Finally the competition has come to completion at the end of January here is some pics of it being built from well allsorts really.
Its main influence is my favourite zombie novel series by Charlie Higson, The Enemy, The Dead, The Fear, The Sacrifice.
From the back of 'The Enemy'
They’ll chase you. They’ll rip you open. They’ll feed on you . . . When the sickness came, every parent, police officer, politician – every adult – fell ill. The lucky ones died. The others are crazed, confused and hungry. Only children under fourteen remain, and they’re fighting to survive. Now there are rumours of a safe place to hide. And so a gang of children begin their quest across London, where all through the city – down alleyways, in deserted houses, underground – the grown-ups lie in wait. But can they make it there – alive?
In the books the kids basically hold out and fortify various locations in London from large super markets such as a Morrisons, The Tower of London and Buckingham palace and many others. The piece I decided to make was some sort of utility tower converted into a fortified building being a bit ramshackle in appearance having been done by kids. I left the bottom part open as if it was in constructions. I've nicknamed it. 'The Burger Bar Crew' as the name of the gang. This is from a gang of kids who used to hang around robbing people in the local park when I was a kid.
The only restrictions where CD sized base and must include at least one zombie. As I want to use the figures for gaming I decided to leave them separate from the piece.
|Various bits and pieces, CD, plastic pipe that was cut up for the legs, bits of sprue was used to create the platform. Coffee Stirrers and a hair putty tub :D|
|Starting to take shape.|
|Coffee Stirrers added as a platform. Strips of card used to represent metal sheeting.|
|I glued it alltogether then realised I'd have to take bits of to paint it doh!|
|Filler used to make the base and done rough for texture and some cocktail stick to use as fence posts.|
|Primed and ready for painting|
|Some bits to dress it with mostly left over milliput from when basing my figures rolled into balls then a knife is used to add the creases|