I managed to get a decent number of Zombie Survivor models painted in March, as part of Ann’s “Neglected But Not Forgotten” painting challenge. As with the previous set, I’d originally hoped to get these done in February so that the two ladies could be part of Alex’ Fembruary challenge. But hey – nothing wrong with keeping up the female models throughout the rest of the year, either! As with the other LNoE models, these are pretty small PVC sculpts with soft, simple details, but as you can see here – they do work well. I kept to the artwork/photographs of the characters as my colour guides once again. Amanda’s metallic mermaid dress gave me a chance to experiment with different Contrast Paints over a pre-shaded metallic base, and I’m quite happy with how it turned out. Red Fire Axe once again – because I see it as a location-based “break glass in case of fire” situation. I’m not sure why the diner cook has a chainsaw. Maybe best not to ask…?
This four gives me all of the models from the Growing Hunger set painted now, and a total of eight LNoE models painted in March. I do have more LnoE models to paint still, but all of my “ready to paint” ones are now done. I’ll have to choose the next batch, and get to cleaning them up to prime. I do have more Zombicide models ready to paint, and in fact, I have a couple more of those tomorrow for my final set of March models’ to post…
So here finally is my final Round-Up post for Swordmaster’s Monster March painting challenge. Once again I’d like to thank Swordmaster for running this challenge, as it always provides good motivation to get some of my larger models completed, even if I did my usual thing and got distracted from my original target models – in this case, a set of 6 yetis that are still WIP (the same happened to me in Fembruary!) Though at least the Yetis got started, and I’m sure they’ll be finished in the next couple of months.
The stuff I did manage to complete is a bit of a mix of models with very different motivations behind getting them completed. That I had been stuck on for some time (Rocket and Groot), something that had sat around primed for months and only got started while showing a technique (Shadow Dragon), something else that had sat around primed for months and suddenly looked like an “easy win” (Muiral the Misshapen), a couple of models I’d wanted to paint for awhile and just needed the motivation to kick me up the arse (Varghulf and Thrasher Snail) and something I’d wanted to buy and knew I could use this challenge – and fast Amazon shipping – to order and smash out within a couple of days (Shambling Mound). Funny(?) that the models I really failed on were the ones I’d initially intended to paint for the challenge(!)
I did have a hand in guiding Marouda through her three models for the challenges and helping her with some of the finer details, so I guess I can just blame her for not getting those other models done. Or maybe Maneater on XBox. 😀
Once again, a big thank-you to Swordmaster for running the challenge again this year, and I look forward to the next one! 😀