Monday, 5 October 2015

ZOMBTOBER 2015 WEEK #1. LATE AS USUAL!

What's occurrin' then?

These last few months I've really been struggling for motivation. To try and remedy this I've spent the last week watching all five series of The Walking Dead in preparation for the upcoming sixth season. It seems to have worked, I've actually picked up a paintbrush and started to flick paint onto mini's again. Look, I know they're late, but I got a really good excuse. Honest!

Even with all the excitement of Zombtober, we must not forget our usual cultural enrichment.  I hope your all enjoying the experience as much as I am. Another amazing piece of Bryan Baugh's work again this time. This fine work is called Blasted Zombie. Enjoy!



The Rugby World Cup is simmering nicely, we beat Fiji on Thursday, leaving us three wins from three games. Can't fault the boys at the moment. I must offer my commiserations to any England fans reading. I'll leave it at that!

Right then, about this good excuse. Well, my dog ate it! No honest! I've got a picture and everything. I'm sure your all thinking this is just a bad joke, where's the punchline. Sorry, but it's the truth. I'll direct your attention to the picture below, see evidence.



In the above photograph you'll notice that it wasn't the only casualty of my delinquent puppies mad rampage. Firstly we have my first week's entry, studiously and very carefully painted on Saturday. It was not in this condition when I went to bed Saturday night to dream of a Zombtober entry on time for once. Look back, you'll see what I mean! Even more disturbing is the pile of pieces next to it. This was formerly Mitch, a Zombicide survivor, came in a box of four figures, him, Uncle Honk and their zombivor's. My son bought me that!
Ffs! That's not including the bases and fences.

I remained surprisingly calm, given the situation that I awoke to Sunday morning. I swore for the rest of the morning, but only loudly for about two minutes, trust me, that's a result. She is only eight months old after all.

What was I to do? Luckily, I had been painting three figures, well I say painting, I'd basecoated three figures. You've already seen two of them.So instead of a nice relaxing Sunday just putting the final touches to the figure I'd painted the day before, posting it, then reading everybody's blog, who had entered this years event with a nice cup of coffee. It was spent madly painting the fellow below.

CLEETUS! I REALLY MUST START PAINTING EYES.


CLEETUS'S ASS!

He was painted yesterday but it was late and my official photographer was getting her beauty sleep. Nothing is worth rousing her mid-slumber, so I had to wait until  today.

I said he, how rude of me! His name is Cleetus, he's got that slack jawed mouth breather thing going on, he could be a survivor or a gang member. For now he's on his own, so he's a survivor!

Let's hope there's less drama next week.

Before I forget, it's time to drag the welcome wagon back out of storage to welcome my latest follower. So give a a big BZA welcome to da Grobbo Groto. WELCOME DA GROBBO GROTO. Strap yourself in this is becoming quite a long journey.

Well, I guess that's all I got for this time dudes and dudettes. So until next time, I urge you to be more like the DUDE and "take it easy".




33 comments:

  1. Thanks Bob for that welcome :) for info I don't paint eyes on many of my figs either!

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    1. Ps normally it's my cat that runs off with the figs. The dog saves himself for my debit card and drivers licence......

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    2. Thanks dGG.
      No probs on the welcome dude!
      Animals eh! Good to have around though, they make a great meal post apocalypse! LOL!

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  2. I never paint eyes.... Well...Most of my zombies have white eyes, but that is it!

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    1. Thanks Johnny.
      Me, you and dGG above makes three of us, I hope to return to eyes and things when my hand is back in, it's been a couple of months dude. lol.

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  3. Good work on Cleetus Bob. He's very characterful indeed. But what a naughty dog - my sympathies on such a calamity, especially one which was bought you by your son.

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    1. Thanks Bk.
      First one back is always difficult I find, reasonably pleased, there are not too many mistakes.
      Yes, a very naughty dog but she's too cute to stay mad at for long. Oh well R.I.P. Mitch!

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    1. Thanks Mike.
      Nice figure to paint as well.

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  5. Nice work on these dude. I had forgotten about those Westwind fellas

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    1. Thanks Simon.
      I love the look of these Rednecks, kinda the direction I want to take things, like Deliverance with zombies maybe.
      Nice figure to paint too.

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  6. Cleetus looks fab...sorry to hear about the other stuff!

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    1. Thanks Gordon.
      Aw, shit happens man! We must all learn to abide.

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  7. And he's back painting, well done that man!

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  8. Good work on Cleetus. I love your grease-stained denim.

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    1. Thanks Bryan.
      Well Cletus don't wash once a week like them fancy city folk!
      It's just Agrax Earthshade from GW. On top of Wasted Jeans out of the Zombicide paint set.

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  9. What a calamitous turn of events! Glad to see you back painting though.

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    1. Thanks Finch.
      Not the best timing for sure! Nice to be back painting too.

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  10. Great paint-job Bob, love the denim on Cleetus, though his stance is strange.
    I'm another of the "don't paint eyes" brigade.

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    1. Thanks Joe.
      I gave Bryan the denim recipe a couple of posts above. Yes, it is a weird stance maybe it has something to do with why I like it, almost an awkward stealthy.
      That's four of us now then!

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  11. The clothing on old Cleet is superb, the denim jeans and the work shirt (I have on just like it also in maroon), Its great to see you rise above the carnage with such a great entry.

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    1. Thanks Rob.
      That's high praise dude! Many thanks.

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    1. Thanks Andre.
      He was really nice to paint.

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  13. Cleetus looks just about right. Nice work Bob!
    And ouch on the damage.

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    1. Thanks F.E.M.
      He was nice to paint!
      I 'm certain there's more damage, just haven't found it yet.

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    1. Thanks Chris.
      Cleetus was fun to paint.

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