Sunday, December 18, 2011

Mystery Machine WIP - Update

Okay, I thought I wouldn't be working on this for awhile but I've been up since 4:00 am with coughing fits and a sore throat (Some sort of Creeping Crud is working its way through our family...I just hope I'm not Patient Zero...). 

Anyway, with nothing better to do I thought I'd work on the van.  After staring at it for a while I decided it needed some more "OOMPH!" for the front.  Spikes seemed the way to go so I broke out a box of toothpicks, cut them down to size, drilled a few holes in the front bumper and started adding them to the van.

I was on the right track but it still wasn't providing the "OOMPH!" I wanted, so I thought about it some more and then searched through the bits box.

Ah, here we go!  A Mantic zombie skewered on one of the spikes added that little extra that this addition needed.

I haven't permanently attached him to the van yet.  I want him separate so I can clean him up, add some green stuff guts, and paint him before attaching him permanently.

This is pretty typical of how I work on projects.  I'm usually making changes on the fly, and often really good ideas don't come up until the project's partially completed.

I think I'm going to continue with these mini-updates.  I wasn't planning on it as I usually just post stuff when it's done, but I think it'd be nice to see how a piece slowly evolves into the final product, at least for me.  I have very few pics of my stuff when it's only partially done.  Plus it'll show the difference it makes to go back and clean up the painting, and what Army Quickshade does, and all that stuff.

But as for now, I'm going to guzzle some highly alcoholic cough-syrup.  'Nite...


  1. Hehe this is amazing! The mantic zombies are really good for just about everything.

    And get well soon mate

  2. That skewered Zombie is a very nice addition. I like the idea of showing updates as the work progresses. I'll be following this with interest.

  3. Get well soon. He'll make a good addition but will he still be alive? (in an undead kinda way)

  4. That zombie on the spike is inspirational!

    I only wish I had thought of doing it myself.

  5. This is getting better every step of the way. I'm glad you're going to carry on with WIP shots and posts. Keep 'em coming, Mike... and get well soon!

  6. lol thats a great touch, i love it, im gonna nick the zed spike idea, i wanna do a road warrior\mad max 2 type truck

  7. Cool thats pretty neat following!