Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Studio Miniatures Zombies 08 - Tiny Terrors

It has been quite a while since I ran a review of any Studio Miniatures 28mm scale zombies but that all changes with the recent release of this fantastic set, called Tiny Terrors. A lot of figure companies shy away from making zombie children, which is a shame. However, here we have a boxed set containing nothing but zombie children. Top marks to Studio Miniatures for releasing these beautifully sculpted figures.
There are six figures in the set, comprising three boys and three girls. Moving from left to right, I'll start with the boys. First in line, is a kid in T-shirt, short trousers and trainers. He has been shot or stabbed in the stomach.
For the most part, I've just copied the colour schemes as used by Studio, simply because it saves me from thinking up a colour scheme. However, in the case of the boy with the green hoodie, I decided to paint him as an African-American rather than another Caucasian kid. This gives a bit of ethnic diversity to the group. He has been bitten in the right thigh and has a large belly wound.
The third boy zombie of the group is posed very statically. A chunk of his left arm has been bitten and he has been shot in the back. I have smeared blood over his mouth and chin to show that he has been feeding recently.
Now we move onto the girls and first up is the wee lass in a pretty pink dress. A bullet has entered her chest and exited out of her back, no doubt killing her instantly... only for her to rise again as one of the undead.
The girl in the brown jacket and pale blue dress has also been shot in the chest, with an exit wound in her back, although this time by a lower calibre bullet as the bullet holes are a lot smaller than those on the first girl.
Finally, we come to girl in a long pale dress, carrying her rather battered looking dolly. She has suffered the most severe wound of the six. The right side of her torso has been eaten away. I have smeared her mouth and chin with blood in a similar manner to the boy in the grey shirt.
I would think by now you ought to guess that my reaction to this set is highly favourable. It most certainly is! Zombie children are always welcome by me. Not for any sick or perverted pleasure, mind you. It's simply a matter of statistics. Children make up a sizable proportion of the human population. Because they are so much weaker than adults it is inevitable that they will suffer great casualties when the zombie apocalypse kicks off. As a consequence I would expect to see far more zombie children than are available at present.
If you buy the boxed set of Tiny Terrors made out of metal it will cost you £11.99. If you decide that resin cast figures are more your thing, they'll cost you £16.99.
In my next post I'll be reviewing the Studio Miniatures survivors that have been released this year. Better late than never, huh? Oh, and those of you clamouring for size camparison photos, fear not. I haven't forgotten you. Hopefully, I'll get some pics up for you next month.


  1. Wow, the skin colour and the gore - especially on the girl with the blue dress - is gross. I love it, good job!

    Whiteface / Oliver

  2. You can never have enough zombie kids, great work.

  3. @Oliver. I agree that the girl in the blue dress is gross, but in a good way. It is an horrific wound she has.

    @Angry Lurker. Too true, mate. I reckon I have more than enough zombie kids to fill a school bus now!

  4. Very good Vampi! I put in an order to Studio on sunday and then mailed them to ask if I could add the tinies to it ... no reply yet, but your pics make me doubly determined to get them! Nic work once against ...

    Puts me in mind of the soccer mom scene from Zombieland - ROFLMAO!

  5. They look great as always Vampi.

    When i get some spare cash i am definitely getting the big deal for £110, maybe a while though.

  6. @Colin. Ha, ha, yes, I remember the scene well. It's funny you should mention "Zombieland" as I'll be reviewing Studio's versions of Columbus and Tallahassee in my next post.

    @Tecian. The mega deal horde of zombies is well worth considering if you don't have any of them already. A Christmas present, perhaps?

  7. I've got to get the studio sets! That's all there is to it.

  8. Willy, when it comes to quality zombie figures, Studio Minis are at the top of the pile, in my humble opinion. As I said to Tecian, a Christmas present, perhaps?

  9. Man, those came out great! For me the thing that really stands out is the eyes. They dominate the figures and raise them into Scary.

  10. Damn it Bryan, thats it you are not allowed to post anymore figure reviews only Bat Reps. You are making my figure collection look at me in Revolt due to all the figures you have. If you post another figure review I may jsut have to find a way to get other to your side of the Pond and sneak off with all your figures (well I would be nice and leave you Vampi and gang, but thats it). Grrrr I wish I wasnt so freaking broke, LOL.

    Seriously though like always great job on the figures. Can't wait to see what else you have to show off, though more Bat Reps are needed when you do get a chance to set up the table and play.

    Also as for the Unemploment thing mentioned in the Big Sil and Angie Biker comments, I am in the same boat, living with my folks, and currently no vehicle either, my trucks transmission died at the beginning of the summer. I also like you help out my parents. If I have money they know I would rather use it for something we need or on them before myself, though this week when my Unemployment comes in I am using whats left on me for a change, really really want to get some additional figures since my mountain of lead (an plastic) has finally been painted up, and the painting is a nice way for me to relax. I have started to build a card stock patrol boat/fishing boat/courier boat, made with nothing but card stock and self adhesive linen hinging tape (linen tape is used for mounting a photo/drawing/etc... to a mat so that the image is allowed to "breath" vs. gluing the image to a backboard), so far looks ok, went in with absolutely no planning so some measurements are off by a mm or two here and there, the deck is uneven, but as I said I went in with absolutely no plans, started piecing everything together on whim. Will try to get some pics of it. I might try and get some Styrene Sheets and build one (with plans this time) that I can actually paint (grey or black spray paint base coat, which would destroy the card stock one).

  11. @Luckyjoe. You're right about the eyes, they do look scary. It's how I paint the eyes on all of my zombies but seeing them on kids just adds to the scareometer!

    @Doug. If ever you sneak over to my side of the pond, I'd insist on playing a few games with you at the very least! I like your morals, mind you - steal all my figures but leave me with Vampifan and Vampirella. I laughed my ass off at that remark!

    There won't be any more batreps until December, as I won't be able to "steal" the dining room until the back end of November. However, last time I hadn't a clue what to do and let events be controlled by the dice, especially PEFs. Still, both games worked out well. Next time, however, I know precisely what I want to do. I have my next three scenarios already planned out. One of them is going to be truly mind-blowing! I can't wait to play them and get the batreps typed up.

    The big event that I have planned for November is going to be a series of size comparison photos for miniature figures, especially zombies. It is something I've wanted to do for a long time and from reading some of the comments of my followers is something that should prove very popular.

    Regarding your homelife and unemployment status it looks like we're both in the same boat so I can empathise with your plight. My father is disabled and permanently wheelchair bound. My mother is in her 80's and is showing her age so they rely on me a lot. I don't mind because they're family and we're very close. You have to look after your own.

    Your boat project sounds interesting. I wish you the best of luck with it. There's nothing wrong with scratchbuilt projects. If it turns out fine I'd be very interested in seeing some pics of it.

  12. Hey Bryan, I just wanted to add that I've caught up with your ATZ Campaign ... what brilliant work it is! Well done that man!

    This has inspired me to 2 things:
    1, Buy WWGs Streets of Legends and I might get some of their buildings in the future as I have reall problems with the storage of my current buildings

    2, Write my own ATZ campaign when I get some Zeds painted! Already have some ideas for this

    When is day 15 appearing?!

    Mooooooooorrrrrrreeeeeee! Brrrraaaiiiinnnnnsssss!

    sorry - just hit the z key by mistook ....

  13. Hi, Colin. Well done to you for reading through all my batreps. It's a lot to take in but I'm glad it has inspired you.

    WWG's Streets of Legend is a must have if you don't want to make your own roads. Be sure to check out my review of it.

    I wish you the very best of luck in starting your own ATZ campaign. If I can give you a word of advice if you plan on starting off with the Day One scenario, read other people's batreps of their Day One experiences and learn from their mistakes. If it all goes pear-shaped, analyse why it went wrong and start again. Consider your first game a practice session. If it goes well, then carry on.

    For my own campaign, I now plan on moving from daily accounts to weekly accounts. So my next batrep will take place around about Day 21 or 22, just when Project Lazarus begins!

    By the way, I've put a link to your blog (and a few others) to the left hand sidebar of my blog. I've also changed the way they're formatted to give more info about them. Hopefully, this will generate you more readers and/or followers.

  14. u r a * Sir! Not only do you respond to your readers, but you anticipate their wants before they are voiced! I've already browsed quite a few of the blogs you have linked to and am flattered to be included in their August company!

    I've - smoehow! - managed not to read the 'secret' day one section to maintain the shock/suspense/surprise of the scenario so am deiberately not reading any other batreps of it. I want to do it 'for real' as it were ...

  15. Hey, Colin, I fully understand your wanting to play Day One "for real" as you said. You're a brave man so I really do wish you the best of luck in your endeavour to survive what is a very tough challenge.

    As for including your blog address here, my brother summed it up best, when he said, "what you have here is a community... and a very friendly one at that!" Very astutely put, I thought. Part of the remit of my blog is to help others. I'm happy to include your blog amongst the list of blogs I visit. It's all part of the service.

  16. Nice job on those! I hope they make more Zombie children but I wish they would make some of ther girls in jeans and sneakers(or trainers for you brits :) ) I have a whole mess of kids in my neighborhood and I never see the girls in dresses, unless it's a holiday or some special day. make them more in play clothes and make some zombie hunter kids.

  17. I totally agree with you, bandit86. There's not much difference between girls' and boys' fashion these days. Tracksuits are another item common to both sexes.

  18. Great work on the studio stuff Bryan! I agree about the dresses just mentioned, I think maybe they do it to differiantate between the boys and girls which is hard otherwise. Another thing that sculptors are getting wrong is that kids dont carry teddy bears around anymore.

    Bryan, your betraps and reviews have been great. I'm sorry I've deserted you to some degree. There are many troubling things going on in my life right now that are keeping me busy. Nearly sent me over the top last week. Anyway great work and I hope to keep in touch better going forward.

  19. Thank you so much, Roger. I'm very sorry to hear you're going through a bad patch at the moment. I wish you all the very best and I hope you get your life back on track as soon as possible.

    I agree with you about the dresses and the teddy bears. I think the most popular item you see a girl (or boy) carrying these days is a mobile phone!

  20. Hey Vamp, back from holidays, great job on the minis, very inspirational as always, just wanted to say that I am really looking forward to the comparison shots, keep up the great work.

  21. Hey, the Extraodinarii, good to have you back! The comparison shots have been photographed and will appear very, very soon... probably this coming weekend.