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Old 05-27-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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Zombie Invasion

I am currently working on a 4x8 HO scale layout. I want to include a zombie attack scene or various zombies in different zombie-like positions such as; walking with their arms out in front of them or eating someones brains, etc. Does anyone know where I could find pre-painted figures or unpainted figures of zombies. Or does anyone have any suggestions on how to make other figures look like zombies?
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:51 PM   #2
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Welcome...interesting idea.

I regularly Frankenstein my people together from several different figures, rearranging body parts as I need them. I use a putty I make from the casting sprue the figures come on by dissolving bits of it into a small paint jar of liquid plastic model solvent until it is the consistency of epoxy. I use it to fill gaps and enhance chest and other features to make females from males---yeah I know, it gets creepy but the end result is well worth it. Just apply it where you want it, let it harden, then carve what it is your seeking. I paint over it all when finished with a coat of more solvent to smooth out the feature, let it dry, then paint...

...these two are made from 4 different poses...



...these are made from many others, the girl on the pier from no less than 5 other figures---she started out as a Plasticville brakeman...

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Old 05-27-2010, 09:58 PM   #3
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Zombies???

Transgendered people???

What the <bleep> is going on here on the Forum ?!?!?
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:31 PM   #4
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Shaygetz -

Thanks for the idea. Seems like quite a bit of work though.
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:42 PM   #5
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Thanks for the idea. Seems like quite a bit of work though.
Moving an arm or removing a head wouldn't take long but, if you were going for a variety of figures, rearranging them is really your only option. I do it both for the craft and that there are relatively few poses available for people needed---many of them easily recognized in modeling circles, many more very overused.
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:46 PM   #6
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Zombies???

Transgendered people???

What the <bleep> is going on here on the Forum ?!?!?
That's Frahnk-en-steen...let's do the Time Warp again...
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:07 AM   #7
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Shay, I love what you've done with those!
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Lattimer,
Have you looked into 15mm or 18mm gaming pieces? 15mm is actually closer to 1:120 and 18mm is closer to 1:100 according to wikipedia, but it might work as zombies tend to be smaller and malnourished anyways. Plus I'm not sure they make 20mm figures.

http://www.rebelminis.com/15mm-zombies-and-unde.html

Otherwise I can't wait to see what you find or come up with. This sounds like an awesome idea as I am a zombie thriller fan myself.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:05 PM   #9
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Thank you so much for this link. These are awesome. I'm doing a military base and field training set as well so these figures are perfect. I appreciate it!
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:35 PM   #10
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Thank you so much for this link. These are awesome. I'm doing a military base and field training set as well so these figures are perfect. I appreciate it!
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Man they sell everything now a days!

Cool link, when you first asked about them I said to myself.....good luck finding them.

But you win, they do make them.

Now when you model them you MUST post some pictures here, please.
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