Sunday, 31 May 2015

TOXIC WALKERS # 2

What's occurrin' then?

Half term here at the bunker, so we're a little under siege from pesky kids. No, I love them really. It has interferred with the painting a smidge, but we have played some games. Zombicide of course, nothing brings the family together quite like survivng the zombie apocalypse.

Once again, I'm going to force more art on you all, it's in the name of culture so you can all feel enlightened by your visit. This time we have another wonderful work from Bryan Baugh. No, haven't run out of them yet. This piece is a tribute to the movie C.H.U.D. Remember that one, great memories of cannibals running around New York's sewers. Colours back too. Enjoy!

C.H.U.D. WAS AWESOME BACK IN THE DAY. 1984 TO BE PRECISE.

So, managed to finish my second walker sculpt from TCM. I really liked this sculpt, I think it's the puffa jacket, making a nice change from a t-shirt or collar and tie.

You might ask what the difference is between toxic zombies and regular zombies. Well, the main difference is, if you kill one of the toxics in melee or at point blank range, you suffer a toxic spray attack, similar to the acid blood spray made famous by the Alien franchise. This toxic spray wounds the person inflicting the damage on the toxic zombie. Remembering you only have two wounds per character in Zombicide, it makes it rather important to take them down at range, thus changing the tactics and strategies for success. The skill "Toxic Immunity" helps in this regard, as does the "Gasmask" equipment card. Both essential for toxic adventurers.

FOUR MORE TOXICS JOIN THE HORDE.

I guess some introductions are in order. First in the line-up this time is Trefor, he's a big Cincinnati Bengals fan (American football team). Shuffling in next is Erbin, a once proud groundsman at the local golf course. Moving on, we come to Madoc, shoe repairer and key cutter. Finally Vaughn makes up our quartet, also a gridiron fan, he's wearing the Greenbay Packers colours. Strangely before reanimating, Vaughn never took his coat off, even on blazing hot days. Nobody ever saw him out of it, he was rumoured to sleep in it. He certainly died in it!

I'VE EVEN PAINTED THE BACKS OF THEM.

In other news I caught a decent zombie movie this week. Upon recommendation via Simon of Brummies Wargaming Blog fame, I spent a very enjoyable 98 mins watching Wyrmwood : Road of the Dead.  Very simply, after losing everything at the start of the apocalypse, a brother tries to rescue his kidnapped sister. Great fun, with just the right amount of pitch black humour and some pretty good ideas. Like, everybody wearing armour, take note Walking Dead. Well worth a viewing. Thanks for the heads up Simon.

MAD AS FUCK AND VERY FUNNY.

Well, I guess that's all I got for now dudes and dudettes. Until next time, do as the DUDE does and "take it easy".



18 comments:

  1. Some cracking additions to your ever increasing horde, Bob. Love the different paint schemes, and as always your inventive back-stories. I suppose someone somewhere had to be a Bengals fan ;-)

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    1. Thanks Bk.
      The horde is definitely getting bigger, will have to take some progress pic's soon. On the back stories, sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.
      Morph, one of my WNI is a Bengals fan, for his sins.

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  2. Nice work mate. Love the artwork as well will have to check out that movie. Glad you enjoyed Wyrmwood I found it quite amusing as well.

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    1. Thanks Simon.
      I think the artwork is officially a "thing" now. You should dude, C.H.U.D. is a classic. Wyrmwood rocked.

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  3. The puffa jackets do give them added flavor!

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    1. Thanks Rob.
      A nice change if you ask me.

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  4. More great looking zombies.... How many do you have painted now?

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    1. Thanks Andre.
      Not as many as I thought, only 187 dude!

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  5. Nice work on the Toxic Zombies, Bob. have you ever thought of converting some? I do, and many of my conversions are very simple like chopping off a hand or an arm. I find it helps break up the uniformity of having lots of identically sculpted figures.

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    1. Thanks Bryan.
      I have indeed thought of converting some. It's just I'm not very confident in my converting skills and would hate to ruin such nice figures.
      Maybe after seeing some of yours I'll get a little braver Dude.

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  6. A great job on your latest zombies. And that's a great looking movie poster you found!

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    1. Thanks F.E.M.
      It was a pretty good movie too.

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  7. Nice job Dude and a movie review too - now on the list!

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    1. Thanks Sir Michael.
      Hardly a review, it's well worth watching and it's bloody funny.

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  8. A toxic-zombie/Bengals fan? Poor bastard.

    Especially nice artwork this time out.

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    1. Thanks Finch.
      I guess when your unlucky shit like that happens to you dude!
      Glad you like the art.

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    1. Thanks Gordon.
      That's high praise dude.

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