends once in a while when I pick some cool model (I have a few in mind).
Hopefully, this guy won't be the last I paint before the end of the year, I should have some more to come !