Sunday, 11 October 2015

ZOMBTOBER 2015 WEEK # 2.

What's occurrin' then?

After last week's drama, this week was pretty calm. I even managed to pick my pace up a little. Painting a survivor last time, just didn't sit right with me. This is called Zombtober after all, so back into my comfort zone, zombies it is!

I've finally re-watched the final two episodes of The Walking Dead. Season #5, in preparation for tomorrow's airing of Season #6. Episode 1. Anyone else as excited as I am? They are even showing the companion show, where they talk about the episode. I'm pretty sure it's called Talking Dead. We'll see how that goes too I guess.

Apart from TV, we are learning a little more about zombie art again We must remember the cultural mission we are currently on. So to that end I present you with another piece by the insanely talented Bryan Baugh. More monochromatic madness! Also featuring one his trademark damsel's in distress, almost sensibly dressed too. This lovely piece is entitled Cobweb Cave. Enjoy!


Well the rugby didn't go the way we wanted it to against the Aussies, at least they didn't score a try against us. I can take some comfort from that. Although we now have a ridiculously hard route to the final. We just have to beat the Springboks then the All Blacks to make it. A hard road indeed.

As I said, I picked my pace up a little this week. From a scrambled and last minute lone survivor, I managed to paint a relatively stress free three zombies. These zombies struck me as members of the late seventies, disco group Village People. These guys must have eaten the others, the cowboy and indian included. It made me smile, so I couldn't resist the reference.

DISCO FEVER IS OBVIOUSLY CONTAGIOUS.

Glorious sunshine, so we ventured up top to the outside world to take advantage of some natural lighting. A nice change from my usual dim yellow glow set up. If you squint a bit, they are even making the shapes M, C and A. The dance moves from their most famous hit Y.M.C.A. Hilarious!

SHAKE YOUR DISCO BOOTY!
All these guys come from the VIP #2 box, which isn't out for sale yet but I got these as part of the Zombicide season 3 kickstarter. Result!

There has been a really good response to Zombtober this year. It's been great to see everyone's work. And it's nice to see the infection growing with a few new participants.

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




32 comments:

  1. Great painting Bob, and I'm very jealous of you with those corking-looking VIPs my friend. They look terrific. My fave is probably the Sailor but they all look pretty good to me. Superb Zomtober posting and keep up the good work :-)

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    1. Thanks Bk.
      The Village People live on, or rather un-live on. Whatever they're zombies. Really need a soldier, cowboy, red indian and leatherman/biker to complete the line up.
      You know what they say about men who like sailors. LOL.

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  2. They're terrific mins Bob and you've done a great paint-job on them too.

    (Tough on the Taffys in the egg chasing)

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    1. Thanks Joe.
      Yeah, they are nice mini's, cool to paint too.

      (We didn't take our points when we had the chance. Still helluva game though).

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  3. That made me laugh! Well though Bob old boy. And well painted too!

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    1. Thanks Rob.
      Glad I could raise a chuckle!

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  4. The figs look great dude and v well painted

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    1. Thanks dGG.
      They are very nice figs, nice to paint too.

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  5. Loving the Village People vibe, very funny and nicely done. Very excited about tomorrow night too.

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    1. Thanks Michael.
      Once I saw it, I couldn't unsee it. Isn't retro always cool?
      I'm bouncing with excitement tbh.

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  6. Great figures, Bob, and another stunning piece of Bryan Baugh artwork. I'm so pleased to see you painting zombies once more.

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    1. Thanks Bryan.
      I should warn you that it's the penultimate piece of Bryan's work I'm going to showcase. Knowing your penchant for all things undead, he has a much bigger body of work featuring other iconic horror tropes, such as vampires and werewolves. If you haven't already, you should check him out. Your eyes will thank you later Dude.
      It's great to be back painting zombies, not quite back in the groove but getting there.

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    1. Thanks Gordon.
      Glad I could make you laugh!

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  8. Lovely work Bob, go on Wales but not before the Irish!

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    1. Thanks Fran.
      If you beat the French later on, you'll be in a great position to make a tidy run to the final.
      You know us Celts need to stick together against the English and the rest of the world!

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    1. Thanks Roger/Dick.
      Glad you approve!
      As this is your first comment here, may I extend a BZA welcome to you. Please do return.

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  10. Many thanks Bob, I have been before, from Vampy's blog, but this is my first comment,. I shall return however, great blog, Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thanks Roger.
      Your more than welcome.

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  11. They are amazing, although now you have to find the missing guys to tie this project up :)

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    1. Thanks Mike.
      That's high praise indeed dude!
      Finding the other members would be an amusing side project.

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  12. Love the zombies! You did an excellent job capturing them. you'll get your groove back. It's just around the bend...

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    1. Thanks Steve.
      It's coming back slowly dude. Oh so slowly, but it was a long time off the brushes so kinda expected.

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  13. Great job, Bob. All that remains is keeping that hound of yours from gnawing them to bits. ;)

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    1. Thanks Finch.
      Now that is the conundrum right there!

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  14. Great paint job Bob on all three minis. My favourite of the lot is the sailor although the construction worker is a close second because I like the colour/texture of his pants. I just caught the 1st episode of Walking Dead 6 and it rocks. Proof positive of Murphy's law.

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    1. Thanks F.E.M.
      The sailor is proving to be popular. I like the construction worker best, myself. Pretty strong start to season 6, I loved it!

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  15. Awesome work ha ha the walking dude they need to make that movie!

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    1. Thanks Simon.
      That would be something to see!

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  16. Great work Bob, I laughed at the Village People reference :)

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    1. Thanks Chris.
      Glad I could raise a giggle dude!

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