painted 2 Factious Waste minis and 29 zombies

Bobscene
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April 29th, 2018, 5:41 pm #1



So the start of my scenery and wargame adventures came some 5 years ago.
Looking for a game to play with my then 12 year old son we stumbled upon a Warhammer 40K shop.
Sure enough we bought the big box containing 2 army's : Spacemarines and Cultists; also containing some paint.

It is these paints I used to paint these mini's.
i had little experience in painting minis mainly because I don't very much like doing it and secondly because of my poor eyesight (I am nearsighted - 8).
But lately I can't wear my contact lenses any more and without glasses, being nearsighted , I can see very sharp very close by. if I keep the figure about 4 cm of my eye I can see it very sharp. Only problem painting like this is that I am constantly in the way of the light with my head.

Anyway...VERY HAPPY that I tried it and the way they turned out.
However...I made one big , beginners, mistake.
I was not patient enough to wash the plastic models neither did I wait until I had some plastic primer. I primed the models with a cheap black spray can and the paint now is coming loose when I scratch with my nail !
I tried to fix it with spraying on some Matt fixative (use for charcoal drawings) but this did not help. And when looking at the pictures it is no Matt either. I will buy some mat varnish hope this will help a bit.

I first sticked the models with some doubled sided tape to a cardboard. Then base coated them, some highlight colors, to finish of a brown light wash.


Because there where so many models I did not go into detail to much.




I only did one of these mean big ones.






Here and there I missed a spot, where the black base coat is still visible, but with zombies it does not matter if they have strange spots.
I did not really paint details either, I did not do any belts or jewelry or other details. Hey ! 29 is already a lot to manage..


Zombies really are ideal for learning how to paint models, you can' t mess them up, there's supposed to be messed up !






The 2 Factious Waste models, speed painted also I'm afraid. Still ... more then good enough for my table.




All 29 + 2 of them together.



These are the paints I used. Some of them where already dried out a bit so I had to add some water. Most colors I used I blended myself as to give some variation in color on identical models.



Hope to see them on the game-table soon,
Ciao!
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emergencyoverride
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April 29th, 2018, 6:01 pm #2

:pipboy2: Super cool! Too right on zombies supposed to be messed up anyway. I especially like the paint job on the big guy. I also love the background scenery!
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mattblackgod
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April 29th, 2018, 7:14 pm #3

They look great.
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tinker
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April 30th, 2018, 5:41 am #4

Great work! Don't be too concerned, any painting flaws aren't seen at two foot away any how. (I'm saying this to myself as well)
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April 30th, 2018, 8:11 pm #5

That’s a good mantra to have.
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May 1st, 2018, 5:55 am #6

They look great, bud. I see a lot of "pro-painted" miniatures on eBay that don't look half as good. I use a lighted magnifier and/or a pair of thick reading glasses when I paint, as I am far-sighted. Glad to see you painting minis to populate all that fantastic terrain you produce! Keep it up.
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Brummie
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May 1st, 2018, 6:35 am #7

Cracking looking hordes!
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Bobscene
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May 1st, 2018, 3:43 pm #8

Tanx for the comments gents !

They are not perfect, but as you mentioned, good enough to use on the table.

And you know what ? I did not dislike it, so I probably will be painting the other Z's also.
But this time... be sure to wash and prime them decently first !

i trimmed the edges of the bases a bit.
And gave them a layer of brush on mat acrylic varnish.
This seemed to have helped a bit. They are not as shiny anymore and a bit harder to scratch the paint.



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mattblackgod
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May 1st, 2018, 5:50 pm #9

Zombies! Nice looking rotters sir.
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tinker
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May 1st, 2018, 11:25 pm #10

They're looking good for dead things!
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