Zombiversary (Part 1)
In today’s post I’ll be showing a surprise request for my friend Caflos from her girlfriend Débora as a present for their anniversary. Both of them are fans of post apocalyptic settings, so she requested a diorama where both of them where fighting against mutants, zombies or whatever I liked to do, alongside their pets (her kitty cat Aretha and his dog Jake). She had to wield an axe, and he should be wielding a sword on one hand and either a pistol or a rifle on the other. I’ve never been requested a diorama before, but I just love challenges, so I set my mind on it. My original idea was something like this:
However, I was not fully sold on the idea of a lonely road, so I switched my idea to an urban scene:
I had to work fast on this, as I had to have this finished (and painted) for the first week of February, so I swiftly built the base of the city using plywood planks bolted together and glued with wood glue. Once everything was dry and on its place, I drew a quick sketch of where everything should go:
Then I grabbed my Dremel and carved every brick in the wall, and also emptied where the windows and doors would go. This took quite some time at first because I wasn’t using the propper Dremel head for the job, but after some hours working at it, I found out which were the ones more suitable for the task, so I could speed it up. I also realized something thanks to this project… I definitely need a beter work space.
Once everything was carved, I also added a cork sheet as the basis for the street’s asphalt:
And that’s it for today’s post. Tune in next week for the next part of this diorama. Don’t miss it!
‘Till next time!