Monday, 20 May 2013

We come in pieces!



A nonsense post in many ways, but I just couldn’t resist!  This little chap was an added bonus thrown into my order from those very kind people over at 'Tengu Miniatures'.



Part of their ‘Grey Rot’ series this diminutive, zombified grey was quite possibly the smallest individual miniature that I’ve painted to date; how you chaps that prefer the ‘6mm’ scale manage to produce the quality that you do always amazes me!  Again a rather predictable palette, borrowed extensively from the company’s own web site, but it seemed appropriate to me so, I embraced it wholeheartedly.


Although there are no immediate plans to head off into the realms of Science Fiction with regards to this most wholesome of hobbies, (I have to say that '28mm Inter-Galactic Warfare' does have a ring to it though!) I do like the idea that the zombie apocalypse has been placed, well and truly, at the feet of some other poor unfortunate species, after all it couldn’t be mankind’s doing!



…out of the Arizona desert came the twisted and shambling remains of what would become mankind’s first contact with a sentient being from another world; bringing with it a plague that would destroy our dreams forever. 

61 comments:

  1. Hi, Michael. Wow, a zombie alien! What an interesting concept. Nice work!

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    1. Thank you Jay, some fun could certainly be had with this idea.

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  2. Hola
    Una mini curiosa,no la conocía,y es muy simpática,la escena del diserto muy acertada.
    un saludo

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    1. Thank you, not sure how friendly he looks though.

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  3. Ahhh I can see where this will come in handy with your 7ombietv Campaign :D. Nice paintjob he looks great mate.

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    1. Thank you Simon, so many starts on 7ombietv, but I must now pick one and go with it.

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  4. Looking very nice and...disgusting! Great work!
    Phil.

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  5. I remember painting some of these and it was like painting 15mm, so small, very little detail on the plain ones but this looks excellent especially all the damage!

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    1. To coin a phrase from a wiser man, 'he was too fecking small!' Still we got there in the end.

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  6. Hmmm, what would happen if certain Giger-esque xenos encountered these beplagued Greys? Zombified aliens?

    that's a cool looking mini Sir Michael! :)

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    1. Oh yes, now there is an idea, 'in space no one can hear you shuffling!'

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  7. Really nice Michael , and great paint .
    Cheers .

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    1. That is very kind of you Vincent, thank you.

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  8. I love it! I really do. So many game ideas shuffle through my grey matter just seeing this figure. Thanks for sharing it. I really love it!

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    1. Thank you Clint, can't wait to hear what you come up with.

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  9. Whoa! There is a stark sadness in this scene. The tilt of the little guys head and his posture. And then you placed it into that scenery. You've painted as a poet would write.

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    1. Heart-breaking in a grotesque sort of way!

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  10. That looks great! I must resist the urge to give Tengu Miniatures the contents of my wallet!

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  11. I have to say, rather creepy!

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  12. Nice Michael...first shot with the light is excellent

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    1. Thank you Captain, the first shot comes from spending too much time on PicMonkey.

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  13. Creepy and nice!

    It reminds me of a quote from some movie that a friend of mine keeps quoting. "I come in piece!" "Well and you go in pieces!" Apparently the German translation was not as good since it said "I speak English." "Well and I speak Winchester!" At least the reply was not too bad. ;-)

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  14. Great work Sir!! I do like the final image and paragraph

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    1. Thank you Andrew, the old imagination running away with a bit there.

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  15. Gruesome and very nicely painted!

    Christopher

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  16. Excellent work on this one - zombie alien - it's a first for me. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you Dean a first for me too, but probably not the last!

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  17. Awesome work Michael! I really like the green blood on him. Iain at Tengu is a great guy and I love his sculpts.

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    1. Thank you Wally and certainly all my dealings with Iain at Tengu are leading me to the same conclusion; top chap and great service.

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  18. A zombie gray. :) Now I've seen it all.

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    1. It certainly is a departure for me too; welcome aboard Sir.

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  19. Wow Michael they are maddness of the highest order. Great paint jobs on them too

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    1. Madness indeed, but huge fun Pete.

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  20. I like it, and a great idea for a back story to the zombie apocalypse.

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    1. Thank you Sean, certainly a few ideas kicking around now.

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  21. Such a sad little fellow. He should have turned north at Albuquerque. wonderful vignette you have there Michael.

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    1. Poor fellow indeed, thank you for the kind words Robert.

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  22. That green is brilliant - literally! Beautiful figure, Michael, if somewhat haunting (I have the 'X Files' theme playing in my head as I look at your photos).

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    1. Thank you Curt, he has such a forlorn expression that it's hard not to care.

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  23. Michael Zombies from Mars, you are in danger of send me down a whole new period..... and I thought Elizabethan Zombies were a little strange..
    Best wishes.
    Stuart

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    1. Thank you Stuart, always room for another distraction!

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  24. Excellent, what a truly horrid looking chap! Love the green blood goo or whatever you call it???

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    1. Thank you Ray, shall we call it gooey blood?

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  25. Absolutely revolting. Top notch work!

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  26. That's one interesting mini! I like what you did with him too.
    Rod

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    1. Thank you Rod, I'm tempted to get the rest now.

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