Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Grandad iz a Sombie

yes I Know I spelt it wrong. here Is my latest Zombie. Part of the Walking dead game by Mantic.

One of the things I did Like about the Walking dead is the Zombie Child in the first episode. I would like to see more (NO NOT A ZOMBIE CARL). So in that vein I was delighted that the Mantic game has a mix of both male and female and old on not so old.  Therefore I painted this zombie up to be one of the old ones. Killed in the first few days.

Not played the walking dead game yet but I have plans in a couple of weeks, I really do need to get them all painted up pretty soon.

Also shown is a pic from the back. Plenty of gorge/blood and guts. Maybe his own maybe that of other people. His cardigan was repainted as I did try it in a pale green and then mucked it up. I am just being honest!

All the figures in the Mantic game are hard plastic and I have yet to see one repeated. So I am very pleased with them as it stands. I already have players asking to play Darrel Or Marl or Neagan or The Governor bus as I have yet to purchase them I don't see it happening for a while.

Anyway I apologise for not posting on Monday, Time just got away from me. I still have a lot on the painting table in a multitude of scales (10mm, 15mm, 20mm and 28mm). So I have no idea what will be next.

Until then all the best and take care Clint

22 comments:

  1. Zombies, yeah! you can never go wrong with zombies in my humble opinion. You've done a really good job on grandad, Clint. I'd have made the blood a bit darker but that's only a minor criticism.
    Note that Daryl does not appear in this game because he only appears in the TV series. The game only features characters from the comic series. Still, there is nothing stopping you creating a character for Daryl and using one of the Studio Minis versions of him in your games.

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    1. Thank you Bryan. yes I am aware there is no Darrel and that the actor originally auditioned for Merle. That aside I am still being asked for a Darrel character. Personally I would have preferred a "Glen" but others are already asking for a Darrel.

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    2. A Mantic figure of Glenn has been made and should be available soon.

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    3. Good to Know. They already do my other favourites (Carol and Morgan).

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    4. And Daryl, Maggie, Lori, Rick, Michone, Carl and Carol...

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    5. Well done Gobbo. I will be painting Carl pretty soon. I think he will be the first of the "hero's"

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    6. As for making my own figures. I cannot see that happening for people AND me being happy with them.

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  2. Great work Clint, and your backdrop is just the job too. Lots of gore and it genuinely appears to be a doddery old grandpa who was just too slow :-)

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    1. Thanks Simon. What you cant really see is that he is wearing sippers (Tartan ones). All this range seem so well posed they are all lurching about the place.

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  3. Very nice Clint. I think the game looks even better with painted figs!

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    1. Thank you Rod. I agree. While I was not keen on painting the Zombicide figs these are another thing altogether.

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  4. I can't wait to crack open my TWD but it's going to have to wait for the summer

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    1. Thanks Gobbo. I am sure you will like the comntnts. Also of NOTE the paper play surface is 20" square. (Mentioned due to a previous conversation)

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    1. Thank you Michael. I finished another one last night...

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  6. Excellent figure Clint, I love the Grandad tanktop. I'm sure Posties got on of them!

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    1. Thank you Ray. Every man needs a granddad tank top and every woman Bridget jones knickers!

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  7. I got to demo this game at Mantic's booth while at Adepticon. It IS great fun and the mechanics of it are really slick. I bought the game for my tween-ager girls as they are huge Walking Dead fans ( and Zombicide). The minis are really good which is just a bonus! ;)

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    1. Thank you David I have plans for a game in 10 days. I have watched enogh U tube vids on the game to "think" I know how it is played !!!

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  8. Great looking zed Cint, tank-top and all.
    The Mantic zeds really do look good, (as do the Studio mini metal ones) but I can't see me getting them as I'm more than I can use already.
    Always good to see you're rejuventing a project of old too.

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    1. Thank you Joe. I must admit I saw the Walking dead game on You Tube and thought it was pretty good. I am mostly painting historical at the moment (Colonial by Saturday and no NOT Burpas) so Painting the ODD zombie is a pleasant change.

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