Monday, December 7, 2009

New zombies from Mega Minis

Always happy to see Mega Miniatures release some new zeds,
these are parodies named Grosso Clown, Scary Potter and
Filthy Harry. These are superior sculpts. I especially love
the clown! Check them out at

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Zombie Medical Staff

More great hospital zeds from Recreational Conflict.
I especially love the nurse with the broken neck!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Black Cat Bases Scenery

Some great resin modern or PA scenery from Black Cat Games
a really great company with really cool stuff and perfect service.
We have some trashed couches and mattresses here. They are
fun to paint and as you can see I got a little carried away, I'm
not sure that a zed would even lay on these babies!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Torn by Spinespur original figures

Edit: I have learned from Spinespur that these figs are
discontinued due to how thin they came out. The figures
listed on their site, shown on webstores and Vampifans blog
are the ones that are available now. So to see what you can
actually buy please check out these sites. IN essence what
you see here is a limited run. Some may be available
somewhere but that is something you will have to find out
if you want these three. My apologies for not noticing.
Some creatures from Spinespur that make nice half
skinned nude zombies. Bloody and horrifying they make
a nice addition to my collection. Nice sculpts that are fun
to paint. I used alot of drybrushing and washes. I started
out with watered down elf flesh, then a red wash, followed
by blue and black washes. I dryvrushed them witha light
gray and then white. Afterwards I added really bloody
spots, highlighted their guts and painted the eyes white.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Zombie Patients Painted

These are the same zombie patients I reviewed early,
finally painted. I am very happy with how easily they
paint up and how good they look afterwards. I am
encouraged to keep working on my 'hospital of the dead'
with all the good doctors, nurses and other hospital
staff and patients that are coming out now. There is
also a set of 4 Zombie Hospital Staff from
Recreational Conflict. You can find them all here;

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Zombie Freak

A most unusual fig from the Black Orc sculptors page.
I call him the zombie freak. He certainly isn't your
average zombie but thats okay. He can be an abberation,
a freak, something very different and much more
deadly than the common shambler or rager. Sure
hes funny looking but dont let that fool you, those
overlong arms and big teeth can finish you off
quicker than a horde of regular garden variety
zeds! I love these Black Orc open sculpt figures
and remember they are only a buck. I've earmarked
a few more figs they have for conversions. But that is
for another day. Today the zombie freak rules!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Well I'm up to 73 painted zombies on my way to 1,000. Getting to
1,000 means you grab up every zed you see and some you don't!
They are nearby in your bits box or odd miniature drawer...

This lovely lady zed started out as a beautiful resin
Fenryll miniature. Somehow its legs got broken off, also
her hand as she was gripping the base. She was a perfect
choice for a zed. Her outfit wasn't too fantasy to fit in
to the modern world. She was about to acquire the infection!
After gluing her to a 25mm base, I added some
wood filler to her broken off limbs, let it dry.
At that point she was ready to be primed and painted.
She won't be the fastest zombie on the table but she'll look good.

This guy was a Horrorclix clone. I thought he would make
a good zombie but when he got here I found out he had no
mouth. Fortunately he is soft plastic so a conversion would
take seconds. I sliced out a mouth hole with an exacto blade
and since he was pretty clean I added a lot of wood filler to
him and made him a bloody mess as some of your zeds
should be!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Painted Black Orc Zombies

I bought these guys for $1 a piece. They paint up
really nice and are a great bargain. I especially
like the first one pictured, in the bathrobe.
Thats a great fig. Unique subject matter and good
facial expression. The two doctors are really good
sculpts and painted up nicely. The tough guy is
rather indescript until you paint him up, then he
comes to life. The guy with the slightly large head
also looks up better painted. Lastly the young lady
has her hair hanging in her face and has a knife
behind her back in a skeletal hand.
These are a great deal and I still have a bunch
more to paint. A steal if you are looking to bulk
up your zombie horde.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The army grows!

I've been away for a while, busy with my commissions
and ebay but I managed to sneak a handful of nice things
in. Here they are in all their glory. Some stuff you may
have missed or passed up thats pretty good. When you
are aiming for an army of one thousand, no zed shall be
left behind.

7 zeds from Mega Minis, including 4 children. Great figs.
They have lots of them, too and very inexpensive.

These are zombies from Rezolution. They are some of my favorite.
I especially like the fat guy. The guy on the right is my first attempt
at undead african skin.

A repainted Horrorclix, I like much better this way.

Wyrd's monster baby makes a great zed.

I always pondered the idea of a boss zombie
like in the video games, you have bosses.
Maybe he started the plague. This guy is a Reaper
fantasy fig who is nuetral enough to look good in a
modern setting. I liked how his skin came out but
he has worms all over him. I hate worms so I painted
them black so they wouldnt show up too good!

My latest survivors, left to right, the Runaway from
Horrorclix, a Rafm fig and Billie from Hasslefree.
See you at the Zombie Apocalypse!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Black Orc Games Mini-Sculpt-Zombies!!!!

I found some zombies in the Black Orc Games Mini-Sculpt
section, which is a place sculptors can sell their product on
a commission basis.. The figs are only $1 each and for the price
are a very nice find. Most are sculpted by Darren Greenaway
but there are a few other sculptors work here, so they have
some variety in size, style, etc. Aside from a dead chap
with a big head I thought they were nicely done for
the price. The service was very fast and pleasant, including
a freebie and unexpected discount. Including postage, etc for
$20 I have 14 zombies now to bulk out the army. They have
a variety of other figs as well. Check it out, you may see
something you like;

Friday, June 12, 2009

My favorite zombie, Prof. Emcee Square

This is Professor Emcee Square, host of the Its Alive show.
He is a VIP and mover and shaker in the Pittsburgh area and
is a key person in the annual Zombie Walk. His show is
very well done although the movies are beyond ghastly,
guaranteed to put an insomniac to sleep! He shares the show
with an interesting cast of characters. You can see them on
the web at

Friday, June 5, 2009

The value of Horrorclix zombies

When I first started on my zombie project, I did it on the cheap
to make sure I really wanted to invest time and money into this.
So I researched it on TMP and came up with the Horrorclix line.
I found an online dealer selling horrorclix down as low as 25 cents
The figs are nice, creative sculpts and some are painted
fairly well, only needing touchups. Other required repainting.
They were also easy to pop off their bases and add to a
25mm round base. Horrorclix has great figs,
they also have a great variety of other horror figs
that spur ideas for great horror games.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Beginning with scraps from the morgue....

Bloody good folks! Always ready for a good time!
I started out on the cheap by touching up, repainting and
basing prepainted plastics from D&D, Horrorclix and
anything I found laying around the mortuar--uh
I mean basement. This worked well to get me quickly
started with at least ten figs with a few hours work.
One of the keys for me was that I needed to be able
to crank out the zeds quickly and still have
them look good. Historically I have never
painted more than one zombie the same way.
I decided that this is a good thing!
Dead people need their identity as well!

Somehow they managed to
survive this far into
the zombie apocalypse.

Figs are Superfigs-cheerleader painted in my school colors ahem, the tough guy is a heroclix fig and the dark skinned girl is a Power Rangers plastic fig, found at a flea market by Momzomb. The reddish haired girl is an X-men Boomer fig converted to have modern normal attire. The only sculpting is the roll ups on her jeans. The rest was cutting off the super hero gear. They are just the newest of my survivors.
I have been collecting Hasslefree, Superfigs, Megaminis and others for years. Now I have something to do with them!