Sometimes when I’m binge painting up hordes of minis I think about work, schedules, life and all that yucky stuff. Other times I am able to attain that state of “absolute nothing” – the Zen of miniature painting – that’s why I paint. While painting up my Wargames Factory zombies I couldn’t shake the idea that all of these people were visiting Disney World on vacation when the “brain and flesh-eating infliction” struck.
These zombies aren’t getting the treatment they deserve. There are mold lines that I missed, sloppy painting, gaps, etc. but they’re going to be used in such a way that each figure isn’t as important as the horde. Sucks for them.
So in a satirical, tongue-in-cheek way I decided to make some back stories for these folks while I was painting them up.
Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Mason, from Plano, TX., on day 4 of their honeymoon vacation.
Mrs. Mason is all about getting selfies of herself in front of famous Disney landmarks to show off to her circle of Facebook friends. Mr. Mason doesn’t care too much about any of it but he did get to ride in a NASCAR at the Disney NASCAR Adventure on the first day so he’s satisfied.
The Thompson family, from Douglasville, GA., are on day 3 of their family reunion.
The Andersons, from Peoria, IL., are on day 3 of their annual vacation.
They always stay at the Polynesian Resort. When their room wasn’t ready on their arrival they made a big scene in the lobby. Mr. Anderson was last seen heading to the elevator mumbling something about “This is Obama’s fault”.
The Nelsons, from Pittsburgh, PA, are on day 2 of their vacation.
They came here with the intentions of repairing a broken marriage that involved affairs on both their parts.
The Sullivans, from Rochester, NY, are on day 5 of their vacation.
They won a free trip from a local car dealership drawing when they purchased their new car last year.
Their teenage kids are pissed because they’d rather be at Universal Studios.
Then there is Jimmy Wilson. He started working here as a part-time summer employee at the now defunct El Pirata Y El Perico restaurant as a dishwasher a few seasons ago. When it closed for refurbishing to become the new and improved Tortuga Tavern Jimmy got transferred over to the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction and has been there ever since. When he came to work yesterday he had no idea that it would be last time he would ask guests to “Exit to the left please”.
Also is Jake Taylor from Reno, NV., on day 4 of his business trip.
Jake is a Chili’s restaurant General Manager. He won last years Most Improved Sales award and was selected to be the guest speaker at this years convention over at the Contemporary Convention Center. He believes that through his fool-proof method all the other managers can be just like him. His favorite phrase, which his employees claim he has been known to repeat dozens of times per shift, is “This ain’t my first rodeo.”
Eddie, Steve-O, and Chad, from a Miami college, day 3.
They came up to the parks hoping to score by flexing their chest muscles. And while the young ladies didn’t flock to them they were some of the first to get the “infliction” at Blizzard Beach a few days ago.
Lastly are the Robinson sisters, from St. Paul, MN on day 2 of their trip.
They grew apart over the years but with the recent death of their parents they decided to get together again and take a Disney trip. Their poses are not due to the diseases but because they opted to wear high heels around the Magic Kingdom for 10 hours straight.
Ah, this is too much fun.
So next time your painting zombies remember to give them some love. They are more than masses of walking corpses. They have feelings too…wait…now I’m going to far.
Thanks for sharing a laugh,