I thought I'd go back to showing some different types of zombies for this weeks Zomtober offering. The non traditional ones rather than something a bit more mainstream. I'm not sure that nice Mr Romero would approve but I have tried to keep to his early style of low budget effects. I tried taking pictures in a few differently lit areas because I really wasn't happy with the way the pictures were turning out. So I had rather a lot which is always a bad thing because you have to sort through them.
These are a fair bit shorter than the average 28mm figure and obviously a lot greyer. They have the classic Grey alien vibe. Just back light them and they would be perfect for the end of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (if it featured zombies).
I've also chosen to put a few more pictures in than normal. I normally hate this because then you have to get the images to balance or it looks like a five year old have been let loose with scissors and glue. I'm not sure I have achieved something that is much better but I am not complaining.
When I was running my For All Mankind RPG campaign a little while back I wanted some Grey aliens. I went looking for some and found what I was looking for at Tengu models. I got some of their normal zombies a few years ago and liked the level of detail. I painted most of them but only up to a point. I published one of them as last weeks Zomtober offerings and seeing these zombie Greys gave me a few ideas.
These were not very difficult figures to paint but I was worried that it was going to look like it had been stained with nicotine surrounded by glowing mold. I don't think I got that in the end. They do look quite rancid in places. I love the way their faces have come out. Most look quite menacing. The kind of thing you wouldn't want to meat on a dark planet or at the end of the bed.
I do think zombie Grey aliens would make a great sci-fi channel movie. Given a sufficiently low budget (something that even Troma would complain about) I think it could be a modern classic.