Friday, 28 October 2016

Mir Ghouls

Zomtober 2016 - post#6
This is my last scheduled post for 'Zomtober 2016' and I must start by thanking all my fellow contributors for their mutual support and appreciation.  It has been another great year and wonderful to see so many undead miniatures shuffling of their respective painting tables.  A special mention should, of course, go to Leon, Rob and Simon whose original collaboration and coordination has made the event what it is - thank you!    
These unusual offerings are hapless zombie Cosmonauts from the Mir Space Station and were bought from 'Black Army Productions'.  One of those, 'Oh go on then', purchases as I was actually trying to track down a suitable Solomon Kane miniature for my 'Moon of Skulls' project when I came across them.  Never one to leave a shopping basket half empty they were added on a whim and have subsequently sat and waited for their turn on the table.
Having now finished them, I'm wondering if I missed a trick with these and perhaps they should have been based as if they were still abound the Space Station, destined to spend their time as zero gravity zombies - Zeds in Space perhaps?
So that's me done for another year, but I hope to have a sneaky Halloween post for Monday and a group shot of this year's miniatures if all goes to plan, but I shall need to tackle a couple more chores from the 'to do' list before the 'Saintly Mrs. Awdry' grants me some more hobby time! 



60 comments:

  1. Grand job on a pair of lovely figs!

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  2. What an odd miniature set Michael. Not sure what game they could find use in, perhaps an alternative-reality romp through a space station? Remnants of an original crew for Spacehulk? Regardless, nicely done & congrats on completing another year of Zombtober!

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    1. Thank you Terry, love the spacehulk idea.

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  3. What do they do in space if they get hungry?

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    1. Good question, I wonder if that is why one of them is missing an arm?

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  4. They are awesome Michael, and a wonderful concluding entry to another splendid Zomtober. Probably my fave zeds of yours for this year :-)

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    1. Well that is a lovely thing to say, thank you Simon.

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  5. Great job. Makes the minis look much better than the paint job on the companies webstore which lack a lot of detail. Makes me take a second look at their stuff.

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    1. Thank you Derek, they required very little in the way of preparation too.

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  6. Hilarious - great brushwork!

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  7. Excellent figures and top brush work yet again. Another great Zomtober.

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    1. Thank you Dan, I have today that I have really enjoyed this year.

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  8. Unusual and wonderful Michael!

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  9. It looks like they had a rough time up on Mir!

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    1. I don't think they are rushing back. :)

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  10. Great figs Michael, unusual sure but just fab!

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  11. Once again an amazing output for Zomtober!!

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    1. Thank you so much, it has been a great year.

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  12. Brilliant minis and brilliant paintwork on them. Maximum kudos Mr. Awdry. :)

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  13. Always nice to follow your zombtober posts, cracking figures as always

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    1. Thank you Andrew, loved this year particularly.

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  14. Great painting, Michael! Zomtober is always a treat, thanks to your blog. I'm wondering, is there anything that hasn't been made into a Zombie figure? ;-)

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    1. Thank you Monty, I'm sure there must be something out there that has yet to be zombified, but not sure what it might be? ;)

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  15. Three cheers for Zeds in space. I have some 7TV Astronauts yry not to get me side tracked in enthusiasm.
    "In space no one can hear you... NOM NOM NOM!"

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    1. Well that's just brilliant Clint, what a great idea.

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  16. Excellent work Michael! Granted they may be a bit off but I'm certain you'll come up with one explanation or other as to why they're shambling around the neighborhood instead of their space station. A Halloween party where nobody recognized the Z in their midst maybe?

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  17. Great stuff, love the colour on the space suits

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  18. Awesome work. But would they have turned into zombies being in a sealed environment?

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    1. I suppose it depends what they brought back from their space walk.

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  19. Those are brilliant! Love the suit colours, and can see these going well if pitted against Crooked Dice's astronauts in a game.

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    1. Thank you Roy, definitely need to check out the Crooked `d`ice astronauts.

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  20. Hola
    Extrañas y interesantes figuras
    tenían que estar vagando por el espacio echos unos zombies
    un saludo

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    1. Thank you J.D. I do enjoy finding interesting miniatures.

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  21. They'd work excellent at the start of a zombie campaign, as they clamber out of the capsule on the return to earth. Who knows what manner of mysterious cosmic energies they've been exposed to?

    The figures look excellent as ever.

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    1. Thank you Kieron and another great idea.

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  22. What a fun idea for miniatures. Well done Michael!

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  23. Beautiful painting as with all your entries this year. I love those mini's they just went to the top of my zombie shopping list.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thank you Roger, lots of other interesting stuff on their website too, have fun!

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  24. Great job Michael - maybe this is what happens to all those lost Moongrunts :-)
    Another triumph of a Zombtober!

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  25. These are wonderful, Michael. They remind me of a kind of lost-in-1972 Soviet missing space ship of the "Solaris" type, albeit one infected with the zombie virus. Maybe this is how the zombie virus first spread to earth - another evil commie plot!

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  26. Great looking minis once again Michael! Very nice and unique sculpts as well. You sure do seem to have a knack for finding some suitably weird looking minis

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  27. Very interesting pair of zombies. Excellent brushwork, Michael.

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  28. Shame that there's no Dog-cosmonaut to go with them. :)

    I think they look just fine as is. At least this way they'll mix in all the better with the rest of your zed collection.

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  29. Again the colour combinations really 'pop'. Skin tone used is spot on too.

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