Category Archives: Horror

15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors take 2

If you approach your blog in the same way as I do then you sometimes miss something when posting. I pretty much do things in batches and as a result ‘time lines’ become blurred. I paint in batches. Then photograph several batches at once. Upload to blog and when time permits post a blog based on what’s available in the Media Library.

So this is a second batch of Walking Dead zombie survivors which were painted months after the batch posted yesterday, photographed in a different batch (so different times stamps) but really part of the same ‘project’.

These are also from Khurasan. I’m particularly fond of the wee guy at the front with the Angry Birds t-shirt (used to play that a lot and still hold the highest score in the world on a couple of levels!) and Dale’s flowery shirt. Used GW/Citadel technical paint Blood for the Blood God on the fireman’s axe for the first time. Works not bad.

I also found a group shot of the miniatures posted yesterday so I’ve included that so all the Walking Dead cast of characters are together in one place!

Khurasan Miniatures 15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors

Khurasan Miniatures 15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors

Khurasan Miniatures 15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors

15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors from Khurasan

Khurasan Miniatures 15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors.

Who doesn’t love a a bit of a zombie fest? And what better than 15mm miniatures quite similar (but clearly not the ‘same’) as characters from one of TVs biggest hits of recent times? These guys tick a lot of boxes for me; a fondness for the TV show, zombie games, skirmish games, character miniatures and miniatures that can be used in more than one setting* – winner!

* large number of the survivors would be equally at home in a post apoc world (which the Walking Dead is basically I suppose), Sci Fi or Pulp/Modern games.

It’s been a while since I took these pictures and I’m pretty sure the girl in the blue dress in the second image is not from one of the Khurasan packs (Rebel Minis I think). I pulled her out to paint up as my Goldilocks from this older post!

Khurasan Miniatures 15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors

Khurasan Miniatures 15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors

Khurasan Miniatures 15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors

Khurasan Miniatures 15mm Walking Dead zombie survivors

 

Gothic Horror quickie: Some Blue Moon vampire slayers

A small party of Vampire Hunters / Slayers from Blue Moon Manufacturing. A little on the tall side at 18mm but my scale-tolerance levels can see passed that. I’m not a heightist!

Always like a character model that can do double duty – aside from the obvious gothic horror these not-overly-period chaps could appear in ‘vanilla’ fantasy, pulp adventures or even post-apocalyptic scenarios at a pinch. Yeah!

They join this small crew painted a while back.

Blue Moon Vampire Hunters 15mm

A couple of old hags: Blue Moon 15mm witches

I bought this pack a while ago from Blue Moon Manufacturing correctly thinking that these ladies would make great characters or plot point/objectives for various skirmish periods. There are 6 different sculpts in the pack but I’ve only painted up these two lovelies so far. One your stereotypical ‘Snow White’ witch, the other more gypsy inspired.

I don’t know what it is but over the last few months I’ve been acquiring quite a few witches in 15/18mm. (I hope their curses don’t transfer to miniature representations.) I feel a comparison review coming up in the future…

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Yet another tangent. Going all PULP.

Like the poor moth drawn to the nearest light, I am but a typical gamer/miniature collector drawn to the next new shiny thing.

Maybe this is more in keeping with previous thoughts on “Indian in the Cupboard” where a mash-up of all the shiny things I like can be achieved – Sci Fi, Fantasy, Pirates, Wild West and Adventure. I listened to a review (an excellent review) on Meeples and Miniatures about Pulp Alley. I had heard of Pulp Alley but dismissed it as its theme appeared to be very “Indiana Jones”. Encouraged by M&Ms enthusiasm and a bit more research that suggested the system far more ‘open’ than I had assumed, I took the almighty plunge and bought the rules. At £6.25 you can’t go too wrong.

Well, after reading I think it might well be the Holy Grail of rules that I have been looking for. Character and story driven, simple rules, fun activation and the addition of perils make for a fun combination. In addition it does not take a huge leap of imagination to seeing this system being very adaptable to other genres. Indeed, perhaps a mutli-genre world where toy soldiers come to life and live in a cupboard!

The only immediate draw back I see is the fairly tight ‘structure’ used for creating Leagues/Bands/Groups. I suspect however a bit more thinking, play testing and research will open that one up too.

First stop I think will be Pulp Alley + Five Parsecs from Home. See what kind of offspring that generates.

Pulp characters

15/18mm Vampire Hunt

Despite having no immediate need for these on any of the projects I’m juggling (lots) I still felt the need to paint them up as they featured in a hoard ordered from Blue Moon.

The vampire himself if a bit rubbish I admit. Not a large amount of detail to play with.

15mm Vampire Hunters from Blue Moon Manufacturing
15/18mm Vampire Hunters from Blue Moon Manufacturing
15mm Vampire from Blue Moon Manufacturing
15/18mm Vampire from Blue Moon Manufacturing