Friday, 12 October 2012

Horde.

Given that some people had expressed an interest in seeing the Horde I thought I could be lazy and not finish painting anything just this once. These two pictures are the same figures in the same positions (I did say it was a lazy Blog day). The top one has been cropped while the bottom one shows all the horde. Many people have a larger zombie Horde, but as a relatively new zombie wrangler this one , for the moment, is big enough for my needs. I do have two more Wargames Factory Zombie Sprues so I do anticipate the horde growing, possibly with a box of Vixens just for variety. In addition I do have a couple, only a very limited number, of special zombies. At the start of the campaign special zombies will not be encountered, indeed it is possible at this stage that they will not come into being as it will depend on the actions (or inaction's) of players in the pre campaign. This is not the time to talk about that though.
Back to the horde. As you can see everything painted in grey tomes. I was inspired by the Left 4 Dead computer game in my colour choice. I could so easily have drenched them in blood but have decided against that approach for now at least. I could add some brown (dried blood) or red (fresh blood later if I choose, but I have grown to like the very simple colours. None of them are painted well, if I am honest it takes me as long to assemble and undercoat them as it does to actually paint them. This lack of painting time is mostly because when I needed to get them done I had only 12 days to knock out 45, which I did. Since then I have actually grown to appreciate the hap hazard paint jobs, they have an atmosphere all of their own.
The background was the result of a quick goggle Image search using the words "Empty Street" and then scrolling down until I found one I felt suitable. I Did not want it so terribly dark, nor did I want many (if any) lights on. I am not suggesting people will worry about turning the lights of in a zombie apocalypse, I for one will have better things t do. But maybe power generation will be restricted!
 
The SELWG show is in two days time and I shall be going with the Posties Rejects thanks to Rays very kind offer. As I would normally post on this blog on that Sunday I shall most likely miss a post and post again on Tuesday. There are a number of items I want at the show, but no new projects and the haul of swag is most likely to be very uninspiring.
 
With that note I shall finish for today, thank you for reading (or looking at the pictures) wish you a very good weekend and post again on Tuesday. All the best Clint.


25 comments:

  1. Nice horde there. Agree not the best paint job, but then again for backdrop mobs of roaming zombies.. great is not needed. Just tabletop, and I am sure from an arms length away and with 45+ in the way of the heroes, the painting will matter less than survival!

    Good luck at the con!

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    1. Cheers mate . Yeah the painting is rougher than breeze block underpants.

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  2. Haha, I really like the idea, they're something you don't see every day!

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    1. Actually it is exactly the kind of thing you see in the town centre of my home town! (well almost)

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  3. They do look good Clint. You are making a horde, not individual masterpieces, so there's no need to beat yourself up about individual appearance. Plus the WF zeds aren't the best figures

    I wanted to go to SELWG, but have my daughter this weekend so will have to enjoy it through your report instead!

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    1. Absolutly agree. It's not about individual neatness, but the overall effect.

      SELWG should be good. As mentioned going with Posties Reject, not sure what I have let myself in for. Probly be a laugh though.

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    2. You do realise your buying the McDonalds on the way home don't ya!

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    3. You do realise what's in Mc Donalds? Rather you than me mate.
      I was gonna bring some "moonshine!" but I suspect only "Postie" could handle it!

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  4. I think the effect works brilliantly as a horde.

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    1. Thanks Carl. It was the effect I was looking for.

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  5. Nice horde and background I hadn't thought of using a background before would need a colour printer though I reckon first It would probably help lol.

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  6. Printers are cheap... it's the ink that costs these days. But if you look round you can get the ink at a reasonable price.

    The joy of background is that you can change them so easily.

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  7. Your zombie horde looks great from a distance, and on a wargaming table, surely that is all that counts.

    Methinks that Mathyoo should get out more - this is just the kind of scene you'll see at Newcastle's Bigg Market on a Saturday night at chucking out time!

    Enjoy SELWG, Clint. If you're going with Ray and co, you should have a lot of fun.

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    1. It's a very rough and ready horde, but it suits me at present.

      Methinks it will look like Saturday night once the zombie Vixens are added.

      Yeah Fran, Ray and Big Lee et al. should be a hoot. I'll let you know next week. But I might have to censor certain conversations.

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  8. They work really well as a horde Clint, very nicely done and see you Sunday for some censoring and shenanigans!

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    1. I would have said Shenanigans but could not spell it! Don't forget Ray is a Leeds Fan and I used to live in Leeds so expect Ellen Road chat!

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  9. I think they look great, I like the idea of painting them this way, did you see Curt's WWI figures painted in black n white, here's a link if you didn't.

    http://analogue-hobbies.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/the-great-war-in-greyscale-old.html

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    1. Yes I have already seen Curts work, Superbe! But as already stated I used the computer game "Left 4 Dead" as inspiration which takes nothing away from Kurt at all as a different genre!

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  10. great pictures and miniatures!

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    1. Thanks mate. very rough paint job as I keep saying.

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  11. These look great, I am painting mine with a similar limited palette. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. You are welcome. I look forward to seeing them.

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  12. I think the overall effect of the horde is excellent and very unique (well almost);backgound pic is great too.

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    1. Thanks Joe. Background Pic was a lucky find, I think it fits very well for the atmosphere.

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