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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...