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GROUP BUILDS => Themed Builds => The Zombie Apocalypse Theme Build => Topic started by: Go4fun on February 15, 2013, 03:47:14 pm

Title: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 15, 2013, 03:47:14 pm
This is where we will hash things out and just shoot the bull about the builds we plan and which dirrection we are headed.
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Wiff?
Post by: Father Ennis on February 15, 2013, 03:49:19 pm
I'm with you,my friend. I would love to see something like this here.
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Go4fun on February 15, 2013, 03:52:37 pm
I'm thinking I have this 1940 Ford Coupe and a 1957 Chevy. And if gas is hard to find how hard is it to find burnable things to heat water?
Do you see where I'm going?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: kerick on February 15, 2013, 04:27:31 pm
Are you thinking of an armored up Stanley Steamer? Oops I may have given away a good idea.
Count me in on this one.
I'll start reviewing the stash tonight!
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Father Ennis on February 15, 2013, 04:31:07 pm
And here I haven't finished my Desert GB entry yet,too !!!   But I'm in on this got to check what I got in my stash ......
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: coolpop6307 on February 15, 2013, 04:32:21 pm
Joshua is reporting in for a awesome build.
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Go4fun on February 15, 2013, 06:38:58 pm
I really think the vehicle should be something converted from a road-(Or Air)worthy craft or vehicle. I mean a tank is a tank and pretty Zombie-proof already!  ;D  Not to say it should be restricted to something stuck with (Or friendly to!) they're usual terrain or operating areas. Now and then the best way to shop in a mall or large market is to turn it into a Drive-Thru! :lol:
But I really have to figure out my Whiffing materials at hand.
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Captain Canada on February 15, 2013, 07:24:19 pm
I'm looking for an excuse to get that 32nd scale wrecker !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Go4fun on February 15, 2013, 07:39:06 pm
There you go Captain Canada! Why bother to syphon gas while your buddies provide covering fire when you can just hook on and drag it off to your Fortress or Beeratude?  ;D
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: kerick on February 15, 2013, 08:17:46 pm
I second Go4fun.
I think the only rules would be it has to be a conversion of something found on a city street. Adding armor and such made from common materials with straight forward welding or bolting together. Chain guns and miniguns would be stretching it but lots of AK-47, M-16 and 12 ga. shotguns.
I have to go shopping for an appropriate car/pickup truck model!
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: NARSES2 on February 16, 2013, 01:33:09 am
OK, sort some parametres out amongst yourselves, appoint/anoint/nominate a "moderator" for the Theme Build and I'll set her up for you
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Go4fun on February 16, 2013, 08:15:29 am
 Thank you NARSES2.
"Found on the streets..." got me thinking. I know around here I would be looking at some parks about town. Why? Old steam locomotives and I know of one half-track!  :wacko: The things won't move but the armor you could scrounge!  :o
Also I might be thinking an old dirt track racer would be a starting place. The things are durable, the rollover bars give you a good place to bolt or weld brackets for armor to and they either have no glass or at most a polycarbonate windshield. Besides, they are made as simple as possible and hopped up! ;D
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Father Ennis on February 16, 2013, 08:29:44 am
I think I have my idea. I'm finally going to use the chassis of a German armored car with the body works from an Italari  long wheel base Land Rover. I just can't decide which I want to use single front wheel and dually or to have two wheels on each front and back.  I'm thinking on arming it with TM-Mags and or a Russian light mg.  Do we want to have figures as well guys ??????
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Captain Canada on February 16, 2013, 09:07:58 am
You'd have to have some sort of wrecker in your fleet, clearing roads etc.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Go4fun on February 16, 2013, 11:14:25 am
Let's take the "Band together to get through this" approach. So we need scout vehicles, heavy hitters, carriers, and vehicles to clear obstacles. Then we need to define what each of these classes require. But if you have something you've started on we'll fit it in.
But first we need a leader of this motley crew.
Whom nominates who as "Themed Build> Zombie Apocolypse" Moderator?
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: kerick on February 17, 2013, 08:45:04 am
Crickets cheeep cheeep
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Go4fun on February 17, 2013, 09:05:22 am
Let's get to it then.
1) How many of you are in for this?
2) Something found in your city/ town/ village/ outpost/ borough?
3) Year long build/endless build?
4) Classifications? Yes/No?

I am IN.
I like the idea of 'Keep it simple stupid' and easily found.
I like ongoing. Newcomers might have something they built that fits!
I think 'Maybe' but a limit on it.

 
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Old Wombat on February 17, 2013, 09:46:54 am
Here's a little inspiration for you, guys!

This was my 1st build when I came back to modelling in 2009 & was built for a Post Apocalytic theme build on Starship Modeler.

My idea of a Zombie Apocalypse Reconaissance Vehicle (actually Rage Virus Survivor Scout vehicle);

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/PAPPRVSS/RVSSLRFullFrontwithCrew.jpg)

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/PAPPRVSS/RVSSLRRearLeft.jpg)

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/PAPPRVSS/RVSSLRInteriorHighLeft.jpg)

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/PAPPRVSS/RVSSLRDioFront.jpg)

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/PAPPRVSS/RVSSLRDioLeft.jpg)

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/PAPPRVSS/RVSSLRDioRear.jpg)

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/PAPPRVSS/RVSSLRDioRight.jpg)

Many thanks to "buzzbomb", whose even better Rave Virus Survivor Scrounger vehicle inspired this build!

I wont be entering this theme build but I do have a BIG post apocalyptic dio planner for the future, some time.

 :cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: kerick on February 17, 2013, 09:59:58 am
Let's get to it then.
1) How many of you are in for this?
2) Something found in your city/ town/ village/ outpost/ borough?
3) Year long build/endless build?
4) Classifications? Yes/No?

I am IN.
I like the idea of 'Keep it simple stupid' and easily found.
I like ongoing. Newcomers might have something they built that fits!
I think 'Maybe' but a limit on it.

 
I'm in. Let's keep it to stuff found on the streets. I think we all agree on that.
Ongoing is fine with me. That way anyone can jump in with a good idea.
My one question would be about scale. 1/24th is the most common for civilian vehicles while some civilian vehicles in 1/32nd would allow use of 1/35th assesories. Do we want to limit by scale or leave that open to the builder?
Let's take the "Band together to get through this" approach. So we need scout vehicles, heavy hitters, carriers, and vehicles to clear obstacles. Then we need to define what each of these classes require. But if you have something you've started on we'll fit it in.

If we take this idea far enough then do we want to use a common scale? Not that its likely to ever have all these builds in one place at one time.
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Old Wombat on February 17, 2013, 10:12:30 am
I would suggest leaving the scale open to the modeller.

Mine (above & future) are in 1/35th, although I do have a couple of 1/32nd cars I'm also going to do in Post Apocalyptic mode.

 :cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Go4fun on February 17, 2013, 10:17:11 am
I would suggest leaving the scale open to the modeller.

Mine (above & future) are in 1/35th, although I do have a couple of 1/32nd cars I'm also going to do in Post Apocalyptic mode.

 :cheers:

Guy
I too agree scale should be left up to the individual. I can't build in the smaller scales than 1:25th due to all the scales shrinking.  :blink:
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: kerick on February 17, 2013, 11:42:31 am
That's fine with me. I'm torn between a couple of options in 1/24 and 1/32.
So to recap.
Scale is open to the builder,
Must be a vehicle found in civilian life on the streets of your city/ town/ village/ outpost/ borough?,
Open ended (we can always name an end date later),
The more variety to the vehicles the better. I see this group haveing no problem thinking up endless possibilities.
Was anyone thinking of catagories like OOB, kitbash and diorama like the contests?
Shall we begin?
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: kerick on February 17, 2013, 12:20:26 pm
Look what I found!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-moody/best-cars-for-the-walking_b_1982273.html?utm_hp_ref=zombie-apocalypse#s1646952&title=Infiniti_JX35_
Just when I was thinking of a zombie squashing 18 wheeler!
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: coolpop6307 on February 17, 2013, 01:26:15 pm
I am in this will be veddy fun
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Go4fun on February 17, 2013, 01:44:13 pm
I am in this will be veddy fun

Okay coolpop. So here's the questions.

Let's get to it then.
1) How many of you are in for this? (You already said yes. Are you sure?)
2) Something found in your city/ town/ village/ outpost/ borough?
3) Year long build/endless build?
4) Classifications? Yes/No?

Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Captain Canada on February 17, 2013, 01:50:56 pm
I will be in. Looking for an excuse to build a car or truck. Try some new techniques.
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Father Ennis on February 17, 2013, 02:03:32 pm
I'm in.  I've got mine planning out.  I just can't believe how similar my original idea was to Old Wambats ,though !!!  Good thing mine is different in many ways.  I can't wait to get started on mine now !!!  

As far as classification goes,I'm not sure if what we need isn't just land,water,air.  Since these are going to be something cobbled together by the locals. (That is what mine is,anyway).  Open ended sounds good to me,besides, it can always be ended when ideas run out or if popular enough, made a permanent on-going group build,due to interest ...    Scale wise,I feel you should go with what you like. I prefer 1/35 but for an aircraft any of the popular scales would do fine. Same for boats and ships,too. Build like you want.
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Go4fun on February 17, 2013, 02:55:47 pm
I'm in.  I've got mine planning out.  I just can't believe how similar my original idea was to Old Wambats ,though !!!  Good thing mine is different in many ways.  I can't wait to get started on mine now !!!  

As far as classification goes,I'm not sure if what we need isn't just land,water,air.  Since these are going to be something cobbled together by the locals. (That is what mine is,anyway).  Open ended sounds good to me,besides, it can always be ended when ideas run out or if popular enough, made a permanent on-going group build,due to interest ...    Scale wise,I feel you should go with what you like. I prefer 1/35 but for an aircraft any of the popular scales would do fine. Same for boats and ships,too. Build like you want.

Aircraft? Sounds like a challenge. Getting one, getting it off the ground and finding a place to land would be rough. Not drawing every Zombie in 25 miles is hard to. I won't even mention maintenance. But why not? Go for it!
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Father Ennis on February 18, 2013, 12:35:59 am
Can Zombies swim ?  Boats could be good ... ???   They had aircraft and helos in the Resident Evil movies ,so they are viable,right ?  I'll have to pass on the airplanes,myself ,but some form of boat or barge maybe ... ???   
     You know,it occurs to me that we should consider other time periods along with modern times.  Would be interesting to see something from the 18-19 centuries or perhaps from one of the wars you Europeans were so fond of during the Middle ages on ... ???  Witchcraft !!!   Witchcraft I tell you ... !!!!!!
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: kerick on February 18, 2013, 06:37:48 am
Sounds like things are wide open! Works for me. Boats, trains, planes and automobiles. Now I have to go to the store again!
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Captain Canada on February 18, 2013, 07:35:15 am
Wide open is the only way to go. If you were a pilot. and there were aeroplanes just sitting at airports all over the place, of course you take one up and have a look around !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: NARSES2 on February 18, 2013, 07:42:07 am
Right you are all set up with your own litlle area, so enjoy yourselves  :thumbsup:

Chris
Title: Re: The Zombie Apocolypse Whiff?
Post by: Go4fun on February 18, 2013, 09:14:50 am
Only trouble with landing at a major commercial airport is telling the Zombies from the normal off-boarding Red Eye passengers! :D
Why didn't I join the Navy or Air Force? Fighting emplacements usally don't sink or crash to the ground in flames! :o
Trains? Trains? Like we say out here in farm country "Nothing beats a train... in a demolition derby"!  :blink: It's hard to stop a train. I can see it now: A coal or oil burner engine pulling a string of armored cars With a diesel /electric along just in case you get lucky.
Have at it gents.
Title: Re: GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 18, 2013, 02:58:52 pm
".Today, a team at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico threw their arms into the air and loudly proclaimed that they can wait no longer,... and biologically created dead 'zombie' cells which can outperform living ones."

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/02/14/biologists-create-zombie-_n_2684959.html

You might want to work faster... and go 1:1 Scale!  :o :blink:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Captain Canada on February 18, 2013, 06:31:32 pm
Wow...that's scary !

 :blink:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Father Ennis on February 18, 2013, 07:06:26 pm
 Why do I think I hear the theme from the "Twilight Zone" ... ??????
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 18, 2013, 07:15:34 pm
Why do I think I hear the theme from the "Twilight Zone" ... ??????
Because your in the 'What If' site?  ;D
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Father Ennis on February 18, 2013, 07:18:10 pm
Not anymore !!!   I'm thinking this is really "real world" !!!   
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on February 18, 2013, 08:53:05 pm
Found a 1/32nd Mack pumper truck. This will carry water and barrels of fuel.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 18, 2013, 10:29:58 pm
Found a 1/32nd Mack pumper truck. This will carry water and barrels of fuel.
Wouldn't want to get mixed up on what is what there!  :o
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Father Ennis on February 18, 2013, 11:10:49 pm
Interesting idea !!!   My.troops will be self suffecient. Never imo when you might go off on your own or the rest of the party get eaten,or something...
     BTW, I live in Oklahoma in the U.S.A.  This gives me a big advantage to what you "can find on the street".  I don't think any of the display tanks are runners,but that's about all. I thought about a White a/c (gun dealer in Tulsa) but decided that might be too much. As for guns...   my girl friend's 6month old has two rifles already so ...  Then you can buy just about anything at the local gun shows and people here do.  Hand grenades and rpg's are somewhat harder to come by but can be had. I know guys with mg's of various kinds (home defense). If you have a gun dealer liscense you can "legally"own anything you want.   I'm courious as to what you guys in England can get off your streets. I don't know much about foreign gun laws,but I do remember hand guns not.being allowed and I'm guessing full auto anything is out too. Does anybody besides Historex make a shot gun(sporting) ?  Come to think of it where can I get edged weapons in 1/35 scale ?     Have fun guys !!!   I'm all fired up over this and am still coming up with more ideas. Should we put a limit on entries from each member ???
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 19, 2013, 12:24:24 am
Absolutely correct, hand guns of any sort are banned in the UK now, unless you're in the Police or a member of our Armed Forces of course, and even they have restrictions on their appearance in a steet environment. Full auto weapons always have been banned here, but self loading rifles and shotguns are allowed, so long as you have a licence.

The hand gun ban was imposed upon us some years ago as the result of the 1996 Dunblane massacre, and since then the population of hand guns in the criminal fraternity has increased of course, whereas bone fide UK target pistol shooters now have to do all their shooting  either in Northern Ireland, on the Channel Islands, on the Isle of Man or abroad in Holland or Switzerland. That goes for our Olympic pistol shooting team too.......

Logical it isn't, and  a perfect example of 'knee jerk politics'.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 19, 2013, 09:56:52 am
Let's define "...you can find on the street".
  I know if things went to heck I could probably get into the local National Guard Armory parking area and walk off with anything from a 2 &1/2 ton truck to an M-113 armored personnel carrier to a Hummer using a pair of heavy bolt cutters. Getting hold of heavy weapons (ie; .50 caliber M-2 machineguns, grenades and rocket launchers) would take a lot of effort or some sterling luck. Think 'Golden Horseshoe stuck in your pocket!' :P
  All that armor available locally in parks and monuments? "Get out the oxyacetylene set boys & girls. There be armor plate on that steam locomotive"! :roflmao: Empty shells of engines, (if any at all!), gun barrels full of concrete and I-beam anchors welded to the hull and set in concrete and hatches welded shut are just a few of the problems.
  So let's just be somewhat reasonable. No battleships or B-52s full of nukes sitting around loose!
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Father Ennis on February 19, 2013, 10:04:50 am
You folks just don't get to have any fun do you ... !!!     
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Rheged on February 19, 2013, 10:43:45 am
You folks just don't get to have any fun do you ... !!!     

I still have my bow.  Silent, easily home-made ammunition, can put an arrow 2 inches (50 mm, 1 finger length) into a wooden railway sleeper at 200 yards.   And it's legal in UK.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Captain Canada on February 19, 2013, 02:42:26 pm
I've got two ideas now, but we'll see. I plan on doing the one for sure.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 20, 2013, 03:31:28 pm
I was in a discussion somewhere and someone said "I'd want a flame thrower"!  :blink: Ehhhhh... So if I got it right many Zombies have lost the connection in the nerves that transmit pain signals. So by 'Lighting them up!' you would end up with a herd of now flaming Zombies still marching toward you!  :o
I know there are no "Hard & Fast facts" about Zombies, (so far!), but it is just something I got from the movies watching Zombies take all kinds of body hits from large caliber weapons with little effect. They get blown in half and still crawl forward!
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on February 20, 2013, 07:53:12 pm
I guess that's were the zombie plow on the front of the truck comes into play!
Or a really big lawn mower.
http://www.bushhog.com/product-line/reach-mowers/boom-mowers.html
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 20, 2013, 08:17:11 pm
I guess that's were the zombie plow on the front of the truck comes into play!
Or a really big lawn mower.
http://www.bushhog.com/product-line/reach-mowers/boom-mowers.html
Just hang the mowers on the sides with the blades facing out.  :wacko:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on February 20, 2013, 08:28:55 pm
I guess that's were the zombie plow on the front of the truck comes into play!
Or a really big lawn mower.
http://www.bushhog.com/product-line/reach-mowers/boom-mowers.html
Just hang the mowers on the sides with the blades facing out.  :wacko:
Mowers to the side and this on the front!
http://www.wausau-everest.com/models/tu3.html
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 20, 2013, 09:09:44 pm
I guess that's were the zombie plow on the front of the truck comes into play!
Or a really big lawn mower.
http://www.bushhog.com/product-line/reach-mowers/boom-mowers.html
Just hang the mowers on the sides with the blades facing out.  :wacko:
Mowers to the side and this on the front!
http://www.wausau-everest.com/models/tu3.html
Oh yeah! Now build all that and hang it on a big truck kerick
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Father Ennis on February 20, 2013, 09:35:19 pm
I agree with Go4fun. You need to build one of those !!!  It would be perfect with the big chopper/blower in front and those tree trimmers on each side to extend out to get the ones in back while the guys in the truck shoot the close ones !!!   Yep !!!  Now that would be Kool !!!!!!       :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 20, 2013, 11:00:14 pm
A .50 or 7.62 MG or 2 or 3 handling the ones getting around the defenses and two brush cutters on each side and a snow blower on front?
Throw a flame thower or two and it's "Zombie Stir Fry" time! :blink:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Father Ennis on February 21, 2013, 01:12:51 am
Amen,Brother ... !!!
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on February 21, 2013, 07:01:44 am
Give new meaning to the term "street sweeper".
I do have a 1/24th scale dump truck in the stash........hmmm.
Can you make soylent green out of zombies?
If you cook it enough it should destroy the zombie virus......
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Mossie on February 21, 2013, 08:34:31 am
Damn city folk, think they no everything, we've had whole fleets of vehicles in the country for dealing with Zombies for decades!

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/General/CombineHarvester.jpg)

There is a detailed 1/32 toy available of this and if it wasn't quite pricey, I might just give it a go...
http://www.farmtoysonline.co.uk/claas-jaguar-960-forage-harvester-132/p1998
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 21, 2013, 09:01:22 am
Damn city folk, think they no everything, we've had whole fleets of vehicles in the country for dealing with Zombies for decades!

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/General/CombineHarvester.jpg)

There is a detailed 1/32 toy available of this and if it wasn't quite pricey, I might just give it a go...
http://www.farmtoysonline.co.uk/claas-jaguar-960-forage-harvester-132/p1998
Now your talking! :wacko:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 21, 2013, 11:56:15 am
I've heard of '....being sawn off at the knees' before, but being sawn off at the TOENAILS?????  :o
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Mossie on February 21, 2013, 12:50:37 pm
It's a special type of combine, a silage harvester.  This head is particularly suited for maize, it pulls it down, then in and chops it to tiny bits.  I'm sure a farm workshop could re-fit it for zombies!
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on February 21, 2013, 02:30:50 pm

that is just an evil looking machine... perfect!!
Some hillbilly armor and a ring mount on the roof and you are done.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 21, 2013, 06:46:48 pm
If you have the 'silage' flying off to the side, (as when unloading the bin), you have a big bin to set up gun mounts, ammo storage and driver rest area.
"we're going to need bigger water pumps to clean that monster up after a run"!  ;D
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Captain Canada on February 21, 2013, 07:00:48 pm
That might.......be crazy enough to work ! Be messy tho, and hard for zombies to get to you !
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 21, 2013, 07:15:55 pm
As I remember they don't have a high top speed (40 MPH?) and I'd deffinately want armor over the glass and an exit on the back of the cab that led directly to the 'bin'. "Hey Vern! Get up here and drive a while. I'm tired of mowwing through these idiots". :D
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on February 21, 2013, 07:27:48 pm
I think I will stick to the firetruck for now! This conversation will have zombie juice all over the road!
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Mossie on February 22, 2013, 01:40:00 am
Claas have a short video on their webpage, the maize head is demonstrated half way through and you can get a good idea of what would happen to any zombie that wasn't quick enough (most of them!) to get out of the way....
http://www.claas.co.uk/cl-pw/en/products/forage_harvester/jaguar_980-930/start,bpSite=51524,lang=en_EU.html

As I remember they don't have a high top speed (40 MPH?) and I'd deffinately want armor over the glass and an exit on the back of the cab that led directly to the 'bin'. "Hey Vern! Get up here and drive a while. I'm tired of mowwing through these idiots". :D

Plenty quick enough in a George A. Romero flick but not so useful in 28 Days later!  A combine can pack up to 1000hp, I'm sure a bit of stripping down, re-gearing and tuning up could liberate a bit more punch...

I think I will stick to the firetruck for now! This conversation will have zombie juice all over the road!

Just have a tractor alongside as normal, zombies make excellent fertiliser, quite a trade to be had once the apocalypse is over! :wacko:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 22, 2013, 09:11:56 am
I spent a few Summers driving 'Bean', (Grain & Soybean) trucks next to these monsters. I talked to some of the guys who ran them and the big limit when harvesting is the top RPM of the blades and 'screws' that move the silage. That is the main reason for the RPM limiter on the engine when all the gear is engaged.
Just change the final drive gear ratios and I'm sure you could drive faster but I was told they are a handful as they occupy more than a lane of road anyway.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Old Wombat on February 23, 2013, 06:20:28 pm
Just change the final drive gear ratios and I'm sure you could drive faster but I was told they are a handful as they occupy more than a lane of road anyway.

And this is a problem during the Zombie Apocalypse? :blink:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 23, 2013, 07:07:19 pm
Just change the final drive gear ratios and I'm sure you could drive faster but I was told they are a handful as they occupy more than a lane of road anyway.

And this is a problem during the Zombie Apocalypse? :blink:

Only if your dodging things that might ruin your cutting heads or tires! :D
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 25, 2013, 05:35:50 pm
I'm more thinking along the lines of a vehicle with a smooth exterior to keep the Zombes from getting a grip, a big and strong drivetrain to propel you through or over mobs and enough armor to survive. A real Scout vehicle that can take (or give!) a beating and keep going.
QUESTIONS:
 Do Zombies like or hate sudden exposure to bright light?
 Would Flash/Bang weapons affect them day or night?
 What is the average IQ of a Zombie? Smaller than their shoe size or higher than we think?
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Captain Canada on February 25, 2013, 06:12:45 pm
I think their IQ is very low. At least from what I've seen on tv !

 :blink:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: buzzbomb on February 25, 2013, 06:56:25 pm
Interesting point about Zombie intelligence/instincts

DJ Molles has written a great series of e-book http://www.amazon.com/The-Remaining-ebook/dp/B0070B0JW6 about a virus type outbreak.
Great series of 3 books so far.. hanging out for the 4th installment.




Spoiler alert !!!!! (highlight to see text clearly)
In his later books there is some indication of evolution happening where some "learning" appears to be happening amongst the infected
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on February 25, 2013, 07:18:27 pm
If I understand the whole zombie infection thing all that is left is the "reptile brain" that handles only major instincts like "find food". If the majority of the brain is dead then how do they see? Much of our brain power is occupied with processing vision. If only the brain stem is alive then vision would be sorely affected.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 25, 2013, 07:43:23 pm
If I understand the whole zombie infection thing all that is left is the "reptile brain" that handles only major instincts like "find food". If the majority of the brain is dead then how do they see? Much of our brain power is occupied with processing vision. If only the brain stem is alive then vision would be sorely affected.
So if they see they see poorly. Wouldn't flash/bang grenades tend to throw them off balance just from the concussion? I still think I'll drive in front and let the "Harvester From Hell" follow me to grind up the ones I upend!  ;D
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 26, 2013, 10:04:21 pm
"I say, I say I hear the gears grinding boy but I ain't seein' no smoke"!
Foghorn Leghorn
So I heard some plans for a firetruck, some combine/harvester/mower ideas and few others. Can we exchange a few ideas and maybe get something goin for all of us?
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: dadlamassu on February 26, 2013, 11:45:54 pm
While I'm no expert on Zombies I think we need to think about what kind of creature we are considering as there a confusing array of them out there.  My, admittedly limited, knowledge gives:

The original Haitian type zombie who is a drugged living human who appears to be dead and is controlled by a "master"
The old B-Movie Zombie - reanimated dead by arcane means or weird science
The "Rage" infected zombies - 28 Days later
The "Conspiracy" zombie accidentally or deiberately chemically infected - Resident Evil
The "Hungry" zombie infected by virus etc - from "Shaun of the Dead" and others

Then there are the many types invented for wargames.

So what type(s) are we designing vehicles to combat?

Also are we considering vehicles from early in the outbreak or in a later phase as the time for conversion will be significant?

I have a small project in mind.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Mossie on February 27, 2013, 02:12:50 am
My suggestion would be that zombies have whatever attributes/weaknesses the plot demands!  Come up with a story and fit your zombies to it. :dalek:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Mossie on February 27, 2013, 02:27:43 am
I posted these in another thread sometime ago, both are Wargame scales but should just about do for 1/48:
 
Games Workshop zombies for your undead type.  They do all sorts of related stuff, skeletons vampires, even zombie dragons:
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?prodId=prod1050054 (http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?prodId=prod1050054)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Models/ZombiesGamesWorkshop.jpg)

Wargames Factory zombies for something a bit more Geroge A Romero!
http://www.wargamesfactory.com/webstore/dark-futures/zombie-horde (http://www.wargamesfactory.com/webstore/dark-futures/zombie-horde)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Models/ZombiesWargameFactory.jpg)
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: buzzbomb on February 27, 2013, 03:38:49 am
Well seeing as I have "been there before"
Here is a previous effort
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/SSM/apocveh19.jpg)

(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/SSM/apocveh17.jpg)

Yes the new vehicle I am doing will have a zombie plow.. you know it just makes sense ;D
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 27, 2013, 09:19:25 am
So we fit our vehicle and make up a background for what happened to make the Outbreak begin and the time period we are working in. Makes sense as then we have a wide range for our wild little minds to wander about in.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Steel Penguin on February 27, 2013, 10:48:24 am
for 40mm ( more 1:48 than the 1:56 ish scale wargames figs)  have a look here at the modern Zombies
http://www.hlbs.co.uk/series.php?id=37
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on February 27, 2013, 01:52:46 pm
The undead cheerleader is just too weird!
As I understand the show "The Walking Dead" the zombies are attracted to loud noises. This tends to make a gun fight an popular zombie gathering place. Could someone more familiar with the show answer the question are zombies attracted to bright colors or lights? This will make a difference in my fire truck build.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: buzzbomb on February 27, 2013, 02:56:14 pm
"The Walking Dead" the zombies are attracted to loud noises. This tends to make a gun fight an popular zombie gathering place. Could someone more familiar with the show answer the question are zombies attracted to bright colors or lights? This will make a difference in my fire truck build.

Familiar insomuch as watched series 1 and 2 and read a couple of the comic books.
Yes loud noises do attract the "geeks" but Lights I am not so sure in the TV "Walking Dead" world. For example (possible spoiler) when the group are at the farm house lights always seemed to be blazing away but not many geeks pushing down the fences.. given that the house is some way away from a main highway it sort of makes some sense.... however early in the show they go to lengths to keep their fires low so as not to attract the geeks..so there are two totally opposite examples.... same show.
Also there is a demonstration that smell is used as well, as live folks don't smell... well.... dead.

In the movie Land of the Dead.. fireworks are routinely used to distract zombies to move about Pittsburgh.

Use what ever you wish ;D

Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 27, 2013, 05:01:57 pm
All I've seen shows noise is not good. :blink:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Captain Canada on February 27, 2013, 05:26:32 pm
Noise ?  Bad
Colour ?  Doesn't matter
Light ?  No bother
Odour ? You want to smell dead
Movement ? Bad

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on February 27, 2013, 05:50:42 pm
So remove the sirens and keep the lights. Sounds like a plan.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Weaver on February 27, 2013, 06:16:22 pm
Small selection of 1/24th guns:

http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/cPath/5_17/products_id/294

There's a shotgun, an M-16, an M-60 a 0.50cal and a Vickers in there. It's a naval modelling company, so there are also mounted guns up to 40mm:

http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/shop/index.php/cPath/5_17




If some of your guns are internal, then there are a large number of 1/24th scale brass barrels on the market to have poking out of your grill. For instance (there are many more):

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MR24001
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MR24002




1/24th kits that could donate weapons and parts:

Italeri Willys Jeep with .50cal: http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/IT6351
Italeri Civvie pick-up with .50cal: http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/IT6352
Italeri Landrover with GPMG: http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/IT6353
Revellogram Huey gunship: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Revell-Monogram-1-24-Bell-Huey-Gunship-/121064141980?pt=UK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_JN&hash=item1c2ffc349c
Something worth living for  ;) : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aurora-Model-1-24-Motor-Show-Companion-White-Metal-AM-001-/400421624318?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Kits&hash=item5d3afd19fe


Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 27, 2013, 06:51:01 pm
So a set of "Caliope" Exhaust Pipes sticking out the hood is bad?  :rolleyes:
As for lights who wants to risk it unless you are trying to draw them away. Like say I have some fast and agile vehicle and open the 'Dump' exhaust pipes, turn on the lights & sirens and just tease them away from a place my friends are going to get stuff. After they are done I shut down to 'Silent Running' and run to rejoin them.
Or something like that.
And here are some 1:24 weapons that another member of What-If forum found.

http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/cPath/5_17/products_id/294

Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Weaver on February 27, 2013, 07:17:37 pm
The 1/16th option.

If your wallet can stretch to it, then some possible solutions to the guns/cars scale mismatch can be found in 1/16th scale, aka 120mm.


Cars:

Dodge Charger (Dukes of Hazzard): http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MPC752-06
Dodge Charger with Mad Max style engine mods: http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MPC768
VW Beetle: http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/RV7461
Golden Eagle Jeep: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Revell-JEEP-CJ-7-GOLDEN-EAGLE-1-16-model-car-kit-/330878831794?pt=UK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_JN&hash=item4d09ea4cb2
Corvette: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/amt-ERTL-1978-Chevrolet-25th-Anniversary-Corvette-1-16-model-kit-car-/321073176304?pt=UK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_JN&hash=item4ac173def0

There are more improbable/exotic options, but these have a nice 1970s feel....


Guns:

Reedees do a range of 1/16th guns. It's mostly WWII, but there's also an RPG-7, AKMs, and a PKM in there, and quite a few of the WWII rifles are rare automatic ones that look modern: https://sites.google.com/site/reedeesminiatures/gallery/1-16

Verlinden have done 120mm weapon sets, but there are none on ebay at the moment.

A company called New Order do a lot of modern weapons in 1/16th. I can't seem to find a web page for them, but here's a review and a link to a retailer: http://www.primeportal.net/new_order_models_weapons.htm  EDIT: looks like New Order might have gone bust.... :banghead:

New Order H&K MP5 series on ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-ORDER-MODEL-DESIGNS-120MM-RESIN-KIT-WS38-HK-MP5-SD-FAMILY-/281070556587?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item41711c55ab

Tamiya do a 1/16th modern US infantryman who can donate an M-16.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 27, 2013, 09:11:53 pm
I ammended the rules a bit in the  Zombie Theme Rules Poll.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Sticky Fingers on February 28, 2013, 02:40:46 am
Everything you always wanted to know about zombies but were too afraid to ask:
http://www.smtexas.net/faculty/jackson/CAPPS61011/CAPPS6T3C/wood/webpage/index.html
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Old Wombat on February 28, 2013, 05:45:48 am
And here we have the build that inspired my build (shown on page 2 as an inspirational example).

Well seeing as I have "been there before"
Here is a previous effort
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/SSM/apocveh19.jpg)

(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/SSM/apocveh17.jpg)

Yes the new vehicle I am doing will have a zombie plow.. you know it just makes sense ;D

Once again; Thanks, Brian!

 :cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on February 28, 2013, 08:20:58 pm
Well, looks like the firetruck is a good choice just for cleaning up the area after the fight.
How about two vehicles with a cable between them running through the horde knocking some heads off!
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: NARSES2 on March 02, 2013, 01:23:36 am
Zombie Pirates just out at the Big H  ;D ;D

I love the way they have over 30 boxes in stock - obviously a bigger market then I even considered

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MAR72070 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MAR72070)


Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 02, 2013, 07:51:27 am
Everything you always wanted to know about zombies but were too afraid to ask:
http://www.smtexas.net/faculty/jackson/CAPPS61011/CAPPS6T3C/wood/webpage/index.html

Now I AM going to buy a LOT more rounds for my shotgun! If you check out the "Scientific Facts" link at the bottom of the first page it gets scarey out there! :o
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Sticky Fingers on March 03, 2013, 02:46:17 am
So.... when do we start? Don't wanna be caught off guard when the outbreak happens
                                                        (http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o182/brandzai/emoticons/621_zps7cbf4efb.gif)
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on March 03, 2013, 01:59:56 pm
Start now! Unless you still have a stockpile of food and ammunition left over from Y2k!
BTW are we going to have a seperate thread for progress reports or just use this one? Or perhaps the "ready, set, build" thread?
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 03, 2013, 02:24:50 pm
"Now is the time for all good citizens not to listen to the authorities and start arming themselves and getting ready to flee for places of safety".
The votes are in, the deadline to start is here and it's time to get building.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 03, 2013, 08:40:28 pm
Well the '40 Ford is out. My 'Friend' gave me an empty box!  :unsure: UNLESS my LHS has one in stock.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on March 03, 2013, 09:12:43 pm
When you think about it, older vehicles would be a lot easier to repair. You need a computer engineering degree to fix a modern car today.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 04, 2013, 10:02:43 am
When you think about it, older vehicles would be a lot easier to repair. You need a computer engineering degree to fix a modern car today.

I remember "Hey Cal, I found the problem. Pass me some bailing wire and the pliers". Someone, (Jolly jesters, my friends!), stole all my spark plug wires. I twisted two pieces of hay bailing wire together to make new wires and wrapped them with electrical tape. It didn't run good, but it ran!  ;D
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on March 04, 2013, 08:15:29 pm
My dad talked about a friend of his that had a car with a four cylinder flat head motor. When the sparkplug wires failed he tied one piece of wire from the coil across all four sparkplugs. This meant all four plugs fired every time but it still ran.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 04, 2013, 08:58:01 pm
I bet that sounded strange (To say the least!) going down the road.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on March 04, 2013, 10:10:29 pm
That was back in the really old days when you could get away with that. Now you would probably get some kind of ticket for it.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 06, 2013, 09:37:46 pm
I remember opening the hood on some cars at night and watching old oily plug wires arcing around to everything but the plugs it looked like! Add sometimes there would sit a brand new clear distributor cap and you could see the yellow spark of the mis-set points! Good quality well set points spark blue/white.
My cousin would open the little door on GM caps and look in then say  "Pass the Points wrench". He could set them by eye at night and be within .001 inch of right.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 09, 2013, 11:01:15 am
QUOTE:
"Or like the security camera shots of people crashing through convenience store front windows to rob the place.
Hey, in zombie territory, do what you gotta do".
I've noticed a trend that will upset future Z.A. Survivors around here. The chains are building new stores, (Sometimes right across the street from the old one!), with narrower doorways and higher thicker walls in the front. It's sort of funny as no one has done that to a major chain 24/7/365 convenience store but rather the 'little guys' who are closed at O-Dark-Hundred.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Weaver on March 09, 2013, 02:42:44 pm
Over here many stores have sprouted "inconspicuous" stainless steel/concrete bollards in front of them. Trouble is, they get to be "inconspicuous" by being low; generally about two feet high. This can be unfortunate when you're in a crowd walking past the front of the store and a two feet high, utterly solid obstruction materialises in front of you at short range when you're looking into the middle distance, not at your feet..... cue comedy pratfall.... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 09, 2013, 03:22:40 pm
Sounds as much fun as cutting between the back of a parked truck and a car at night only to find out tactilely that the car is on a tow bar!  :o :(
 
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on March 09, 2013, 03:23:54 pm
I don't see how that would pass Occupational Safety and Health Administration regs around here. Does give me a good idea for anti zombie fortifications. Put a bunch of post in the ground about knee high and connect chains or cables between them. It would turn the walkers into crawlers long enough to get away or bash'em.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on March 09, 2013, 03:28:04 pm
How do zombies respond to electricity? I'm thinking of a generator on the back of the truck and bare wires on insulators strung around it.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 09, 2013, 03:34:52 pm
Have you ever saw a school bus with the front bumper mounted barricade? The one that blocks traffic to the left of the bus?
Imagine two square pipes mounted on the door sills that swung out to an angle. If you mounted ragged metal facing forward it would be icing on the cake.  :wacko:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 09, 2013, 03:39:42 pm
How do zombies respond to electricity? I'm thinking of a generator on the back of the truck and bare wires on insulators strung around it.
They might explode if they were imbalmed!  :o Seeing as their nevous sytems are pretty much going to H-E-Double toothpicks I still think it might make them dance just from the electricity stimulating the muscles.
"Mommy what smells like burning garbage"?
"Be quiet and watch the funny dancing zombies dear".
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 09, 2013, 08:17:19 pm
I have one question:

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z102/liverite102/vegas_zps3035848e.jpg)
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on March 09, 2013, 11:16:59 pm
How do zombies respond to electricity? I'm thinking of a generator on the back of the truck and bare wires on insulators strung around it.
They might explode if they were imbalmed!  :o Seeing as their nevous sytems are pretty much going to H-E-Double toothpicks I still think it might make them dance just from the electricity stimulating the muscles.
"Mommy what smells like burning garbage"?
"Be quiet and watch the funny dancing zombies dear".
Not sure if it would "kill" them but it would be fun to watch!
I'll try it on the fire truck just for fun.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 09, 2013, 11:47:07 pm
Captain Canada said something about "Zombie Plows should have been a rule"!
So do we amend the rules to say you really need a plow, ram or other or other zombie muncher or masher on the front (at least)?
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: NARSES2 on March 10, 2013, 01:44:30 am
Over here many stores have sprouted "inconspicuous" stainless steel/concrete bollards in front of them. Trouble is, they get to be "inconspicuous" by being low; generally about two feet high. This can be unfortunate when you're in a crowd walking past the front of the store and a two feet high, utterly solid obstruction materialises in front of you at short range when you're looking into the middle distance, not at your feet..... cue comedy pratfall.... :rolleyes:

Or your mates walk in front of you and dodge out of the way at the very last moment  :banghead: :banghead:

A question re Zombies please. Do they have individual morale as such (not morals  ;D) or is it just a crowd reaction ? Could effect the types of weapons you want to use ?
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Nils on March 10, 2013, 03:34:59 am
Zombie PSA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IICwAKf_8Ps
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 10, 2013, 11:06:42 am
Zombie PSA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IICwAKf_8Ps
:lol:  :lol: ;D :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 10, 2013, 11:15:46 am
A question re Zombies please. Do they have individual morale as such (not morals  ;D) or is it just a crowd reaction ? Could effect the types of weapons you want to use ?
That is a question you will have to figure out as you go.  You have to write your own story for your model build so as we writers say "It's MY world so if I say pigs can fly you must beware the flying bacon"!  :blink:
Besides, who is going to pay for a study of zombie psycology, who is going to DO the study and has any government ever managed to distribute a reconizable document that is clearly written?  :lol:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: dadlamassu on March 11, 2013, 01:27:34 pm
Captain Canada said something about "Zombie Plows should have been a rule"!
So do we amend the rules to say you really need a plow, ram or other or other zombie muncher or masher on the front (at least)?

No - if you want a plough you can have one.  Too many rules will stifle creativity.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Old Wombat on March 12, 2013, 05:58:14 am
Captain Canada said something about "Zombie Plows should have been a rule"!
So do we amend the rules to say you really need a plow, ram or other or other zombie muncher or masher on the front (at least)?

No - if you want a plough you can have one.  Too many rules will stifle creativity.

Amen! :bow:

(Although I do love a good Zombie Plough! ;))

 :cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Rheged on March 12, 2013, 06:19:51 am
[Has any government ever managed to distribute a reconizable document that is clearly written?  :lol:

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON     ???
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 13, 2013, 02:45:25 pm
OKAY FOLKS, I NEED SOME ADVICE.
I need to rust some metal tubing (Actually styrene) to look like old steel. I've always done it with paints I no longer can find and was never totally satisfied with my results anyway. Do you have techniques, materials or hints?
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Post by: Father Ennis on March 13, 2013, 05:33:53 pm
I prefer this method. Paint in a "rust" color and a metallic color.  How rusty you get depends on which you use first. You should use a wet-on-wet technique,also. Following with a black wash when dry. Graphite on highlights. Simple quick and effective. I use Testors paints,mostly enamels. Hope this is a help.
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Post by: Go4fun on March 13, 2013, 07:47:45 pm
I prefer this method. Paint in a "rust" color and a metallic color.  How rusty you get depends on which you use first. You should use a wet-on-wet technique,also. Following with a black wash when dry. Graphite on highlights. Simple quick and effective. I use Testors paints,mostly enamels. Hope this is a help.
Thank you. On another site someone mentioned an "Instant Rust" 2 part kit that cost $7.00 for the two part kit at Michaels stores. I used to use the little 'flats' of four containers of paint in one plastic formed set that had fittings so you could put several together. But I can't find them anymore.
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Post by: kerick on March 13, 2013, 07:50:15 pm
I prefer this method. Paint in a "rust" color and a metallic color.  How rusty you get depends on which you use first. You should use a wet-on-wet technique,also. Following with a black wash when dry. Graphite on highlights. Simple quick and effective. I use Testors paints,mostly enamels. Hope this is a help.
Thank you. On another site someone mentioned an "Instant Rust" 2 part kit that cost $7.00 for the two part kit at Michaels stores. I used to use the little 'flats' of four containers of paint in one plastic formed set that had fittings so you could put several together. But I can't find them anymore.
I've heard of others using thinned oils or watercolors but I've never tried it myself. This may be the time.
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Post by: Father Ennis on March 13, 2013, 11:05:19 pm
I have heard many good things about this "Insta-rust".  I haven't tried it myself but have friends who swear by it. I suggest you give it a try
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Post by: NARSES2 on March 14, 2013, 08:50:47 am
For those in the UK who want some inspiration, this starts on Sunday BBC3 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00szzcp (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00szzcp)
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Post by: Mossie on March 15, 2013, 03:48:36 am
The survival guides may come in handy! ;D

Looks interesting, I'll pop that in the planner.
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Post by: Go4fun on March 18, 2013, 06:24:20 pm
I'm wondering how hard it would be to model a 8 barrel 12gage shotgun that the barrels rotate 'Gatling gun' style? The barrels, breeches and locks could come from old singleshot breech loaders but the triggering device could be tricky as it will be vehicle mounted.
Any hints or clues?
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Post by: Mossie on March 19, 2013, 02:53:33 pm
Might be worth looking at wargames suppliers for some overscale weapons.  Games Workshop do several suitable items, not sure how compatible they would be with larger scales.  I'm sure somebody will be able to provide a link to other suppliers.

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat440277a&prodId=prod1400034

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/Imperial_Navy/AIRCRAFT_PUNISHER_CANNONS.html

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/Space_Marines/Space-Marine-Dreadnoughts/CONTEMPTOR-PATTERN-KHERES-ASSAULT-CANNON.html
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Post by: Go4fun on March 19, 2013, 04:05:46 pm
Might be worth looking at wargames suppliers for some overscale weapons.  Games Workshop do several suitable items, not sure how compatible they would be with larger scales.  I'm sure somebody will be able to provide a link to other suppliers.

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat440277a&prodId=prod1400034

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/Imperial_Navy/AIRCRAFT_PUNISHER_CANNONS.html

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/Space_Marines/Space-Marine-Dreadnoughts/CONTEMPTOR-PATTERN-KHERES-ASSAULT-CANNON.html
I wish they had some size or scale to work with on these sites.
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Post by: Go4fun on March 21, 2013, 01:25:58 pm
Now I am waiting for the scavenged aircraft and boats (ships) to appear in here.  :wacko:
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Post by: Mossie on March 22, 2013, 08:05:39 am
For those in the UK who want some inspiration, this starts on Sunday BBC3 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00szzcp (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00szzcp)

Watched this earlier in the week.  Not bad, did the well treaded zombie story from a different angle. 

If anyones missed it, it's available on iPlayer for a few more weeks, just click Chris's link.
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Post by: Go4fun on March 24, 2013, 09:25:46 am
I've had my youngest son here all week on Spring(?) Break so no chance to work on the Zombie Bird. Is anyone else making progress?
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Post by: Sticky Fingers on March 24, 2013, 03:30:34 pm
My pick-up is on the slow burner for the moment, while real life throws spanner after spanner in the works. :-\
Oh well, I'll get back behind the bench when it's time again, like always.
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Post by: kerick on March 24, 2013, 07:59:10 pm
I know the feeling.....
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Post by: Go4fun on March 27, 2013, 05:49:53 pm
Have you ever needed a stand for painting something you needed to turn so you could get all the sides? Why spend money?

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z102/liverite102/Zombie%20Bird/Enginestand_zpsf91126de.png)

 It's a old sprue with a plastic axle rod glued to it after heat was applied to one sprue so it could be bent. no falling over, no investment and if your part has a hole or two it works.
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Post by: Go4fun on March 30, 2013, 09:06:16 am
I had no luck finding Insta Rust at the local Michael's store but I did find some bronze antiquing stuff I might try .
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Post by: Father Ennis on March 30, 2013, 12:12:21 pm
I would suggested you order some from Micro Mark. I've used them and can highly recommend them. They are "the" place for tools and such.
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Post by: Go4fun on April 02, 2013, 08:20:27 pm
I would suggested you order some from Micro Mark. I've used them and can highly recommend them. They are "the" place for tools and such.
All I can find in MicroMark is 'Rust n Dust'. It looks simple enough and is in my price range but has anyone else used this before?
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Post by: Father Ennis on April 04, 2013, 09:40:18 pm
For those who want to stockup, the worlds largest gun show will be in Tulsa ,Oklahoma this weekend. Stock up now for the coming outbreak !!!
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Post by: kerick on April 05, 2013, 04:11:45 pm
Cool!!!
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Post by: tigercat on April 09, 2013, 03:02:39 pm
I'm thinking Zombie proof 2 C V.Easy to maintain good fuel mileage, some off road ability and removable roof to stick your head out of and snipe at zombies.
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Post by: Go4fun on April 09, 2013, 03:45:02 pm
If you build it we will watch and cheer you on.  :rolleyes: Well, some of us will. I always thought the 2 CV was Ferdinade Porsche's joke on the French as they wanted a VW VolkWagen 'Beetle' copy so he built it 'backwards' as replayment for holding him after the war. It was still one heck of a little car for the masses.
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Post by: Go4fun on April 11, 2013, 02:23:05 pm
What I'm waiting for is someone to come up with an aircraft, ship or boat for this build.
Aircraft I think would need to be something low maintenance and with a good fuel range. Short or rough field capability would be a good thing to have. Having missions like Scouting, Ground Support or Rapid Extraction would be nice.
Ships & Boats would need the same maintenance & range considerations. At least on a large ship you would be able to load up on weapons to defend yourself from possible attacks while in port or at sea.
I know there are guys here who could do wondrous things with some 'Museum Pieces' of any genre.
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Post by: Father Ennis on April 11, 2013, 03:18:24 pm
I can see why there aren't any planes or ships and boats. I see two major issues : 1) available kits in "your scale"  2) cost of kits.  1/35 and 1/72 scales have the range of kits and figures,but you are hard pressed to find anything but figures for 10$US or less. On the other hand,1/72 scale has nearly everything you could ask for,except for ships. Those are the big scale and some of the most expensive. I could see a good diaroma in 1/72 scale. I would also have to say that these issues only arise "after" you have decieded on what you want to build. There is plenty of movie inspration for all sorts vehicles and things but aircraft are only shown as tools used and quickly discarded.
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Post by: Go4fun on April 11, 2013, 05:35:46 pm
I can see why there aren't any planes or ships and boats. I see two major issues : 1) available kits in "your scale"  2) cost of kits.  1/35 and 1/72 scales have the range of kits and figures,but you are hard pressed to find anything but figures for 10$US or less. On the other hand,1/72 scale has nearly everything you could ask for,except for ships. Those are the big scale and some of the most expensive. I could see a good diaroma in 1/72 scale. I would also have to say that these issues only arise "after" you have decieded on what you want to build. There is plenty of movie inspration for all sorts vehicles and things but aircraft are only shown as tools used and quickly discarded.

Ehhhh I don't remember specifying 1:35th or 1:72. It is "Scale open to builder" as far as I know. Price is always an objection depending on the builder.
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Post by: kerick on April 11, 2013, 05:39:34 pm
I could see people taking refuge on a ship or boat out at sea. It would keep them away from wandering walkers. Like the landlubbers, they would still have to scrounge for food, fuel and supplies.
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Post by: Go4fun on April 11, 2013, 06:42:24 pm
I could see people taking refuge on a ship or boat out at sea. It would keep them away from wandering walkers. Like the landlubbers, they would still have to scrounge for food, fuel and supplies.
Trying to get (And keep it down only to!) a minimum crew might help with food and some supplies. But then fuel could be problematic as 'sneaking in in a large ship would be hard and multiple trips with smaller boats would incrse the chances of being stumbled on greatly.
Now an atomic powered aircraft carrier or other ship....  :unsure:
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Post by: kerick on April 11, 2013, 07:26:28 pm
Even the biggest freighters only have ten or fifteen crew members. A cruise ship probably needs only a few people to actually run the ship. Store rooms full of food and drinks......
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Post by: Go4fun on April 11, 2013, 07:36:06 pm
Even the biggest freighters only have ten or fifteen crew members. A cruise ship probably needs only a few people to actually run the ship. Store rooms full of food and drinks......

As long as it isn't a Carnival Cruise ship!  :o Thing might break down or burn out from under you!  :blink:
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Post by: Mossie on April 12, 2013, 07:37:04 am
I saw your post and mulled on it overnight.  I was thinking on similar lines to kerick, small fleets of ships, something on the lines of the disaster movie 2012, maybe not as sophisticated as that.  Alternativley, airships, sailing the earth for weeks on end, looking for the promised lands.  I'm not going to build either so anyone can use the ideas.

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Post by: tigercat on April 12, 2013, 07:38:58 am
Depending on how many of you you are you could live on an oil rig

Wandered into my local entertainer and they had some toy soldiers, fire fighters dino hunters . Am not a 100 per cent sure but their accessories looked 1 25  ish  might solve the lack of zombie hunting accessories
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Post by: kerick on April 12, 2013, 06:06:31 pm
I was thinking of the oil rig too. Trick would be getting out to it and back. Think of a dio with a rig surrounded by small boats and defenders walking the catwalks.
I like the airship idea. Steal the Goodyear blimp and sail about looking for resources. ;D
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Post by: Go4fun on April 12, 2013, 07:10:41 pm
I was thinking of the oil rig too. Trick would be getting out to it and back. Think of a dio with a rig surrounded by small boats and defenders walking the catwalks.
I like the airship idea. Steal the Goodyear blimp and sail about looking for resources. ;D

Keeping supplied on a oil rig might be challenging but then getting food for any amount of time no matter where you are might be troublesome. At least you can fish off an oil rig.
The only difficulty I see is the slow speed and limited range of these airships. Fuel may not be a problem but getting the gas bag topped off might take some plotting and planning!
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Post by: kerick on April 13, 2013, 08:39:39 pm
Hang around the Texas oil fields. I hear its a by product.
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Post by: Weaver on April 14, 2013, 02:34:09 am
Aircraft: desperately vulnerable when they're on the ground unless you've got a 100% secure base area to operate from. Helicopters are most practical for insertion/rescue of recce/scavenger teams, but need a good supply of fuel and the technical expertise to keep them running.

Boats/Ships: excellent idea. They remain afloat and livable even when they have a technical problem, they're easily isolated from zombie populations, and even if attacked when tied up alongside, you only have to move 20ft away from shore to re-isolate yourself. If you have a "mother ship" that stays permanently off-shore and uses small boats to deploy/recover shore parties, then even if a shore party is overwhelmed, they still can't get back to the ship because, as zombies, they can't operate the boat.
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Post by: Go4fun on April 14, 2013, 03:38:40 pm
From what I understand an aircraft needs a ground/maintenance crew of at least four times as many people as the actual aircraft crew. And helicopters and military jack the number of ground personnel even higher.
Even if you have a large low maintenance ship if your going to have shore parties it would pay to have trained 'Mud Pounders' on board for your on shore excursions/resupply raids. I mean most Navy Ships have Marine troops on board for defense and possible shore action.
I am very happy with the builds going on here and hope to see many more. Thanks people for making the Zombie Theme Build so good.
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Post by: buzzbomb on April 14, 2013, 06:27:49 pm
On the ships in Zed world.
In the book World War Z, there is bit about a nuclear submarine that was sitting on the bottom, not too deep.
The crew hear scrapes and banging on the hull..they work out that the Zeds are walking along the seabed and blundering into the sub. Needless to say they get underway to "clear the barnacles". There is a later back up bit about a group watching 100's of Zeds just walking out of the ocean.

As the zeds have no need to breath, they can "survive" walking around quite deep water and can cross distances but nothing clear about how deep is crush depth on your average Zed.
The Noahs out there must be having a smorgasbord...(Oh.. Noah is an Aussie rhyming slang term for shark.. as in Noah's Ark)

However a Ship would offer great deals of isolation and protection... seabed wanderers aside and compared to an aircraft would be much lower in maintenance.
Must rewatch Waterworld for some ideas.
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Post by: Go4fun on April 14, 2013, 08:34:23 pm
Z Wars? Who wrote the book and is it still available. I'm always looking for a good read.
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Post by: buzzbomb on April 14, 2013, 09:54:34 pm
World War Z By Max Brooks
is still available.

http://www.amazon.com/World-War-Oral-History-Zombie/dp/0307346617

Being made (badly by the sound of it) into a movie... well the movie has the same name as the book but according to the pundits.. little else.
Who cares if it is a good Zombie romp.
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Post by: Mossie on April 15, 2013, 03:28:38 am
There are a few books in the series, they had some copies in the University book shop a few weeks ago and I thought about picking them up:
http://www.amazon.com/Zombie-Survival-Guide-Complete-Protection/dp/1400049628/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366021465&sr=1-3&keywords=max+brooks
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Post by: Go4fun on April 16, 2013, 11:40:08 am
I am very happy with the builds going on here and hope to see many more. Thanks people for making the Zombie Theme Build so good.
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Post by: Go4fun on April 19, 2013, 06:02:29 pm
Posted more progress shots on the Zombie Bird.
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Post by: Go4fun on April 22, 2013, 08:56:45 pm
I'm hearing those darned crickets in here again!  ;D Is anyone getting anywhere with their builds?
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Post by: kerick on April 23, 2013, 05:49:18 am
I've actually been working full weeks for the last three weeks. Really cuts into the modeling time.
Anybody know where I might find 1/32nd fire truck decals? This kit is a snap tight and came with stickers!
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Post by: Go4fun on April 23, 2013, 08:48:29 am
You might try Police Cars & Models. They have a lot of stuff of interest.
http://www.policecarmodels.com/si1fitr.html
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Post by: tigercat on April 23, 2013, 10:42:20 am
Just trying to work out how to mate rear of  a jeep with 2 CV to make a 2cv pickup then work out how to anti zombie proof  it. I think the  CVeep will have a 50 cal machine gun liberated from 're reactors and remilitarised.
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Post by: Go4fun on April 23, 2013, 12:05:46 pm
Just trying to work out how to mate rear of jeep with 2 CV to make a 2cv pickup then work out how to sombody it. I think the  CVeep will have a 50 cal machine gun liberated from 're reactors and remilitarised.
Not being stupid but what is a 2 CV? Tank, armored car, aircraft or ship?
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Post by: kerick on April 23, 2013, 12:44:25 pm
Not sure but it could be this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_2CV
Although carrying a 50 cal might exceed its payload limits!!
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Post by: tigercat on April 23, 2013, 11:30:19 pm
It is indeed that. :)


Mine is nowhere as cool as the real thing which i wasn't aware of when i started my build

http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?12801-RM-commando-2CV-pick-up-question/page2 (http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?12801-RM-commando-2CV-pick-up-question/page2)
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Post by: kerick on April 24, 2013, 05:29:21 am
You might try Police Cars & Models. They have a lot of stuff of interest.
http://www.policecarmodels.com/si1fitr.html
I didn't see any decals in 1/32nd but thanks for the suggestion.
I'll just make the armor plate cover the doors and places decals would be seen.
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Post by: Go4fun on April 24, 2013, 09:22:53 am
During my Wiki search I found that Spain and some South American countries built versions for military use also. So you aren't completely off the board of 'reality' with this. Still a lot of 'What If...' room left to play in.
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Post by: Mossie on April 25, 2013, 02:30:15 am
An upside down pram!  Coo-ul! :ph34r:
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Post by: Go4fun on May 09, 2013, 08:04:56 am
To steal and mangle a line from Alex Baldwin, "What's in YOUR world"?
Is your WhIf World peopled with reasonless shufflers who only seem attracted by light, noise and motion to where the next meal is? Or do they have different levels of reason left with some being able to figure out the best hunting spots, construct simple devices like stacked boxes to climb up to open windows or operate simple devices?
For my world
it's a contagion, either man-made or a natural abomination, that infects the host and slowly affects the mind and body until they turn hostile and grow a hunger for human flesh, usually after they 'die'. If it is an actual death or just a case of suspended animation to the point of appearing dead in every way is unknown because the Zombies don't seem willing to take a physical with all that yummy FOOD doing the testing!

Some of them show greater mobility and ability to reason but most of them seem to be unable to not let out loud screams when they get on the trail of a meal, which attracts more and upon hearing the screams of others more hear and repeat the screams and start toward where they heard the original sounds. Quite unnerving and they can seem to build up quite a mob quickly!
One thing is common among the undead though: They all stink! Even the silent stalker types can be uncovered by the smell of their rot. It's a quite distinctive odor and once smelled not easily forgotten, especially after a close encounter of the violent kind.
They seem not to care at all about animals and only attack them if the animal attacks them. So Spot the dog and Felix the kitty are only in danger from other animals and starvation. That is unless they attack that darned undead mailman!
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Post by: Go4fun on May 23, 2013, 08:25:28 am
What's in YOUR zombie? Better yet what is the best plan for stopping one dead, (so to speak)?
Sure a big bore bullet to the brain stem will do it but then we all aren't 'Bullseye Bill' or Annie Oakley. A moving target that may be lurching about as it comes toward you doesn't make the job easier.
A load of Buckshot to the head? No guarantee there either unless you are close enough to make sure it blows the head apart. Then guess what splashes back on you? YUCK!
So how do you plan to handle them?
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Post by: kerick on May 23, 2013, 06:32:10 pm
Shoot them until they fall down from broken bones and destroyed connecting tissue then run them over with the plow. My question is don't "the walking dead" rot after a while? A walking corpse has to turn into a puddle of goo and bones after a certain length of time. Seems to me a zombie "life span" would be limited.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Old Wombat on May 24, 2013, 06:39:13 am
Unless you're doing the viral type "fast" zombies like/similar to those in '28 Days Later'.

Those are the type of zombies I will be fighting when I finally get a chance to build my ZAV (Zombie Apocalypse Vehicle).

:cheers:

Guy
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Post by: tigercat on May 26, 2013, 11:45:00 pm
Apparently the French will be introducing the concept of cool sexy zombies in a new tv series soon . They can probably be defeated by inappropriate use of the French language, fast food and reruns  of allo allo.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on May 27, 2013, 04:54:44 pm
'Sparkly' Zombies?  :blink:
Where there goes the Theme Build! I can see it now: Some guy building a 2 & 1/2 ton tuck and having the bed full of "Sparkly" female zombies in bikinis!  :lol:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on May 27, 2013, 06:30:25 pm
'Sparkly' Zombies?  :blink:
Where there goes the Theme Build! I can see it now: Some guy building a 2 & 1/2 ton tuck and having the bed full of "Sparkly" female zombies in bikinis!  :lol:
But you can't get close to them because they stink so bad!!! :o
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on June 11, 2013, 08:02:05 am
Sorry I haven't been around much guys but my Brother-In-Law is very ill. So I'm trying to be big brother to my older sister.
I hope you all understand.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on June 11, 2013, 07:55:39 pm
Family comes first in all we do. I hope all turns out well and everyone gets healthy.
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Post by: NARSES2 on June 12, 2013, 07:22:40 am
Yup you need to be with family, hope all goes well
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Post by: Go4fun on June 12, 2013, 07:26:50 am
I hate to report it doesn't look well. He has Lou Gehrig's Disease and has a stomach tube in because he just doesn't want to eat. I've always admired his strength and tried to listen to his advice and he just isn't the same man now.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on June 15, 2013, 03:35:30 pm
Things are looking better and he managed to escape his keepers  ;D for a Father's Day visit home. Hopefully soon I'll be able to concentrate on more building.
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Post by: kerick on June 15, 2013, 03:49:02 pm
We will be patient. Take care of the family and get back to modeling when the time is right. Glad to hear things are improving.
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Post by: Go4fun on June 17, 2013, 04:17:58 pm
Now let's all try to get BUSY!  :lol:
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Post by: kerick on June 17, 2013, 10:45:10 pm
This month of June has been nuts. Extended family events all month. I start a new job on Weds. July things might settle down and I could get a little building done.
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Post by: Go4fun on June 18, 2013, 05:32:22 pm
kerick said "Remember the show "Junkyard Wars" or in the UK was "Scrapheap Challenge"? This is it"!

Seems something to keep in mind as your building.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on June 21, 2013, 08:13:24 am
This movie "World War Z" might change some of our thinking.
Seems the writers decided to base the zombies on ants. They only look out for themselves and will crawl over each other to get that next bite. Also they start out healthy and fast,  :o but then as they wear down they slow down.
Hmmmmm... makes things a little different huh?
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on August 05, 2013, 07:40:43 am
I realize that it is Summer and a lot of stuff is going on. So it's understandable that some builds are going very slow.
I still can't wait to see some of the finished Zombie Crawlers done though!  ;)
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on October 27, 2013, 08:44:57 am
Well it's getting to Winter and I'm waiting to see others either join or finish the builds they started. I've had the Zombie Bird on hold due to getting sucked into another build where I had a finish date it had to be dome by.
I hope everyone is doing well and thinking up weird and wondrous vehicles for dealing with the pesky Zombies.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Father Ennis on October 27, 2013, 07:50:31 pm
Well ...  If I can get off my butt ,I will finish the vehicle I've started on. I just have been in a slump and can't get going on finishing anything .....
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on November 06, 2013, 05:38:12 pm
If I ever finish the Zombie Bird I might see what I have to convert to this lumbering diesel power monster.
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z102/liverite102/0LoweyCar_zpsdb291dee.jpg)
Is  Loewy rolling in his grave yet?
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on November 06, 2013, 07:33:55 pm
The guards around the sides make it look like one of those art deco designs from the 30s.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/21/PRR-S1-Loewy.jpg

I was just considering some wheel guards for the fire truck.



Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on November 17, 2013, 07:58:27 am
I can understand how some builds are finished and others are on hold. Winterizing the old cave, stocking up on nuts and berries getting some more skins for the residi of the cave, all take away from the modeling. I think I've even seen some dragging whole little trees into their caves. Obviously they have that new fangled 'Fire' thing going on! Me, I just don't trust the stuff yet so I'll just curl up with my Dogasaurus Rex under a few cave bear skins!
But surely someone has been chipping rocks to make something rather fantastic for the build or to add to what they already have?
Any way, have some fun people and enjoy some time with your tribe.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Captain Canada on December 18, 2013, 06:03:32 pm
I dug my tow truck out today, and started fondling it. Then the ideas started...then I was back and forth in the styrene cave and decided to put it back and go with my original plan of finishing the rest of my damn half-starts !

 :banghead:

 Argh....

When does the build end anyway ? I'd really like to get in on it.....

 :blink:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on December 18, 2013, 07:05:25 pm
I don't recall that we ever set an end date so jump on in!
I have worked on mine a little, just some painting, not enough for pics. When I get a couple hours to myself I'm going to bust out the Rust and Dust!
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Old Wombat on December 18, 2013, 09:41:45 pm
Captain, this is a TB (Theme Build), not a GB, so there is no end-date.

Whatever you build that is zombie themed can be put here, whenever you build it! :thumbsup:

:cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: NARSES2 on December 19, 2013, 07:33:32 am
Captain, this is a TB (Theme Build), not a GB, so there is no end-date.


Exactly. It goes on for as long as you have the interest
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on December 25, 2013, 09:27:34 am
I wish everyone in the site a Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanaka, Felixz Navida, Great Feast Of The Beast and generally good things. :cheers:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on January 01, 2014, 10:28:24 am
Happy New Year Zombie Hunters!  :drink: :party:
Now can we get back to building? YES WE CAN!
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on January 01, 2014, 11:13:39 am
Happy New Year Zombie Hunters!  :drink: :party:
Now can we get back to building? YES WE CAN!
Now that I finished the fire truck I'll have to think of another!
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on January 03, 2014, 12:31:01 pm
Alrighty then boy & germs!
For some reason I could not get into my Photo Bucket account and when I applied for a new password and went to get that NOW I can't get into my mail!  :banghead:
I've been working on the Zombie Bird, really I have! I added nice sharp angle iron to the front where the dead heads, (and others), can't get a grip with out losing their gripping parts. Seeing as pain means less than nothing I figure an ankle cutter on the front will at least slow them down a bit too.  :wacko:Now to see if I can get Pictures posted!
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on January 04, 2014, 07:09:33 am
I got majic picture moving thing working!  :blink:

HERE IS A PIECE OF GOLD: On facebook I found a guy who made a roughly 1/22nd scale CHAIN SAW! He is working on a 1/24th or 1/25th scale version and another member says he will cast them up for sale.
JOKE: Why is it dangerous to go to Home Depot during a Zombie Outbreak?
Because it's so darn hard to tell which Orange Vests are infected!
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on January 04, 2014, 12:00:30 pm
MaxHedroom wrote to me after I asked him in a PM about him posting his fine builds here. This is what he said:

"Thx Go4fun!

Once I have read this before when I started my Porsche 911 - Zombinator
 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37921.0.html)).
And I'd ask the admins to move my thread to your Theme Build.
They didn't.
If you like and if you have influence enough, you can try to ask the admins, to move my Zombinator- and my Zombieplough-tread

(http://(http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38135.0.html)) into your theme-build-section.
I agree, this might be the better place for both my projects.
(I won't agree to break up the existing threads to continue them into your section - this might be insane, I think.)

Max"

I really hope the Admins will answer my call to repost these here.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on January 04, 2014, 03:50:11 pm
Works for me!!
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: NARSES2 on January 05, 2014, 02:53:06 am
I've PM'd Max as I didn't see his original request.

I'll transfer the threads over on Monday when I have a little more time. Due out any minute

Chris
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on January 05, 2014, 08:29:20 am
Well thank you Chis.
So the only thing for me to say is 'Welcome aboard MaxHeadroom'! Feel free to stumble around and look at some of the other builds, make coments or open discussions here and just make yourself at home.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: MaxHeadroom on January 05, 2014, 09:43:34 am
Narses2 had sent an PM and asked me to confirm my message to you, Go4fun.
I did.
Now, we only have to wait for the moves.

Thanks for your welcome to me.
A zombie-build is really freestyle building with all possibilities, fantasy and cross-thinking.

Max
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: NARSES2 on January 06, 2014, 03:23:49 am
Moved as requested
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on January 17, 2014, 08:30:53 am
Okay people, I've been posting pictures of my build in build groups I belong to where it seems to fit, asking people who build things that fit to come on over and generally promoting the Zombie Build as best I can.
I'm curious as to if any of you have done the same?
I'm hoping to see progress on some of the builds soon (Mine included!) and new people enter the group.
Or do we need to start a "Vampire Apocalypse Theme Build" too?  :blink:

PS: I am collecting enough parts to start my next Z.A.T.B. and will start on it as soon as the Zombie Bird hits the streets.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on January 17, 2014, 10:49:50 am
 I have another project going right now but maybe another zombie job soon.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on January 18, 2014, 09:09:23 am
Let me put the new project in a different light:
Why drive among the walkers and crawlers when you can float over head? I never saw the Zs looking up unless they heard something that caught their attention or saw a shadow on the ground.
And no, it's not a hot air balloon.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Father Ennis on January 18, 2014, 06:45:20 pm
You are right. I need to get back to my own build,too. I got everything together for it but got off into other tracks and  now it's a candidate for the clear your worckbench GB.  I think that wasn't your only good idea either. I like the concept of a hovercraft,too.  Mmmmmmmmmm ......
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on January 18, 2014, 06:58:59 pm
Let me put the new project in a different light:
Why drive among the walkers and crawlers when you can float over head? I never saw the Zs looking up unless they heard something that caught their attention or saw a shadow on the ground.
And no, it's not a hot air balloon.

Anti gravity Falke zombie destroyer??
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Old Wombat on January 19, 2014, 10:13:44 am
I have no idea when I'll be able to commence my first build for this, at the rate I'm going it could be years away! :blink:

However, as this is a theme build, it will happen... eventually... one day! :thumbsup:

:cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on January 19, 2014, 01:07:04 pm
The way I build in fits and starts you might get done with your second before I get this Z-Bird done Guy! ;D
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on January 25, 2014, 07:33:08 am
If your building with junk, what is a good source of long fairly thin pieces of iron?
Fence posts! You might know them. Those green angle or channels with wide lips that are driven into the ground
for hanging wire or 'plastic snow' fence on used at temporary venues.
v Like this. v
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z102/liverite102/0Fencepost_zps8a8c2ff8.jpg)
Yeah, I made those holes with photo art. So?
#1 Well the whole driver's side window protector (In this case) isn't made of the same thing so we need to add some other colors. Flat Black...
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z102/liverite102/0Black_zpsc81f0310.jpg)
#2 ...then a pipe in red, (We are using found junk right?)...
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z102/liverite102/0Red_zpsac8079c5.jpg)
#3&3b ... Then we'll mix up a little Dandelion Yellow and White to make an 'Aged' white.
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z102/liverite102/0White_zps47a3b6ba.jpg) (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z102/liverite102/0White2_zpsf655ebca.jpg)

Next we'll attack some rust. (Yeah I got ahead of myself.Sue me).  :lol:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on January 25, 2014, 02:22:32 pm
You are right about the fence posts. In rural areas every farm house has some lying around.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on January 25, 2014, 06:44:00 pm
Considering the weather in the American Midwest this year, how do zombies handle below freezing cold? They are to stupid to put a coat on, do they just freeze in place? It would make scooping them up a lot easier. Survivors would have to travel north (or south, as the case may be) to find zombie free areas. Zombie survival Snow Cat?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ce/1951B12a.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/63-601-243ci4sd.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Snow-Trac.jpg
http://cdn.carbuzz.com/images2/340000/7000/500/347510.jpg
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Old Wombat on January 26, 2014, 07:32:58 am
kerick, if you haven't already, read Max Brooks' Zombie Survival Guide &, more so, World War Z for an exceptionally logical answer to that question.

Basically, yes, they do freeze in place - until the Spring thaw, when they re-animate.

Exceptionally cold places, like northern Canada & Siberia, are pretty much zombie-free zones.

Hot arid areas (Sahara, Central Australia, etc.) are similarly hostile to zombies (they become desiccated to the point where they can no longer function).

However, as Brooks points out, these places are similarly extremely hostile to living humans, too, & survival, even for a well prepared group, is as much a matter of luck as anything else, & without modern support structures it is extremely likely that eventually your ice & fire landers are going to have to come back into the temperate zones looking for food.

:cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on January 26, 2014, 03:23:29 pm
NOW FOR SOME RUST AND AGING.
#4. This is the way it is recommended to apply them, in order from right to left. Why reversed? Because I'm left handed and strange that way.
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z102/liverite102/04b_zpsb15ef158.jpg)
#7. Big jump, huh? But this is the order I start with to get the crusty look of the deep rust. I use the #3 Flat Clear then sprinkle it with the dust while it's still wet. Then I might rough it up up a wet brush just to make it rougher.
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z102/liverite102/0Mixxedup_zpsc71d0f3c.jpg)
#5. How I get the dust. The bigger the hairy stick (brush) the better to a point. No need for a 5 inch house brush boys & girls! I tap straight down to load.
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z102/liverite102/0Pickup_zps19966958.jpg)
#6. Now i just tap the brush lightly over the places I want the crusty rust. Don't worry if it gets all over the part. After it all dries you can wipe it off for the most part.
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z102/liverite102/0Tap_zpse9923d07.jpg)
After all this I go back to the the normal order and finish the part.
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z102/liverite102/0DustRustDust_zpsc854bff3.jpg)
"What a bunch of junk!" says some. "Perfect!" says I. And if you do the painting over one paper and the dust over another slicker paper you can gather it and pour the left over dust back in the jar.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 03, 2014, 04:37:34 pm
So now we saw how Zombies play (American) football. Not very well at all. ;D
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Captain Canada on February 03, 2014, 05:53:41 pm
Kinda hard to tell what's going on there.....in pic 6 you can see the part sharply, then in the next, finished one it seems blurry and kinda hard to tell how it realy looks.

Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on February 03, 2014, 07:40:46 pm
So now we saw how Zombies play (American) football. Not very well at all. ;D

The cool temps on the east coast must have slowed down their zombie metabolism!
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: MaxHeadroom on February 03, 2014, 09:30:04 pm
Don't they have real winter in Denver, also? ;)

Norbert
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 06, 2014, 02:39:33 pm
Don't they have real winter in Denver, also? ;)

Norbert
Maybe the Broncos enjoyed a super bowl before the Super Bowl?  :o I mean Colorado did legalize the stuff.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on February 06, 2014, 09:11:01 pm
Don't they have real winter in Denver, also? ;)

Norbert
Maybe the Broncos enjoyed a super bowl before the Super Bowl?  :o I mean Colorado (http://did) legalize the stuff.


Maybe the air pressure change from "mile high" Denver to almost sea level New Jersey was too much for the zombies. Hey, gotta blame it on something.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 07, 2014, 08:08:24 am
Kinda hard to tell what's going on there.....in pic 6 you can see the part sharply, then in the next, finished one it seems blurry and kinda hard to tell how it realy looks.


It isn't that the photo is blurry it's the fact the part is rusty and dirty... or so I hope.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on February 09, 2014, 08:27:30 pm
The wife and I went to the Chicago Auto Show today and the Hyundi display had three zombie survival cars instead of just one. Some upgrades to the cars included a bunch of weapons. Photos to follow.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on February 09, 2014, 08:41:36 pm
Here we go. (Photobucket is slow as molasses)
http://s624.photobucket.com/user/kerick214/slideshow/whiffs
Some extra stuff in this group but still good. The shots with only one car is from last year.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Mossie on February 10, 2014, 05:04:02 am
Inspiration.  A number of vehicles from a designer called Conal O'Keefe.  London bus, London taxi and Royal Mail van.  New York Taxi and Police SUV. New Delhi Tuk Tuk.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2480066/Incredible-designs-everyday-vehicles-modified-fend-horde-undead.html
http://zombiesurvivalvehicles.com/collections/all
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 12, 2014, 08:17:29 am
Imspiration is where you find it. Thanks for posting that Mossie.
I'm just waiting for a Mad MAx: Thunderdome fan to find a model to make into a mix 'Maxxer'/ Zombie Squisher vehicle.
So who is/has inviting(ed) others to come to this insane build?
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Father Ennis on February 14, 2014, 04:59:27 pm
I've been working on something for a while now and was going to enter but found out tonight that I can no longer post directly to the forum from my phone.  I've never had a good experience using any of those photo hosters and I'm never joining one again. Therefore I'm in only in spirit but not photos ... 
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 14, 2014, 06:27:29 pm
I've been working on something for a while now and was going to enter but found out tonight that I can no longer post directly to the forum from my phone.  I've never had a good experience using any of those photo hosters and I'm never joining one again. Therefore I'm in only in spirit but not photos ...  
Sorry to hear that as I've seen some of your builds and rather enjoyed them.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on February 14, 2014, 07:17:10 pm
Could you "paint a verbal picture" for us please?
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Father Ennis on February 18, 2014, 11:44:13 am
Sure ...  SdKfz 222 chassis with four extra wheels added. Body of a Landrover,sheet plastic to make a guntruck body.  Various weapons and flamethrowers. Push bar instead of plow.  This is based on a real world vehicle I saw once. It was a "Duce&a half" from WWII with six dulies !!!  Painted in gloss black overall. It just screamed for a flame paint job !!!! 
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on February 22, 2014, 09:21:17 am
While this might be a survivable vehicle in a Zombie Apocalypse I was thinking it would be useful to have
today for avoiding the Phone Zombies roaming the streets today. Wouldn't you loose interest in a phone
conversation if this thing pulled into the parking lot where you were hunting for a parking space?  ;D

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z102/liverite102/0ABasher_zps9b52ebae.jpg)

The one advertised for sale was powered by a 73 horsepower engine, had throw cushions inside for up to five people (Counting those clinging on top!) and could be driven from inside or standing up through a hatch in the roof.

Hmmm I have an extra Volkswagen Beetle chassis in my stash and some plastic containers that I could cut up and use for body panels....  :wacko:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 05, 2014, 09:07:25 am
So I am building this stupid 'Dolly Wheel for the plow and naturally making and fitting these small parts can get frustrating. So I have to take a breather before I get totally flummoxed but I still want to build something.
A friend came through with this WW II Jeep he had ..."laying around forever, and I'd like to see built but will probably never get to". To paraphrase a song "I love old Flatties and I can not lie"! Then there is the fact that I've had an idea for a runabout that involved getting a Drop tube front axle street rod chassis from a Nebraska hot rod/race car shop, getting all the reproduction replacement panels for the old Willy's body and putting a modern drive line under it, say a newer turbocharged 4 cylinder with an automatic transmission.
Wheels and tires?

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z102/liverite102/TheRatJeep_zps1624b509.jpg)

Being of an artistic (Or is that Autistic?) bent I couldn't help but play with the image on Windows Paint. And then the fact there were a Lot of 'extras in the box like a double hoop rollover bar, a surrey top and hinges for the tail gate? Yes it had the grill and everything to build a civilian version. So lots of thought went into 'My Runabout".

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z102/liverite102/Jeep_zpsd9d7947e.jpg)

I can just hear the Jeep purist screaming now. Yes it Will be bright green with some 'Military' fittings, Army stencils on one side of the hood and Marines on the other. But I like the look with the white on it.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: McColm on March 05, 2014, 03:04:30 pm
A mate of mine bought a short wheeled base ex-Army LandRover and put huge balloon tyres on it. He also welded a cut down ladder to each side to climb in. Great going off road but in the city he needed to weld lots of mirrors for all round visibility.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 06, 2014, 08:07:18 am
A mate of mine bought a short wheeled base ex-Army LandRover and put huge balloon tyres on it. He also welded a cut down ladder to each side to climb in. Great going off road but in the city he needed to weld lots of mirrors for all round visibility.
No more than I'd be driving around town it two side mirrors and a standard windshield frame mounted unit would do fine. Snap-on side curtains and doors would take care of nasty weather and in lovely warm weather an open car with a surrey top would be fine.
I have to wonder tho: Would I have to name my next dog Doug and get him to hold a corn cob pipe in his mouth & wear aviator sunglasses as I drove him about?  ;D The four star license plates for him might raise eyebrows tho.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on March 06, 2014, 08:22:57 am
That would look awesome!
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Captain Canada on March 06, 2014, 04:01:30 pm
You gonna drive right under the Zombies ?

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 22, 2014, 11:03:44 am
This was just to get my mind off that cursable plow carrier wheel. While working on this I finally came up with an idea right from Bedrock and Fred Flintstone.  ;D
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on March 22, 2014, 01:25:55 pm
This I want to see! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on March 25, 2014, 09:32:33 pm
As for waiting to find a modern turbo four I have given up on that. BUT I do have a Ford V-8 60 out of a midget kit that will look spanking good under the under the bonnet once it is painted O.D. Green of course.  :wacko:
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on April 10, 2014, 06:56:03 pm
Well a lot of you seem to have moved on to other builds but I still need to finish the Bird. And then I have another idea but it has to wait until I finish two other builds for other groups.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on April 29, 2014, 08:54:35 am
This build seems to have hit a real dead spot for now. My build is stalled due to the changing weather of Spring bringing on 'Uncle Arthur Rittis' visits. I have done a little to get the plow carrier wheel together but it's the worse time to be playing with small parts and sharp knives.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: buzzbomb on April 29, 2014, 11:40:03 pm
Still checking here every now and again.

Hope to see it all finished in due course
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on April 30, 2014, 10:06:28 am
This build seems to have hit a real dead spot for now. My build is stalled due to the changing weather of Spring bringing on 'Uncle Arthur Rittis' visits. I have done a little to get the plow carrier wheel together but it's tyhe worse time to be playing with small parts and sharp knives.

Don't worry, some projects seem to work out in their own time.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Old Wombat on April 30, 2014, 07:41:52 pm
It's a case of "when", not "if" for me.

I just have too little access to modelling kits & time.

With home & stash being so far away, all of my modelling has been severely curtailed. I am building up here but it is only OoB stuff or tiny mod's, most of which have to wait until I go home (6 weeks every 6 months) & set up my modelling area before I can complete them. Any serious mod stuff has, mostly, been put on the back-burner until I can find a job that pays as well near home.

I have quite a list of things I need to build before I get onto my next zombie build, too.

:cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on April 30, 2014, 08:19:35 pm
I know the feeling all too well. With me its been almost all family stuff, which comes first.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on May 13, 2014, 09:34:54 am
So after a rude interruption in my model building by a small thing named 'Life' I'm trying to figure out the caster I need to get the plow carrier wheel to pivot with the car/plow and not try to steer it.
"Damn it man, I know what science says, I know what physics says, but my imagination says different"!
Dr. I. M. Hurtoften
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: kerick on May 13, 2014, 10:05:50 am

How about something like a tail wheel from an aircraft?
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on May 14, 2014, 01:21:17 pm
I tried one and it was too small and complcated. This is "Farmyard Art" at it's finest. Real fencewire, cotton baling twine and duct tape work.
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Go4fun on May 29, 2014, 09:16:19 pm
Gentle persons, I am sorry to have been remiss not only with my project but with trying to keep you all encouraged.
My older sister has reached the decision I just HAD to have a automobile. She took it on herself to make a plan to team up with my cousin and they soon worked it out between themselves that I was the proud owner of a 1992 Buick Regal Coupe with the 3.8  V-6 with her paying for it and him selling it. *sigh* Family. Can't change their minds once they get set on something, too hard to hide the bodies.
So I had to go through the totally pain in regions better only viewed by my doctors or lovers of getting my license I let expire 8 years ago reinstated. That involved getting a birth certificate so I could get a certified ID card so I could take the written test and on and on with mandatory waits of two weeks for every piece of paper to be mailed.
So if you will bear with me a week or two longer so I can get the car inspected, tagged, and parked in my drive to rot I can once again give these fine builds of the members of this forum the attention they deserve.
Thank you for bearing with me.
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Post by: kerick on May 30, 2014, 05:46:50 am
You can pick your friends and your nose but you can't pick your family! :banghead:
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Post by: Mossie on July 17, 2014, 01:39:02 am
Sounds similar to what happened to my Dad years ago.  He bought an old Volvo 240 but in very good condition and he loved it.  Bit of a tank but he liked big cars and best of all it had a special slot between the rear seats specifically for carrying his fishing rods.  He'd only had it a few months when my Grandma (his mother in-law) decided she was selling her Vauxhall Cavalier and my Dad would buy it off her cheap because he was family.

He didn't want it, he loved the Volvo, didn't like the Cavalier and didn't want to pay for something when he had a perfectly good car.  He got strong-armed into it, went along with it to keep the peace which eventually ended up backfiring as he resented the whole mess.  He had the Cavalier a few years, but in that time it was stolen and then written off after an electrical fire.  The insurance company wouldn't pay out for it so he ended up with a string of very cheap bangers.  Families eh??? :banghead:
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Post by: Librarian on July 17, 2014, 01:57:17 am
my Grandma (his mother in-law) decided she was selling her Vauxhall Cavalier and my Dad would buy it off her cheap because he was family.


Oh I just love that part "decided...my Dad WOULD buy it off her". "Cheap" becomes almost redundant ;D

I was forced by my Father into buying a Volkswagen Passat estate from his friend. "Perfect Condition" etc etc. He was/is a very rich man and sold it to me for 500. The car was a disaster and when fully checked quickly taken off the road. In the paperwork I found a receipt and he had bought it five years earlier for, you guessed it, 500. When I demanded my cash back my Father came down on me like the whole affair was my fault..."How dare you embarass me" etc etc. The rich, I can tell you, are only good for eating.

Yours sincerely
Hannibal Lecter
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Post by: Mossie on July 17, 2014, 04:05:09 am
Oh I just love that part "decided...my Dad WOULD buy it off her". "Cheap" becomes almost redundant ;D

I was forced by my Father into buying a Volkswagen Passat estate from his friend. "Perfect Condition" etc etc. He was/is a very rich man and sold it to me for 500. The car was a disaster and when fully checked quickly taken off the road. In the paperwork I found a receipt and he had bought it five years earlier for, you guessed it, 500. When I demanded my cash back my Father came down on me like the whole affair was my fault..."How dare you embarass me" etc etc. The rich, I can tell you, are only good for eating.

Yours sincerely
Hannibal Lecter

That's pretty much it, the car was worth 2500 at the time, my Grandma "only" wanted 2000!  Before this, my Dad had never paid more than a few hundred, his philosophy was to buy some old but decent car and drive it into the ground.  I think he eventually paid a lot less, but it still wasn't his idea of cheap!

Oh, my Dad did similar things too, despite the experience with my Grandma!  I wanted a motorbike, and my Dad said a workmate was selling one 'cheap'.  It was some east European job that you couldn't get spares for here and my mates laughed their heads off at me, fortunately I sold it on again without loss and never bought a bike again.  He tried to do the same thing with my first car, he was very enthusiastic about an Astra another workmate was selling (a theme there!).  We drove round and I wouldn't get out to look at it as it riddled with rust holes, my Dad was still trying to convince me to buy it until he had to concede it was a wreck after looking it over for ten minutes!  He took more of a back seat after that and the first car I got was just his thing, old but a good runner.
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Post by: Librarian on July 17, 2014, 06:20:04 am
The funniest part of this story was a mate/neighbour took the car for scrap. He brought one of those big flatbeds with a crane. As the car was hoisted up the whole rear axle and assorted pipes, parts etc fell off :blink:.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on July 17, 2014, 06:33:46 am
Sounds similar to what happened to my Dad years ago.  He bought an old Volvo 240 but in very good condition and he loved it.  Bit of a tank but he liked big cars and best of all it had a special slot between the rear seats specifically for carrying his fishing rods.  He'd only had it a few months when my Grandma (his mother in-law) decided she was selling her Vauxhall Cavalier and my Dad would buy it off her cheap because he was family.

He didn't want it, he loved the Volvo, didn't like the Cavalier and didn't want to pay for something when he had a perfectly good car.  He got strong-armed into it, went along with it to keep the peace which eventually ended up backfiring as he resented the whole mess.  He had the Cavalier a few years, but in that time it was stolen and then written off after an electrical fire.  The insurance company wouldn't pay out for it so he ended up with a string of very cheap bangers.  Families eh??? :banghead:
Was there ever a car with the name 'Cavalier on it that was really worth owning?
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Mossie on July 17, 2014, 07:02:20 am
My Dad certainly didn't think so!  My Grandad disagreed though, he had just about every mark of the Vauxhall Cavalier, and it's predecessor the Viva.  I've never personally got on with Vauxhalls and I've never bought one myself, like you say, I always feel like they lag behind the opposition.
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Post by: McColm on July 27, 2014, 01:48:43 pm
My step-father had the MkI until the clutch went, the factory fitted sunroof leaked and you could only get Radio 2.
He bought the Mk2 1.8L ,brilliant car .I thought until I wrote it off. The Vectra was rubbish-loads of engine trouble. Got a two litre Carlton estate in the end.
Title: Re: ZOMBIE THEME GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA
Post by: Go4fun on August 12, 2014, 09:29:29 pm
We used to call Cavaliers "Cadavers' as we knew they should soon be dead. Even the Chevy Vega got more respect because the Canadians built one called the Chevrolet Astre with a 305 V-8 engine and a Muncie 4 speed tranny. Made ordering mounts to put a 350- 4 speed combination in your Vega or Pontiac Astre just a snap.