(and the slowly increasing zed count)
I was really lucky last week and won a couple of real bargains (well I think they are) on ebay, a complete copy of the LNoE bordgame - played once then 'gathered dust', the soundtrack cd still in its shrinkwrap! and a "job lot" of 28mm English Civil War figures - an 'abandoned project' that never even got going.
More on the ECW stuff once my plans for them swing into action, but as for the zompocalypse stuff.....
Once I'd had a good look through the contents, the miniatures were taken out and then the rest of the stuff was put back in the box, which got stowed away on top of the game cupboard.
Then, because my own painting output has been woefully low of late, I set to with my usual 'speed paint' method of simply block colouring, followed by a wash. Not pretty, but it gets figures "table ready" very quickly, and individuals can always be tarted up later if they get promoted to major characters from their roles as extras!
The only "downside" is that the zombies only come in three varieties, so I experimented and varied the skin tones (up to now I've only used Army Painter Zombie Skin on s) as I worked through ten of 'em - the other four remain in basecoat while I decide what to do with 'em
This flurry of painting activity prompted a stock take on the horde, which now currently stands at 87 plastic and 1 metal zombies - just 12 away from the milestone '100 horde' which I've noticed many gamers aim for!
Personally, I'm hoping "Zombtober" will see me hit my own target of 144 - because I reckon a zombie horde should be gross