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Amazing!  The creativity of folks like yourself never ceases to amaze me.  Talent too!

 

For what it's worth, I like the name you already gave it ;)

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That is Super Awesome!

 

Not a Zombiepocalypse fan, but I love your diorama!

 

Woodlands Scenics Tree?

 

Maybe the ninja had been stalking the zombies, and decided to act when the crazy lady pulled up to "Bless" the zombies? (With a .357 prayer of course!)

 

How Sister Maria joined the Dungeness Crab Clan?

 

I have always thought that someone should put a (scale) 2 foot ruler in that mini's hand for whacking knuckes....)

 

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I love the diorama, well done!

 

Is that the old Matchbox Car Kit?

 

Somehow I'm intrigued by the story now,,,how did the nun and the ninja get together?

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Verse .45, from the Book of Colt...

 

And 'lo the dead did rise up

And unknowest to them did the dark shadow stalk them

And the snicker-snack of the blade did cut them in twain

As the Holy Sister called upon the blessings of the Lord

And blew their elfing heads off.

 

 

 

:lol:

 

Not a Zombie fan, but this is awesome.

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I have always thought that someone should put a (scale) 2 foot ruler in that mini's hand for whacking knuckels....)

That's even better than my idea of just sticking a cross/rosary in the nun's right hand as she "scolds" the zombies.

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I love the diorama, well done!

 

Is that the old Matchbox Car Kit?

 

Somehow I'm intrigued by the story now,,,how did the nun and the ninja get together?

Ninja was hitchhiking and the nun felt it was her duty as a woman of the cloth to give him a ride.  Zombies and all.

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looks great!   The store is simple and the car fits right in with the nun.

 

The only critique I can give is the white line on the road surface.    It is very clean and white and appears (from a Canadians point of view) to be the center line for the road ... but there is not enough road on its left for that to be true.  If it is meant to be a line for the edge of the road then it should be a solid line with no gap... should it not.   I would also through some dirt on it with a light dry brush of a sand or brown color.

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That is Super Awesome!

 

Not a Zombiepocalypse fan, but I love your diorama!

 

Woodlands Scenics Tree?

 

Maybe the ninja had been stalking the zombies, and decided to act when the crazy lady pulled up to "Bless" the zombies? (With a .357 prayer of course!)

 

How Sister Maria joined the Dungeness Crab Clan?

 

I have always thought that someone should put a (scale) 2 foot ruler in that mini's hand for whacking knuckes....)

 

George

Yes, it is a Woodland Scenics tree.

And some amazing painter already did the conversion with the ruler:

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/41097-sister-maria-nun/?hl=%2Bsister+%2Bmaria

 

  

I love the diorama, well done!

 

Is that the old Matchbox Car Kit?

 

Somehow I'm intrigued by the story now,,,how did the nun and the ninja get together?

The car is a 20+ years old Heller kit (France). Looks like they are still selling it though...

 

There are so many cool names and back stories popping up here.

I really love the Verse from Aryanun.

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Nice work!

 

That's a very cool diorama, I like how you worked all the different parts into it. Good stuff!!

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