The operation was simple – just ‘Off with their Heads!’ Not quite. I removed the heads from three Alternative Armies miniatures with a rasorsaw, then drilled out the necks with a Dremel and tidied up the collars with some Milliput.
I have mounted my headless zombies on to 2p coins and built up the bases with more Milliput. The groundwork was further textured with sieved sand over PVA glue.
The initial three ‘test’ pieces soon increased to five and later eight. (I was on a roll). To include a Bog Orc, a Vampire and a Dwarf.
In keeping with my existing Undead figures all of these miniatures were painted over a black undercoat, first spray painted with cheap (£1.00 a can) spray paint and later touched-up with standard acrylic black paint and a large brush.
To add some variety – I have not painted the figures in the same uniform colours, preferring to paint most in dark blue coats, some in green uniforms and one in a ragged brown overcoat. In addition you should also be able to see that I have varied the skin colours and tones to show different states of decay.
I have used acrylic paints from a number of different manufacturers in my usual painting style – a base colour and two or three lighter highlights.
Finally the groundwork was painted and the figures varnished, first with Ronseal Gloss varnish and then with a couple of coats of Galleria Matt acrylic varnish before having the bases flocked.