For me Zomtober continues with three more zeds. This brings
my total to five, which obviously was the target for the entire month. Rest
assured, however, as I will continue to plod on with these, seeing how many
more I can get through in during Zomtober. Ten would be great!
Other Bloggers attempting the Zombtober challenge are doing
equally well. Brummie, despite having no zombies ready to paint, has managed to
clock up an impressive eight survivors! Notoriously slothful painter Leon
(A.K.A Pulp Citizen) has finished three zeds in two weeks, which must be some
kind of a record. Finally Adam, over on his Miniatures, Painting and Hobbies
blog increased the undead population of Havensburg 16 with a zombie bride.
My three consisted of two Studio Miniatures and one plastic
Zombie Vixen by Wargames Factory. When the Zombie Vixen box arrived I was
initially a bit disappointed and concerned that the detailing was soft- I am
used to Games Workshop, Warlord Games and even Gripping Beasts, who produce
well cast and sharply details plastics that rival their metal ranges.
Considering that Wargames Factory specialise in plastics, I would have expected
a higher standard. However the figures have a good variety of components and
bodies, meaning they can be assembled in a variety of different poses. They go
together well, and scale well with my other zombies, including the Studio
Miniatures. They are also very inexpensive, costing about 52p each, as opposed
to £2.25 for Studio Miniatures, so perhaps a little bit of soft detail can be
forgiven. They are also a million times better that the male zombies Wargames
Factory brought out a few years ago.
First off: a zombie chambermaid. The poor thing has lost her
nose and has had a few bites and scratches on her arms and legs, but otherwise
she is fairly intact. This figure is assembled from the Zombie Vixens kit.
Next: This zombie is in an advanced state of decomposition.
Presumably he has been shuffling around like this for quite a while. His green
shirt and grey trousers have been reduced to tattered rags.
Finally: This unfortunate street kid, in his baggy jeans and
tee shirt, has succumb to the wounds inflicted during a zombie attack. He has
had a big bite taken out of his neck and has had one of his hands chewed off.
Keep up the good work fellow Zombie Bloggers.