Running out of Patients Pt 4

The final batch of patient zeds, this time painted in that familiar greenish scrubs colour.

There were quite a few of these guys in this batch and I was getting sick of painting zombies (it does happen to me from time to time).  But I persevered.  I also left this gown colour to last as I thought that it would be the most evocative and therefore satisfying to finish.  That in turn would help to spur me on through the last few figures.

It has been a while since I painted a batch of figures as large as the patient zeds.  I am not in a hurry to do it again.  While the end product is very pleasing to me as I like how they came out quite a bit, some of it was a slog.  So much so in places that it almost burned me out a bit.  So its smaller batches from here on.

The green came out quite well in my opinion: it looks pretty much exactly as I think it should.  The green guys and the blue guys worked the best I think, but the others look fine too.

Here is a shot of the whole lot of them, with Patient Zero from early 2010 plonked in too.  His gown doesnt look as nice as the gowns on these guys (in some ways his colours were a test run for these figures).  They look good as a group I think.

The end of a trying but ultimately satisfying sub project.  Comments and criticisms all invited 🙂


8 Responses

  1. Congratulations on completing this project. I always find painting a lot of models in similar colours a chore – with the exception of my Colonial Marines for some reason. Kudos for sticking with these, the end result is well worth it!

    I should get to painting mine, have I mentioned? 😀


    • I am currently trying my fourth test model for painting some Orks. While the test pieces so far have been perfectly good enough, I keep trying to find a quicker and easier way to get a comparable effect for a group before my enthusiasm wanes.

      Getting halfway into painting a load of stuff before I realise that I dont have the patience to paint the rest to the same standard is a situation that I am a little *too* familiar with. Its worth trying to get it right the first time.

      Thanks for the encouraging feedback. I find that it really helps to get a comment or two regarding an ongoing project. I helps to keep me motivated 🙂


  2. ….but what an incredible collection of patients, excellent work, on a different note whatever happened to your version of AR:SE?


    • Thanks TAL, very kind.

      I did some work on my AR:SE variant before Xmas and sent it to a gamer buddy for a proof read. Then everything went a bit pear shaped around here (and for the proofreader funnily enough) for a few months so it went on the back burner.

      Anyway the variant is nearly finished, but wont be at the top of my to-do list for a while. It will be finished though, I just dont know when. I will definitely be in touch when its done though.

      AKULAs set up a charity donation thing for people who have got some fun out if AR:SE. A good idea. I will be donating to that this weekend.


  3. Excellent job on those patients!
    Zombies in slippers, that’s comedy to me. =)
    Hexagon bases used for ragers?

    This many patients must have come from somewhere, so I’m hoping to see some terrain to go with this… 😉


    • Thanks apeekaboo.

      “Hexagon bases used for ragers?”

      Yep. Ragers in slippers 🙂

      Modern terrain isnt on the cards for the foreseeable future. I have some tolerable stuff for modern games already so its terrain that I dont have covered that will get done before the modern stuff comes around again Im afraid.

      Its all post-apocalyptic (rather than modern or zompocalyptic) at sho3box towers right now. Resin Pardulon shanties in the post at the moment 🙂


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