Monday, 31 October 2016

Happy Halloween!

Although my official entries for this year’s ‘Zomtober’ have been completed, I was keen to get one more post done this month to celebrate all Hallows Eve.  The inspiration for this came to me whilst setting about a large squash, with a ridiculously sharp knife!  Having removed all evidence of the pumpkin flesh from the kitchen sink, and checked to see that the requisite number of fingers and thumbs were still in place, I went in search of what I thought would be the perfect offering, a pumpkin headed scarecrow!    
As with my previous effort, ‘If I only had a brain’ this lovely piece of resin is produced by ‘Ristul’s Extraordinary Market’ and is available in the United Kingdom through the wonderful ‘Bad Squiddo Games’.
I followed the exact same process as before, cutting a piece of coir matting to form the field with the addition of another Ristul scenic element in the shape of the pumpkin.  All of this was fixed to a 30mm ‘Warbases’ MDF disc and given a suitably sombre paint job.
So having put away my Walking Dead toys for the moment, it seemed like a good opportunity to post a group photograph of my ‘Zomtober’ offerings and once again offer my congratulations to all my fellow contributors for making this another memorable year.

61 comments:

  1. Nice scarecrow..very "sleepy Hollow" Happy Halloween :-)
    A thought..there´s loads of survivor characters in Zombie films/Series..but are there any Zombie Characters ?.They could have fun names like; "Undead Dave", "Putrid Peter" "Rotting Rodger" "Ambling Arnold"

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    1. Thank you Paul and what a great idea, Shuffling Simon would have to be amongst them.

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  2. That'll keep the crows out of your field

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  3. I do like the figures you have painted.

    I just do not like Halloween.

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    1. Thank you Clint, I hope it wasn't too disruptive for you? You are certainly not alone.

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  4. Now that is definitely a 'treat'

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  5. Looks just great Micheal! I expected you to have something for Halloween and you didn't disappoint.:-)

    Christopher

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    1. Glad not to have disappointed you Christopher and many thanks.

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  6. Brilliant scarecrow and zombie crew!

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  7. Nice one Michael and happy Halloween to you too!

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    1. Thank you Sander, hope it went well for you too.

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  8. Wonderful! And a happy Halloween to you, sir!

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  9. Lovely stuff both your pumpkin king and your Zombtober offerings

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  10. Nice work! Suitably scary for the time of year.

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  11. That'll look great in with the fields. Enjoyed seeing all of your Zomtober offerings, wonderful painting across the board!

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    1. Thank you so much Brian, I was pleased to see them altogether like that.

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  12. Ace! A fitting punch line for this years Zomtober I'd say. Already looking forward to your offerings next year.

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    1. Thank you Nick, it is funny but I was just wondering what to do next year and remembered the horde of plastic that has only just arrived!

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  13. What a particularly nattily dressed scarecrow. With the bow tie and jacket, I would have been inclined to make it a dinner jacket. Hmmm, I just had an image of pumpkin-headed gangsters, sporting trilby and Tommy guns...Jackie Lantern and the Squash gang? *files for future reference*

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    1. A dinner jacket, now that is a good idea! I can see a diversion from the diversion coming up.

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  14. You say "another memorable year", but with this offering I thin you've made it even more memorable. Really hard to believe this chap is so small. (and just a real little bit scary)

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  15. Marvellous figure, and excellent basing - real eye candy!! Cheers, happy Halloween!!!

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  16. Great scarecrow base!Happy Halloween too!

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  17. That's some handy work Michael! Happy Halloween!

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  18. Nice addition to the terrain pieces Michael! This piece is certainly multi-theme!

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    1. Thank you Terry, certainly hope to see it used in a variety of places.

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  19. That's excellent. It would make a great objective marker, spawning point or source of evil of some sort. I have a couple of pumpkin heads knocking about...hmmm...

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  20. Wonderful! Well, except for the crows...

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    1. Hopefully there will not be too many of those now.

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  21. That is seriously cool, I've being thinking of doing something similar but I just don't seem to have the time!

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    1. Thank you, I know what you mean too, so many ideas, so little time.

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  22. Well done Michael. Very very nice work!

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  23. Cracking good stuff!
    Just looking at the group shot and I realised the 'female' mini's are some really nice sculpts. The plastics really standing up against the metal's quality, and bringing home to me just how good plastic minis are these days.

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    1. Thank you Roy and you are definitely right with regards to the sculpts. That said I do like the weight of a metal miniature.

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  24. Really nice as always Michael, I love the way you go to town on your bases, turning them into mini diorama's.

    Great output for the month too,

    Cheer's Roger.

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  25. Very nice addition to your collection. Well done!

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  26. My own Zomtober offering was both mediocre and meager in comparison to your own smashing efforts Michael.

    Very nicely done on an impressive group of fun and interesting minis! Until next year!

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  27. Great looking scarecrow and a fantastic display of colour mastery in that group photo.

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    (VIDEO) Have your ex CRAWLING back to you...?

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