Friday, June 29, 2012

More Painted Zombies...

I've been slowly painting my way through my Victory Force zombies. Here are 6 more for your enjoyment...

Starting at the left we have a zombie in a leather jacket with his arm eaten off.  He reminds me of The Fonz, but that probably dates me.  Next is a pair of zombies wearing what looks like yoga clothes.  I call them 'Zombie Mike' and 'Zombie Jenn' for reasons of my own...

In this group we start with a diminutive zed who I've painted up to be an old man.  I think it is actually supposed to be a boy but I'd already painted him before I realized this. Next is a zed who looks for all the world like Edgar Allan Poe.  I suppose he could also be Tom Selleck, but I went for the Poe theme.  Last we have the ubiquitous 'nurse zombie'.  She's wearing a red name badge because all the nurses wear red name badges at the hospital where I work.
Finally I'm adding one more shot of the alley behind my house.  Somehow I missed posting this in my last post.  I especially like the potholes in this one.  Anyone seen any good pothole modeling out there?
That's it for now.

To all my American friends, have a safe, happy Independence Day!  To my British friends...well...have a safe, happy July 4th.

: )

Friday, June 22, 2012

Post Apocalyptic Images

On my urban run this morning I got to thinking about zombie war gaming.  This is a common occurrence but this morning the images I was seeing sparked my imagination.  Many of the buildings and sites I was running past have a 'Post Apocalyptic' feel to them.  I started taking pictures with my iPhone.  Maybe these will be helpful to others for ambiance or inspiration for that new piece of terrain.  Or maybe you just want to try to guess what U.S. city I live in...

A bridge like this would be an ideal spot to set up a fortified survivors camp.

Some creepy graffiti under the bridge.

Another view.
A view of the downtown from another bridge.

A closer view of downtown.
This hospital building was abandoned about 8 years ago. Some of the windows are broken and there is a lot of overgrowth. Interesting to observe how nature retakes our structures.

A house that burned. And my thumb...

An abandoned factory complex, partially demolished.

The abandoned factory from across the river.

Closer view.

A different, active factory viewed from under the bridge.

House that has not been painted in years. Another interesting study in Nature's reclamation.

The alley behind my home.  It was very quiet this morning...kind of creepy.

Sign on my neighbors garage.  Seems appropriate for the Apocalypse.

A neighbor's shed that is getting overgrown.
So, any guesses as to where I live?

Other than running and daydreaming I've been painting zombies.  Should have 6 more to show you by next week.