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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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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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Shaygetz -

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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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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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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Spoil9

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!
Ask and you shall receive.
Look and you shall find.:laugh:

Man they sell everything now a days!:D

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

But you win, they do make them.:rolleyes::D:thumbsup:

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

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Hmmmm. So that would mean on my S scale (1:64), those werewolves would be....werepuppies. Wereterrriers. Weredachshunds.

Well, I guess they won't be showing up on my layout anytime soon. *L*
 

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They do make bigger gaming pieces. 28mm, 32mm and some bigger. You can assume for the most part that what ever size the game piece is, is set for a 6ft height. If you really wanted to know for sure I would suggest Games Workshop. It is a store (online and brick and mortar stores) that sells a lot of gaming pieces. If they have a location near you you can check out the sizes for reference.
 

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I'll check them out, Spoil, and thanks for the tip! I don't plan a lot of buildings on my initial layout; I like a more out-in-the-boonies sort of thing. The werewolves caught my eye and I got to thinking about putting some werewolves in an isolated corner. *L*
 
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