|Ax Faction Zombie Hunter [Completed sans freehand designs on cloak]|
|Zombie corpse on the base was painted in uncharacteristically light pastel colours|
|The piece's overall mood resisted being too gloomy because of the corpse's colour scheme|
|Back view of the Ax Faction Zombie Hunter|
Perhaps one of the key reasons that the overall colour scheme is not all what it should be is because of my decision to paint the zombie corpse in bright pastel colours. I did this to bring out the hard to see details on the corpse as a duller and darker colour scheme could have hidden such details. On the flip side, it kind of goes against the convention of what zombies are supposed to look like.
|Blood splatter on the axe was painted using Tamiya Clear Red X-27|
|Not exactly a Marsala coloured cloak as intended but close enough|
|Zombie Hunter sports dark brown hair in contrast to the blonde zombie|
I haven't completely shut the door on this piece yet hence its status of being sort of completed. One possible addition to the Ax Faction Zombie Hunter would be some freehand designs or patterns on the cloak. The overly dynamic and 'flowing' nature of the cloak means doing such freehand painting is way beyond my skill level at the moment but perhaps a possible consideration in the future after I've had much more freehand painting practice on a less dynamic piece of clothing.
|Unfortunately, reflection of the lamp light on the cloak doesn't do the colour transitions justice|
|Less reflection from the lighting shows of a better view of the cloak|
|Painted in bright colours to bring out its details, the zombie corpse could've arguably worked better in duller colours|
As with all the other Ax Faction resin miniatures, the incredible amount of detail in such a small figure continues to astound me. In fact, I don't think I can get a highlight on the hunter's pupil on his right eye, unless I have an electron microscope and some nano technology tools (OK, perhaps I am exaggerating ... a little bit). But then again, I'm not confident enough to try hence contributing to the almost completed status of this piece. However, another part of me (rightly or wrongly) resisted putting on a highlight on the pupil because the hunter's eye looks like it's encased in shadows.
|Looking towards the back of his shoulder, the hunter is aware of a new threat|
|This is how small the Ax Faction Zombie Hunter miniature really is|
Despite the pastel zombie, the overall colour scheme is still sufficiently gloomy for me to seek a more 'bright and happy' miniature to work on. So I guess it's about time I resumed painting pieces from the Super Dungeon Explore board game. Speaking of which, after finishing the rather dark and depressing Murakami novel titled Sputnik Sweetheart, I needed a change of pace in my reading material and picked up the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. I tend to read across all genres (this one being under the Young Adult, Dystopia, Science Fiction genre) as I believe a good book tells a good story regardless of what reader segment it aspires to. So for the rest of the week, it's more reading for me with some painting and drawing thrown in. I hope your week will be just as fun!