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#1 Megazord_man

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:32 AM

Hi,

 

Finally I've made it back, a great deal later than I'd like but I got caught up painting a zombie dude that I had some difficulty with. There's a close up picture of him at the bottom.

 

However, I'm creating a VW van post apocalypse zombie killing machine. It's being built out of two different kits, using my favourite bits from each. It's making things a little more difficult than normal but I think it will be worth it in the long run.

There's been quite a lot of fettling to get everything to fit. Most isn't glued yet so some things are missing (like the dashboard) or are just wonky. However I'm starting to see where I want to go - I'm going to add some anti-zombie protection too.

 

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John

 



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:40 AM

Nice paint job on the Zombie !



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:48 AM

The Zombie scares me but, I love the bus.   :unsure:  :lol:



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

Alright, John, I'm gonna bust yer marbles!! LOL!!!  Where the HECK did you get the zombie dude???????????? Your V-dub's gonna be cool man!!



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:55 PM

Thanks guys! Lol, you would believe the problems I've had painting that zombie, parts of him have been repainted at least four times to get him to a point where I'm happy. He's from a company called Dark World Creations (they've recently released a couple of 2000ad figures too). http://www.darkworldcreations.com/

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:26 PM

A VW Bus with a minigun on it reminds me of the VW bus from back to the future with the Libyans in it.


Edited by Austin T, 14 March 2013 - 04:26 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:00 PM

Agreed, the zombie looks great. Nice paint work. I'll be watching for progress as both a post-apocalypse and Volkswagen enthusiast. 



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:53 AM

The zombie is bad A&&!  It was worth all the effort.  The Bus is going to be killer too  Keep us posted!



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:31 PM

That a nice build Derick, loving how you're putting it together. Here's my first two zombie vehicles.... jk_121124DSC_1826.jpgjk_121124DSC_1825.jpgjk_121124DSC_1822.jpg121102DSC_1727.jpg121102DSC_1719.jpg121102DSC_1704.jpg

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:04 PM


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That front end "cow catcher" is just about the coolest thing I've ever seen. 



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:32 PM

Cheers :) jk_121124DSC_1837.jpg

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:25 PM

Here's another update where things are starting to come together from a zooombie vehicle point of view ;)

 

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:14 AM

Dang John, you're doing some awesome work there!!  Photos are awesome too!!!  Thanks for the link to the zombies, blows my scratch-built ones out of the water!!!!!!



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:24 PM

I don't know, I'd enjoy painting your scratch built zombies, they're cool.

 

I'm trying to decide on a colour scheme - any thoughts?

 

I'm quite liking the light blue and still the orange (with cream).

 

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:05 PM

Orange, go with the orange. You're def a figure painter withy that zombie !

How did you do it? Is there a thread here that I missed? 



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:09 PM

Orange was my first choice too, then the pale blue and now finally the duck egg blue colour. I did do a wip on the zombie but its on a figure forum, you can read it here if you like. http://www.platoonbr...ss.1118/page-16

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:05 AM

They look awesome ! 



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:58 AM

The VW looks like its coming along great, the zombie looks like he had a couple of people for dinner and couldnt eat another foot. LOL Great job!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:37 AM

Many thanks :)

 

I've been busy over the last couple of evenings and things are progressing :)

 

Here's where I am today, what you're seeing is little more than a base coat, even the roof at this stage -

 

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:36 AM

Awesome work! I'm lovin it!