From the painting desk #1

April 28, 2009

Lately I’ve been painting zombies by Mega Miniatures. The Screaming Alpha has posted an excellent review of these, which I completely agree with, so instead of typing all that again I advise you to pop over to TSA and read the review. And while you’re there, subscribe to the feed, it’s an excellent blog!

The Mega Miniatures zombies are a joy to paint. While they aren’t the most detailed or crisp of sculpts, they can be brought to life (awful pun, sorry) by relatively simple painting. In fact, the upcoming zombie tutorial got started while I worked on these fellows. I hope the few pictures below serve to illustrate on one hand the roughish sculpting but on the other hand the way the characterful models start to look a lot lovelier with a suitable paint job. Click on the images for larger pics.

And a final shot with all of my so far painted MM zombies, including a few lovely zombie kids and the delightful zombie hooker. Don’t let her nom on your junk.


  1. Thanks for the kind words and the link, Mikko, and welcome to the wild world of zombie blogging. Man, Also, congrats on the truly excellent name for your blog. I wish I’d thought of it myself.

    I look forward to reading your zombie-painting tutorial. It’s always fascinating to me to read how other people do things. Judging from what you’ve got painted so far it looks like you’re on the right track. Keep up the good work!


    • Thanks likewise for the comments, John! Regarding the name, I wouldn’t really fault The Screaming Alpha, it kind of sticks in your brain, doesn’t it?
      I’ll try and get the tutorial done this week, with my lighting setup fairly complete. Now, if only real life doesn’t get in the way of my toy soldiers and net diary, it should happen!


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