Monday, May 27, 2013

"Bub" Zombie

Yes I’m still here! I’m sorry I haven’t had much of a chance to post over the past few weeks, but as we all know, sometimes real world stuff just gets in the way of things. Hobby wise, not much done really the past few weeks, as any attempt to make some scenery pieces ended up not to my liking, so sadly an epic fail in that department. On a plus note, I did acquire some Hasslefree zombies via eBay on the cheap, so I’ve not been totally idle. To be honest, I’ve still been settling into the new job, and after a jobless stretch which fortunately enabled me to be around my daughter 24/7 since the day she was born, to suddenly only seeing her a few hours a day has been hard, and while I’m getting used to it, I’ve still found myself wanting to spend most of my free time with her.

Nether the less, the show must go on as they say, so today I thought I’d quickly show you my plastic “Bub” zombie I created from one of Studio’s plastic zombies.

A simple hand swap from the bits box, a spare gun from one of my Foundry blister packs and whala! A nice cheap, and easy “Bub” zombie. I know he’s nothing special, but for you guys out there who picked yourselves up a box of 60 of these suckers, then here’s a little inspiration for when you’ve painted up 30 or so of them and don’t know what to do with the rest lol. I personally didn’t go for a box of 60, as I’ve already got both sets of the Wargames Factory zombies painted up, and thought that having 60 of these would be a few to many and I personally want to get into acquiring a few more character type zombies. So while at Salute, I picked myself up a mere two sprues to try out, and now I’ve worked on them, I wish I had now picked myself up a few more! Still that’s something which I’ll have to remedy in future no doubt, but for now I’ll leave you all to enjoy the rest of the bank holiday weekend and no doubt ponder whether or not to recreate your own zombie “Bub’s”!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Zombie Shaun and a quick update

After reading a post from Bryan (a.k.a Vampifan) about a month or so ago, I was somewhat disheartened to learn that the zombies he posted were limited freebies to those who backed studio miniatures recent kickstarter for their new plastic zombies. You can read Bryan’s review of them here:

As I really wanted to get my hands on the zombie Shaun miniature, and not one to let the fact that it was a limited edition fig stop me, I set about getting on the net to see if I could source one from somewhere. God bless eBay, as merely a few days later, I’d found myself one!

As you can see, I made sure I won that auction, and now that I've painted him up, I present my very own limited edition zombie Shaun. He cost me roughly £4 in the end, £2 of which was on P&P, so not a particularly outrageous purchase I have to say, considering he is a limited edition figure.

I’m going to leave it at that for now on the figure as i just want to add a quick update on some other news. Firstly I finally managed to finish up the figs I bought at Salute, and I hope to start posting them along with many more of my other completed miniatures sometime in the near future. Moving on to future projects, I’m not planning on buying and painting many more figs for a little while as I really need to cut down on some spending for a bit and I’d really like to get back to work on fleshing out my city. I have many ideas in my head in regards to making a few more cheap terrain pieces, so with that in mind, and the fact that I’d like to get some more gamming in, I’m sure I’ll have plenty to keep me going for some time to come.

That’s all for today guys, so have a great Star Wars day!

 And May the 4th be with you!