Tengu Models continue to add to add to their range of 28mm scale zombies. These finely sculpted figures are from a new range they have introduced called Dark Foam. This range features figures from the 1920's and concentrates on H.P. Lovecroft's Call of the Cthulhu world. This is set DF01 The Great Zedsby, a nice play on The Great Gatsby, and features the three figures shown above.
First up, is a city gent, dressed in a smart three-piece suit and hat. he suffers what could be a bullet wound to the stomach, as well as less severe cuts and/or bites to his right arm, left leg and the cheeks of his face. His pose is nicely animated and slightly off-centre, suggesting he is shuffling forward.
In the centre of the group is an iconic "flapper girl." She, too, is smartly dressed and has accessorised her dress with a pearl necklace. She has suffered cuts to both lower legs and upper right arm, as well as a small wound to her neck and a small bullet hole in her left shoulder blade. I like the way her head is tilted to one side. Note that she has lost her shoes.
The third figure of the group is from the lower class of society, as can be determined by his choice of clothing. He carries a wooden club, but whether he knows how to use it (smart zombie, perhaps?) or is just carrying it around, unaware that he is actually holding it is for you to decide. His wounds are the most extreme of the group. Most of the left side of his torso is exposed. The back of his right arm is just a bloody mess and he has a bloodied right knee. Once again, the sculptor has given him a shuffling pose, so distinctive of slow-moving zombies. He has lost a shoe but kept the other.
Speaking of the sculptor, I mentioned in my first review of the Tengu Models zombies that I'd like to know who he was so that I could credit and praise him here. Shortly after posting that review, he got in touch with me and I can reveal that he is Iain Colwell, one of my blog followers. Iain told me he not only sculpts the figures, he also paints them. As he said, he is a one man band. He is doubly talented in my eyes and a thoroughly nice bloke.
This set of three figures costs a very reasonable £6.00 from the Tengu Models website. I know that these are 1920's style zombies but I have no problem in including them in my horde of contemporary zombies. I highly recommend them.
Finally, speaking of zombie hordes, I said at the start of the year that I hoped to have over 500 fully painted 28mm scale zombies completed by the end of 2010. Cue trumpet fanfare. This week I have passed the 500 mark. My total stands at 525 and there are more zombies on my painting table right now, so who knows what the tally will be come December 31st? In the words of 2000AD's Slaine, I didn't think it too many!