Monday, 24 June 2013

Why did the Chicken cross the road?

to get to the braaains!!!


If I am ever to achieve my target of playing a game this summer then I need to bolster the ranks of the undead - quite significantly if my understanding of the rules is correct.  The 'episode' in question calls for a zombie 'cast' of up to a 150 'ratings'; this being the language of '7ombieTV'.

With each cadaver worth only five ratings that would mean a horde of thirty!  Fortunately I can have some archetypal 'co-stars' that will help to reduce that number, but for the time being the grim necessity is more of the same!



These two grisly grotesques are from the wonderful 'Studio Miniatures' and I have to say I loved working on them.  The sculpts are wonderfully original and there is a great, if somewhat macabre, sense of humour about the range; I'm looking forward to completing the rest of the group in due course. 


Perhaps the petrifying flesh is a little too blue, but I'm hopeful that it won't scream out when these two are joined with the rest of the shambling horde.

55 comments:

  1. great work and as you say real character in these sculpts
    Peace James

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  2. "Grisly grotesques" I like that and an apt description it is. I like that Chicken, but I never want to see it turn up on my dinner plate!

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    1. Thank you Anne, he could prove problematic when it comes to stuffing!

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  3. Very scary stuff Michael and well executed!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you Christopher, great fun to do though.

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  4. Go for it matae. I hope that you'l post a batrep (or is that a screen play?)

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    1. Thank you, so more to get done, but will certainly post a report - eventually!

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  5. OMG! Zombie Big-Bird! :)

    BTW, I saw World War Z the other day. It gets the Rosbif 2 thumbs up!

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    1. The Zombie plague hits Sesame Street - now there is an idea! Most try and persuade the good lady that she really does want to go and see WWZ!

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  6. Lovely figures Sir Michael. I wonder, did the chicken-guy become a Zed whilst following a politician around? If so, I presume he got too close ;)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin; a range of zombie presidents - surely someone has thought of that!

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  7. Scary...and that's just the chicken suit! Fantastic stuff, Michael!

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    1. Thank you my good man, more macabre madness to come.

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  8. Very nice. I have thought about getting the chicken one myself.... but not for the wild west..... that would just be wrong! Excellent work though and everyone NEEDS a chicken suited zombie at one time in their life!

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    1. Now you say wrong, but don't rush in there too quickly after all everyone has heard of the 'battle of the little big corn fed chicken'. ;)

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  9. Cracking stuff mate! These Z's are looking ace.

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  10. Chicken suited zombies.... whatever next! nice...

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    1. Probably best not to ask... and thank you!

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  11. Fantastic figures and brushwork, as always. The chicken suit is really exceptional. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you Dean, that is really kind of you to say so.

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  12. I love the man in chicken suit model; such a neat concept for shopping centres. Speaking of which... I must pick one up for Zombicide when the Mall expansion comes out!

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    1. Thank you Paul, Zombiecide sounds fun I must investigate. Do you have a blog of your own Paul, I don't seem to be able to find it.

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    2. Zombicide is great fun. We've been trying various different games in our little group and this is the one that we keep coming back to because everyone likes the co-op style of play. As for my blog, I need to make that clearer on my profile, it's http://mythostransmissions.blogspot.com/

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  13. Cracking paintjob..By the way he´s waliking I suspect he fowl Play andI bet he hates Fry-days....
    The female...she Looks like a Zombie out of a film..the one where there´s a Boy whose got to get across a City to rescue a Girl...I forgotten what it´s called....but he shhots a Zombie looking like her as she smashes through a door.

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    1. Thank you Paul, but for the life of me I can't think what that film was called.

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  14. Not my cup of tea, but lovely none the less!

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    1. Thank you, they are a bit of a guilty pleasure.

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  15. Nice work Sir Michael! It maybe a little blue but the skintone looks excellent!

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    1. Thank you Ray, the colour is growing on me slowly.

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  16. Hola
    JAJAJAJA BUEN CHISTE
    como molan estas minis y el pintado muy bueno me gusta
    un saludo

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    1. Thank you so much J.D. they were great fun to do too.

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  17. Wonderful paint job Michael, you are right the studio miniatures figures are really nice. I'm looking to get some of their lead range having painted some of their cheap as chips plastics and your tempting me sir.

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    1. Thank you Sir, funnily enough I was looking at getting some of their plastics!

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  18. The Studio Miniatures are great and you have 2 of the best here. They look great.

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    1. Thank you Robert, hopefully more to come!

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  19. Weird but wonderful. Great painting Michael.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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    1. Thank you Pat, we do like a little weird occasionally.

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  20. Very nice there Michael and very characterful. 7ombieTv is a great game and I look forward to seeing this

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    1. Thank you my good man, looking forward to getting them on the table.

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  21. The Zed chicken is funny.

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    1. Always got to expect the unexpected!

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  22. Great stuff Michael. Reminds I need to do more with these figures myself. I did manage to base and prime them... yeah.
    Rod

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    1. Thank you Rod, would love to see yours - so to speak.

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  23. Bizarre! Quite bizarre, and loathsome!

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