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I picked up a pack of nine of these shuffling, twisted undead from Red Box Games, and just finished the first four of them. I really love these sculpts, probably the best zombies I've seen, and they were a joy to paint. I was thinking of maybe experimenting with some blood effects on them, but I'm not sure if I want to or not and will just leave them like this for now.

 

Photographing them made me notice that the highlighting is pretty rough; I do think they look a bit better in person. I also think I may have used a too bright background for the photography, apologies for that, I'm kind of experimenting with that as I go as well. Anyway, hope you like them, and comments and criticism are always welcome!

 

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As all Red Box miniatures, they are rather small and very delicately sculpted. However, as gaunt, shriveled corpses, I think they work quite well with other stuff on the tabletop. Here's a shot of them swarming up on my Goldar.

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I couldn't quite decide how to do the eyes on these guys, so I tried two versions.

Which do you prefer? The milky white dead eyes?

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...or eyes painted normally for a more alive look?

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Dead white eyes. I found'em so disturbing as a tot in the "Brother Voodoo" comics that I drew pupils in all of the "zuvembies'"* eyes.

 

 

 

*The Comics Code didn't allow the use of the word "zombie," no kidding.

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The truth is the "white" dead eyes are incorrect anyway, it just easier and creepier than illustrating the milky look of a corpse's eyes. One way to achieve it on minis would be to use a light grey for the white and a dark grey for the iris/pupil, though most people wouldn't read it correctly I guess. (Due to lack of experience with the eyes of actual corpses vs comics, paintings, movies etc renditions.)

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