This post concludes my reviews of the 28mm scale Weird West zombies I painted last month. This time the spotlight falls on seven zombie gunfighters produced by Wargames Foundry as part of their Old West range. I must admit that I bought this set many years ago but never got round to painting them, which, for me, is a shameful admission. The "kick up the pants" I needed came when I saw Simon/BlaxKleric painting his set of them as part of his Zomtober project a couple of months ago. Seeing his work spurred me on to painting my set and here they are. Simon, many thanks, mate!
Simon mentioned in his post that the next zombie in line bears a striking resemblance to "Wild Bill" Hickock and he's right. We have both painted him in identical colours but Simon's looks wetter than mine, due to his insistence on gloss varnishing his figures. No comment! "Wild Bill" appears to have been bitten in the left cheek and left elbow and he has a massive gunshot wound in his back.
At the far left is a zombie gunfighter in a similar pose to the one at the far left. He, too, has suffered a serious left arm wound.
In the centre is a US Cavalry trooper armed with his .45 Springfield carbine. Around his belt is a holstered pistol and a knife in a sheath. There is a bullet hole in his left chest and a massive exit wound in his back. His back wound looks like it has been worsened by being gnawed upon, which is certainly a possibility with flesh-eating zombies around.
It may seem odd to see zombies wielding guns but in the Weird Wild West they are a common occurrence. Certainly, there are rules for zombie gunfighters in THW's High Moon and in Dracula's America. These are superb sculpts, so full of character. Note that they are true 28mm scale, which may make them appear small when mixed with heroic scaled figures from other ranges. This does not bother me in the least as I'll happily mix and match figures regardless of their size, but I mention it in case it matters to you. This is set OW010 Zombie Gunfighters and they currently retail for £12.00 from the Foundry webstore. I'd be interested to know if you still get the freebie figure with them.