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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Grandaddy of all Zombies

There had to be a first zombie before there were hordes of zombies and what you're looking at today is that very first zombie. This guy is for "Suzy Swagger and the Zombie Apocalypse"

I free hand painted the eyeball and I think it turned out pretty well.

This was fairly easy to paint as it was done mainly using Reapers Face Wash and Reaper Caucasian Flesh and Tusk Ivory for skin tones.

This is a 28mm sculpt from Alien Dungeon's Fanticide Collection.

All but two figures for the Suzy Swagger story are painted. I am waiting for those to come from FRP Games. Is anyone having any trouble with FRP as the order is late and they are not responding to phone calls or emails?

In the meantime I'm currently painting the Lord Ray figures for "The Wyrm of Connemara" Lord Rays Privy will post on Friday. I am nearly done painting Lord Ray Himself and I have begun work on Baby Ray and his Wet Nurse. 

Now I've been horribly depressed lately and Ray is being kind enough to allow me take the piss out of him with these upcoming posts to help cheer me up.  So I say "Thank you Ray for putting a wee smile on my face."

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  1. You need to change a line, it should read

    I free hand painted the eye and it turned out friken amazing!!!!!!

    THAT is excellent work. I saw the photo on my reader and assumed it was one of the guys I follow who's quality mocks me from afar, turns out it's the new kid on the block. You will be getting more of these comments as each of us see it and respond. It's top self gal

    Ian

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    1. Thank you so much Ian. This guy was really pretty easy to do and they eye was simple. Usually my figures end up being stripped at least once before I get them right, but this one took on the first go round.

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    2. I absolutely agree with Ian. This is Frickin' amazing looking. Loved it. Sorry though to read that you've been down and out.

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    3. It's been a rough two years and the weather is shite. Starting to get a bit too much for me. When Spring comes, I'll bounce back.

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  2. Fabulously gruesome Anne! You've done a great job of painting this 'orrible critter :)

    btw, you don't need Ray's permission to take the mickey out of him - we do it all the time without permission! *lol*

    Anyways, hope your depression lifts soon. The black dog is a real meanie when it's hanging around you.

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    1. I usually don't ask Ray before I mock him, but he and Fran are looking at that job loss and I worry a bit about both of them right now. Jesus Rousell has four girls and that's got to be tough on his family. Now I won't always be considerate to him as the big Irishman would kill me.

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  3. Loving the freehand work on the old eyeball – amazing!

    Looking forward to more Suzy Swagger stuff

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  4. Wow, looks good!
    His stomach might constantly be rumbling. The eye is definitly bigger than the belly there ;)

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  5. I always fall for the eyes, haha. It really looks great.

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  6. Every time you guys (you, Fran and Ray) mention the size, I take out my school ruler and my mind instantly blows (seriously, my brain is all splattered up inside my head, and it flowing out my ears).
    You're crazy good.

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  7. These guys always remind me of Monster Inc.
    I think I should get a grab on some of those and make a whole army of Mike Wazowskis.

    I can only agree with the others: Your freehand on the eyeball is great!

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  8. Fab freehand painting Anne! Great looking model. I hope you get to have a good giggle over Ray!

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    1. Baby Ray and his Wet Nurse is going to be the icing on my cake!

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  9. The eye does look pretty awesome. I didn't realise how many different things you were painting for different stories. I thought they all came under one story, but they're all turning out great either way. So it's good.

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  10. Figure is very cool. Creepy.
    And Ray is being a good sport for you. Sorry you're depressed.

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  11. Hola Amiga
    Muy simpatico tu zombie,mola,¿esto no as pensado en darle un poco de barniz brillante en el ojo?ganaria,en mi opinion claro,eso es para gustos
    UN SALUDO








    ¡

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  12. Very funny , look great and great paint Anne
    Cheers
    Vincent

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  13. Really like what you did here and love how you did up the eye especially! Really screams out at you! Great job!

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  14. He's 'orrible! Lovely paintjob with the eyeball/head. Keep up the great work.

    Regards,
    Matt

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  15. When I read the title about the zombie being the grandaddy of all zombies I wasn't so sure but after seeing the monster in person I can definitely see where you're coming from, he looks so badass, I swear if he came across me I would definitely be running the other way, the Walking Dead could benefit from having this guy involved in their show!

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  16. Lovely paint job and excellent detail on the eye. Looking forwar to the posts on Ray

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  17. Haha! I couldn't help but think of old one eye! You know, the cyclops! Elsie, if you're reading this...yeah, I went there!

    Fantastic paint job, Anne! I like the "eye"

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    1. Really? You just couldn't help yourself could you, Dan? It's alright, the more you push me, the more I want to retaliate....

      oh, sorry Anne, I know you hate those dots! =PPP

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    2. I was just going to slap Dan, but you got to him first. I imagine you've seen what that horrid Cat said. The pair of them should be drawn and quartered!

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    3. Don't slap me, Anne... I might like it too much!

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  18. I love that there's a paint called "Reaper Caucasian Flesh." Wait, that is a paint, right? You didn't want to get so authentic that you're now skinning white people, are you?
    I really like this figure and you did great with the eye. Although, I bet if that guy was human size, he'd need a lot of eye drops...and pants. He could really use pants.

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  19. Awesome eyeball and quite creepy. I met some dude the other day who had a flat ass just like that zombie.

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  20. Really impressive, especially at the eye and mouth...colors are great!
    Phil.

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  21. wow that is one mesmerizing eye ball...ha...and his but crack goes all the way up....goodness...he could really use pants...smiles...hope you are well anne...

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  22. I love these little zombies, very well painted and realistic. I do not know this collection of figurines ...
    I found it funny ...

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  23. Hi, Anne: Nice work in your inimitable painting style. This fiend swinging the jawbone of an Asserus, reminds me of an attorney from out of my past who said "I've got my eye on you!" (He also had his mitts on my wallet)

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    1. Thank you Jay! I can't say anything bad about lawyers on here because mine is my best buddy right now. One day I shall write an ode to the man as were it not for him, I'd have no food to eat right now!

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  24. WOW you have found the long lost relation to old one eye. Damn that has to leave her thrilled. You are such a great friend searching out Elsie's relations for her, the cat will gives you kudos for that. LOL I hope she at least evolved enough to avoid that horrid ass crack haha

    Could not resist that, great job every time. And with an eye for an eye he'd surely die.

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    1. You fecker, Elsie is going to kill you when she reads this. Now go back to your penniless Canada and suckle your Viking Woman!

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    2. Old one eye even wants her brethren. See I was right! Back to chewing some viking fat.

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    3. Good one, Anne! I thought the States was bad but he is whining about the penniless Canada! Whine whine whine - waaah says the wretched cat.

      That eye is no more relation to me than Tard is you, oh wait, Tard, turd, maybe you guys are related because you are a turd cat.

      Suckling the Viking Woman - ugh - the thought makes me shudder that he finds that appealing.

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  25. That is one fine bloodshot eyeball and I should know -- I've seen a few. I hope your spirits rise soon, Anne.

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  26. I wonder how good is depth perception is? Does he have to train it? But the eyeball looks amazing and so does the rest of him, I wonder who names these paints? I want a job there

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  27. I suddenly have a tremendous urge to find the Visine . . . ;) Looks great, Anne.

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  28. Awesome job Anne, came out great imo

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  29. Can I have it? Can I? Please? *sigh* No? Fine. It's just so darn cool! I'd put her on my dining room table and look at her for inspiration when I wrote. Wait, does that me strange? I don't care. I love her just the same!!

    Um, did I read that right? LORD Ray? I know it's just a character but aren't you fearful he's going to run around saying he is LORD Ray?

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    1. This is a supposed to be a male, but now that you say "her" I realize he's not packing anything inn the nether regions hahaha. You are already weird, but in a nice spanky sort of way!

      Sure he'll get a big head, but that will just give Fran a bigger target to aim for!

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    2. This is one of those times when ROTFL is actually appropriate. I've had a Migraine for a few days so I've been blogging at less than 100% and saw "Suzy" and even though it says clear as day FOR Suzy and I even thought, I wouldn't mind having him, I still got down here after reading all these comments I made him a her. That was all me. My bad!! It doesn't change the fact that I want him!

      OOO Spanky! Don't get me all excited ha ha ha

      Oh, so you have a very precise plot for Ray. I get it!

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  30. That dude needs some visine. Like, a really big bottle of it.
    And, now, I want to quote 80s movies at you. Like, "Buck up, Little Camper" (or however that went). I'm sure they get worse.
    Hmm... 80s movies: a cure for depression? I wonder...

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    1. I hated the 80's. Fashion, music, films-a real cultural wasteland that decade.

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    2. Oh... well, that certainly wouldn't work for you, then. Fine! No 80s for you!

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    3. Take it back, Anne. Take it back.

      The 80's were totally tubular! Hairspray! Perms! Parachute pants! Don't make me do a post on how totally rad the 80's were. Don't make me!

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  31. I do love the eye. I think you pretty much nailed that piece. And no the 80s were not a cultural wasteland for films, there are so many really good films from the 80s.

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  32. I certainly hope that Elsie's eye wasn't an inspiration for this one :P
    And I certainly sure that the first zombie was conceived in Vatican, dahlink, I just feel it with my sixth sense....

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    1. He does come from a monk=Brother Barnabas the Boob is who he was in life. He comes to a bad end darling, I promise. No Prada for this guy!

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  33. There were some quite good films and come to that, bands in the 80´s.
    The monster looks great..very gruesome :-D

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    1. Someone really should make a mini of the snail in your blog heading.

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  34. Wonderful mini and fantastic painted eye!
    Regards
    Bruno

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  35. A wonderfully outrageous and humorous model Anne. Well done!

    It actually reminds me of Fancy dress Hallowe'en costume I helped a mate with...

    He was going as a zombie, and one thing we wanted to do was make it look like his eye was hanging out... Se we taped his eye shut with medical tape and I painted up a ping pong ball as you did for the model, and with some modelling putty and latex, stuck it to his eyelid/cheek so it looked like it had popped out and was dangling... looked excellent I have to say... then we hit the town (it was a Friday night - I went as a Hells Angel Demon biker - Red body paint like Demon from movie 'Legend', black leather biker pants and boots etc...)... By end of night we'd had a blast and were a bit were a bit pissed... while waiting outside pizza shop for taxi home, a lass came up all freaked out ... "oh my god! Let me help you" - she started trying to push his 'eye' back in... he was trying to fight her off saying "I'm Ok, go away", while she was saying "you're in shock, its OK, I'm a nurse, I can help", I think she was a bit pissed too... by this point I was rolling around laughing my ass off...

    Great memories... ;-)

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  36. This one looks SO COOL. I'm glad it's tiny.. lol.

    And yay to Ray for helping out! :)

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  37. He's a gross looking model, that's for sure, but you've done a great paintjob on him.
    He'll be a tough match for Suzy Swagger.

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  38. Ooo, that is the stuff of nightmares. I love the flesh tones on this fellow and that eye looks to be following me where ever I go. ;-)

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  39. Yipes thats one ugly item Anne. The work on the eye is most impressive. All I can say is I am very glad I stick to military subjects, after all what can go wrong with flesh, green on green and some black thrown in.

    Sorry to hear of the depression mate. Keep taking it out on the figs eh!

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    1. I'm tired of feeling like this. My blogging is way down, but my painting is way up so there's the silver lining to my cloud!

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  40. Missed this one, and if i am right he looks like you feel...
    But as you can see on all the reactions it looks wonderful, and gives us a smile.
    And you will see you are going to feel wonderful again as well, takes some time.
    So two things dear Anne: compliments on this paintjob and a big hug for you!

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  41. Came back to check what you wrote on my comment and its not here!!!!! Really can't wait for you to take the pi$$....................I think???? And the figure reminds me of Mike out of Monsters Inc, although he's a lot more ugly!

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  42. I must say that this is a very nice figure and reading the comments on the way down to the text box I don't think I could add to what has been said! All I can say is that I hope you feel better soon, And that some guys in Auckland have thought of a great way to help(well it might help) depression, THE WORLDS LONGEST WATER SLIDE, it was created by the same guy who went the full length of the Waikato river on a lilo. Its all to raise awareness and I guess that it could be great fun also, forget all your worries and fears (and get a hell of a lot more about your own survival) as you race down the worlds longest water slide on a comfortable lilo.

    don't know if that's for you but perhaps sending Ray down might help... or Fran... Or both? could be very entertaining.

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  43. The zombie looks great. I love how he has a huge row of sharp teeth but STILL has a weapon in his hand. That is truly badass.

    Also, I'm sorry to hear you've been depressed. My suggestion? Find something to read that puts you in a happy place, and take a mini-vacation from your life. Be someone else and have a quick adventure. That helps me, anyhow.

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  44. That face!! Wow, he's cool. That had to be fun to paint.

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  45. I would do it if the weather here were good. That would be my type of thing. I can't make fun of Fran as I'm too fond of the big Irishman.

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    1. ah well just send Ray down against his will and then if Fran is willing he can go down... I guess wait until they make sure its safe first.

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    2. My eyes watered with your kind words, great bloody figure and painting cailin!

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    3. I've just spoken to Fran and it's a go. He's going to knock Ray out tonight, put him in a crate and ship him to you. You can send the little weasel down the slide and film it. We'll post it on your blog and it will go viral!

      You know I love you big guy :)

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    4. Yay!!!!!!!! wait to let them make sure its safe before I push Ray down and were sweet.

      this was a fun conversation, Though I hope I don't receive a large crate with Ray on it (warning may shatter) as I would hate to pay for the import tax on that shipment. Don't know if they do it by weight or by size? (I am not implying anything... or am I)

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    5. Me too-this is fun. They do it by weight but I've taken up a donation from gamers and it's all paid for in advance. I bet he squeals like a little girl all the way down!

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  46. LOL... I seen in one of the comments that this was suppose to be a male. Where's the Beef!! Maybe thats why he looks so pissy!

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  47. That is damn nice and amazing freehand skills on display Anne. I like the palette you have used and the eye is what sets the one mini off.

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  48. I like that! Can I have one? Hehehe

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  49. I love how his eye and mouth are humungous relative to his body. They ARE his upper body. He's creatively freaky.

    I'm sorry, too, for your depression. I can relate, Anne. I've been battling it all my life. If I didn't have the CA sun, I don't know what I'd do. I'm sending you sunny days and healing thoughts.

    xoRobyn

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