The female next to her has her right arm in a sling. I painted her in slippers and white socks. I like the fact that Carl has sculpted ID bracelets on all of the patients. It's a little detail that could so easily have been overlooked. Both females are having trouble with their hospital gowns covering up their backsides. Epic fail! She is heavily blood-stained but not all of it is hers..
The figure at the far right of this group is much, much older than the previous three, with balding grey hair. Note the bloody hand print on his backside. He still clutches on to his wheeled stand with the IV drip still attached to his arm. Once again, it's a nice touch that makes him stand out from the crowd, although it's not a totally unique concept. I know of at least two other zombie figures holding onto their IV drip stands.
Her female colleague to her left looks a mess with blood all over her, but how much is hers and how much is from other victims? Note the name tags on the chests of theses figures. Another welcome little detail that could have been overlooked. I like the way her training shoes have turned out. They are quite chunky and I mean that as a compliment.
The doctor at the far right of this group is bald-headed, making it harder to age him, although I'd say he's older rather than younger. I painted most of the blood on him around his neck area to suggest he was bitten in the throat. Upon reflection, I'm thinking that such a wound would have produced far more blood and thoroughly soaked the front of his jacket. So perhaps this blood is from a victim he has fed upon.
The second female doctor in this set also wears a cool pair of training shoes. Note the stethoscope draped around her neck. She appears to have died from a gunshot wound, just below her left breast. The exit wound in her back is quite large. As with most "blonde-haired" women I see nowadays, her black roots are showing.
The doctor at the far right of this group was painted as an African/American with darker skin than my other zombies in this set. I painted his skin as I would a normal Caucasian zombie but finished him off with a Citadel Devlan Mud ink wash. It's a simple way to do dark skin tones on a zombie. He, too, has a stethoscope draped around his neck. He wears a yellow tie, which has been loosened at the neck.
I don't how it happened but I forgot to take a rear view photo of these nurses. it was only when I transferred my photos from my camera to my computer that I realised what a cock up I'd made. So, I hastily corrected my error. I used my flash gun on this photo rather than my usual set up with daylight lamps. You can see that the colours don't exactly match up with my standard photos and the flash has caused some shadows to appear. Apologies for this, but you still get a fair idea of how they look.
The nurse at the far left holds what looks like a sledgehammer to me. It must be heavy because she is struggling to lift it.
Next to her, this nurse brandishes a knife in her right hand with evil intent.
To make the third nurse in line just slightly different to the others, I altered her skin tone to make her an African/American using the same technique as the doctor mentioned above.
The nurse at the far right is advancing slowly with her knife held by her side.
Due to numerous requests, Carl has resculpted these as "normal" zombie nurses without the weapons and bandaged heads. They will replace this set as part of the Hospital Zombies deal . This set will be moved to the Monsters and Demons range, which is why I thought they might be demons. I'll review the new zombie nurses as soon as I get them and paint them.
I am a big fan of these figures. The quality of the sculpting is very good and for 28mm scale figures none are over-scaled, which is a good thing. Hospital zombies were such an obvious choice to make with staff and patients certainly being amongst the first to succumb to the zombie plague once it started. To tie in with this range, Carl is working on making resin cast hospital beds and a card model hospital, which will be available to buy as a PDF file. Personally, I can't wait for his new stuff to be made available.
The four sets are available separately for £9.50 each. If you want all four sets, Carl offers a discount deal, which will cost you £34.00, giving you a saving of £4.00. Note that when the new zombie nurses become available they will replace the bandaged headed nurses in the deal. We all know that there certain miniature figure companies that we admire and trust implicitly and sadly, some that we just want nothing to do with. Take it from me, Carl is one of the good guys and his company deserves to succeed and flourish. Please support him by buying his products.