Sunday, 6 October 2013

The Dead don't Dance!

Zomtober 2013 - post #1


I had been studiously ignoring the mournful groans emanating from the far corner of the painting queue until the call to arms that is 'Zomtober 2013'!  




  These two additions to my hoard of undead seemed to lack some of the character of the previous miniatures; at first glance the sculpts appeared confusing and unnecessarily fussy, but as the layers of paint were applied the individuality of each piece seemed to emerge.  Before long, I found myself, once again, overindulging with the paintjob for these shambling sacks of sorrowfulness, a now far too familiar trait!


Both from the wonderful 'Studio Miniatures' and I hope to have the final two completed by next week.  It would seem that the undead have risen in droves across the land and further afield so if you would like to see what the other collaborators are up to then click the 'Zomtober 2013' button at the top of the page.



55 comments:

  1. So disgusting...beautiful work!!

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  2. Fantastic work Michael. That first pic is just brilliant!

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    1. Thank you Simon, I just couldn't resist! ;)

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  3. "Aa aa aa aa, staying undead, staying undead..."

    Great work on the disco zombies Michael :)

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    1. I was thinking almost the same thing when I saw that first pic!

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    2. They're getting down - but they won't stay down!

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    3. Oh that is good Tamsin, wish I'd thought of that one!

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  4. Really like those (and I am a big fan of the Studio Minis metal zombies). Great stuff! :)

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    1. Thank you my good man, I really will have to get some more before too long.

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  5. Disco Zombies how cool Michael. Only 12 days to the next Series of Walking Dead :D

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    1. Thank you Pete, but don't mention series 4 as my copy of series 3 only arrived in the post the other day!

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  6. Disco Fever by Alice Cooper comes to mind.

    Cracking work

    Ian

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  7. And they said disco was dead...looks like it's 'Staying Alive'.

    Okay, I'll get my coat. Love the models though.

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  8. Oh, the horror... the horror... AND they're undead as well! Ghastly in their brilliance and brilliant in their ghastliness, Mr Awdry.

    Knock it up another decade and we can start the 'Thriller' references...

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    1. Thank you Sir, now somebody must do a thriller zombie, surely?

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  9. Very nice Sir M, love the disco effect!!

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    1. Thank you Ray, just one of those silly ideas that got stuck in there!

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  10. Very nice, they dance as good as I do :)

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    1. You and me both, not a skill I'm known for!

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  11. Very gross indeed! I love the sparkly effect. If the blonde could do a bit of a combover, she could find some fresh meat by the end of the night.

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    1. Thank you Monty, the poor girl is certainly having a bad head day!

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  12. If Zombies could ever dance, these are the ones. Those sparkles surely convey the "horror" of 70's Disco! Best, Ean

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    1. Thank you Dean, certainly bean to few horrific discos in my time!

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  13. Very nice. You have a fantastic collection of these... people; very nice.

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    1. Thank you Juan, far too many if the truth be told.

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  14. Do a litlle Dance, or well, maybe a little stumble, stagger and moan. nice zombies.

    ColKG

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  15. Greate paint work on the 1970´s disco king and queen!!!

    Seems like you can get the Zombies to dance with some help...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_87d4tT1tQ

    Best regards Michael

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    1. Thank you Michael as for that link - oh my goodness!

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  16. Super looking zombies! Careful on the dancing as they might fall apart!

    Christopher

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  17. Disco and zombies...... my mind is still trying to come to terms with this idea!
    Next time I want to see them in Loons, Kippur ties, flares and with Afros!

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    1. A truly unholy alliance I grant you, but just think, John Revolta in Staying Dead!

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  18. Good additions to your horde and you're right they do have character!

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    1. Thank you, slowly building up the numbers!

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  19. Damn nice shamblers there Michael!

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  20. Thank you Francis, just pleased to be painting again.

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  21. There are sparkly vampires now, why not sparkly zombies? Thank you Michael that will keep me behind locked doors for sure.

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    1. Always a plan! Just resist the temptation to dust off the flares.

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  22. "Eh, 'weetie...zawanta shambla' ith mee?"
    Funny, stuff, Sir. These two may be rotting away, but they still have their mojo rising .

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  23. Who said that the disco music was dead?? ;)
    Excellent work...

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  24. We can dance if we want to
    We can leave the dead behind
    Cause the dead don't dance
    And if they don't dance
    Well they're no friends of mine.

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  25. Looking good and dreadful Mr. Awdry!

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  26. This is just how visitors look like when they leave the Disco in the morning! Nothing special though! :-D
    Love the painting and teh special effect!

    Greetings
    Peter

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