Kudos to Simon because: he is not a professional sculptor, he doesn't have the backing of a big company and he has avoided the crowd-funding route. He has done what he wanted by hard graft and focused on doing exactly what he set out to do. Simon has taken an idea all the way from concept to execution and that in itself is a head shot in our book.
Simon was kind enough to send us some free samples of his new miniatures hot off the press. Thank you Simon.
First up is William, a survivor armed with a hunting rifle with a knife taped to the barrel. He is clearly an outdoors type with cargo pants and shoulder length hair and a beard. He's also got some impromptu anti-bite armour (magazines and duct tape) which is a nice touch.
Second up comes a Private Security Squad, three miniatures in CQB getup which we think could find a lot of use anyone's All Things Zombie: Final Fade Out games.
Simon has also released a Limited Edition miniature 'Young Eddie' a biker armed with a street sweeper shotgun. Eddie ain't gonna take no $h*£!
These first few Project Zeke Miniatures look pretty nice to me with pretty crisp lines and minimal flash. They come on flat bases, which is not big deal although I'd honestly have liked to have seen them on slotta-type bases. I'm so used to re-basing now that it's not an issue.
A pretty neat feature of the Project Zeke Miniatures is that every survivor comes with a free random item of luggage, a holdall, military kit-bag, hiker's rucksack or teddy bear. We think that's a pretty darn cool idea and it'll be nice to see what everyone does with them.
Pick up these three brand new sets at Project Zeke Miniatures Web Store and to celebrate the launch Simon is offering a 10% discount to all customers up until the end of march, just use code launch10 on checkout.
Go check out Simon's Project Zeke Miniatures Blog and keep up to date with new releases and teasers at the Project Zeke Miniatures facebook page.
We'll be painting ours up right away, so watch this space for an update and scale comparisons.