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“A… A Walking Corpse!”

“How do you stop --”

This 28mm multi-part walking cadaver is predominantly made up of plastic pieces taken from the "Kings Of War" Undead Zombie Horde sprue by "Mantic Games". However, it has been slightly converted using the left gloved hand of a metal “Mongoose Publishing” Zombie Judge, so as to better represent the shambling corpse of Cadet Judge Krowe – who was literally torn wide open by a hungry zed at the beginning of the Judge Dredd epic storyline “Judgement Day”.


Like all the rest of the living dead I originally painting during Zomtober 2016, the hapless aspiring Judge was undercoated using a double layer of “Vallejo” Iraqi Sand and subsequently washed with “Citadel” Biel-Tan Green. I then dry-brushed the monstrosity with (more) “Vallejo” Iraqi Sand, before picking out his exposed innards with "Vallejo" Heavy Red and Squid Pink. These areas were later splashed with “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson.

"Mantic Games" WIPs - The 'converted' zombie had its flesh shaded with "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green

The ghoul’s lower spine, rib-cage and skull were treated to a combination of “Vallejo” White and “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade. In addition, I applied some “Vallejo” Heavy Green and “Citadel” Biel-Tan Green to the dead cadet’s glove. This is actually a shade darker than the palette I ordinarily use for the Justice Department uniform, but I wanted to show that some of dankness of death had already saturated the piece of clothing. I also used some “Citadel” Abaddon Black for poor Krowe’s tattered trousers.


Finally, I decided to dirty my zombie up by applying some “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade” sporadically over the model, in order to give the impression of shadows and rotting flesh. As a last touch, I did the same thing with a little “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson, predominantly concentrating on the deep wounds already layered with “Vallejo” Heavy Red on its leg, arm and chest, as well as the severed hand the zed was carrying.

"Crooked Dice Game Design Company" WIPs - The Sorcerous Sentinels have been shaded and dry-brushed

I currently have another pair of these converted “Mantic Games” zombies on my painting table, both of which use pieces cut from the same “Moongoose Publishing” Zombie Judge this particular figure was assembled from. I plan to use these to represent Spencer and Miller; two Judges who fell before the zombie horde invading Mega-City One once the metropolis’ great wall was breached and the undead overran the Justice Department’s perimeter.


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In addition, I have made some more progress on a few of the Sorcerous Sentinels by “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio” I aim to pigment for this week’s painting challenge. Having previously primed the “race of aliens that serve The Beast in his conquering of planets” in “Vallejo” German Grey, I have managed to give them a seriously shading of “Citadel” Nuln Oil and dry-brush of (more) “Vallejo” German Grey…

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undercoat2670
Oct 27, 2021

Great looking zombie. The rotting skin effect is superb! Great job. I can't wait to see how your other judge zombies are converted now.

The sentinels are coming along nicely too.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 28, 2021
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Cheers Undercoat. Hopefully I should have at least another Judge Zombie finished for Zomtober. Some of the Sentinels should be finished soon too.

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planetmut
Oct 24, 2021

Excellent work on the zombie, and that's a technique for doing zombie skin I've never seen before. It's strikingly effective! Really like the way the Sentinels are looking too :-)

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 24, 2021
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Thanks Matt. I like my zombies to be green-skinned, so have settled upon "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand and "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green as my go-to combination as a result. 😀

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wsd50
Oct 24, 2021

Lovely work on the Zom/cadet mate, really has the look of a rotting cadaver about, nice progress on the slayers too.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 24, 2021
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Cheers Roger. Thought I had better actually paint at least one zombie for Zomtober rather than just Mega-City One survivors. 😀

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wargamesterrainworkshop
Oct 24, 2021

Great work on the zombie cadet judge Simon, and the slayers are coming on nicely too

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 24, 2021
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Thanks Dave. Only taken five years to finally finish, LOL. Should have the first of my (not) Krull Slayers ready for the tabletop by early next week.

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