Saviours I

Mantic GamesHere’s Neegan was one of my gaming Christmas presents. I haven’t played it yet, but the current plan is to play the scenarios at the club with a few clubmates. We’re aiming for 4-Feb, so that means I need to get painting them. The good thing is I don’t have a heap to paint. I’ve got a fair few zombies already as part of my other The Walking Dead: All Out War purchases so I’ll use them and just focus on the 6 Saviour miniatures.

First up is John; he’s dressed in your standard bad guy outfit: jeans paired with a white singlet. This scheme I have painted is exactly the studio paint job. I could have done something else with the miniature. However, it really suits the miniature and it is a standard bad guy outfit. It’s also something I’m pretty comfortable with; I have my denim and white cloth techniques for the Walking Dead miniatures down. So it was just the darker skin tones where I tried something a bit new (yellower than Derek).

  • Skin:
    • Base: Dubai Brown (SC-13)
    • Wash: Black Leather (SC-32) — diluted to about 10%
    • Highlight I: Base
    • Highlight II: Base & Highlight III
    • Highlight III: Iroko (SC-27)
  • Singlet:
    • Base: Sky Grey (VMC 70.989)
    • Highlights: White (VMC 70.951)
  • Jeans:
    • Base: Mediterranean Blue (SC-51)
    • Wash: Cantabric Blue (SC-53) — diluted to about 30%, 2 coats
    • Highlight I: Sky Blue (SC-50)
    • Highlight II: Pastel Blue (VMC 70.901)
  • Shoes & Belt:
    • Base: Black (VMC 70.950)
    • Buckle: Old Gold (VMC 70.878)
    • Highlight I: French Mirage Blue (VMC 70.900)
    • Highlight II: London Grey (VMC 70.836)
    • Highlight III: Sky Grey (VMC 70.989)
  • Crowbar:
    • Undercoat: Black (VMC 70.950)
    • Base: Gunmetal Grey (VMC 70.836)
  • Radio:
    • Base: Black (VMC 70.950)
    • Highlight I: Eclipse Grey (SC-16)
    • Highlight II: London Grey (VMC 70.836)

Next is Sherry. She’s supplying a little glamour to the operation.

  • Skin: Same as a Bloodweiser Babe I painted for a commission.
  • Hair:
    • Base: Sandlewood (SC-26)
    • Wash: Inktense Chestnut (SC-81)
  • Shirt:
    • Base: Nacar (SC-02)
    • Wash: Grey Wash for Kreigsmarine Ships (AK 303)
    • Highlight I: Base
    • Highlight II: White Sands (SC-09)
  • Jeans:
    • Base: Cantabric Blue (SC-53)
    • Wash: Blue Shade (VGC 73-207) & Black Shade (VGC 73.201) — 1:1
    • Highlight I: Base
    • Highlight II: Mediterranean Blue (SC-51)
  • Shoes:
    • Base: Walnut (SC-29)
    • Wash: Inktense Wood (SC-80)
  • Pistol:
    • Base: Eclipse Grey (SC-16)
    • Wash: Black Shade (VGC 73.201)
    • Highlight: Graphite (SC-03)
  • Holster:
    • Base: Brown Sand (VMC 70.876)
    • Seam: Inktense Chestnut (SC-81)
  • Backpack:
    • Base: Black Forest Green (SC-41)
    • Wash: Inktense Wood (SC-80)
    • Straps: Abyssal Blue (SC-08)
    • Trim: Tenere Yellow (SC-10)

Last, for this post, is Tara. I went for a darker, more Asian complexion for Tara coupled with camouflage pants. One of the interested details on this model is the underwear showing as the pant hang very low. I went for something very bright here to pop out from what’s a fairly plain colour miniature in a fairly plain crew. I’ve tried to create a digital camo pattern on the pants. I’m not thrilled with how it turned out, but I don’t hate it either. I used a toothpick to paint the “pixels”, stolen from a YouTube video.

  • Skin:
    • Base: Light Brown (VMC 70-923)
    • Wash: Inktense Wood (SC-80)
    • Shade: Saddle Brown (VMC 70-940)
    • Shade: Saddle Brown (VGC 70-940)
    • Highlight I: Base
    • Highlight II: Mix of Base & Highlight III
    • Highlight III: Basic Skintone (VMC 70-815)
  • Hair:
    • Base: Abyssal Blue (SC-08)
    • Wash: Black Shade (VGC 73.201)
    • Highlight: Luftwaffe Uniform WWII (VMC 70.916)
  • Wrist & Arm Bands:
    • Base: Bering Blue (SC-06)
    • Wash: Blue Shade (VGC 73-207)
    • Highlight: Base
  • Underwear:
    • Base: Pink (VMC 70.958)
    • Wash: Red Shade (VGC 73-206)
  • Singlet:
    • Base: Sherwood Green (SC-44)
    • Wash: Sepia Shade (VGC 73-200)
  • Vest:
    • Base: Deep Blue (SC-55)
    • Wash: Black Shade (VGC 73-201)
    • Highlight I: Cantabric Blue (SC-53)
    • Highlight II: Mediterranean Blue (SC-51)
  • Belt:
    • Base: Eclipse Grey (SC-16)
    • Wash: Black Shade (VGC 73-201)
    • Highlight I: Base
    • Highlight II: Luftwaffe Uniform WWII (VMC 70.916)
  • Pants:
    • Base: US Field Drab (VMC 70.873)
    • Shadow: Sepia Shade (VGC 73-200)
    • Highlight I: Brown Sand (VMC 70.876)
    • Highlight II: Buff (VMC 976)
    • Digital Camo I: Luftwaffe Camouflage Green (VMC 70.823)
    • Digital Camo II: Field Gray (SC-46)
  • Sneakers:
    • Undercoat: Sky Grey (SC-55)
    • Wash: Black Shade (VGC 73-201)
    • Highlight I: Cantabric Blue (SC-53)
    • Highlight II: Mediterranean Blue (SC-51)

Lastly I added three more Zombies to my collection. This brings me up to 13, 1 more than I need for Here’s Neegan!

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2 thoughts on “Saviours I

  1. Terrific painting as always. Especially the skin, your miniatures do seem to come out very lifelike.

    The Tara miniature is a bit of weird sculpt – I would think that if zombies were running around trying to eat me then I’d use that belt to make sure that my trousers didn’t fall down at an inopportune moment. The digital camo effect looks really good.

    • Thanks very much, I appreciate the kind words.

      I’m a bit anything goes when it comes to the Zombie Apocalypse; I think the genre is at it’s best when it’s insane (more Z Nation than Walking Dead) so, for me impractical is the go.

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