Shootin' Zombies With Fonchezzz . A zombie moc-off against Lt. Colonel Ghostman .
I honestly think this may be my best creation to date. Sure, the MKAD stuff was good, but this creation took way more time and effort than any other MOC (not to mention more money) The bricks that went into this cost me about 30 dollars, and that isn't including the ones I already had) Thank GOD FOR BRICKLINK. And thanks to Andreas Schädlich for his awesome store. If you need bricks... go there.
So with out further adieu.... I present the Moc-off you have all been waiting for: 'Shootin' Zombies With Fonchezzz'
Meet Peter, Jack, and Nate. We are about to show you a few rules about the world of the undead.
Here I am. I have my trusty laptop and my favorite book by me. The laptop can always help keep in touch with the rest of the world, once the phone lines are down. The book, The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks (my hero) is pretty much self explanatory.
Here is my friend Nate. He is our sniper. Like how I got the Brickarms sniper rifle to actually look like he's using it? Thought so. I always hated that gun, until I discovered this way to go about using it. Why'd they get rid of the old one anyways? Also, the gun has a silencer, a key asset to the zombie apocalypse. Guns are pretty much useless if you don't have a silencer. Think about it. One zombie comes outside your house. You shoot it. there is a loud bang... Thus two more zombies come over after hearing the loud bang... Get my point?
This is Peter. Again he has a silencer, but I don't need to go into depth about that again.
Here is a view of the roof. Remember. If possible write HELP on your roof, so any helicopters or rescue planes can see it and rescue you. I think you have all seen enough horror movies to know that, though. But... EVEN THOUGH I SAID THAT: NEVER LIVE OFF WHAT YOU SEE IN MOVIES. I TRUST MAX BROOKS MORE THAN GEORGE ROMERO. SO SHOULD YOU.
The following pictures are all.... just different angles. Nothing special. Actuall, I think they're all special in their own ways. Just like a mother can't have a favorite child, a moccer can have a favorite picture.
From this view we can see their alternate energy source. No. It isn't to stay green, it is to have electricity after the power is cut. Smart eh? Get a windmill.
And then here we can see my classic flag design that is in half my creations because I like it so much.
There is no need for this picture. Ha. I just wanted to do a 360 degree pan, and this was the last angle.
And now for another pan around the whole house. You can see the zombies and the other scenery... but I will have more on that later...
Like the fire escape, my brother's idea, but he said he got it from a Sean Kenney creation. Thanks Sean?
Ooh... switching it up, a corner angle.
Enough with that, let's follow Sig Fonch downstairs.
What a nice bachelor pad. Unfortunately, There is no bedroom, but hey... the landlord's rent is cheap. And Fonch can sleep on the couch.
How's my TV design? Anoter original idea of mine, and also check out my lamp, the doorless bathroom (they ripped off the door and used it as a barricade... let's say...) and the ladder leading to the next level.
And just in case the first picture wasn't good enough, here is a close up on the TV.
What a nice lamp. It gives off a great ambiance. It would be a shame if it didn't work. (see I told you to keep an alternate energy source!)
And here is where Fonch sleeps. Those arms on the couch are legs. Ha. That's funny. They are opposites!
This is my counter with a sink, a stove and an oven. That's it.
And here is Peter making a pizza. After the end of the world there is not much time for luxuries, but Max Brooks did say to live a little, so you don't go insane.
And here is Nate at the window, on the look out. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a good shot at the ghouls directly below him... which is where they all are...
Here is a closer look at the bathroom nothing special really... I did like how the sink came out though.
Here is how you get downstairs. But to get down there, you need to remove the barricade. Honestly, the survivors should have pulled the ladder up, but it wouldn't fit. But, 1 out of 4 zombies can climb a ladder... but I think that 0 out of 4 zombies can break through the barricade, so they are all set. Behind the ladder, is the way to the balcony. Let's check it out.
Here we are. There is even a turret. A very loud turret. DON'T USE IT FONCHEZZZ!
And here is Nate the Zombie Slayer lurking in the shadows...
Okay, time to go to the bottom floor, the garage!
This is what is keeping the zombies out. My competitor, Ghostman, has a great custom barbed wire design, so I need to match up to that. Like my design? It is a chain wrapped around a string piece. I have seen something similar, but this is my new idea. And it worked well. Not that zombies are hurt by barbed wire in the first place, unless one goes in their eye, and comes out the other side...
And here is a lamp, the ladder, and my jeep. More on the jeep later.
And here is a birds eye view of the floor. And there is a broom... Just in case you are stuck down there, and you need a last resort weapon. Again, don't misunderstand this. A BROOM IS NOT AN ADEQUATE WEAPON AGAINST THE UNDEAD.
Now let's examine the zombies.
This guy must have been "That Guy" down the street that egged your house and shot your cat with a BB gun. You know... that guy...
Average Joe at the office zombie.
Your nagging boss zombie. Must feel so good when you get to blow his brains out.
"NO I WILL NOT HAVE THE PAPERS IN BY TOMORROW!"
Police man Zombie... must have lost his life and then reclaimed it, while trying to save some helpless old lady.
Here's farm hand zombie. He was probably about to receive his nickel for harvesting the crops, when the farmer ate him....
Dead zombies. You know, the actual dead ones.
"Where's the gore? This is boring!" That's probably what you are thinking, but I am being scientifically accurate. Once infected with Solanum, you no longer bleed. The blood on your face is typically other peoples. I know, in my past creations I add blood, but in this one, I am trying to make Max Brooks proud.
And my favorite: The mob boss zombie. Finally, he was whacked.
Here is another dead guy, but do you notice something funny about this picture?
LOOK AT THAT!!!
It is a mini fig scaled REAL SPIDER. Strange huh?
And here is Sig Fonch sneaking up on a zombie about to turn the corner. He looks like he is from the matrix in the picture. Must be the jacket...
And here is Peter hanging out by the barricade.
On The Zombie Survival Guide's cover, it says "Complete protection against the living dead" Looks like someone misunderstood that. Like brooms, books are not adequate zombie weapons.
Here is another shot of the zombie team.
And here is my jeep. I spent countless hours on the jeep alone.
Most jeeps have extra wheels on the back. Ours has a turret.
Another extra picture of the building
And here it is next to the inspiration.
One last picture of a bird's eye view.
And one more thing... Anyone who can tell me what this weapon is will earn 20 imaginary dollars and my respect. This is for all those hard core zombie fans. Don't let me down. HINT: It is Max Brooks's favorite zombie weapon....
BITTER FOURTH WALL COMMENTARY:
because I am such a good sport.
This was entered in a moc off against Lt. Colonel Ghost man.
Lt. Colonel Ghostman's creation is seen
and this is where the moc off took place.
The moc off is over. I lost and this is why:
1. I did not have enough detail. Sure I did. It was in the interior. Plus, my terrain was someone's house. Look at your lawn. Do you see much detail? No. There is grass. Look though what did I add? Grass.
I know that won't cut it, so observe this improvement.
So, The survivors found a dead police man who was immune to the plague, but he died without reanimating. They took his body and used it as a distraction for the zombies. Like the blood effect? How's that for detail?
2. I did not have a backstory, instead I used humor. Just like Keith Goldman did here. And he had a fine zombie moc. I don't see any back story there. The mystery behind the zombies is the best part too!
3. My zombies looked like regular people.
Which leads me to this. This is a picture of my zombies. I personally think they are quite undead looking. I did after all, use a mini saw to cut a massive gash in one of their faces, spent over an hour penetrating through one's head with a nail (because I was scared of the drill), Sawed off the entire top of ones head, and used paint on every head to make custom zombie faces.... Opinions?
4. I didn't have enough action. I was trying to show what the real apocalypse would be like. Max Brooks even said himself that it would get boring. It isn't all action like you see in the movies. Most of it is just sitting in the higher levels of your home and just... hanging out. And for those of you who don't think my excuses are good enough:
Here are some army men killing the zombies. Happy now?
5. Another reason was that my background was too "cutesy".... since when is a white background CUTESY? Anyone care to clarify? Not to mention, the person who made that remark posted after the judging ended, so he clearly did not have reliable critique.
6. I didn't have a frog as a spotter. Well here you go.
I always liked toads more anyway.