Saturday, March 22, 2014

What's Eating You?

Is it Zombtober already?

When last we met, the timely completion of the final two zombies from Heresy's UNDEAD009 seemed well within reach. Well, things took a bit longer than expected but they and Studio 2's Revenant are now done. The class pictures:

The minis are meant to represent the Revenant and Coffer Corpse from the Fiend Folio. The Revenant is presented there as a buffed-up zombie with a penchant for strangulation and the Coffer Corpse as a buffed-up zombie with a penchant for strangulation. What can I say? They're zombies.

In their respective entries, it's mentioned that the Coffer Corpse will sometimes use weapons while the Revenant is shown wearing a hooded cloak. Minor distinctions they may be, but hopefully they provide a little distance between each other and from garden-variety zombies.

As in the past, generous quantities of grey were mixed into most colors for a sombre undead look. Even normally bright, cheerful colors like the yellow on the Revenant's cloak respond well to this treatment.

The paints used on the cloak
Studio 2 actually calls the Revenant a Doombringer and produced it as part of last year's Hell on Earth Kickstarter. I wasn't a backer but came across a retailer that was.


When prepping the Revenant, something seemed amiss with the right side of the face. Once primed it was apparent that its cheek was missing and its teeth were exposed. A nice touch.

The lunging zombie perhaps seems a little out of character when compared to the other three shuffling zombies from the blister. The rat making a snack of the other is a hoot (a real rib-tickler... literally and figuratively).


This should conclude the Revenant/Coffer Corpse portion of the program but a final chapter may be in store. Hasslefree just obtained some minis from the now defunct Oddity Miniatures. Among them is a bloated zombie that would make a fine (if corpulent) Coffer Corpse IMO. It isn't available yet but I'm keeping my eyes peeled for its eventual release.


  1. Great looking undead. They look like they will be pretty chilling for your adventurers to fend off. That last one looks like it will make an amazing figure. I hope they do release it its a beauty! (well for undead it is)

    1. He is quite the looker. ;). Thank you, Simon.

  2. These are grotesquely awesome! I have some Hersey Ghouls lingering on the periphery of the paint table and will most certainly heading back here for skin defence - stunning work Sir.

    1. Thank you, Michael. I also have some unpainted Heresy ghouls skulking about the lead pile. So many minis, so little time.

  3. They look great Finch, although I agree the lunging zombie looks out of place, in fact I thought it was a different manufacturer. The rat in the stomach is a great touch! The addition of grey has given you some very nice muted colours that work really well across all the minis.

    What's next on the painting schedule?

    1. Thanks Chris. Hopefully I'm not becoming a one note symphony as far as the grey goes but I do like how it gives a muted, unified feel to my recent undead.

      Next up is an OW Owlbear that's been languishing half-finished on my paint-table for far too long.