Set during the aftermath of an apocalyptic pandemic, the game pits its four protagonists — dubbed the "Survivors"— against hordes of the infected which take the form of fast-moving zombies.
Here's a breakdown of what when into making the four "survivors" and one zombie from the Left4Dead videogame:
-Tons of references: Scouring google and various mod sites for screen shots, game art (see WiP Shot) and video game textures / character model skins.
-Testor ink jet decal paper (both transparent and white/opaque)
-Vallejo Paints & varnishes
-Krazy Glue (to seal figures before varnishing - allows figures to be playable toys)
-Gel Type Superglue (part connection
-Various soft-plastic fodder and Citadel "green stuff" for bendable bits (collars, shirt flaps, etc.)
-All GI JOE parts are from 25th Anniversary -> onward figures. All fodder and figures used are are from the 3.75" scale unless otherwise noted.
Burly biker dude with a goate, a scowl and a shotgun.
-Build and Brawl Jakks figure (legs/hips/waist)
-Indiana Jones Mutt Williams figure (jacket, boots)
-Wolverine movie Weapon X figure (lower & upper chest, arms)
-Import 'Hot Toys' ALIENS Colonial marine figure (hands)
-GI JOE movie "Duke" figure (head)
-Testor inkjet decals + modified L4D player textures from 'francis' used to make his tattoos in-game accurate.
-The rest is made using Aves sculpt (undershirt, other details, face sculpt)
-Shotguns came from random GI JOE movie figure + Terminator Salvation 3.75" figure
Attractive girl in a pink runner's jacket with rolled up jean cuffs and a ponytail.
-GI JOE Movie 'Cover Girl' figure
-Largely re-sculpted body and hair. Added bangs using pieces of flexible LOTR figure hair.
-Added collar from piece of flexible plastic, Sculpted jacket, legs and pants
-Build and Brawl Jakks figure (shoes)
-Small rectangle of flexible rubber added into she to give shoes a tongue that stuck up.
-Handguns and Sniper Rifles from various GI JOE / 'Joe Movie figures
::: Louis Recipie:
Black guy with a partially undone red tie and untucked dress shirt. Ripped left pant leg, and holster on right leg.
-GI JOE Astronaut figure(upper/lower torso, arms)
-DC Infinite Heroes Commissioner Gordon(legs/pelvis)
-Wolverine Origins Soldier Wolverine(holster) + fodder for straps
-Dremmeled away pant leg and put a thin/long screw through the leg to strengthen thinned down left leg.
-Resculpted shirt collar, sleeves, and shirt to give a more distressed/dress shirt look.
-NECA Hitman 6" figure (back part of tie became main tie piece, fodder for the rest)
-SMG weapons from various GI JOE Movie figures
::: Bill Recipe:
Aged looking veteran with an "8" on his Berrie and an assault rifle.
-GI JOE Flint (Head, left leg, lower right leg)
-Terminator:Salvation Marcus (jacket) - modified with Citadel 'Green Stuff'
-Indiana Jones Mutt Williams (Arms, Torso) - Torso modified to be articulate on a regular 'joe Pelvis
-Unknown 25th Anniversary GI JOE (upper left leg, forearms)
-Import Anime figure (holster) + fodder for straps)
-Resulpted pants, shirt cuffs, and face.
-Beret hat's "8" logo taken from in-game texture and applied using Testor inkjet decal paper.
-GI JOE Red Guard (modified assault rifle)
::: Zombie Infected (Military)
Created from remaining parts.
-GI JOE Flint (Torso/arms)
-Import 'Hot Toys' ALIENS Colonial marine figure (Legs/boots)
-Wolverine Origins Weapon X (head) - resculpted hair and face
-Unknown Anime figure (left hand)
- All guns, the case, and came from various GI JOEs.
GI JOE 'Cover Girl'(Medpack, fits Zoey or Louis) - sculpted from Aves with a game-texture logo using Testor decals.
I honestly have no idea. I purchased it some time ago in a lot of items on a website. I added various layers of washes and paint to the doors, fence and trash can. Then using a mixture of Citadel red, black, and sepia washes, I added multiple blood splatters, hand prints, and dried pools to the set.
The loading bay door can open and close, the fence is re-positionable/removable, as is the crane-polls with alternate 'back alley' wall. There's three foot pegs on the set which allows GI JOE-scale figures to stand or lean about in a variety of awesome poses.
I'll post a link to more photographs of this set, including turn-arounds for each figure once the contest is complete. This project was a blast to make! I hope everyone likes it - Happy Halloween. :)