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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wargames Factory Zombies

I picked these figs up at a convention, last year, on the cheap.  I put the multi-part plastic figs together, and wasn't really impressed.  They languished on the shelf for a long time.  For the price I paid, they were a great bargain, though.  The quality and crispness of the parts leaves a lot to be desired.  In the end, though, they painted up well enough to fill out a zombie horde.

Some of the figs you can put together are nice figs; others, though not so much.  Here's a pic of some of my more favorite finished figs.  You can see that I used some Mantic zombie heads, in place of the WGF ones. They work with some of the torsos.

I used a speed painting technique I read about on the Lead Adventure Forum.  Basically, you prime in a light color, and then use washes and stains to finish the figs.  It was quick, about 4 hours to totally finish these 23 figs.  For quick and dirty, playable figs for the table, I may use it again.

For the record, the figs that WGF has in their on-line shop are painted very nicely, and show what someone with a lot of talent, time and patience could do with these figs; you should check them out.

11 comments:

  1. Nice job on those. That quick painting technique worked very well. I might have to try that on mine.

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  2. Indeed nicely done considering the miniatures. I'm still umming about getting some of these I've read that after a few coats the details can be lost.

    I was thinking about painting them all white then as you said use washes to colour them to keep the paint thin

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  3. they look great, i have to get a few packs

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  4. I have a pack of those myself. I assembled and painted six, saw how bad the scultps are, and decided to paint them to see how they looked after that. I still wasn't impressed after that either. As a cheap way to collect a decent sized zombie horde, they do the job. You get what you pay for at the end of the day.

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  5. As Zombie filler they arent bad, and that seems to be the concensus. I was planning on using that same technique from LAf to paint mine, only using a limited palette. Nicely done!

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  6. I was pretty unimpressed with the figures too. However, I ended up painting them all with dead flesh skin and greyish everything else, and they ended up making a fairly decent looking Left-4-Dead-type horde. Another plus is that they're light and don't ned a lot of pampering. I don't keep them in a nice foam-lined carrying case, they all get thrown in a little plastic bin. They seem to be holding up fine.

    I agree with others that say they make good filler for your horde.

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  7. 4 hours! That's an EPIC effort for so little time, well done.

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  8. I wouldn't be too critical of your paint-job they look eminenly usable to me. I'm considering trying to convert a few of these into corpses, but for "filling out or padding" a largehorde I think these figures are ideal.

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  9. Dipped min, they came out ok...


    http://undead-kingdom.blogspot.com/2012/01/more-walkers.html

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  10. I agree with you regarding the Wargames Factory zeds ... not brilliant, but as Lead Legion said - you get what you pay for.

    I wound up using half of mine as corpses, as a (somewhat blurry) pic here:
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wUDMzRRPxlU/TkzPhPAy9wI/AAAAAAAAAeY/m6C6wICYeJk/s1600/corpses.jpg

    shows ...

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