Get Sick Or Die Trying – Part 7

Zombies are at their best in hordes. A lone zombie may be pretty terrifying if it’s in your house, or even shambling around on your street, but when it comes to zombies as miniatures; more is always better. I don’t want a few poxwalkers I want a mighty swarm to terrorise the neighbourhood. Furthermore I’ve decided I want every poxwalker to be unique (regular readers will know this was inevitable). With this in mind I’ve been kitbashing and converting quietly away in the background of other projects and now it’s time for two more corpses to walk.

As usual I try to sneak in a little narrative where I can. This chap was ordered by his Imperial masters to walk through the streets with his bell warning citizens to remain indoors whilst the plague run its course. Alas there is no one left alive to hear him now but he keeps ringing his bell in honour of grandfather Nurgle’s glory.

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Meanwhile his new friend plays to the joyful enthusiasm felt by Nurgle’s followers.

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It’s not all about Poxwalkers though; lurking behind the rotten horde trudge their malevolent masters, the Plague Marines…

Plague Marine Convert Or Die

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Grandfather be praised!

21 responses to “Get Sick Or Die Trying – Part 7

  • theimperfectmodeller

    I love that first guy, he just oozes puss and bile from those weeping sores. I’ve got it in mind to do a zombie themed Dioram at some point. When I do I can see I will be visiting your site for painting inspiration.

  • Alex

    Lovely stuff mate, I particularly like how you did the skin on the bell ringer!

  • Thomas

    Excellent zombies and those Plague Marines look the part. Well done!

  • imperialrebelork

    I love everything I’m seeing here Wudu. The posing on the Plague Marines is perfection.

  • heresyofus

    Nice and gribbly! Love the first guy with the bell. His face just says BRAINS!!!

  • rednekkboss

    Great stuff! Zombies are a blast to convert too. Great way to pilfer the bitz box, especially since any race could be infected.

  • Pete S/ SP

    They are great- I found the poxwalkers tricky to paint but yours have turned out great.



    • Wudugast

      Cheers! I agree, they’re not half as easy as you’d expect at first. I let washes do a lot of the work but there were still a lot of fiddly details to be addressed before I could call them done.

  • Alexis West

    First Zombie: “Come on people, I’ve been ringing the bell! What’s it going to take for some of you to come over here so I can eat your tasty, tasty brains?”

    Second Zombie: “HUUUUGGGGSSSSS!”

    They look good! They do have a surprising amount of detail on those Models. Letting washes do most of the work is probably the most efficient way of picking it all out.

    I like the poses on the Plague Marines. I look forward to seeing how they turn out with some paint on them.

    • Wudugast

      All this time I thought it was a plague bell and it’s actually a dinner bell! Brains are served!

      Aye, the second one does look like he’s wanting a hug. That or showing off his dance moves!

      I need to crack on with the plague marines. I’ve been working on a squad of them since the Blight Kings were released and so far none of them are actually finished. Someday though, someday…

  • Azazel

    Disgustingly lovely work on these disgustos – nice use of the …I want to say Mantic(?) head on the first guy to make the model much more unique. I cleaned up a bunch of poxwalkers, but appear to have lost half of them. By that, I mean literally half of the push-fit parts, so I’ve now got a baggie filled with half-poxwalkers..

    • Wudugast

      Mantic would be correct. I picked up a set of their zombies to mix with Cadians to make plague zombies – and almost immediately the poxwalkers appeared and made it all redundant. Nevermind, I’ll find uses for them nonetheless.

      That’s irritating re your poxwalkers – I sympathise, I spent almost all of yesterday evening digging through boxes of bits looking for a Tzeenchian icon. It’s somehow worse if you know it’s there, especially as my bitsbox is so poorly curated – it really was a needle in a badly organised haystack.

  • Faust

    I like the mouth on the last guy, the best. Don’t think I’ve ever seen a Space Marine with sharp pointy teeth before! Very nice!

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