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Monday, 13 October 2014

Octzomber

OK I'm, not officially taking part in Zombtober, but coincidentally I was about to start on my next batch of figures, that included these eight zombies. They're are all plastics and are made from a mix of manufacturers' bits and pieces. I'm sure those of you who own any of the plastic zombie figures will be able to recognise their origins.
1st three front

All the bodies I've used are from Mantic zombies (the fantasy ones I believe) and the legs from mostly Wargames Factory zombie sets, though I have included one set of Mantic zombie legs on the female zombie.
It's nothing new of course, I've seen others do similar Frankenstein monsters from different kits.



1st three, boring back view
2nd batch

The heads were an assortment of Wargames Factory, Mantic and Studio Minis, with the single female's head from the W.F. Vixens set.





2nd batch rear view




They do vary in quality and size quite a bit and do look a bit strange on the 'wrong' torsos (as indeed do some of the torsos on the 'wrong' legs).









The final two both look a bit strange for many reasons, (not just the bad photograph).
The left hand zed just looks too animated for me, but it's probably due to the legs I've put him on (the mantic legs are all more squat-like).
The female, well, talking about squatting...

Still it's another eight zombies to add to my ever growing horde, bringing it close to about two hundred now, maybe I should take a head count ?



I'll take this opportunity to welcome my latest follower, Blaxkleric, whose blog Fantorical is well worth a look.
On the subject of blogs, I apologise if you have anything other than a straight-forward comment  box on your blog (atom, google+ etc), I'm very much a technophobe - I'm even reticent about replying when there is a 'captcha' request.
That's it then for this week except to say that as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.

34 comments:

  1. Nice work Joe :) Any additions to the horde are an excellent thing!

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    1. Thanks Brummie, I think I can truly call my collection of z's a horde now.

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  2. Your horde must be growing quite considerably now, Joe. Good for you! You can never have too few zombies!

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    1. Thanks Bryan, somewhere in the region of 200 now I think.

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  3. They all look good mate great additions

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  4. Many thanks for the shout out. Much appreciated. Some nice Undead additions there. When do we get to see the entire horde together :-)

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    1. I think I may have to re-arrange my storage, maybe then, but when my campaign progresses, there will be a lot in any downtown scenarios.

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  5. Some nice kitbashes there Joe.
    You can get some serious mileage out the various plastics this way.
    As Bryan said you can never have too many zombies.

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    1. Thanks Bob, nothing fancy but they were fairly quick to do/convert, but I won't be in a hurry to do any more (and Bryan is probably on commission).

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  6. Ha! Those are hands down the best you've done so far imo. They got a bit of "something" to them. I can't put the finger on it, but they look like a lot of fun.

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    1. As tehy're plastics, they're much easier to knock out in my style of "make-do"
      Rhanks Mattyoo

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  7. You can never have too many zombies! It must be quite a challenge to come up with 200 unique figures. These look great, the poses look very unnatural for a human but spot on for a zombie :-)

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    1. Thanks Paul, all the metal figures are unique to their respective manufacturers, it's just the plastics that are very samey (and of course the interminable amount of "Zombicide" figures around atm.

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  8. Excellent and they are of course truly original.

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    1. Thanks Michael nd \i guess they are original(ish)

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  9. I like these Joe I do agree that the Mantic zombies tend to be too animated for me but on the whole I think you did well with these combinations I even like the female zombie.

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    1. Thanks robert, I think the female is probably my favourite

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  10. Damn fine zeds, pal, and in my favorite medium.

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    1. Thanks Irqan, you missed out cheap too !

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  11. Well done conversions! I like the mix of animated and more static poses, it breaks up the look of a horde. Great stuff!

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    1. Thanks N667, I must admit some of the normal shambling arms-in-front poses can be boring and the more animated zeds do liven a horde up (as do a few armed ones too)

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  12. 200! That is epic and the 'mash-ups' look great!

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    1. Thanks ZA, my best estimate is 220 as of today with approximately 100 to go !

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  13. Good work. You could make "ragers" with the two last ones.

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    1. Thanks Shuby, good idea too for identitying ragers

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  14. Lots of good eye candy there!! Over 300!! now that is a horde....

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    1. Hi Toni, thanks and welcome. I may well get to 300 - someday !

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  15. Nice work kitbashing! I think they all look great as my personal belief is that zombies should look awkward!

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    1. Thanks Spider, nothing new and they'll mix in well, animated or not !

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  16. They look great. Diverse looking zombies are the essence of a good horde.

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    1. Thanks BC, they were a bit of an afterthiught as I was trying other plastics.

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