Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Zombiesmith Scientists

Just a short review today as I'm in the middle of playing my "Assault on Precinct 13" scenario for my ATZ campaign. When I ordered the ZS Wedding Hunters (shown last time) I also ordered a few other figures from them at the same time. Here, I present the ZS Science! figures. For some strange reason ZS has added an exclamation mark after their name on their webstore. Go figure!
With his hair looking like someone has stuck his finger in an electrical socket, the scientist at the far left of my two photos reminds me of boxing promoter, Don King! Alternatively, if painted as a Caucasian, he could pass for Albert Einstein. He's quite a nice figure with one hand stuffed in his lab coat and the other holding a clipboard, which should have been bigger, in my opinion.
The scientist next to him reminds me of Dr. Beaker from Gerry Anderson's Supercar TV series. I'm really showing my age by mentioning that, as I can remember watching Supercar as a very small child in the early 1960's. He also has one hand stuffed in his lab coat and the other hand holds a computer printout. Note the combover on his balding hair!
The scientist wearing the black gloves has the lower part of his face tucked behind his turned-up collar. Perhaps he's shy... or maybe just cold? He is gripping a test-tube in his right hand. That might explain why he needs to wear the protective gloves.
Finally, at the far right of the photos is a young scientist holding, what I can only assume is some kind of experimental weapon. Your guess is as good as mine regarding what it could be. Whilst two of the scientists are wearing glasses, he is wearing goggles. I have to admit that out of the four he is the weakest sculpt. His anatomy is far too cartoony and just doesn't look realistic.
These are not the best sculpted figures I've seen, but nor are they the worst. They are passable and if you are looking for scientist types, they fill a niche as there aren't that many available. Anyone interested in researching a cure for the zombie disease or wanting to find out how it started could surely find a use for a bunch of scientists. And, of course, for pulp gamers, these are a staple of the genre. This pack of four figures retails for $12.00 from Zombiesmith's webstore.

24 comments:

  1. Nice! I like Don King best, but they all would work great.

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    1. They certainly have their uses, Joe.

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  2. Nice looking set Bryan; I can see these being used in a variety of situations.

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    1. Thanks, Joe. These are certainly far more versatile than the bride and groom figures I reviewed in my last post.

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  3. A great set of scientists for sure. The first couple could definitely pass for doctors as well. You've done a real good job with the white coats.

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    1. Good call on using some of them as doctors, Adam. I totally agree with you.

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  4. Excellent figures, I like Don King the best as well! Just a little bit different from the norm

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    1. I agree, Ray. He is a bit different from the norm.

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  5. Cool figures. They partly remind me of the doctors I made, with the long white coats and stuff :D

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    1. Combine the two, Carl, and you have a before and after version.

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  6. A nice set Bryan and painted lovely like the blue of the boots on the far right one cool and clinical looking

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    1. You know something, Simon, when I was painting them I kept thinking of you and 7TV. They'd make ideal master-villains in a spy game.

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    2. Indeed, they have technician 'extras' in some of the casts as well so could be used for those as well

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  7. Mad scientists....
    The one to the far right Caroony guy... His waist is just of! Really thin.

    I would have painted he first as Mr. Einstein! Don king mostly wore glasses as well...

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    1. The scientist at the far right of the group just doesn't look right, does he?

      I did think about painting my Don King lookalike scientist as good old Albert Einstein, but I wanted some ethnic diversity in the group. Yes, Don King does wear glasses, but... if he took them off? I'm just saying!

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  8. nice minis Bryan, But the dude in the blue gloves looks like a weird gyno dude.... ?

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    1. Hmm, a gender bender! I never considered that. I still think he/she looks odd and is a poorly sculpted figure.

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  9. They're great. If I'd have to pick my favorite, it would be one of the two with the big rubber gloves, kinda Dexter's laboratory...ish :D

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    1. Ha, yes, I can see where you're coming from, Mathyoo.

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    2. HA HA forgot about that show Dee Dee!

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  10. The last guy is a not Dr Horrible from Dr Horrible sing along blog. Great movie :)

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    1. I've heard of it but I've never seen it.

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