Another leap in scale from the diminutive 6mm to the mighty 28. Yes indeed, the scale which I was hoping to avoid but as it turns out I quite enjoy painting. Boooooo.
About a year ago I was bought the Zombicide: Black Plague box set of Zombie Bosses as an Anniversary present. Now I’ve never played, nor will probably ever play, any Zombicide game but the trio of monsters in this set were too good to resist and I was convinced that they would be suitable as beasties and bosses for general adventuring and skirmishes. Fast forward about 300 days and I’ve finally gotten around to painting the biggest and meanest member of the gang, the Abominatroll.
This is probably the biggest miniature that I’ve painted (I know, it’s not even terribly big) and I think I’ve learned a few things when considering the different methods involved in painting at 6mm and 28mm scale. For instance, it was a big mistake to go straight in with a black wash over the base layer when painting at a larger scale as I ended up with a very dark surface to work back into. At 6mm this would be totally fine. At 28mm monster scale it proved to be a pain in the ass and I’m a bit disappointed by the outcome. However, some things did work and I enjoyed being a bit more gestural with the brush and using a sketchier approach to painting. Here is a picture of the chap in full:
I’m going to use him as a raised from the dead Chaos Troll in an undead warband. After painting the Troll I promptly cracked on with another of the excellent Mantic skeletons:
So now I have a total of 2 skeletons and a monster for my skirmish/adventuring warband! For me that’s pretty much a full army!
To the eagle eyed among you the new grass tufts and flowers will not have been ignored, they are from the rather excellent Serious-Play and are self adhesive. Unforgivingly self adhesive in fact. They also do a rather generous £5 discount if you sign up their Newsletter.
That’s it for now chaps, thanks for looking.