|Once the X-27 virus spead there was no stopping them.|
So how can it be put to best use by post-apocalypic zombie gamers? Simple...blood.
In short, TCR works like a glaze to brighten and enhance blood detailing leaving a glistening red which is, well...ooooh, shiny! It also allows a base colour to show through, so you can produce the effect of blood-stained clothing and retain the base colour of the 'fabric'. As with any application of blood on a painted model, less is more. A little goes a long way and if you are painting a more decayed style of zombie, you might want to avoid using it altogether.
The following images show a selection of before and after shots of a few of my early fresher zombies. The before pictures show how they previously looked (with a base of Miniature Paints 43 Plum Red and a layer of GW Blood Red) and the after shots show the same models with an additional top-coat of X-27 in all the red, mushy places.
|Suit - Before TCR|
|Suit - After TCR|
|Neil - Before TCR|
|Neil - After TCR|
|Sk8r Dude - Before TCR|
|Sk8r Dude - After TCR|
Colin and Bryan, thank you for the recommendation. It has opened my eyes to new possibilites and I have already picked up some clear gloss and other colours I wouldn't normally have considered in order to explore what else can be achieved.
Tamiya Acrylic Mini Clear Red X-27