I’ve been plugging away at these for a bit and I’ve shown a few here and there over the past few months. I own ninety of them at the moment and I hope the grow the number even further as I get towards the winter months. I’ll leave the reviews to other blogs that have more experience with different zombies. My opinion is this
- I needed cheap zombies and these guys are dirt cheap, especially when you order them in groups of 60
- I’m a little disappointed in the number of hand options they give. In ever group of four hands (per three models) one is holding a head and another is holding a severed hand. I could do without these as they draw attention and hurt the randomness of the zombie mob. Every four zombies is holding a severed hand?
- Putting them together is easy and shouldn’t detract from them.
- They are ridiculously good value for money and the only way to build a zombie hoard of 200 models.
I have been painting them by:
- Spray paint of various colors (ColorPlace Grey Primer, Krylon Grey Primer, Krylon Beige Camo Paint, Krylon Light Green Camo Paint)
- Then dry-brushing them with a lighter color
- Painting random colors on the rotting clothes, same color for four random models at a time
- Painting the various open wounds with a light red-brown color
- Painting the hair various colors
- Painting eyes red
- Washing with my own wash formula
- Two coats of Dullcote
I’d like to cut down the number of steps, but I think this is going to be the most efficient way to do it and still be satisfied. With Zombies, it’s not the individual that matters, but the hoard effect. While I do try my best, I don’t touch up mistakes, I just keep going. There will always be more zombies to paint.
I painted a group of 12 first then a group of 15. I don’t think I will paint larger groups than 15 as the task then seems daunting and I will put it off in favor of models that I enjoy painting more.