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1:35 Zombie Apocalypse Diorama
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 09:00 PM UTC
Hi all,

Just a quick background on me, I started out my modelling in the Games workshop realm at the 28mm scale but instead of playing the games I found I more enjoyed the painting and modelling aspect so I had made a few warhammer 40k dios. been out of the game for a few years but got the itch again recently and been pondering what I could do, so I figured I had been watching the walking dead recently and so I might try doing a 1:35 zombie dio. I found an old Tamiya m113 Vietnam kit that I never got around to finishing and thought that some of the figures would make some good zombies and victims. I have made some rough plans for what I am looking to make and I have made some progression on a few of the figures, hope you like them.

Just a note this is my first time Blogging and also using green stuff so please be nice

oh and once I figure out how to post pictures I will show my progression so far.

Allan
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 09:51 PM UTC
ok here are some pics of my first figure. This was the crew commander from a Tamyia M113 Veitnam kit. I trimmed off his helmet and I sculpted some hair and a beard on him and repositioned his arms and borrowed an arm from another figure. I also splayed his fingers apart to make them look like he is clawing.

This is my first ever attempt on doing hair and beards with Citadel "Green stuff". I was pretty pleased with the results but I think he might have a bit too much hair on top.









So Waddya reckon?

Allan
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:13 PM UTC
And a couple with the undercoat on





Allan
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:34 PM UTC
Welcome to the Kitmaker family Allan, great to have more Aussie content as well!

Nice work so far on the figure, looking forward to seeing this dio unfold, so please post lots of progress shots.

Where in Aus are you?

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 11:21 PM UTC
Hi Damian,

Thanks for the welcome, I am up in brissie.

I thought I should also say what my plans are for the layout of the diorama. I am thinking of having a couple of "survivors" scouting out a derelict service station with a couple of zombies wandering around. My aim isn't to focus so much the content but more the quality of the diorama so if I were to leave the figures out you would just admire the diorama just for what it is.

I should also mention that I have a bit of background in model railroading and terrain building as well so I do like details .

Here are a couple of more progress pics for another zombie and a Victim.















And here is a little test at making a frame for the building.



Allan
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Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 02:34 PM UTC
the crew commander green hair is outstanding. That is very good sculpting. We're watching this Blog closely




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Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 09:14 PM UTC
Thanks for the kind words KoSprueOne.

I have made a rough plan for the outside of the service station. The colours are temporary I will decide on the final colours when I make the actual building. When complete the roof will be removable and you will be able to see the interior.



Allan
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Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 11:02 PM UTC
Love the idea, Two fave's here modelling and the Walking Dead. I too started out with War hammer. The Figures look good, keep up the work. Will be watching, learning and hopefully helping you? Nice one
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 09:31 PM UTC
Very nice :-) Looking forward to the end result :-)

I think alot of people started with Warhammer!!

I too am in very deeply with all things zombie, I donīt build any dioramas, I play skirmish wargames with 1/35 scale zombies and survivors and Iīm always on the lookout for good ideas.

Keep up the good work

Toni
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 09:38 PM UTC
I donīt want to hijack the thread, but here is one of my survivors.



Toni
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:33 PM UTC
[quote]I donīt want to hijack the thread, but here is one of my survivors.


Hi Tony,
That looks great, I welcome anything related to this as they just add to any ideas that are floating around.

I am currently in the middle of painting my first zombie figure, not too bad so far, mainly just base colours on at the moment







and here is a progression of another zombie who getting disturbed while having a snack...



and Dr Pepper anyone??



Also I'm trying to come up with some ideas for replicating some laminate flooring for inside the service station, so far I am thinking of finding a picture online and shrinking it down and printing it out, any ideas welcome.

Allan
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:49 PM UTC
Allan,

very cool :-) I do like your "fast food" guy....

And your zombie looks like Kurt Russell from the film "The Thing"...

Thatīs what I did with my flooring, very easy and quick.



Toni
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:05 AM UTC
I love all things Zombie too, Walking Dead just so good. Toni like your survivor. This is turning into a great thread. Never thought about it, but hair does still grow when you die AAAARRRRR Zombie Barber anyone! Keep it up. Cheers G
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:43 AM UTC
Rum4wd - Excellent looking figure progress. Great guts!

NotYetDead - good work on that figure. And the printed floors and walls are a great idea




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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 07:30 PM UTC
Hi all,

So not a lot has been done in the last week but I have made some progression.

Here is a couple of the snacking zombie and his victim, definitely not finished yet and my phones camera doesn't do them any justice but oh well.





Also I have started work on some of the fittings for inside the service station.

I have made a magazine rack



and some shelving





I now finally have my base for the dio, and now doing some planning of the layout of the interior of the service station and where I am going to place it on the board.



I have been trying to find some furniture and fittings for the shop and office but I haven't really found much out there. I don't really want to have to try to scratch build everything but I will probably do most as I am on a budget. My main concern at the moment is sourcing a couple of toilets and wash basins for the bathrooms. I have seen the Vanderlin European bathroom set but I don't want to spend over $60 plus postage just for a couple of toilets and sinks, any suggestions?

hope your all enjoying it so far.

Allan
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 08:03 PM UTC
This great dio /thread might give you a thousand ideas

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=170525&ord=&page=6

This guys sells heaps of stuff sometimes

http://www.ebay.com/sch/printedkits/m.html?item=221528736243&hash=item33942441f3&pt=Model_Kit_US&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562
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Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:07 AM UTC
Hi Aallan have you checked this out http://www.nyd-miniatures.com/epages/64700104.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=Categories by the way love the guy's guts really gorey!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 - 09:18 PM UTC
Hey zombie lovers I haven't made a large progress but I did receive my pickup for the diorama.

ryally - yeah that dio is one of the inspirations that got me started on this.

bizzychicken - I have chatted to tony fron not yet dead, they look great and I am thinking of maybe getting one or two of the survivors(if the missus lets me spend the money )


I got the Meng Pickup with accessories, and I tell you it is a fantastic kit. the guy that comes witht the kit is going to be one of my survivors. I tossed with the idea of making a modified survivalist vehicle and add plates welded on and spikes etc. but I thought about and would you really waste those resources in that world, I think I would more likely use then toss. there would be vehicles everywhere but whether they all still run is another question, but anyway its what I have decided to go with. here are a few pics of what I have done so far.









I am also scratch building a dumpster for the side of the workshop




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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 10:49 PM UTC
Love it
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Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 05:57 PM UTC
Keep going Allan, looking good :-)
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Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:18 PM UTC
Thanks for the positive comments guys

here are some pics of the dumpster basically finished. I am going to put some little details like a company name and a register number or something oh and some rust and dust...






I hope to start work on the base and building this weekend. this is where the tough parts will be.

Allan
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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 02:58 PM UTC
I'm liken' that dumpster a lot !




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Posted: Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 08:37 AM UTC
Simply amazing skills you have there. Very well done!
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Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 11:55 PM UTC
Hi all, It's been a while since I've done a post, it's funny how you get caught up in other things anyway, so I haven't made a start on the base just yet still waiting for a little funding but I have been working on the dumpster and some other accessories to put around the dio.

Firstly I wanted to have a LPG tank so I found an old HO guage fuel carriage from my train set and thought it fitted the part so went about cutting and rusting the tank to make it look weathered and it turned out pretty well I think.





Here's a few accessories:

Another of the dumpster:

a pallet:


I have started on my first survivor, the figure came from the Meng Pickup kit and is usually positioned holding a rifle but I didn't want this for my dio as I wanted my Survivors using mainly melee weapons. Also I am giving each character a mini backstory too as I think it helps with evolving the story of the dio, this guy is really cocky and thinks is is the be all, end all, he is going to be standing next to the pickup holding a beer while having a smoke and leaning on his weapon of choice, a beat up shovel.



I haven't thought of other survivors yet and it might be a little while as I wait for the funds to build up a bit but I would like at least another 2 survivors.

I have also started working on the fuel bowsers. I looked and looked for modern bowsers but couldn't find any. I found ww2 era ones but I knew for budget reasons I was prob going to have to scratch them. I was lucky enough to come across this site: http://www.carrera4fun.de/4_gebaeude/TankNLtexel.htm it is a site for paper craft for scale electric sets and you get the PDF and print them out. This fuel bowser was basically the perfect scale so I started making one out of plasticard and it looks great.


So that's it for the moment keep up with the kind comments it makes the build feel worth while knowing there are people appreciating it working full time and having 2 young kids doesn't give me a lot of time but I try to make time.

also any ideas let them rip I love working with fresh perspectives.

Cheers Allan
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Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 06:13 PM UTC
Allan, this is all looking good :-)

You have been quite busy!!

Keep it up almost there!!

Toni