Friday, May 22, 2009

King Zombies Zombies

Kingzombie has just come out with a new of Zombies. 28mm (?) 1st responders and survivors for $39.99
You get 20 figures in the set. 19 humans and 1 dog. All of them are nicely sculpted (but big somewhat comical and chucky) and very gory.

1st up are the survivors. You get 5 in the set.
2 females; 1 paramilitary and one Milla Jovovich type and 3 males; one with a shot gun, one with a big handgun and a machete and 1 Swat type realoading his weapon. All of them have a nice look to them with some personality if as I mentioned a bit comical. All the figures in the set come with bases already molded on(some will like that and others wont) I would rather not have the bases but they are done well so I will do them as is.
I am still not sure on the base for the Swat guy but I am pretty sure that he is standing on a mound of ammo clips and casings (talk about holding your ground)
The male with the machete is also a nice figure but the Machete is very thin and more realistic than those over sized thing some figures have (you know the tree trunk spears) That being said within a few seconds of painting it snapped right off, like I said very thin. I had trouble with the paint on these and you really need to give them a good scrubbing so the paint sticks. I now have to strip the paint and redo them.

The Zombies in the set are all either SWAT, National Guard, Cops or Paramedics.
The paramedics have 1 male, 1 female. The male has his back torn open and is in the process of eating a hapless victim; the female is in a jump suit with her jaw torn off (like I said Gory) she is carrying a very nicely sculpted and realistic medical bag over her shoulder and you can tell that there was some research done on these sculpts.

Next are 2 Cops: again 1 male 1 female. The female has the ugliest face I have seen but because of that she painted up really nice and scary looking. The male cop is one of my favorites out of the set he is on his knees having lunch(what's for dinner, the other white meat)

There are 4 Swat Zombies Three seen here in various stages of zomibfication the one on the ground is missing the lower half of his torso and is dragging his guts along the way.

The Dog came as a Zombie dog but I don’t like my animals to be zombies(just people) so I filled in the bite marks so now he is just a pissed off K-9.

The rest of the set has 2 fire fighter 1 dragging the Jaws of life behind him (how ironic) another cop being shot through the eye and blowing the back of his head off, another SWAT team member who arms I broke off during some paint stripping and 2 male/1female national guard troopers.
It was unfortunate that I had must not have cleaned the figures enough during preparation for my paint just seemed to bubble up, crack and peel off as you can see in the photos. I would recommend taking extra time with these and give them an extra good scrubbing before priming.
So far I am enjoying painting this unique and interesting Zombie/Survivor set and I would recommend these for anyone into the Zombie figure craze.

1 comment:

John Price said...

Thanks for the review, bandit. I was all psyched to get these guys, but having seen how cartoony they look I'm not so sure now. Perhaps "realistic zombie" is a bit of an oxymoron, but I still prefer more realistic anatomy on my zombie minis. It's a shame, because I quite like the gory wound elements.