Welcome to my little corner of preparations for All Things Zombie. Here you'll find my progress of painting miniatures and preparing terrain, as well as any other little nerdiness that may sprout up. Enjoy, and please comment.

Tuesday 3 September 2013

Infecting Havensburgh 25 (Studio Miniatures Plastics)

Man, it took me a while to get this guys up, especially considering they are not all that well done.  But anyway, here they are.  I was part of the Studio Miniatures Plastic Indigogo campaign last year, and so I have a ton of these guys to go through.  This was my first set, and I knew immediately what I was going to do: make undead criminals.  It's a good niche that hasn't really been filled on the market, and something that could fit into many ATZ scenarios.    My regret is that I wasn't consistent on whether the uniforms should be long or short sleeved.   I'll have to live with that mistak. I started with 7, but I can easily add more.

Anyway, there's not much to add, but here they are!

Tuesday 6 August 2013

Infecting Havensburgh 24 (Studio Miniatures Zombies)

Well, it certainly has been a while.  Apologies for my absense.   Last time I posted (in January...how has it been so long) I was in a bit of a different place.  I had been unemployed for nearly half a year at that point, and was trying to distract myself from it by keeping busy with house work and renovations, leaving little time for the blog.  Things have changed and I am happily employed again, but my work hours have changed with a longer commute, leaving me a little busier than before, and I still don't find nearly as much hobby time as I'd like.

Regardless, I have finished up a few zombies, so lets take a look at them.

First off, upon taking pictures I realized these zeds weren't quit finished.  I still have to add a dot of bleached bone to the eyes.  I'll get that done tonight or tomorrow.  But other than that, I'm quite happy.  First up we have a male zed in formal wear.   He's taken a few wounds to the chest that could actually be recent.  His body is wrenched in a fashion that makes it look almost like an action pose.  You can just imagine him being show in the shoulder area, but still advancing.  Nice sculpt.
Next up is the gruesomely wounded man in yellow.  Still armed with the weaponry he had in his possession when he turned (I assume) this gent's insides are half outside.  A very disgusting chest wound, along with a hunk of flesh in the mouth make this one of my favourite zombies in the set, and perhaps a top five of all Studio Miniatures zeds.
Next up is and old hobo zombie, I believe.  Perhaps he was just an old man with poor fashion sense.  Either way, that doesn't matter much know.  It looks like his most recent meal may have put up quite a fight, severing his right arm and then driving a sword down through his shoulder area.   I don't love the miniature and it all comes down to the angle that the sword stabbed him.  It doesn't seem likely for a survivor facing a zed, I'd prefer if the sword were stabbed directly through the old zed.  Unfortunately, that probably would be too difficult to cast.   Ah well, he's alright as it is.
Fourth zed was caught with his pants down....or off completely.  Perhaps just out of the shower on the morning of the outbreak (as he has a coffee cup in his hand) is the zombie with the least dignity.  No, not because he's genitals are exposed but because he is wearing yellow bunny slippers.  Another good, original zombie.

Starting from the left again we have the half man.  He is a great sculpt of a zed that's been ripped in half, but still persistently searches for food. I've bloodied up the ground around him quite a bit making it looks like he's already travelled over some of the pavement.  Looking at this picture maps me think his back could use some more blood.  Following him is a fiery red head that looks like she is in the middle of a lunge.  I really like that there is a wound on her arm that has been bandaged.  I treated this as though it were the bite that infected her and put a little blood on it.  Great detail for a zombie.
Next up is a business woman with a lean.  I'm pretty certain I bent her ankle when attaching the base.  I'm okay with it though, it looks as though her ankle is broken.  Average sculpt by Studio standards.   And the final zed look s bit more youthful and casual in dress, but it didn't save her from the infection.  Another average sculpt, again only when comparing to Studio's above average standard.

I'm a fan of Studio in general and this set was no disappointment.    Hopefully there are still readers out there interested.  I'll try not to take as long to post again...

Wednesday 30 January 2013

Infecting Havensburgh 23 (Studio Miniatures Zombie Mob 8)

More great Studio Miniatures Zombies to look at in today's update.  These zeds come from Zombie Mob 8, and they're pretty fantastic.

Starting on the left we have a young blond zombie.  Her legs are covered in wounds, perhaps from before her infection  but other than that she is rather clean.  Next up is a lady in a party dress.  Originally, I was just going for a random pattern on her dress, but the first mark came out like a star, so I went with it.  Again, a few wounds on her legs, and a scratch on her arm, but not overly bloodied.  Third up is a black zombie, a business casual presence complete with purse still in her undead grasp.  Perhaps my favourite pose of the 3 females, her out stretched arm seems very zombie like.   

On with the male zombies, we strat with a middle aged black zed.  He has a bit of an of balance swagger pose.  Quite a bit of blood stained on his shirt, and his mouth is a mess from a recent feeding.  Great sculpt.  Next up is a bit of an oddly styled zombie.  Bearded with long rockstar hair, he is dressed in a sports coat with blue jeans.  More interesting is the vicious belly wound complete with intestines exposed!  Gross.  Definitely not a zombie you want to see on your first day of the apocalypse, you need to build up to zombies this gross.  Next up we have what I can assume was a homeless man before his infection.  Dressed in a torn coat and jeans, he is using a rope for a belt.  His arm is exposed to the bone indicating that he was likely fed upon a bit before his conversion.   Fourth in line is a business man in a pale brown suit.  I like the way his colours came out.  He is mostly unbloodied, would make a good Day 1 zombie.  And the final zed has been featured in this blog before as part of Zomtober.  While I stated then I was not a huge fan of his pose, I AM fond of his exposed brain.  Very nice.

As expected, these are all top notch zombies from a well respected company.  I'm happy with how they all came out, though perhaps they aren't bloodied enough.  I think I just don't like covering their great detail with gore!