I’m rather hoping that the somewhat plagiarized title of this week’s post will give you a bit of a clue as to who my survivor this week is (rather loosely) based upon, anyway once again I dug the “greenstuff” out and slapped a few additions to my Copplestone “bikini babe” in order to turn her into my survivor of choice “Margot”. First up I cut away the Katana she was wielding (this will be added to a He-man addition at some point, don’t you just love happy coincidences!). Her hairstyle also needed a little filing to get it ready for its extensions too. Then holes were drilled into her right fist and the sides of her head and lengths of florist wire were pushed and bent into place. Then to cut a long story short I added her shirt, shorts, boots, baseball bat (though this is a bit of an odd shape so apologies to any baseball aficionado’s), belt and hair bunches. Then she and my zombie were based up and given a spray coat of matt black.
Then when it came time to paint “Margot”, I began as always by dry-brushing her weapon (bat) with chainmail, then turning to her shirt and the front and heels of her boots , I undercoated them in coffee and then highlighted in cream, then repeated this process on the upper parts of her shirt using pink burgundy and bright red. The shorts were then painted half metallic blue and half metallic red. Her belt and boots that I had left black were then highlighted with dark grey, and the grip of her bat was painted chocolate brown and highlighted with butternut. I added the legend “Monster” across her chest next (there was no way I was going to attempt to fit “Daddy’s lil’” there as well), then it was on to her flesh, European flesh and pale flesh were mixed for this and after her eye and lips were added a paler mix of the same was used to highlight. Her tights were next, black and leather brown were mixed to use as a base for these, and black mixed with flesh tone seven formed the highlight. Now as we were getting somewhere it was straight on to her hair, a coat of citrus orange was applied first, but as this was far too dark a heavy dry-brush of sand mixed with white went over this, and while it was still wet pink burgundy and porcelain blue were dry-brushed and blended onto her “bunches”. That just left her ear ring and belt buckle to add in bronze with shinning gold highlights and she was just about done.
Now turning to my zombie (I’m tempted to call him Robbie’ get it? Suit yourself), I must admit I wasn’t that keen on this sculpt, I don’t like the gun shoved through his stomach, but anyway, once again I began by working up from a black base coat, I began by dry-brushing his gun in chainmail, before turning to his flesh, and as I wanted to do something a little different colour wise to the others I pulled out my dark grey and pale flesh and mixed the two (mainly pale flesh) on the figure as usual, to give him his deathly pallor. Eyes and mouth came next in black and white before undercoating his T-shirt in coffee then highlighting in cream, his over shirt was given the same process using orange and then the orange was lightened with a splash of white. His jeans were first given a coat of royal blue mixed with light blue, and then the ratio of light blue was increased and highlights of this were added. His boots were chocolate brown with leather brown highlights. He kind of reminds me of one of my old gaming buddies so he had to have sandy blonde hair, and this was done with an undercoat of sand, highlighted with citrus orange, and he too was done..
After all this both figures were given the obligatory once over with the “Quickshade” before their bases were painted up in in chocolate brown, khaki, coffee and scenic green as per usual. This was followed by a little summer mix hairy grass, and then a final blow over with matt varnish “sealed the deal” as it were.
Just one more week to go now, gosh it’s flown by, so till next week dear reader, sweet dreams…Cheers Roger.
Well that’s just tremendous Roger, what a great conversion!
Many thanks Michael, she not 100% accurate, but I hope she has a flavour of “Harley” about her.
Fantastic stuff Roger, what an awesome conversion and painted piece – though perhaps a few more pics of the finished article might show off your excellent green-stuff/painting skills better? Hopefully we’ll be getting a group shot next week too 😉 I especially liked this one as you clearly have gone to town with your sculpting skills, and I thought you said at the start that you weren’t going to do any conversions…
I really like the zed too. Great bushy beard and plenty of gore!! Is that another “Studio Miniatures” sculpt? If so then I’ll be adding it to my list when I finally finish the “Hollywood Havoc” sculpts I own and increasing the size of my horde.
Thanks Simon, but if I posted more pictures you’d see all the stuff wrong with her wouldn’t you? I’ll try and get a decent group shot after I finish this weeks figures. Yes I know I said no conversions this year but it seems I just can’t help myself (plus I didn’t like the original figure of this babe as much as the others so felt better about defiling Marks excellent sculpting).
Sorry forgot to mention that it was another Studio miniatures Zed, in fact all the Zoms I’ve painted this month (including next weeks two) are all from the same pack “Zombie Mob 04” (£17.00) that I picked up at Salute earlier this year.
As a huge fan of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie’s portrayal of her in “Suicide Squad” was just perfect) I was delighted to see your excellent conversion. If you hadn’t shown the Bikini Babe beforehand I’d never have guessed who she was based on. A quite exceptional conversion. I certainly recognise the Studio Minis zombie and I like your paint scheme for him. But Margot is certainly the star this week and indeed, I’d go so far as to say she’s one of your best conversions ever.
Thanks Bryan, who isn’t a big fan if Miss “Robbie’s” Harley Quinn? that’s why when I saw this figure I knew I just had to have her in my collection. I think she could really do with finding a better weapon that a baseball bat ASAP though.
I have to say that I wasn’t that enamoured with the studio minis at first but they have really grown on me over the last few weeks, I can see I’ll be getting more next time I see them at a show.
“Margot is certainly the star this week”, just like the movie then.
Roger, you’ve outdone yourself this week! What a great conversion, I love the way you can see the model you want them to be from something that looks nothing like her (if that makes sense) Excellent skills…
Many thanks Andy, and yes I do get what you mean. most appreciated.
What a stunning looking conversion of miss Quinn Roger! Well executed and painted. Nice zombie as well lovely duo this week.
Many thanks Brummie, I’m doing another conversion survivor this week, albeit a much simpler one.
Excellent man. The colours look great. Your feeds are still not coming up for me. So annoying!!
Many thanks, Impy (Sorry couldn’t write it all out), finally a comment from you, I can die happy now mate!
(sorry for the late reply I had to approve your comment and hadn’t realised it was there waiting).
Excellent Harley conversion and lovely painting on Zeds and Survivor. 🙂
Thanks Leon, much appreciated, I actually went to small local comic convention last weekend, and judging by the number of “Harley” lookalikes there, I think every Zombie game needs at least one, though I don’t think I’ll be rushing to do a conversion to represent the bloke who was dressed as her (and yes he had on hot pants, an image I can never remove from my retinas sadly!!).
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