First up are more Zombies for Zombicide. I keep thinking that I am getting close to having enough zombies, and then keep running out of painted figures while playing games. Two weekends ago I had some other Fawcett crew members (Kevin, David, Mike and their spouses) over for a game and even after the previous entry this year and last, we still ran out. I have therefore started many more. Here is the next batch of them.
My entry fee for Curt, and I use entry fee as a more appropriate term as I have never liked the made up term Curtgeld. Oh well, to each their own. Anyway, I struggled with what to do as the figure for Curt this year, and just could not come up with anything. Then while doing some black and white zombies I thought of trying to do a better quality black and white as a show piece and if it was the right figure it could be a double hit for the "risk taker" theme.
What I came up with for the figure is Kyuzo of the Seven Samurai. The double risk taker to me is that obviously as a Samurai he is a risk taker, putting his life at risk in every fight, and for me even attempting a good quality black and white after seeing Curt's amazing WW1 figures.
I am used to doing fast and dirty B&W for Zombicide, and this was going to be something different altogether. I approached it differently from the start. With the Zombicide stuff I use multiple different paints in shades of grey, all or which have a different hue or base tint (you can see bits of green, blue, brown in most greys) but this figure is done purely with 2 colours a flat black and a flat white. Added to that a satin finish, a glaze medium, and a washable flat black and flat white. All coming from an excellent set I picked up from Mig products that is a B&W colour set.
The overall painting was really easy with the flats and glaze medium and I am very happy with how almost everything came out. I say almost everything as I painted the face about 5x and am still not happy with it, and will probably adjust it again before handing it off to Curt (either that or I expect Curt to touch it up as he obviously has more skill in getting the flesh to look right in B&W).
It either looked to dark or too light, and I just can not seem to get it to look perfectly smooth. I could get the clothing and the sword the way I wanted, but nothing seemed to work for the face.
I guess the second risk taker part (me doing quality B&W) failed, but hey that's how it goes sometimes... Sorry Curt, and hope that you can touch up that face a bit if I don't get it quite right before handing it off. The thought was there, even if the execution was a bit off.
The 20 Zombies should add 100 points to my total and the modern challenge, and extra points for the "Curtgeld" samurai.
Well , this rounds off a busy day Byron, well done. A fine zombie top up the look of it - can you recycle zombies? As for Curtgeld looks just fine to me!