Tuesday, 9 July 2013

A Post Apocalyptic Family



It is funny how the smallest thing can spark a series of thoughts that can lead to a subtle change of direction - sometimes there is nothing subtle about it at all!  Just the other day, I received an email from the good people at Amazon to notify me that 'The Walking Dead' series 3 was available for pre-order.




Now I was very late on this show and had only finished watching my box set of series 2 whilst series 3 was already underway here in old Blighty.  Having decided not to rush you can imagine my excitement at hearing news that more celluloid cadavers were heading my way - this called for a celebration!


And so it was the 'Rich and Family' (as 'Studio Miniatures' have surreptitiously named them) saw themselves promoted through the massed ranks of the painting queue.  I have managed to convince myself that these, and the set that will follow shortly, are only the smallest of distractions as they do at least pertain to the zombie apocalypse! 


As with my previous experiences with 'Studio Miniatures' they were great fun to paint, although the 'not Carl Grimes' was a touch problematic given his stature and my fixation with trying to replicate the Atomic Paw logo on his T-shirt!


In fact it soon became a bit of a mission to base all three on America's number one, post zombie apocalypse family - I such a sucker for a television or movie tie-in!  Roll on September when I can finally get my hands on series 3 - now no spoilers please! 


60 comments:

  1. Series 3 Currently being shown on Channel 5 Sunday nights and available on Demand.

    Nicely painted and very characterful. As you say only a little side-track and a little of what you fancy does you good. keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing more walkers and survivors.

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    1. Many thanks for the heads up, but I think I'll wait until my box set arrives and take it at my own pace. Taking a quick look at the painting queue it does seem to be predominately undead fodder at the moment!

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  2. Good work Michael, they are lovely, I would have liked to have seen Rich with his hat!

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    1. Thank you Francis and I could agree more, he just doesn't look the same without his hat!

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  3. Great stuff Michael now all you need is ....... Agghhh all most gave it away... :-)
    Cheers
    Stu

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  4. Hola
    que bueno si señor,estas minis son alucinantes,me molan un montón,tengo que ver donde comprar unas por esta zona o por la red.
    un saludo

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    1. Thank you J.D. I've got some more from the same company that I'm hoping to get doen by the end of the week.

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  5. Stunning paint work, looks realy good, cool that you painted them as their predecessor !

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    1. Thank you Michael, I do like to have reference when painting either military or fantasy.

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  6. Very impressive work here Michael!

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  7. I've never seen you move through this many figures so quickly Michael. The show has certainly inspired you on a creative level.

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    1. It certainly has Anne, I just love the dynamic between the group and the obvious parallels that one can't help to make; which character would best represent me, that sort of thing.

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  8. Excellent work Michael. Really like the extra effort on Carl's shirt.
    Rod

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    1. Thank you Rod, I'm pleased with how it turned out.

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  9. No quick viewing of minis here. Too much beautiful detail to see and to absorb! Great job, Michael!

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    1. That is incredibly kind of you Jay, thank you.

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  10. Lovely detailed painting especially the check shirt and logo, very nice.

    Regards,
    Matt

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    1. Thank you Matt, worth the extra effort.

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  11. great work on all but the check shirt is the tops
    Peace James

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    1. Thank you James, I think having painted tartan in the passed helped!

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  12. Very nice. Are we going to see a zombie game in the offing?

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    1. Thank you Sean, I'm hoping to get a game in before the end of the summer using 7ombieTv rules.

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  13. Stunning work moved up a notch again I see

    Always a pleasure to look at your work

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian, I think having some time off helps.

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  14. Lovely models , and great paint Sir Michael .
    Greetings .

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    1. Thank you Vincent, I really appreciate it.

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  15. Excellent work, Michael. Lori made us absolutely crazy in Season Two.

    "Have you seen Carl?"

    Worst. Mother. Ever.

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    1. Thank you Curt and I couldn't agree more, as the season went on I found myself wishing some unfortunate event upon the poor woman!

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  16. That's some impressive painting there. I see you did get the atomic paw on Karl's shirt, great job with that! Will you complete the whole cast? I think Studio Miniatures makes a large portion of the cast in miniature I'm sure you can find figures to fill out the rest. Oh season 3; you'll like it more than season 2.

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    1. Thank you Robert, certainly planning a couple more and then back to the St, Trinians mob. getting very excited about finally catching up with season 3!

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  17. They looks superb Season 3 is certainly fantastic and you won't regret the wait.

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  18. Great paint work! That purple shirt is really impressive.

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    1. The very kind of you Brian, thank you.

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  19. WOW Mike, fantastic work on the plaid shirt! You will need to share your tricks of the trade on that! I wouldn't doubt a company comes out with a boxed set of the characters & then of course MORE Zombies!

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    1. That is very kind of you Terry, but there is no secret, I just set about it as I do with tartan kilts - have a look at the link below:

      http://28mmvictorianwarfare.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/big-wullie.html

      Still makes me cross eyed though!

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  20. Truly great work Michael.

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  21. Great work there Michael and I hope you enjoy series 3 as much as I did. I hope someone does the David Morrisey character from the show

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    1. Thank you Pete, really looking forward to series 3; I understand that studio miniatures have already done a Governor, but he is based on the comic book version - check out their facebook page!

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    2. Cheers there mate I will go now, lol

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  22. You nailed it! Fantastic work here, I especially love your plaid.

    I started watching this show reluctantly but now I'm hooked.

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    1. Thank you Monty, like you I avoided watching for such a long time, but now totally hooked!

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  23. Very nice. I wish them the best of luck killing those zombies!

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    1. I think they are going to need all the help they can get!

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  24. I could tell it was the 'not'-Grimes family even before reading the text! Excellent work on not-Carl's shirt in particular and the whole family in general.

    I want to give away series 3 sooooo much!....When Laurie(SHUSSH!)...or when Carl(STOP NOW!)...or the time when Glen and Maggie(ENOUGH!)...

    Oh well, Bad Lip Reading Walking Dead again instead http://youtu.be/jR4lLJu_-wE

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments and not giving away the plot lines - I can see that it was struggle! ;)

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  25. Great painting! Don't know the series but judging from the pictures on google you really matched the characters with your painting.

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  26. Excellent work on these Michael and they fit the Bill for the characters!

    Christopher

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  27. Lovely paint jobs (I'm envious as ever!) and great figures, except for Carl which is a horrible mini - his legs are far too short and make him look more like someone who is height-challenged rather than a kid. (Note to Mister Designer - back to anatomy lessons for you!) :-)

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    1. Sorry, forgot to say - he's also far too short. Sheesh, everyone's a critic ;-)

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    2. That made me laugh! You are absolutely right of course, I remember while painting him that his holsters were in danger of dragging along the ground!

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  28. Great models and excellent painted!

    Greetings
    Peter

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