Hey Jack, They look good! I think you were successful with the skin, so write that recipe down!
I also like that they are diverse enough that each one looks interesting while keeping that cohesive look of a unit. Good job! Btw, what did you use for the bases? -weigs
Weigs, thanks for the comments. I hope this helps.
I use equal parts of "Americana Buttermilk" and "Reaper Master series Stone Grey".
Then I use a 1 to 10 stone grey / water mix as a wash on the flesh and a 'very' light wash over the clothing to give it a 'dusty' look. I.e., I brush it over the cloths and will actually wipe most right back off, again its just to 'dull' and age the cloths.
These are 3mm bases (my est.), they were given to me so Im not certain. I did and will continue to paint ALL of my dark age bases, 'some' shade of a dark brown before beginning. Its my plan to outline ALL of my D. A. Zombie bases with "Americana Milk Chocolate", to give them that "uniformed" / cohesive unit look.
I used my 3 lb. bag of sand "Sable" (considering what I paid it, from the craft store, I practically 'stole it'. LOL)
First I used thinned 'whilte / PVA / elmers glue" to cover the base. Then dipped the model into a bowl of the sand. Gently tap the base to free the loose sand and again gently press what remains down into the wet glue. I let it dry at least 8 hrs (usually 24) then do a 2nd coat of thinned glue and sand. While it was still wet, I just dropped a 'pinch' of fine grass here and there on each of the model bases and gently press it into the glue.
IMO You 'must' wait 24 hrs to let the glue be completely dry Before sealing. I sprayed each with 2 coats of "clear flat/dull coat" (a couple of hrs to dry between) as a sealer to hold the grass and protect the models themselves.
Ok sorry if I gave "waayyy too much info" here lol But I blame everyone here that gave me Great and Supportive adivce over the years LOL.
Seriously, following their exampes, so now, 'maybe' some bit of info I put here, will help someone out there just starting out.
Best of luck Weigs with your own projects and I do hope some of this does help.