Sunday, 11 October 2015

Mr. Tambourine Man

Zomtober 2015 - post#3

Week two of Zomtober already, where does the time go?  It has been wonderful to see many new contributors to this year's autumnal anarchy; for a full list do pop along to Simon Quinton's, 'Brummie's Wargaming Blog'.  A work commitment on Saturday has meant that I haven't had as much time this weekend to finish this post off as well as I would have liked.  That said it has been great to work on another of my 'Studio Miniatures' Kickstarter models, this week a Hare Krishna zombie.


Perhaps not as strange as it sounds as devotees of Mr. Romero's 1978 masterpiece, 'Dawn of the Dead', will not doubt recognise 'Studio Miniatures' homage to one of the legion of undead stars.  Interestingly, I had initially painted this one in more natural skin tones, but then watching the scene again decided to try an match the bluish tinge that the makeup department had lavished on this poor unfortunate - I may have slightly overdone it!


A wonderfully original sculpt to work on and one more to the tally, so off now to see what everyone else has managed to get down today, but not before I set up my generic satellite receiving hard disk to record Season 6 of the Walking Dead that starts tomorrow here in Old Blighty!

56 comments:

  1. Thay is absolutely spot on!

    Love it!

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  2. Superb! These Studio Miniatures really are full of character!

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    1. Thank you Gordon, I am thrilled with them and I hope to get a couple more done before the end of the month.

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  3. Another wonderful piece of Zedness direct from Awdry Towers, Michael. Just full of character. I really must pay "Studio Miniatures" a visit one day. My only worry being that I'll be like a child in a sweetshop as a result ;-)

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    1. Thank you Simon. I've noticed that they have a couple of the new survivors on the website, I think the zeds will follow shortly,

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  4. Great work on a quite inventive miniature Michael. The orange of his robe contrasts nicely with his blue skin.

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    1. Thank you Nick, I think the blue is a little over the top, but it was such a great miniature to add to the collection.

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    2. Well, it might be a little 'intense' but the contrast these two colours create is really nice nonetheless.

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  5. A mini I love and which I think you have done a tremendous job with. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, he is such a fabulous sculpt.

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  6. Awesome job Sir Michael. A devotee such as myself definitely recognises the homage. Your paint really brings him to un-life. If anything he's not blue enough!

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    1. Thank you Bob, I was worried by the colour, but ultimately happy with how he turned out.

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  7. Wonderful job as usual, great piece!

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  8. I'm absolutely loving your Zombtober entries. It's been so long wince I've seen Dawn of the Dead, I should sit down and watch it again. I'm very excited about the premiere of Season 6 of the Walking Dead, we'll be watching it tonight. I love both the graphic novel and the tv series.

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    1. Thank you Sean, it is always a fun month and a great incentive to get things shuffling off the painting table.

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  9. An unusual figure that doesn't necessarily have to be a zombie - unless he's taking part in Zomtober. Lovely work, Michael. Have you seen Knights of Dice Sentry City MDF art deco buildings yet? Very Gotham and they're offering free worldwide shipping if you place an order before 7th November. Worth a look...

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    1. My word, just been to have a look at Knights of Dice stuff, very nice indeed!

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  10. You know, he could almost be used as a Star Trek alien exactly as he is :-) ! Especially the original series...

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  11. Hare Krishna...Brains!
    Hare Krishna...Brains!
    Hare Rama...Brains!
    Rama Krishna...Brains!

    Nice work Lord Michael :)

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  12. Wonderful Michael I truly love it

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  13. Nicely done once again Michael, & another interesting Zombie model! I will certainly have to keep my eyes peeled if/when they do another kickstarter. I to am looking forward to the new season of Walking Dead, they have been playing the entire series since Monday, so I will be able to catch up on a couple of last seasons episodes whilst enjoying our Thanksgiving Dinner!

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    1. Thank you Terry, I have been really impressed with Studio Miniatures and their creativity. Looking forward to receiving my Medieval Mayhem pledge.

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  14. I was just about to echo Tamsins word! Packed full of character, it makes you want several all with different shoes all standing together!

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    1. Thank you Clint, having a long line of them would be brilliant!

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  15. Excellent choice of subject again! And very well done as well. Great job!

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    1. Thank you, certainly an unusual choice for a miniature, but one I'm glad to have in the collection.

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  16. I bet he's been TANGOED!
    Looking good Michael.

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  17. He he - top marks mate - fantastic. Makes one think of a pumpkin - in a good way ;-)

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  18. Very impressive - any more to do as a little troop might look good !

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  19. NOT what I expected to be viewing over my cornflakes this morning!

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  20. Outstanding, Michael. The title suggested that a zombie Bob Dylan might follow, but this is far better.

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  21. A great rendition from the classic cult film. That blue skin is really nice looking.

    I've been painting the music room today and needed to have some fun before I went to sleep, so I popped in to see your entry. Sorry I'm so late!

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  22. A very nice addition to your collection of undead.
    Well done, Sir!

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  23. A blue Hare Krishna zombie - hilarious!

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  24. Great work! I really like the orange robe.

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  25. Well done a very eerie looking Michael!

    Christopher

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  26. Very alien-like but a great homage

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  27. Creepy in a sixties "freek out" way. Peace out brother!

    Cheers Roger.

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  28. Great miniature and painting. I need to watch the movie again.
    Cheers, Karl

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  29. Another iconic character beautifully done sir well done!

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