Get Sick Or Die Trying – Part 14

Today we’re going to tackle an experiment in amateur psychology. The premise is very simple; for the last couple of years I’ve been working away slowly at painting up a horde of poxwalkers with the aim being to complete 40 of them. At the most recent count I’ve finished 28 – and 28 sounds like its a long way from 40. Whereas 30 on the other hand is a much more pleasing result. Once I’ve painted 30 I’ll be three-quarters of the way there, I’ll be on the last leg (much like some of these zombies!), I’ll be counting down the last 10 with the finish line in sight.

Poxwalker Wudugast ConvertOrDie Nurgle (1)Poxwalker Wudugast ConvertOrDie Nurgle (5)Poxwalker Wudugast ConvertOrDie Nurgle (3)Poxwalker Wudugast ConvertOrDie Nurgle (4)

Azazel also reminded me that it’s Zomtober, which would certainly make for a fine opportunity to paint some of my remaining zombies. That said, with a number of other projects also demanding my attention I’m going to be sensible and, unlike a zombie, not bite off more than I can chew (for the moment). Still, the end is at least on the horizon for my zombie horde so I’ll keep bashing on – only ten more to go now!

14 responses to “Get Sick Or Die Trying – Part 14

  • Alexis West

    Looking good! I like that second one a lot, particularly the grin, but the whole just comes together really nicely.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! The second is my favourite too, in fact he’s one of my favourites I’ve made so far. The first took a fair bit of effort to end up with something I was (relatively) happy with, the second just came together in no time flat and looks damn good (in my ever humble opinion!).

  • Azazel

    This pair looks great, and there’s no reason I can think of why you couldn’t throw these at the Zombtober challenge! I’m on track to finish my first three Poxwalkers this weekend. I figure those will pretty much be my Zombtober. If I finish the other three, then I’ll be golden. Not for me, this one-model-a-week thing! And there’s your final two sorted as well for Zombtober, if you manage them!
    I have been thinking I should start on an Ork at some stage this month, though…

    • Wudugast

      Aye, it was the ‘model a week’ thing that was putting me off, but if there’s room to be a bit more flexible (which re-reading the post seems to be the case) then I’m more interested – I’m sure I could get a couple more done at least. Orks first though, I too need to concentrate and actually get some paint on those green boys instead of just talking about it! 😉

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Thr figures look great and suitably revolting!

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  • Pete S/ SP

    Those are great – really like the skin tones you’ve achieved.



  • patmcf

    Poxwalkers ! who thought up that name ,just love it, what a laugh and what a great paint job to go with it !

    • Wudugast

      Aye, that’s the new GW naming convention 😀 The aim is to make sure everything they do is uniquely theirs so no-one else can copy their ideas (a few years ago they decided this was a big problem, and there wasn’t a lot they could do about it because they’d copied all said ideas off other people in the first place!). On the one hand it’s a good thing because they’re exploring original ideas a lot more and being more creative, on the other hand it’s a bit of a shame because they’ve moved away from a lot of the more traditional concepts (they won’t be doing straightforward old-fashioned dwarves or elves again anytime soon for instance). The new names are a bit hit or miss (poxwalkers used to be called plague zombies) – some are fine (I quite like poxwalkers myself) others are just silly or hard to remember (why does a blightlord appear to outrank a blightking for instance, whilst being a completely different thing to a lord of blights. I love this stuff and even I struggle to keep it all straight in my head).

      Anyway, enough ranting from me – glad you like these horrible diseased lads!

      • patmcf

        Thanks mate very interesting though I can’t stop laughing at that names connotation in Aus with old folks has a meaning has a meaning that would get one beaten up .I love to try it but I’m to old and to slow and recovery would take some time 😂🤣😅🤕

  • Alex

    Cracking additions mate – keep on keeping on!

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