Sunday, 26 October 2014

Zomtober 2014 Week 4 and Final Zomtober weekend!



My name is Merle Dixon. Brother to the now infamous and loved by many Daryl Dixon now sadly zombified and put out of his misery by his own flesh and blood.



I love this character from the Walking Dead he's so flawed  yet so characterful. I really wished someone had made a sculpt of him in metal. I decided to take the matters into my own hands and have a bash at making this character out of bits.




Here is my ode to Merle all the parts are from the Wargames Factory Male Survivors set. I think he's come out quite well.





 I've also rebased my Rich & Family by Studio miniatures this week as well. Due to a reorganistion of my storage boxeds (No moe Lurpak boxes) I'm ditching 30mm lipped bases for 25mm rounds (Empire of the Dead Excluded).


All my Walking Dead Themed Characters to date. (Will get boosted massivly come March (When the Studio Outbreak Kickstarter is planned to ship!)

Week 4 Blog Roll

28mm Victorian Warfare
http://28mmvictorianwarfare.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/dr-kobalts-creation.html

Fantorical
http://fantorical.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/no-im-coming-back.html

Mini's By Finch
http://minisbyfinch.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/zomtober-2014-week-4-wip.html

Surviving The Apocalypse in 1/35 Scale
http://toni-notyetdead.blogspot.de/2014/10/zomtober-week-4-better-dead-than-zed.html

Metal Skirmish
http://metal-skirmish.blogspot.com/2014/10/zomtober-2014-week-4-final-victory-with.html

Game Mayhem
http://gamemayhem.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/zomtober-2014-week-four-recap.html

BZA Bobs Zombie Apocalypse in 28mm
http://bzabobszombieapocalypsein28mm.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/zombtober-2014-week4.html

Paintbrush an Superglue
http://paintbrushandsuperglue.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/zomtober-2014-calling-car-6.html

Wee Blokes
http://weeblokes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/zomtober-2014-weekend-4.html

Miniature Mayhem
http://miniature-mayhem.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/zomtober-week-4.html

Ecelectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer
http://eclecticgentlemantabletopgamer.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/zomtober-2014-week-4.html

Cheaphammer!!!!!!!
http://cheaphammer.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/zomtober-4-total-shambles.html

Four Colour Super Mini's
http://fourcoloursupers.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/zomtober-week-4-napoleonic-zombie.html

Lost Wargamer in HK
http://wargamesinhk.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/zomtober-2014-milestone-4.html

Colgar6 and the infinite legion of toy soldiers
http://colgar6.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/zomtober-2014-week-4.html

Mike's Random Wargames Meanderings
http://mikesrandomwargamemeanderings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/zomtober-week-4.html

Shelldrakes Zombie Wargame Blog
http://zombiewargame.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/zomtober-2014-week-4.html

28mm Victorian Warfare
http://28mmvictorianwarfare.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/defenders-of-anarchy.html

Chris' Miniature Woes (Two entries this week)
http://wastelandminiatures.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/zomtober-renovations.html

http://wastelandminiatures.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/zomtober-workmen-prisoners-and-tyrant.html



55 comments:

  1. I say. That is Splendid. You have done a very good job on him.

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    1. Thanks very much Clint. I really quite enjoyed painting him up. I shall certainly do some more with these plastics kits.

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  2. What a great job - lovely job.

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  3. Excellent build and lovely painting mate. Kudos Great Zomtober work all around across the weeks. :)

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    1. Thanks very much mate. Its been another inspiring month with everyones posts. Will have to do a summary podt of some kind.

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    2. I think we will have to do a summary for certain. :)

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  4. Hola Amigo
    GUAUUUUUUUUU que gran trabajo
    si señor,me gusta como lo as dejado
    un saludo

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  5. Top work there Simon and I like you think he is one of the best characters in the series, even as a zombie he was still cool.

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    1. Thanks PK yeah despite his flaws he had a sort of loveable rogue sort of character

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  6. He really looks the part Simon! Well done indeed mate!

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    1. Thanks very much mate. I he came together quite easily once I worked out which bits to use

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  7. Great job Simon, I love it! Sounds like we both went big on the Studio Miniatures kickstarter!

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    1. Thanks Michael. Yeah I shall be adding to it as well come payday lol

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  8. Superb conversion, Simon. He is just perfect.
    Good for you for ditching the Lurpak boxes and the round lipped bases, which I really dislike.

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    1. Cheers Bryan. I only have six more to re base but I want to touch up the paintjobs abit as well.

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  9. Lovely conversion there, you must be really pleased with him.

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    1. Thank Mike. I quite chuffed with him.

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  10. Highly worthy conversion, nicely done.

    For the roll - http://metal-skirmish.blogspot.com/2014/10/zomtober-2014-week-4-final-victory-with.html

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    1. Thanks mate. As soon as I have proper internet. I'll sort out a blog roll. Mobile is not the best format for it ;)

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  11. That's bloody good work Simon, very talented.

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  12. Amazing work mate, Earl was the best on the show

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    1. Thanks mate I'm really quite chuffed.with how he turned out ; D

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  13. Great job on the miniature Simon. I've not had the pleasure of seeing The Walking Dead, yet :( [I forgive you for spoiling it for me ;)]
    Cheers for helping co-ordinate Zomtober, I've had a great time painting up stuff and seeing new blogs.

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    1. Thanks Roy and.thete is plenty about the walking dead I haven't mentioned so have no fear. Come on man you have got 4 seasons to catch up on

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  14. Absolutely tip top stuff Simon. Undoubtedly you've saved your very best til last. Looks excellent, and thanks ever so much for co-ordinating Zomtober. Already looking forward to next years :-)

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    1. Thanks he has been built and painted this month. Whilst looking for artwork I came across some pics and it started from there lol

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  15. Lovely job dude! Your right Merle deserves to be immortalised in metal. Plastic will have to do for now.
    Great stuff!

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  16. Great stuff. Very good conversion on Merle, the rest of the walking dead crew looks great as well. Keep up the great work!

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  17. Cool..... i love Merle Dixon what a great build Simon.

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  18. Great paint ! Especially on Merle Dixon ! Compliments .

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  19. Very nicely done Simon, you made him just right. :-)

    Heres my week 4 entry (for the blog roll).

    http://toni-notyetdead.blogspot.de/2014/10/zomtober-week-4-better-dead-than-zed.html

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    1. Thanks very much Toni. I now have the internet back so shall back track when I get time later and add all the blogs entries on to the roll.

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  20. Great work as always Brummie and it was nice to see Rick and co. again too - added bonus !

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  21. He's great! I remember you talking about converting it a while ago. I like the strapped knife, a very nice touch!

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  22. Fantastic conversion, well done! Looks great!

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  23. You have just brought some of my favourite TV characters to life ... these are absolutely wonderful. Great conversion work.

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  24. Finally! Here is my entry! Better late than never, eh?!

    http://conflictcornucopia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/zomtober-2014-week-4.html

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