Wednesday, October 20, 2010
So here is survivor #5 - Leroy Brown and his faithful zombie killing pup, he is an Obelisk miniature, again, the miniature is full of character and its wonderfully sculpted, probably not anatomically correct but still an awesome miniature, there was minimal prep work involved as the cast was a little rough in the wrong places, it required some filing to get that smooth surface look, other than that no problems, with Leroy I decided to use him as a test subject for when my National guard turn up, so I practiced painting some Camo pattern on his pants, I think I did a statisfactory job on him, and it wasn't anywhere near as hard as what I thought it would be.
The Doberman is also an Obelisk miniature, nicely sculpted, the only problem I had with it was that its ears, to me, seemed a little weirdly sculpted, so I ended up filing and slightly reshaping them, small problem, minimal work, other than that the Doberman looks great and has a real presence.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I watched this movie the other day, not for the first time, and I thought I should post on it, this would have to be one of my favorite Zombie flicks of all time, top five easily, for me this movie had a lot in it off what I like in zombie flicks, set in a small quiet american town Leadville, Colorado, (the perfect setting for all Zombie flicks, in my opinion anyway), a military Bio-Hazardous accident plunges the small town into a zombie apocalypse, friends turn on friends even family turn on family. The zombies in this movie are excellent, there are the fast variety, Zombies that jump/ Leap on you, they run at you then run up the walls at you sideways, and then from there they switch down to a fast crawl at you upside down along the ceiling and then leap at you from the ceiling, its crazy shit ! There are also Smart zombies and even (would you Believe It) friendly zombies !?! WTF ? zombies with weapons, half bodied zombies, leader zombies you name it its in here ! the movie has other good points aswell, it attempts to tackle the typical scenarios, like you know, what do you do to infected family members or friends ? kill them ? or not ? what sort of person do you become when faced with death and danger ? this and other crucial scenarios are played out, along with the above mentioned the movie has the typical character types, like the shady/ weasal goverment types, the strong sacraficial military types, and even the fat lardie selfish types, but wait there is more, if cool character types isn't enough then the survivors get there hands on some nice gun hardware, and you better believe it, the zombie body count escalates exceptionally, the movies two big names are Mena Suvari and Ving Rhames, amongst other low key but familiar actors, overall the movie is very entertaining, well acted with minimal gore (which I prefer) and a lot of imagination injected, if you haven't seen it, then I definitely recommend it.
Friday, October 15, 2010
I managed to find this advertising billboard on Ebay the other week, I thought it would make a great addition to Small Town USA, I even found an applicable billboard poster to go on it !(poster was found on the internet), now I believe that it actually lights up aswell if I electronically hook it up, not bad, this will be usefuI for overall atmoshpere, construction wise the billboard is made of wood with the base made of metal sprayed black, the actual lights are of an aluminum type material with real miniature globes fitted. I must say that If I ever get to the finishing stages of this terrain between the billboard, the street lights and park lanterns I should easily be able to achieve a eerie dusk effect if I turn the room lights right down, now that would be pretty cool I think.