When I showed off my horde of 332 painted zombies at the end of 2009 there were still some of them that I had not reviewed. I plan on redressing that now and over the coming weeks will hopefully get them all reviewed. The six zombies in the two photos above are all from the Games Workshop Necromunda skirmish game. These date back to the 1990's when the Outlanders supplement was published for Necromunda. These form part of the Scavvies, a gang of mutants and outcasts. You will notice that I have painted their flesh with a green tinge, which mainly comes from the GW Rotting Flesh acrylic paint. It seemed to fit them better than the pallid grey I normally paint my zombies.
Starting at the far left is a rather static zombie holding a wooden club that has been reinforced with metal bands. Like the rest of his colleagues he wears a collection of ragged clothing, with the sleeveless coat being common to all six. He has some deep gouges to his right arm and a bandaged left wrist and right foot.
The zombie standing next to him is similarly armed and attired. He has a fuller head of hair and waves his left fist in a threatening manner. He has a big bullet hole in the small of his back.
Next up, is a zombie waving a piece of pipe with a huge spike hammered through one end. I like how his tongue is sticking out of his mouth. However, the way his legs and feet are positioned makes him look like he is dying to go to the toilet! His wounds are rather minimal - a couple of bites to his right arm and a graze to his forehead.
The fourth zombie in line is wielding a large bone (probably a femur) that has been reinforced in places with metal. His left hand is heavily bandaged. He has lost his right shoe. What at first appears to be a holster on his right hip is actually a quiver for arrows or possibly a quarrel for crossbow bolts. Obviously he was an archer of some sort before he joined the ranks of the undead. His right arm is covered in scratches and unsightly boils. I've painted blood dribbling from the corners of his mouth.
To his left is another zombie armed with a very large bone; too large to have come from a human. He has lost his left shoe and he keeps his trousers up with a rope belt. Hmm, whatever works! He has cuts to his arms and legs but none that look life-threatening.
Finally, is a bow-legged zombie armed with a piece of piping. His shoulder pad identifies him as a member of the Scavvies gang. He is the only figure in this group to be wearing a wristwatch. I do like the way this zed's face has been sculpted. It is full of angry menace. He too, sports minor wounds to his arms and legs.
The two zombies to the left of the photo above are from the Games Workshop Bloodbowl range. Naturally, they are members of the Undead team. I have to admit that I do not like the zombie Bloodbowl player. His hands are far too big and that spike on his shoulder pad just looks silly. On the plus side, his face has been well sculpted. He has his tongue sticking out of his gob, which I like. His pose is decidedly average. I painted him up as part of the Scavvy zombies,
The zombie cheerleader on the other hand, is a delightful figure that I like a lot. She has been exceptionally well sculpted. Instead of waving a pair of pom-poms around, she has a pair of severed female heads, which is a great touch. The severed heads are beautifully sculpted and very different. The one in her right hand has been chopped off at mouth level, which you don't often see. Kudos to the sculptor for that decision. On the other severed head note the two pigtails on either side of her face. Also, note the corn-rows in the hair of the zombie herself. This is a quality sculpt, indeed. Looking at her from behind check out the size of her backside! J-Lo eat your heart out, pet! There are no wounds at all on the figure but that does not matter - you couldn't mistake her for being anything else but a zombie.
The final two figures on view are from the Games Workshop Chainsaw Warrior game, which has been out of production for many years now. The zombie on the right is unarmed and dressed in ragged clothing. I'm pretty certain that I sculpted his shoes on. He got repainted and rebased just last year and looks a lot better now. He fits into my zombie horde very well. He has been shot in the back with an exit wound emerging from his chest.
Finally, we come to another one of my favourites out of the Citadel range - the zombie soldier. Like his colleague he too was repainted and rebased last year. The addition of the rusty barbed wire to his base was a neat touch, I thought. He holds his M-16 assault rifle upside down as if he's going to use it as a club. His uniform hangs in shreds. He appears to have been shot in the heart. His face is almost skeletal-like but in my opinion, is just a bit too big for the rest of his body. This is a shame as I genuinely like this figure.
So, ten figures of mixed quality. The Necromunda zombies, which I regard as being of average quality, are still available at £8.00 for a pack of three. However, when I checked the GW website this morning it said that the figures would be supplied randomly. This pisses me off, not being able to stipulate what figures you want. Caveat emptor, my friends! The Bloodbowl zombie player is available for £5.00, which is way overpriced I think! Sadly, I couldn't see the zombie cheerleader on the website at all. It is not so very long that I ordered her from the GW website, maybe two or three years ago. I think I paid £4.00 for her. Perhaps you might find her on E-bay, as she is a very recent sculpt. As for the two Chainsaw Warrior zombies, they are long out of production and if you can find a buyer for them, good luck to you. No, mine are not for sale!