Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the display case, here's Simon the shark. Sorry, zombie shark.
I have to admit, I've long thought that Reaper's zombie shark is one of those "why does this exist?" figures. I've seen it on their website a number of times and skipped past it, but when I actually saw it at Brookhurst Hobbies I grabbed it without thinking. It's a great sculpt by Jason Wiebe and was fun to paint.
After cleaning up the minimal flash lines and priming Simon all over with Vallejo Neutral Grey, I painted the top half with Blue-Grey and gave it a wash with Blue Tone. As there's loads of texture I drybrushed the top with more Blue-Grey and a touch of Ghost Grey, and then accentuated some of the smaller details with more Blue Tone.
With the top finished, I gave it a coat of matt varnish, then hit the many, many wounds with Red. And Simon has loads of wounds; just when I thought I'd finished them I'd find another. Once they were done, I washed them over with some Green Tone to give them a bit of a rotten meat look before highlighting them with Red and a touch of Vermilion. And then I realised I'd forgotten to paint Simon's mouth, so I did that the same way.
Simon's underside is Silver Grey, shaded with Grey Wash. I used Ivory and a small amount of Ghost Grey for the highlights. His teeth are Ivory with a wash of Flesh Tone.
Some of you might be thinking, "That's the worst base in the history of basing" and you'd be right. With our move less than