Day of the Dead:Walker Horde

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While I am waiting for parts to arrive on my other dio I have started a new one :The walker horde.
I am using a mini art warehouse building being surrounded by walkers.
Got a few ideas up my sleeve so fingers crossed and hope you like the idea
 

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Nice idea looking forward to seeing it progress. How is the mini art diorama base? I bought this same one a few weeks ago is it good,?
 

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Nice idea looking forward to seeing it progress. How is the mini art diorama base? I bought this same one a few weeks ago is it good,?
Cheers Jack :the miniart kits are great kits and look fab but not easy to do,
Worth it in the long run and can look amazing as they do have great detail .
What you doing with your one
 

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Yeah I've had one before and found it a bit of a pain to do. Looked ok in the end but like you say was quite tricky. I am making a Stalingrad diorama with mine. Going to add that and a couple of other ruins and have a battle scene. Just doing the figures for it at the moment. Then will work on the scenery. Here are my figures IMG_3111.JPG
 

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Yeah I've had one before and found it a bit of a pain to do. Looked ok in the end but like you say was quite tricky. I am making a Stalingrad diorama with mine. Going to add that and a couple of other ruins and have a battle scene. Just doing the figures for it at the moment. Then will work on the scenery. Here are my figures View attachment 290757
Like the sound of that mate that will make a great scene and the figure looks brilliant
 
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the miniart kits are great kits and look fab but not easy to do
...and I thought they were the easiest vacuum formed models I've ever built?!

The trick is to use dissolved plastic in Tamiya extra thin as glue because it acts as a filler at the same time and it gives is loads of strength!
When my jars of Tamiya Extra Thin has only 1/3:rd left I put in as many bits of sprue it takes until it becomes a pretty thick liquid of "melted" plastic. It's more or less the only putty I'm using when modelling and for gluing vacuum formed pieces it's a real winner!

I think I've seen some really cool and scary zombie figures over at MAiM if I'm not mistaken? If you're after some custom figures that is?
They're a bit expensive though but they are very detailed.

Good luck with the diorama! I can't wait to see what you will come up with! :smiling3:
 

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...and I thought they were the easiest vacuum formed models I've ever built?!

The trick is to use dissolved plastic in Tamiya extra thin as glue because it acts as a filler at the same time and it gives is loads of strength!
When my jars of Tamiya Extra Thin has only 1/3:rd left I put in as many bits of sprue it takes until it becomes a pretty thick liquid of "melted" plastic. It's more or less the only putty I'm using when modelling and for gluing vacuum formed pieces it's a real winner!

I think I've seen some really cool and scary zombie figures over at MAiM if I'm not mistaken? If you're after some custom figures that is?
They're a bit expensive though but they are very detailed.

Good luck with the diorama! I can't wait to see what you will come up with! :smiling3:
Thanks for the fantastic advise really appreciate your time explaining and cheers for the great feedback.
Will take a look at MAIM although I do have a lot ready for painting.
 

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This is my first zombie of many hope you like him
That is a very nice figure and you've done a great job with him! Can imagine it's quite fun to paint zombies with all the blood and gore :D
 
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That isn't a very nice figure and you've done a great job with him! Can imagine it's quite fun to paint zombies with all the blood and gore :D
cheers Jack appreciate your kind feedback,loved painting this one just hope i put on enough blood on as i did not want to overkill it so was a bit cautious
 

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cheers Jack appreciate your kind feedback,loved painting this one just hope i put on enough blood on as i did not want to overkill it so was a bit cautious
Oh and sorry I just noticed my phone autocorrected my post....I tried to post this IS a nice figure not isn't lol have edited it now
 

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this one got my attention,as a lot know hear i,m a big zombie fan,as well and have
done a few dio,d as well,
do like your idea,and like the pick of building,your using as well,
very nice to see some have given advice with the miniart,and be a bit tricky first couple of times,:D
do try not dead let,the walking dead blind build bags,some very nice walkers,with a bit of looking
you can find a few brands of them,
will look forward deeing this one,
good luck,;)
 

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this one got my attention,as a lot know hear i,m a big zombie fan,as well and have
done a few dio,d as well,
do like your idea,and like the pick of building,your using as well,
very nice to see some have given advice with the miniart,and be a bit tricky first couple of times,:D
do try not dead let,the walking dead blind build bags,some very nice walkers,with a bit of looking
you can find a few brands of them,
will look forward deeing this one,
good luck,;)
Thanks Monica
I have seen your dioramas on zombies and they are fab,I got a few ideas I want to try out and it's my first ever zombie build so I will learn as I go but hope it turns out ok.
Will check out the figures and thank you for your kind feedback always appreciated
 

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Thanks Monica
I have seen your dioramas on zombies and they are fab,I got a few ideas I want to try out and it's my first ever zombie build so I will learn as I go but hope it turns out ok.
Will check out the figures and thank you for your kind feedback always appreciated
so glad that you do like them,and real appreciated,
just try it ,see how it looks and if so keep going with it,or rework the idea,
I do need to do one in memory,of George Romero,who passwd about 5mths back,and without him,
we would not have ,;)
 

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so glad that you do like them,and real appreciated,
just try it ,see how it looks and if so keep going with it,or rework the idea,
I do need to do one in memory,of George Romero,who passwd about 5mths back,and without him,
we would not have ,;)
like to see that when you start it,thanks again Monica appreciate it
 

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Hi just a little update,
Part of the wall section of the building being worked on at the minute and this is my progress so far obviously not finished yet.
 

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