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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Zombicide: VIP zombies
I'm slowly but surely getting back into painting. I thought a good way to take it easy but still feel like I got a lot done was to finish up some more monochromatic zombies. So I painted my VIP zombies from Season 3 of Zombicide.
I used the same old method as the normal gray zombies, adding white (light gray, actually) around the edge of the base to denote their VIP status. I didn't pick out as many (or any?) details as I usually do -- I wanted to finish these fast -- but the effect still works, and these will look fine in a game.
Since I'm not using zombivors in any of my games, I think I will paint them (around 30) also as VIP zombies, but I will paint them to fit in with my skinner zombies. Hopefully, Guillotine Games will offer a separate box of skinners so that I can paint up some crawlers as VIPs, too.
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Nice to have you back dude!ReplyDelete
Hi, I've been checking out your monochrome work and it has inspired me to actually buy paint and learn paint for the first time!ReplyDelete
I just have a question before I buy anything. What do you do with the bases after they are stained with paint from the miniature? Do you have a different (cheaper) paint that you can go to town with to cover up?
Also you don't seem to use or mention anything about dark shade post-painting followed by a matte spray to remove the glossy effect from the shade.
A lot of people online seem to swear by this step. If I keep my miniatures all in a toolbox, should I do these 2 steps?
I just paint over the bases with a cheap black craft paint.Delete
Here's the order I do everything:
1: Prime with Army Painter black primer. It will usually be glossy after it dries.
2: A thin coat of black craft paint (I use Delta Ceramcoat.) This gives the primer a matte finish and adds some tooth for the paint to grab onto.
3: Paint as usual.
4; Fix the bases with a little black paint. Done! :)
I don't use any varnish. The above recipe is pretty strong, stronger than any of my primed and varnished metal figures for sure. I just toss all my zombies into a pile and haven't had any problems.