Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween!

Zomtober 2013 - post #5


Although the Zed filled event that was 'Zomtober 2013' has officially come to an end, it seemed churlish not to squeeze in one more zombie related post to mark 'All Hallows' Eve', especially when you consider my choice of miniatures for the post.


These two are from 'Grekwood Miniatures', which have a wonderfully entertaining range of Zombies that just love to dress up!  I had hoped to get all four of the costumed cadavers that I'd ordered done for the day, but sadly 'stuff' conspired to reduce my tally by half.


That said, I couldn't resist just a little conversion to the chap in the'Mummy' costume by adding a trailing bandage, fashioned from a strip of masking tape; in addition the 'Ghost' was pinned to a rather splendid 'Fenris Games' base to tie in with my other shufflers.


I have to say that they were a delight to work on, requiring only the minimal of cleaning up; this coupled with outstanding customer service means that I will no doubt be back to pick up some more before too long.


So once again Halloween sees yours truly wrist deep in pumpkin flesh as I try to fashion something 'spooky' on the front of the 'Saintly Mrs Awdry's' squash (see above for this year's effort) in readiness for tonight's ceaseless door knocking by the ferrel children of the village.   That said, my willingness to embrace this tradition, so highly regarded by our American brethren, is a small price to pay if it means I can smuggle chocolate 'contraband' into Awdry Towers - 

Trick or Treat?

45 comments:

  1. Very nicely painted figures. And a nicely carved pumpkin as well.

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    1. Thank you Clint, the pumpkin has got quite a bit of attention tonight!

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  2. Nice work on these.. I really miss not having Halloween while in Turkey.. Nice little conversion on the mummy though.. really works there!

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    1. Thank you so much Mr Lee, it might prove to be quiet night here as now pouring with rain!

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  3. The ghost zombie really fits on that base well, and ties in nicely with your Jack 'o lantern! Nice work all around.

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  4. Great figures again. I dislike Halloween

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian, never was a fan myself, but it is done nicely in the village with parents supervising at all times.

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  5. Hola
    Magnificas minis molan un montón
    Y feliz Halloween
    un saludo

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    1. Thank you J.D. have a good evening too.

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  6. The Zed dressed in a sheet, of all the shamblers, is my favorite. You might suggest to him that stepping off a curb with a sheet over one's head might get him injured by a high-speed passing motor vehicle.

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    1. Thank you Jay, not sure road safety is top of his list tonight - more fool him.

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  7. Those are fantastic, Michael. Good luck with the Halloween excitements this evening!

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    1. Thank you Sir, been a busy night so far - I'm looking at the diminishing pile of chocolate aghast!

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  8. I like the sheet guy too, lovely models and great painting as usual Michael!

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  9. Great paint Michael , and Happy Halloween
    Cheers

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  10. Fabulous work... even if their clothes seems a little worn ...Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thank you Phil and was definitely going for the tatty look.

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  11. Inspiring work! Those Z's are absolutely superb.

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  12. Great figures and excellently painted, Michael!

    Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thank you Stefan and a Happy Halloween to you too.

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  13. Spook-tacular work Michael! Happy Halloween!

    Mmmmmmm, chocolate...

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    1. Thank you Sir, but the pesky children are going through the chocolate like there is no tomorrow!

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  14. Lovely work! I'm not answering the door for these fellows. And Happy Halloween to you!

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    1. Thank you Monty and a Happy Halloween to you too.

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  15. Happy Halloween! Those are great if seasonal zombies. I've never heard of this range thanks for pointing it out to me. I hope your evening is enjoyable.

    Rob

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    1. Thank you Rob and a Happy Halloween to you too. Definitely going to have to get some more of these.

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  16. Makes my pumpkin effort look very lame in comparison.

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    1. Thank you my good man, but it has attracted a lot of attention and as a result my chocolate stash has taken a hit!

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  17. Wow that is a blooming great carved pumpkin there Michael and the I love the figures

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  18. Great paint jobs. Carl has done a fab job with this latest set of rotters he's done.

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  19. Fine work Michael, well done!

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  20. All of it great including the pumpkin!

    Christopher

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  21. Those are a worthy addition! Great custom work with the extended mummy wrap. Best, Dean

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  22. Well done Michael. Quirky minis. Totally unaware of this manufacturer til now. Thanks for the heads-up.

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  23. Once again Michael, great painting on your ever expanding collection of funnies.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  24. Great painted figures! Like them!

    Greetings
    Peter

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