I stayed up last night until about 2am finishing my entry for round 2 of the Iron Painter. But I've got to be honest, when I got up this morning and discovered the deadline was NEXT Sunday I kind of wished I had gone to bed earlier.....
The theme for Round 2 of the Iron Painter is 'The End Of The World As We Know It'. I didn't have a Michael Stipe miniature so I decided to go for something post apocalyptic. I've had Mad Max on the brain for a few weeks but I didn't have any unpainted Mad Max miniatures so I went back the zombie apocalypse once more. It was a bit weird for me to dig through my zombies and zombie survivor miniatures looking for one I wanted to paint because when I started this blog three-ish years ago it seemed like that was my bread and butter but I haven't painted anything along those lines in quite a while.
I settled on Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead (comic, not movie).
Rick is from a Studio Miniatures pack called "The Family" which also includes Carl and Lorrie, who I will probably paint this week just to have them done as well. When I started the blog I had stuff from Studio Miniatures up here regularly and circling back to them it was really easy to remember what I liked so much about them. They do great versions of action and horror movie heroes and have some fantastic themed zombie sets.
That's it for today but the protoculture factory has been hard at work churning out mecha so expect a run on those soon.