Well, so October is now done and dusted – and despite the best of intentions, I managed to get none models completed for either Dreadtober or Orctober. I even had models out and ready to go. I did at least manage to do some work on a mob of 25 Orks, but none completed, so…
What I did manage to do was get a whooole lot of Zombies painted. We’ve been getting back into playing Zombicide again over the last couple of months, and so that served as a rather effective impetus to work on Zombies.
That wasn’t quite all, though – I did start the month by completing the Lich King and his three Abominations for the World of Warcraft Pandemic board game.
But yeah, all my berserker Zombies are now painted. Yep, ALL of them. Finally. I certainly don’t want to find more of them somewhere.
On a similar note, all of the 1st Edition walkers are also now painted. Even the extras that Marouda found.
I also managed to finish the first few VIP Zombies and Zombie Doggoez
There are also a few other models I got done in October that didn’t get their own posts – another set of Concrete Walls from Battlefront’s Battlefield in a Box range. They’ll work for Flames of War, Team Yankee, and can even work as short walls for 28/32mm games as well – as can be seen here with the size comparison with Mr.Fatty!
And finally, (though painted early in the month) there’s this pair of Levers from War Cry. I didn’t give them their own post because they’re not especially significant, and hoped/planned to get more War Cry stuff painted to go with them, but ended up leaning really hard into the Zombicide stuff instead. Still, I think they turned out pretty nice for such simple pieces.
I also added some extra distinguishing details to a trio of Fatties painted some time ago so they’re less likely to be confused for Berserkers, though I won’t be counting them in the tally for the month as they already got counted as painted earlier this year.
Most of this stuff qualifies for Dave Stone’s Apocalypse Me/Zomb’tober painting challenge(s) for November, so that’s not too shabby on that front. Now.. how many models did I complete in October…? Time to count them….
43 Orange Berserkers
14 Guard Berserkers
10 weathered walls
So… 93 models completed in October. That’s ….a lot. I guess I can really point to the batch-painting nature of all those Berserker zombies in their prison uniforms as the biggest reason I was able to get so many models done. I don’t expect to be topping that anytime soon, but it’s still pretty cool. Just a shame I didn’t get 7 more done. Now that really would have been something!
By the end of September I had 376 models completed, so this brings me to 469 to date for 2022. With under 2 months left in the year, it’ll be interesting to see how far I can push it…