I recently had to place an order with EM4 miniatures for some dice for my friend Mathyoo and for some counters for myself. It didn't amount to much so I thought I'd have a look at the figures they sell. Whilst checking out their pre-painted figures boxed sets I discovered amongst their Elfsera 28mm scale fantasy figures this set - set 5, the Undead. I don't know how I hadn't spotted them before. Most probably because I'm not that interested in fantasy figures. I already own some of their pre-painted figure sets and was very impressed with them. Given that I run a blog called "Vampifan's World of the Undead" I simply had to buy this set.
The mummy was just perfect so I haven't altered his paintwork at all. All I had to do was paint his base. He's my third favourite figure of this set and he may get used or he may not.
The vampire is almost certain to appear in one of my scenarios. I repainted his teeth and mouth as they didn't have much of a contrast. Other than that, he was fine. I should point out that these figures are made of pewter and not lead. As such, they feel a lot heavier than most metal figures.
Finally we come to my favourite figure out of the set and the one whom I shall use the most. Yes, of course, he is the zombie. I repainted his eyes, which were originally red. All of my zombies have white eyes with no pupils showing. I also added some Tamiya Clear Red to his wounds to give them a wet look. When it comes to painting blood and gore on zombies (or most any figure) you simply can't beat TCR. His clothing is more fantasy based than contemporary but I don't think that'll matter if he's just part of a big horde. Who'd notice anyway? Don't answer that, Joe!
In addition to the five figures, the boxed set also included five d20 dice, with skull symbols replacing the number one. Elfsera set 5 - the Undead costs a mere £11.25, which in my opinion, is excellent value for money. They are well sculpted, well painted and you get five free exclusive dice. What's not to like?