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IRON ZOMBIE - HE'S NOT HALF THE IRON MAN HE USED TO BE | by zero g
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IRON ZOMBIE - HE'S NOT HALF THE IRON MAN HE USED TO BE

(BEST VIEWED OVER YOUR SHOULDER AS YOU FLEE !!)

 

OLD SHELLDEAD IS BACK !!

 

It was the Undead Fantastic Four who bit Tony Stark and infected him with the Zombie plague....

 

The supreme irony was that the billionaire industrialist wasn't even wearing his armour when his friends and allies overcame him.

 

Later, after he had risen from the dead, he donned the suit to hunt human prey with. It proved rather less than invincible when, during the Zombie Avengers attack on the Silver Surfer, a stray blast of powerful cosmic energy cut him in two.

 

Leaving him without boot jets or indeed, a leg to stand on.

 

As C.E.O of Stark International Tony's management style was 'hands on' ...but this, this was ridiculous!

 

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Well, there you go. Iron Zombie with the hood popped. The face and guts are painted with acrylic, the rest with spray enamel. (See previous pictures in the Iron Zombie photoset for the full story of the sculpting and casting.)

 

I mixed up a fairly noxious blend of clear balsa wood cement and food colouring for the gore, coated with Liquatex varnish to keep things a little 'juicy'.

 

I'm quite pleased that the figure can rest on his hands without additional support, which is more than I expected the articulations to be capable of.

 

Oh, and, by the way, eeeeew! (I can just see the little bastard hemi-human swinging along as he chases fresh meat.)

 

This shot is lit by a small torch suspended overhead, with another torch set to one side for fill.

 

The figure is, of course, based on the character from the Marvel Zombies comic book series, which, after the manner of such things, has been very successful and has several spin offs. I couldn't wait for the inevitable action figures to come out and sculpted my own version. This is the first articulated action figure I've made (not counting larger puppets, or indeed, full sized suits of armour) and it was certainly a steep learning curve!

 

Of course, I've got a couple of other shots planned for this series...now I've built the bloody thing! ;)

    

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Taken on July 1, 2007