Recently Joe has been showing some of Bryan's vast collection of models that with the permission of Bryan's brother he has been redistributing to other members of the community. For those that don't know Bryan passed away a few years ago, but was an avid gamer and painter, you can see some of what he did here vampifansworldoftheundead these days his blog is plagued by the spammers, which means a lot of the comments are hidden by these terrible people.
I put in a request with Joe, for two sections, The Judge Dredd Fatties, and some unbuilt zombies, these arrived on Monday very well packed. The only request that Joe made, was that if you got some of these models that you did something with them. I have plans for the fatties, just want to change the bases, to my normal for JD games, intend to keep the painting faithful to what Bryan did, just need to do a couple of repairs,
As for the zombies, I'd like to do a lot of them for Zomtober/ Apocalypse me, but in keeping with Joe's request I've painted up 5 this week, The models are all from Zombicide, now I have to thank Azazel's insane painting of his models from this set for inspiration, all the freehand and Tattoo's he's done really encouraged me to push these models. I also have to thank Matt Roger and Keith for their renditions and awesome backgrounds they add to each model. So here's my first go at these :
Bob was a simple man, he didn't like confrontation, and liked to take the easy path if possible. He liked working at the Gas Station, his boss had a don't cause trouble if you're being robbed policy, and just hand over the money, it was insured after all. Unfortunately Bob didn't know that Zombies prefer flesh to money, and ran as soon as the first one bit him, by the following day, he was part of the undead horde, but it was a simple life like he'd always wanted !
Brad got up early every day, to jog 5 miles before getting ready for his office job, he hated his boss, but was great at his job. Secretly he was a huge comic book fan, and his favourite character was Superman, hence his jogging outfit matched the characters colours. His girlfriend disagreed about him being Superman, and would often say he barely qualified as a man, let alone a super one ! The day of the infection, he noticed it was quieter than normal until he saw Bob from the Gas Station stumbling towards him, looking really sick, he ran to him to check he was all right, just in time for him to bite him.
Reece had always thought he was better than everyone else, coming from a privileged background, and had no time for the common people, he ran the family business, where he cut corners to save money, and even refused to pay for health insurance for the staff, even though his other cost cutting exercises had caused multiple injuries to the staff. The day of infection, he had got to the office early, to find it empty, while stomping around trying to work how the coffee machine worked, and cursing Susan for being late, Brad burst through the doors in jogging attire. " What the Hell are you wearing ? I don't pay you, to pursue your interests on my time !" Brad covered the room in record time and bit his arm.
Susan decided she was taking the day off sick, Reece could make his own damn coffee, and keep his hands to himself today, and was going to enjoy the day by the pool. the walk there had been quiet, which was surprising for the time of day, until she saw Bob, he was always a quiet timid man, and kept himself to himself, but seemed distracted today, she walked over to him to check he was okay, when he spun round and bit her. She punched him hard to cause separation, and ran towards the hospital to seek medical attention.
Karen was stood outside the casino, giving the manager another piece of her mind ( many would say she didn't have enough to spare !) The manager was trying to explain that the staff had done everything right, and that she was no longer welcome in the casino, when Susan sprinted up and bit them both in quick time.
I've tried to push the painting on these models with bite marks and infection marks on all and a bit of freehand, I don't normally paint modern day models and these were a refreshing change of pace from the other projects I've been doing recently. That's all for this post, so until next time stay safe and have fun !