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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Zomtober - Week 2

If you are wondering what happened to Week 1 so am I. It seems that week 1 of Zomtober was condensed into Saturday 1st Oct so I missed it!

Anyway we'll move on. Bigger woes to tell. I had planned to "catch up" with a raft of HeroClix touch-ups\repaints this week that I'd quickly based years ago to get gaming. But the first batch out on the table demonstrated the variety of detail quality of these sculpts. To cut to the chase I became too frustrated with them and the majority went in the bin! (I was a bit tired and cranky) HeroClix scale is slightly oversized, so in the long run I'll have a better sculpted and scaled collection.
 One of the two that made the cut were this young lady with her Uzis and face paint, who got a bit of a touch up and highlight. Not much but enough to improve her no end.

Second Survivor the this gent, a Detective I think originally. He's got a wonderful dynamic pose and, thankfully, defined facial features. The figure got a complete repaint in pretty much the same colours. Don't ask me what the point of that was, but he's better for it (and definitely counts towards the painting total as a result!).

And finally this grizzled Survivor from RAFM's USX line (Karl H. Unger to be precise) He's been sitting primed in a tin for more years than I care to remember so I knew he had to be done this month. I've painted his attire to match the red beret wearing militia I already have painted (as seen in the Filling Station post previously).

No time to rest though. There's a Police Officer and his young son calling for attenion.

8 comments:

  1. Great figs...especially the detective. Love that pose!

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    1. It is indeed a standout sculpt for them. Thanks, Gordon.

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  2. Nice stuff sir, I feel your heroklix pain, I bought a few of the new shield agents a while back for a project and they were well oversized and as you say the detail was soft and to behonest cr*p!, should have binned mine.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. tbh if it wasn't for this week they'd all still be in service. Nothing like Zomtober to get the body count up :)

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  3. Nice work. I really like the detective. Clix models always benefit from a new paint job, even in the same colour.

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    1. Cheers, Kieron. Certainly does, just to make they seem a bit less 2D.

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  4. They look great dude! I only have a couple of Horror clix in my collection and they are far better once give the once over.

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    1. Thanks, Simon. The paint job on these two has helped a lot, but with size and detail variations I'm not so sure about their real bargain label. OK to get quickly up and running I suppose.

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