14 December 2016


So, we're about halfway through the annual painting event that, by way of a slightly laboured pun, celebrates the bony and the bloody, the revenant-king and the mindless minion alike.

This year I suggested the theme of "the quick and the dead" and, while not everyone has stuck to the theme, some of the painters have been quick off the mark and finished their entries already. Here's a round up of what we have so far.

From the Oldhammer Community Facebook group:

1) Alexander Ainsworth
From HeroQuest zombie to pirate skeleton; what's not to love?

2) Andrea Luchetti
I've never quite got into vampire miniatures and their cod-Elizabethan, high gothic style, but these are nicely done, aren't they?

3) Chris Kellahan
Check out the 'Eavy Metal styling on the photo. I have at least the one on the left and feel I should paint it soon.

4) Geoff Solomon-Sims
Ral Partha's wonderful Tom Meier sculpted zombie dragon. This is on my wishlist.

5) Geoff Solomon-Sims
Geoff's version of the iconic Mikael Jacsen of Lichemaster scenario fame.

Over on the Oldhammer Forum, Geoff is not the only one painting away. Prolific blogger ZeroTwentythree has been rapidly raising a host of the undead all by himself!

6) ZeroTwentythree
Skeletal demon and giant from Ral Partha (at some point I must get myself that giant)

9) ZeroTwentythree
A range of skeletal ogres. Skeletal ogres from (left to right): Ral Partha Europe, Justin from the Oldhammer FB group (incidentally, an unpainted one of these is my prize for this year's favourite entry), Ral Partha Europe, and Krakon Games (I believe an unpainted one of these will be donated as a prize as well).

10) ZeroTwentythree

I'll be adding these to the "Deadcember 16" gallery page on the menu bar. If you want yours to go alongside them, post pictures to either the Deadcember thread on the oldhammer forum, or to the Deadcember album in the facebook group.

I look forward to seeing them and, yes, my entry is coming along. Slowly!


1 comment:

  1. Oh dear, I managed to delete a comment here. I think it was Andrew saying how much he liked the "fresh out of the ground" grim look on some of the skellies above. I couldn't agree more!