Thursday, 14 February 2013

I'm melting! Melting!

As a gamer, I don't normally make models just for the fun of it.  I don't mean that cutting, gluing and painting isn't enjoyable; it's just that normally all my creations are destined for use on the table top and therefore they have to fit in with some game or games.
Very occasionally, I'll make something because it seems like a neat idea (or did at the time!), even though it may have no practical value beyond the decorative.  This is one such piece that I completed recently; I cannot see how it could be deployed in a game:


I don't quite know what happened here!  I imagine that the zombie is in some trouble, but how did it get that way?  Perhaps she crawled into the barrel of chemicals to search for meat?  Maybe some enterprising survivor pushed her into the corrosive fluid ["Zombie kill of the week"?].  Or perhaps I've got it all wrong and there's something quite different going on?
I'd be interested to hear what my readers think is the story behind this model!

17 comments:

  1. I can't help think of a female tar zombie :D Nice one mate.

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    1. Indeed, though her hair isn't coated in goo. Obviously she wasn't immersed in the stuff.

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  2. It's obviously a surprise Valentine present that went horribly wrong.

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    1. Eww, that's a very disturbing thought!

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  3. Very cool, a bit like return of the living dead

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    1. I'll need to look that one up now :-) !

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  4. She was playing hide and seek and clearly won because no one ever found her. They were probably too busy trying to survive the zombie apocalypse when it kicked off and just forgot about her. Tragic really!

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    1. Could be, could be! Tragic indeed...

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  5. Lovely paint job. Any tips on the aging process you got into the barrels.

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    1. Right, the barrels. I started by priming them and then painting in solid colour (blue on outside, steel on inside). Then I painted the rims and other raised bits roughly with black, followed by steel. It's important that the paint isn't too neat here, also that it's not overdone.
      For rust, I generated some dust from a couple of pastel crayons (red oxide and orange) and brushed this into the recesses. I suspect that paint of the same colour would have worked just as well, if used as a light drybrush - but the rust must go in the recessed parts, leaving the most prominent ridges the bare metal.
      Finally, the whole model was sealed with a matt varnish.

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  6. Zombies pop up in the strangest of places! I couldn't even begin to think of how she got there! It's a nice little talking point to add to your terrain and would make an excellent spawn point. Great stuff!

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    1. They do, don't they? You're right; I could use it as a spawn point!

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  7. Haha, had a laugh at some of the suggestions!

    Anyways, you could always use it as a zombie...or at least scenery. Its a dead body...sure it somehow reminds me of Uma Thurman a bit, but still a body! :D

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    1. I can't quite see the resemblance myself :-) !

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  8. Great piece. Got to be kill of the week...

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    1. "Kill of the week" might make an interesting theme for a diorama competition :-) .

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