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“Shoulda Stayed In Your Graves, Wormfodder!”

“Pick your targets and shoot for their heads!”

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 head of a metal “Mongoose Publishing” Zombie Judge, so as to better represent the shambling corpse of Judge Miller – who was killed by a ravenously hungry zed whilst defending Mega City One’s Gate One during the Judge Dredd epic storyline “Judgement Day”.


Like all the living dead figures I painted five years ago during Zomtober 2016, the doomed Judge was undercoated using a double layer of “Vallejo” Iraqi Sand and later washed with “Citadel” Biel-Tan Green. I then dry-brushed the living cadaver with (more) “Vallejo” Iraqi Sand, before picking out any exposed internal organs a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson.

"The weapons’ advanced smart lock-targeting system robs its targets of the defensive benefits of cover."

The dead lawman’s visible left knee-cap was treated to a layer of “Vallejo” White followed by a splash of “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade. In addition, I applied some “Vallejo” Heavy Red and (more) “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade to the Judge’s damaged helmet edging. This made the headwear actually appear a shade darker than the colour I usually use for this part of the Justice Department uniform, but I wanted to illustrate that the griminess of death had already started to take effect. I also used some “Citadel” Abaddon Black for poor Miller’s shredded lower uniform.


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 parts surrounding the walking corpse’s deeper wounds.


Other bloggers taking part in Zomtober 2021 are:

"Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" WIPs - These Sorcerous Sentinels just need shading and dry-brushing

Alongside the last of my entries for this year’s Zomtober, I have finished the second of three 35mm scale metal Paladin Annihilators produced by “Privateer Press” for Warcaster: Neo-Mechanika. The multi-part miniature was painted in precisely the same palette as its recently completed predecessor, and takes me one step closer to being able to field different five units for my Iron Star Alliance army.


In addition, I have almost finished four of nine Sorcerous Sentinels by “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio” I intend to have tabletop ready over the next few days. The quartet of Slayers have now had all their base layers finished, and just need some washes and dry-brushing before being ready for a coat of varnish and some static grass…

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undercoat2670
2021年11月04日

Great zombie judge. I really like the skin tones you do for your undead. Fantastic stuff.

The Paladin looks superb! I really like what you have done here. Amazing job. The sentinels are coming along nicely, the different coloured face is a good focal point.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
2021年11月04日
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Thanks Undercoat. I do like my recipe for zombies, and plan to stick to it for the foreseeable future. Just one more of the new blue-armoured Paladins to finish, and I've got four of the Sorcerous Sentinels ready for posting soon.

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planetmut
2021年10月31日

Excellent work on that zombie, just excellent! The headswap looks great, the painting is amazing and his pose is suitably zombie-like. The skin technique you use is totally effective. Really good job!


The Annihilator looks great, I'm still loving those metallics, and the Sentinels are looking good too.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
2021年10月31日
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Cheers Matt. I did enjoy revisiting this range from five years ago, and still plan on getting a few more finished when able before next year's Zomtober event.


One more Annihilator to go, and I've already got four finished Sorcerous Sentinels ready for posting next week.

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wsd50
2021年10月31日

Nicely done, you've had a pretty productive Zom'tober this year matey, especially as you've flirted elsewhere too, this month as well.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
2021年10月31日
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Thanks Roger. Pleased to have managed to get a couple of zeds in alongside some survivors. Still a bit of a backlog from my weekly challenges too, but I should be able to catch-up on them during Mo'Vember. 😀

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