Saturday, 12 October 2013

Zombtober (2)

So here we are the second week in Zombtober and this time a survivor as opposed to another zombie. Slightly different from my usual survivors in that he's modern and on some motorbike. While I am not totally happy with the way he's turned out I will not repaint and he is good enough. If nothing else it makes a tiny bit more room on the painting table which is always a good thing. Painted to represent some school or collage "jock" with a varsity jacket in Purple and cream. I have a few corpses in the same type and colours of Jackets. He rides one of those bright trials bikes that sound like noisy hairdryers. You know the kind I mean. And that is bound to summon extra zeds to the table. To make matters worse he has a one handed machine pistol they type used in "spray and pray" style gun play. Very little chance to hit anything but a lot of chance to make some noise and scare crowds. Ahh the folly of youth! Obviously he's of no use in a wild zombie west but in normal zombie games he should find a purpose, if only to attract more shamblers to the table.

Carl over at hitting on a double 1 is celebrating a milestone by having a giveaway. It is the standard set up, be a follower and leave a comment and get put in a draw to receive some books. I have asked not to be put in the draw as I already have far too much to read at the moment without making the stack by my bed get any bigger. (I doubt that will stop me at SELWG though in fact I will be looking out for a couple of Osprey books if the price is right.)

And finally for today I will be posting on this blog irregularly for the next few days as real life is interfering a little at the moment, as well as SELWG show and a few other things. Nothing to worry about just keeping it loose for the moment so I don't trap myself into saying I will post again and then having to miss a day. (As I did yesterday). I will try to do a show report and a lot haul in the next few days and then get back to my normal posting of every other day. I will admit here and now my predicted loot haul at SELWG is looking very small but who knows what I might find on the bring and buy or what impulse buys might suddenly become VITAL!

Anyway Hope to update on Monday so hang in there and catch you all soon. Best wishes Clint.

22 comments:

  1. Cool idea for a survivor; great bit of 'gear' for a survivor to have!

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    1. I personally think a trials bike would be better choice than a Chopper. not as cool of course. And can sound dreadful but better off road.
      Thank you Citizen.

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  2. Nicely done Clint, see you tomorrow mate!

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    1. Barring mishaps yep see you tomorrow. I wonder if we'll meet in the line outside again! Is there an arranged Bloggers meet up?

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  3. Nice mini Clint. The bike should have curved blades on either side for zombie slicing! Enjoy SELWG I'm stuck at blooming work tomorrow :-(

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    1. Sorry you are at work and will miss SELWG> Thank you for the comment Carl

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  4. Nice job Clint. You could always use him as a wild card and drive across the table in a random direction drawing a trail of zombies behind him.

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    1. Thank you Simon. That is one of the great things about zombie games you do have such a chance to be creative.

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  5. Not a best choice for a survival buddy, but great work on him nonetheless!

    Perhaps he could be use as a "special even", riding across the table gunning down anything unfortunate enough to find itself on the wrong spot at the wrong time, all while attracting more zombies...you know, to use your umpire rights in a way to punish survivors that don't want to make too much noise! Hue hue hue hue hue!

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    1. If you have seen the film "Eight legged Freaks" You already have some clues on how to use this figure.

      Thank you Mathyoo.

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  6. What a great idea! I really like the concept of having groups of zombies in the same outfits as some survivors. It must really help with the "Oh! The Humanity!" effect on the tabletop. Also nice to see a survivor on a motorbike who isn't a hell's angel type.

    I tip my hat to you, sir!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. As I have painted varsity jackets (in two colours/styles) on some corpses it does help the continuity to carry the same clothes onto survivors. It is very flattering that you picked up my train of thought about the repercussions of doing so. After all the chances are he knows or should I say knew them.

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  7. Neat figure there Clint and I rather like the paintjob on it.

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    1. Thank you Pete. We all know when we feel we could have done better. That's all I am saying about the paint job here.

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  8. Badass! And yes, 8 legged freaks was the first I thought of whne seeing this miniature!

    Nice job mate

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    1. Thank you lord Siwoc. We obviously watch the same b-movies.

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  9. Good addition to your survivors and he could obviously be used for more than just in a zombie apocalypse, where I picture him luring the zeds away on his "noisy hairdryer" (titter).
    So what mini used for this model ? - It's a very good sculpt.

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    1. Thanks Jo. To be honest I can't tell where the model came from it was bought when I was thinking of doing some Mad Max/Car wars games but never got around to it. If I had to guess I would suggest Reaper Chrono range. (but that is a guess)

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    1. Cheers mate. As wargamers we all want something a little different.

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