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Instead of a "BANG", humanity is passing away with the shuffling of dead feet, and hungry moans. Desperate men and women fight against the rising tide for the newly risen dead.Sometimes, though, the undead are not he most dangerous things out there. Civilization has failed the test; the only thing left is survival.

Lazarus is just one of many places where humanity holds on by a thread, and life and death come as easily as a roll of the dice.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Big John and the Zombies

Big John and the Zombies...heh, sounds like a rock band, of some sorts.  Actually, they are a Foundry Street Violence figure and a couple of re based/modified/painted Horrorclix figs.  It's a strange combination for a post, I know.  If you'll bear with me for a minute you'll see the connection.

First we have "Big John"  He's a slightly modified Foundry figure I had floating around.  He originally had a big semi-auto in his had.  I used it on another mini, so I replaced the gun, hand and all, with a revolver from one of the Reaper Chronoscope weapons sprues.  It works well.  With the cheap looking grey suit, he has that haggard low rent Dick look to him...at least I think so:


The next couple of figs are re based, re painted Horrorclix figs.  The one on the left is the "Hard Hat Zombie"  He's a straight re base/ re paint.  The other is the "Human Fly" figure, with the head and arms replaced with  Mantic Zombie ones.  I like the way it turned out:

Here's a group photo with the other Horrorclix zombies I painted up a while ago:

Now on to why I lumped this all together.  If you hadn't caught on by now by reading this blog, I am some what of a stickler about scale; specifically between minis and vehicles on the table.  I do not like it when they are too far out of scale with each other.  With that said, the "Big John" figure is a giant, even compared with other Foundry figs.  Here it is with Foundry and Black Cat Bases figs for comparison:
The guy looks like Andre the Giant to me.  The same can be said for the Horrorclix figs,as well:

They are all just a tad to big for my tastes, when put with my other figs.  Here's the good news that wraps this all up in a tidy little ball.  When put together, Big John and the Horrorclix figs are perfect match:
In fact, they are such a good match that I was moved to start a side project to beef up the number of Horrorclix zombies in my collection, via E-Bay, and also have found a home for 3 more survivor type figs I have kicking about that are too big for my tastes.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, great job on those clix repaints, and Big John does scale in with them perfectly. I'm looking forward to the next installment.

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  2. Height differences of figures is something that has never bothered me. My view is that in real life people come in all shapes and sizes so why should it matter if one figure is a few millimetres taller/shorter than another? In my opinion, it is just unrealistic to expect every figure to be exactly the same height. However, your mileage may differ. The last thing I'd want to do is ram my opinions down your throat! You go with what works best for you.

    Oh, and very nice paintjobs and a great conversion on the insectoid Horrorclix figure.

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  3. I am a big fan of the Big John figure, even if he is a bit taller than most others from his range. You have painted him up nicely, and he definitely has the low rent look you mentioned.

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  4. Optimal words there for me are "too far". If their chins weren't sitting at the level of everyone else's heads, I wouldn't have a problem with mixing them in.

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  5. Doh!!! That should be "the tops of everyone else's heads"

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  6. Great repaints and nice conversion. I don't see the issue with big vs little as long as they are in proportion.

    (sometimes figs are mega skinny or short and chunky looking).

    I like the revolver on him. He reminds me of Schaeffer from the Predator novel 'Concrete Jungle'

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  7. Well done indeed on the redux of flyguy! Your painting is pretty good and it is great to see them together like this.

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  8. Superb paint jobs, I love then. Especially good conversions too!

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