Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Looking for Love in Alderaan Places.

Zomtober 2016 - post#2
'Zomtober 2016' is off to a flying start with some wonderful examples already posted across the many splendid blogs of my fellow contributors.  Having progressed a little further along with my first post that I thought I would last weekend, I am now in the fortunate position of being able to submit a sneaky midweek post - how I spoil you!  This, then, is a Zombicide Kickstarter exclusive V.I.P.*,  a Princess Leia cosplayer.  
*Very Infected Person
Being somewhat of a Star Wars geek devotee, this cracking little plastic miniature got bumped up the painting queue, but was a little more challenging than I had initially thought.  Although the plastic was reassuringly firm, not too flexible, some of the detail seemed to be lost around the face.  I couldn’t decide if this was intentional, as a wound, or just poor casting?  In the end, some liberally applied gore helped to cover my uncertainty and the final result was pretty close to what I had hoped for.
With the Princess slowly shuffling off the table, chain clanking as she goes, I am hopeful that I will have a couple of survivors, again inspired by the silver screen, to join the fray at the weekend.  Until then I just had to share this image by Joe Wight from the 'Graphic Lab'; not only a fabulous Return of the Jedi pun, but a timely reminder that The Walking Dead will return to our television screens on the 24th October here in the United Kingdom - Oh Lucille, what have you done? 

75 comments:

  1. She looks amazing. This is what I love about zomtober, all the daft stuff that gets pulled out.

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    1. And now that song is in my head. Thanks!

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    2. Oops! Sorry Mike, but thank you for you kind comment.

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  2. genius, although I'm about to commit heresy. I don't like Star Wars, even as a 10 year old boy in 1977 when I saw it on the pictures I didn't like it and I don't like the other 6 either. Which is odd cos I love Sci Fi movies. Think it's because the script is bobbins.

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  3. Worth a visit today just for the title of the post mate :-)

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    1. Thank you, but not entirely sure I can claim originality on that one, made me chuckle though.

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  4. A very gruesome Princess Leia

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    1. She certainly looks fed up at having to wear her costume out again.

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  5. Fabulous! Zombie Slave Girl Leia [cosplayer]! How inspired! :)

    Great painting m'Lord :)

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  6. I don't know which is better. The pun in the title, or your paint job. Both are very good, to my mind.

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    1. Thank you so much, wish I could claim the pun as my own.

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  7. Very very nice stuff, Obi Wan Kenobawdry ;-)

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    1. Flattery will get you everywhere, thank you.

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  8. Another great addition to your zombie horde! Hadn't actually realized it's a slave Leia cosplayers :) Somehow I always took the model for a zombified stripper or what not.

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    1. Thank you Samuli and glad to have helped, although she would make a good exotic dancer too!

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  9. You win a million internet points for the title of this post alone. Bravo sir!

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    1. It was worth the hours scouring the internet for that comment alone, thank you.

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  10. Another splendid addition. Really nice.

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  11. BEST... TITLE... EVER.

    Fantastic looking miniature, Michael.

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  12. hahahahaha Love the title to the post - Brilliant!!

    Love the meme at the end too tee hee! looking forward to the return of TWD indeed
    oh and its a great fig too......
    ;-P

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    1. Thank you Andy, the 24th can't come quickly enough!

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  13. Brilliant! (go on you still would, wouldn't you? No? perhaps not then).

    Cheers Roger.

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  14. Uncomfortably good Sir :-)

    Ian

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  15. Exceptional Michael! Having just met Carrie Fisher adds to the enjoyment. I see your adding to your bases now too Kudo's

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    1. Thank you Terry, I would love to do more to the bases, but happy with this one.

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  16. Wow! What a great fig...and wonderfully painted!

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  17. That is nice! Having spent the past weekend at Archon 40 SF/Fantasy convention I saw plenty of Princess Leia cosplayers.

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  18. Excellent work on a very cool mini. :)

    Now, we have to do something about being too prolific in the Zomtober rules! :P

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    1. Thank you, not sure about being too prolific, but when you're on a roll you just have to go with it. :)

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  19. She;s a looka that's for sure!

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    1. I'm starting to worry about you Ray. :D

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  20. What a lovely wench thou bestowest upon us.

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  21. I sawwwhat you did there...."Alderaan"- ha!
    Interesting min, but imo a strange sculp, your brushwork though saves it.

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    1. Thank you Joe, I don't think she would have got painted if it hadn't been for the Star Wars connection.

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  22. If she is not careful, she might trip over the bricks on the ground and hurt herself!

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    1. Those bricks play havoc with your nail varnish apparently.

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  23. Looking good Michael! And very punny... ;)

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  24. Excellent work Michael! As a Star Wars fan myself I really appreciate your take on her. As always with your Z's I really dig the suitably rotten tone of her skin. Due to real life issues (tm) I unfortunately had to miss out... again.

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    1. Thank you Nick, maybe one year we will have you onboard.

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  25. Her skin and your reds make this zombie shine! Looking forward to more.

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  26. Yikes, the thoughts of zombie Ewoks (or Jabba the Hutt!) are making my brain turn over.

    Have you ever read "Night of the Living Trekkies", or seen the short but rather brilliant trailer video for that book? I've often thought about running a zombie game set in a SciFi convention; this figure would work well in such a setting :-) .

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    1. I loved "Night of the Living Trekkies", fabulous fun and what a great idea for a game setting.

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  27. In what other hobby would you find something as wonderfully messed up as this? And a particularlyrics beautiful paint job, Michael. X

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    1. Thank you so much Jez, it really is the most wholesome of hobbies. ;)

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  28. That post title ..... speechless (in a good funny way!).
    Ending with an equally funny pic you found.
    AND sandwiched in between is your excellent paint job yet again!

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  29. Nicely done. One of the things that puts me off buying Zombicide, is the constant feeling that I'd have of having missed out on funky little things like this.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean, I always wanted the Basil Fawlty character from the first series, but certainly not willing to spend silly money for a piece of plastic.

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  30. Zombie Leia hits all the right bells. So well painted - how do I not own one of these lovely sculpts myself???

    I have the Ewok design on a t-shirt. It gets some very fun comments. :)

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