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Norrins11 Apr 2018 9:08 a.m. PST

I promised myself I'd make a dent in my lead mountain this year. Fairly pleased that I've got about 60 figures painted. However, was having a sort out in my games room and discovered a box that contains several hundred unmade zombies on sprues.

Normally I'd take my time on painting figures, but with these I just want to get them put together and painted PDQ.

So my I ask is, based your experience what's quick paint to bulk paint zombies?

I was thinking a suitable spray undercoat and then just paint head, arms, legs etc

Any ideas?

Umpapa11 Apr 2018 9:15 a.m. PST

I have used Army Painter Spray Primer Necrotic Flesh, but it was mistake. Too difficult to add different colours of cloths, which is essential to make them diverse bunch of ex-humans.

I would try next time with grey spray primer and use purple washes (mix red and blue Valleyo wash).

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 9:21 a.m. PST

You might also think about not basing them singly but on larger bases with some smaller ones with which to "make change":

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Random Die Roll Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 10:09 a.m. PST

I believe that Zombicide has a quick paint tutorial that uses spray cans for the bulk of the work.

The Angry Piper Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 10:38 a.m. PST

I painted up about 100 Wargames Factory zombies and zombie vixens using the same method:

Whatever clothing colors you want. Mine were individual to the model, for the most part, although I did the same colors in batches of 5 models or so.

Flesh color recipe of choice ( I used GW Rotting Flesh and the Reaper triad of Ghoul Skin, Moldy Skin and Bloodless Skin)

Paint whatever bloody gashes/exposed bones, etc. your model has.

Dip in Army Painter Medium tone.

Spray with Dullcote.

Touch up if necessary.

That's it. I probably spent too much time on mine, but when you consider you're painting a horde, not every zed has to be a masterpiece.

Also, I second Flashman's advice (depending on your ruleset of choice) on multi-basing zombies. I wish I had done so. Moving zombies individually gets tiresome.

The Angry Piper Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 10:38 a.m. PST

I painted up about 100 Wargames Factory zombies and zombie vixens using the same method:

Whatever clothing colors you want. Mine were individual to the model, for the most part, although I did the same colors in batches of 5 models or so.

Flesh color recipe of choice ( I used GW Rotting Flesh and the Reaper triad of Ghoul Skin, Moldy Skin and Bloodless Skin)

Paint whatever bloody gashes/exposed bones, etc. your model has.

Dip in Army Painter Medium tone.

Spray with Dullcote.

Touch up if necessary.

That's it. I probably spent too much time on mine, but when you consider you're painting a horde, not every zed has to be a masterpiece.

Also, I second Flashman's advice (depending on your ruleset of choice) on multi-basing zombies. I wish I had done so. Moving zombies individually gets tiresome.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 10:55 a.m. PST

I did the Foundry undead cowboys years ago. I prime white, then painted with Ceramcote Wedgewood Green.
Heavy dry brush with Ceramcote Medium Flesh.
As if that wasn't grotesque enough, I did a wash with GE Chestnut ink.
Then I painted clothing as usual.

Jim Selzer Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 7:17 p.m. PST

spray paint green or flesh depending how decomposed you them to be then do da dip

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