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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 04:31 AM UTC
I wanted to make a diorama of a scene of this great movie but i wanted to ask how i can make Zombie-figures and so on
thx for help!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 04:37 AM UTC
Heh heh - this thread caught my eye - what a cool idea!

Everyone could put Gordy's new skeleton figure to some great use here!

Gunnie
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 05:02 AM UTC
I've tried this years ago- back in the mid- 80's. At the time I used soldiers- probably from a Tamiya kit. No modifications to poses, my skills were not that good back then.
As I recall I used an xacto blade to scrap and gouge plastic from arms and face. Very rudimentary, be interesting to try it again- now that I have increased my modeling skills.
Wow, this topic brings back memories...

The actual quote is -
When's theres no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth.

Interested to see what you work on- please keep us posted!!!

Peter

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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 05:04 AM UTC
The difficult part will be modifying uniforms to civilian clothes. Pale down your flesh , remember these guys "are dead. They're all #%*&ed up!" Next, you'll want to add nasty wounds, but not head shots, since they be doubly dead. As you modify the clothes, you should have some parts torn and bloodied. Then, you get gruesome, as Romero did. The figures should be carrying/gnawing on body parts and entrails.
If you show thyis, you're gonna get quite the reaction form people! #:-)
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 05:18 AM UTC
lol thx to the quote i saw only the german version and translated it
I think i build the guy with the ss helmet and the tommy gun who is surrounded by zombies outside or at the end on the roof, dont know
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 05:21 AM UTC
Any beginner painter can get that zombie look easy! Paint in the whites of the eyes in white, add a big dot of a pupil, and use a flesh color right out out of the bottle with a little white!

Seriously, that's a cool idea, and I'd go with some grey to the flesh colors, and lots of messed up clothes, missing parts etc. As I recall from that fine film, they'd keep coming even if missing an arm, leg etc.

I haven't seen that movie in years...

Cheers
Andy
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 05:21 AM UTC
Its a lot of work with the clothes and so on but the dio would quite rock
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 12:15 PM UTC
They are reshooting this movie in Toronto as we speak. My buddy works security on the shoot location. I think he said Sarah Polly is in it and I can't remember who the male lead is. Sounds like they are spending some bucks on it though so maybe it will be good.

HastyP
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 03:28 PM UTC

Quoted Text

They are reshooting this movie in Toronto as we speak.



George Romero DEFINED zombies in 1968 and made them in color 10 years later. Can't we leave perfection alone? #:-)
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 07:28 PM UTC
games work shop stocks zombies maybe they are small but in large numbers it still would be cool
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 08:18 PM UTC
man ive got all movies with zombies in it including braindead and premutheus (Nice german zombie-Nazi-War-Splatter Film) and ive got to say that zombie movies are best hoorrer-movies ever
p.s.: I like the professor in zombie 2
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 08:51 PM UTC
Cool idea....
To make torn clothing, take a few TEA BAGs, get rid of the stuff inside, make a mixture of white glue and water, dip the paper in, apply on your zombie. It will rock. Instantly.
Gore, guts and other yucky stuff:
Mix appropriate particles with white glue or CA glue. Apply on the model. Let dry. Paint & drybrush, keep the blood tones dark. If the wound is fresh, apply clear varnish.
For gaping, slimy wounds you might want to try rubber cement. With some practising you can make it work.

I think Joe Blasco told once that he always adds dark green in his fake blood. Zombie blood might be almost black.

This is what I´d try. With the tea bag technique you might be able to cover the parts of a soldier figure that would otherwise need modification.
Oh yes, and watch the excellent Danny Boyle movie "28 days later"!



Have fun,

Toni
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 09:13 PM UTC
hey, thx for the grat ideas!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 10:43 AM UTC
I think this could also be a campaign verlinden does a range of dead stuff wether it be skeletons with swords or the zombadier or the vamp busts from the ACW period would be a nice change :-)
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 11:54 AM UTC
how about a zombie-movies-dio-campaign ?
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Posted: Friday, January 02, 2004 - 07:09 AM UTC
WWII era civilian figures in resin are available but can get expensive. Preiser makes a set of 54mm 'Academic' figures, both male and female, but they are nude!! and would need to be dressed, if neccessary.
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Posted: Friday, January 02, 2004 - 09:45 AM UTC
I think zombi figures can be easy to convert,it is hard to find reference photos
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Posted: Friday, January 02, 2004 - 01:09 PM UTC
How about a 'Dawn of the Dead' scenario on a military base with the live survivors behind a sandbag barricade armed with auto weapons trying to drive off dozens of army zombies. Stock Dragon and Tamiya figures can be used with only little conversion ie. torn clothing, missing limbs, etc. The amount of gore is optional. Picture this: a half-dozen survivors in a circle in the middle of the diorama surrounded by the masses of advancing zombies.