Saturday, 15 April 2017

Zombicide: Black Plague - Klom painted

From time to time I leave the fields of history and take a walk back to the realms of fantasy where my passion for miniature painting started ages ago. So it's very suitable that a fantasy game with excellent figures has become our favourite board game with friends: Zombicide: Black Plague.

Hence after having painted a couple of heroes last year to start with I turned my attention to a supplement with heroes based on artworks of Paul Bonner. It includes four characters of very different appearance: A dwarf, an ogre, a female sergeant and an inquisitor. Although I prepared all four of them the most impressive figure took my attention first:
Klom the Orge
Klom is a massive figure measuring 42mm in his stooping position. That means that all parts on this miniature are large enough to deserve a special share of attention. On the one hand that makes painting this fellow rather time consuming but on the other hand that delivers the chance to try out the limits of skill.
As usual I employed Wargames Foundry colours for the skin parts and a variety of Vallejo colours for the other parts. It was a great experience to work on the larger areas and try to work out the folds of Klom's gown. But the most exciting part was the face. It's significantly larger than at other 28mm miniatures and it's full of expression. The large scale granted me the chance to go much deeper into the facial traits and I'm really satisfied with the result.
As you see the base isn't finished yet but I couldn't wait to take pictures. I'll keep the base simple because Klom's chain unfortunately blocks the way of the brush.

Some great sources of inspiration for this project where the Zombicide web page which holds the character card and some background information about Klom (here). Besides that gifted Michael Awdry painted him last summer and created a wonderful interpretation of this crumpy fellow (here).

17 comments:

  1. That's some really outstanding work Stefan!

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  2. So very good painted Stefan!

    Your fault that i had to get one of those minis... ;)

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    1. The Paul Bonner set is really a nice quartet of survivors. Worth adding the to Zombicide without any doubt.

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  3. Wonderful work Stefan. The face is especially good!

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    1. Many thanks, Millsy. Luckily the face is really large enough to work on.

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  4. Outstanding work Stefan! Really like what you did with this one.

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  5. Really great work my friend, such a clean palette, he really stands out.

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  6. Well done! He'll look great smashing zombies.

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    1. Cheers Joakim. Klom will see action soon.

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  7. Stunning paint work Stefan !!!

    I had to get me one of them to :)

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