There’s a lot of zombie stuff out there, and most of it is crap. People like to jump on bandwagons and produce quick tie-ins rather than investing love and effort into their creations. Luckily for you, I’m here to help separate the wheat from the chaff. Check back every Thursday, when I’m going to share the coolest zombie-related creation I can find out there on the web.
The Zombie Creation:
This week’s creation, “World War Z” by Project Azazel is inspired – obviously enough – by the Max Brooks faux-oral history novel by the same name. This creation promises to be only a small hint of things to come, so here’s hoping we get some full scale, Battle of Yonkers madness from Projext Azazel in the near future.
So What’s Going On?
Well, not a hell of a lot to be honest. We see two men, a soldier and someone in a bio-hazard suit, having a casual conversation, with a zombie in the background, pounding uselessly on the safety glass. The build is pretty unimpressive, but I really like the simplicity of the layout and staging here.
My only complaint (outside of the fleshies, of course) is that none of the figures have hair. I guess they all might be bald, but you generally don’t run into that many bald people. And I say this as a man who shaves his head.
Let’s Talk About the Zombies
The zombie here is based on Brooks’ World War Z, so we know it’s a classic, Romero-inspired shambler. I really love the touch of using a red hand on the figure. Not only does it give us an interesting idea of how he got infected, but the color draws your eyes straight to the zombie, even with the bright-yellow hazmat suit in the foreground.
Have you seen a great zombie creation out on the web? Are you working on the next great zombie MOC as we speak? Well you had better let us know right away, otherwise we’ll never be able to include it here.
Wait a minute, Sean Connery is in World War Z?! lol, more seriously, it’s a good and fun scene. I’m not a big fan of fleshies either… and in the present case using Professor Jones head also distracts me from the subject because I immediately ground the scene in an Indiana Jones theme. Yellow heads have the advantage of being neutral.
The zombie? Alex Trebec.
HSLD* military types love to shave their heads, as an observation (and if they’re SF-types, grow wicked long beards when deployed). Maybe these two are super-double-secret squirrels holding down a secure facility against zombie infiltration.
I mean, let’s be real, the most dangerous time of a zombie outbreak is at the beginning, when no one expects it, and the zombies are “fresh” enough to just pass for injured people. Once they lose the element of surprise, even the fast zombies will get mowed down like blades of grass.
“High Speed, Low Drag”
Oh, and agreed on the flesh tones. It bugs my son to know end that I will not buy any licensed sets because I hate flesh-toned minifigs. They should be yellow, dammit.
Dammit Dave, you have to set it up so that we can edit our replies.
Yeah, I know. It’s one of the projects I need to finish. I’ve been looking at a few solutions to that, but haven’t found any I like so far. In the meantime, you can always shoot me a quick email and I’d be happy to make the edit.
That, or a message board; but it’s hard to get enough traffic to justify the expense; and lonely message boards are not fun. Then, they get so big as to be unnavigable.
I’m playing with a message board solution on my test environment, actually. My biggest concern is the lack of discussion, because, yeah, an empty discussion board is very sad.
I’m trying to find a way to migrate all the zombie survival discussion to it. No luck thus far, but I haven’t had a ton of time to work at it either.
Yeah, every time I try to read that monster run-on thread on zombie survival plans, I give up. It’s like an ADHD nightmare.
Exactly. There’s no logical place to start.
This is an interesting creation, even if it’s only a preview… I can’t wait until we see the actual Battle of Yonkers from Project Azazel.
I caught quite a few typos this time around. 😉
“We see two mean” (men, I think you meant.)
“pounding uselessly in the safety glass”(is he really in the safety glass, or rather pounding on it?)
“is that non of the figures have hair” (I think you meant “none,” unless you tried to slip a little French in there for style. 😉 )
Okay, fixed all.
And no, no French for style. I don’t even know enough French to embarrass myself.
And haha, I’m sure you do. (It only takes a word or two, depending on who you talk to.) As for moi, I know more than enough to thoroughly embarass myself in any Francophonic situation. 😉
I got about half-way and had to stop reading World War Z. When the old guy gets pulled out of line and you KNOW that he is bitten… I started blubbering like a baby.
I have a strict no cry policy. Anything that makes me cry is absolutely evil and will not be tolerated. I would have burned the book but I just returned it to the library instead.
I don’t know how your library works, but mine highly discourages burning their books 🙂
Haha, love it Angie. Good for you you did not continue, the part about the dogs is truly heartbreaking!
i never really liked tan lego people anyway