From the Shed: Zombie Shark.

For my sins I’m a big horror film fan, especially the sleazy 70s/80s exploitation ones; I’m also old enough to remember the bad old days when Britain’s films were heavily censored…

… accordingly, when I saw this model I had to get it. It reminded me of one of my favourite Zombie films and would be perfect for an oft talked about campaign I want to run.

Zombie Flesh Eaters aka Zombi 2 (Lucio Fulci, 1979) was to serve as a sequel of sorts to the Night of the Living Dead. It was quite notorious in its day for its gore and became added to the “Video Nasties” list in the early 80s in the UK.

In one scene a topless woman is shown preparing for and then undertaking a scuba dive… so far so typical of that sort of film… sure enough a shark is shown approaching closer and closer to the woman. Seeing it she feels to find and underwater Zombie shuffling along the seabed. The shark and Zombie then have a massive underwater fight allowing the woman to escape….

So how does this fit into a wargames campaign? Well, Evan and I have long planneda Zombie Survivors type campaign wher we ewach run rival groups of survivors holed up somewhere trying to make it through the apocalypse. His group was to live aboard a large boat that he has made, mine in a prison… So I mashed the film together with the campaign idea and figured that the Zombies can go in the water and fight the aquatic life so perhaps the shark became a Zombieshark and I could use it to menace Evan’s survivors on their boat.

Well that was the excuse for buying the model and I’m sticking to it.

The model is a Reaper Bones one; they do a few more large fish ones that I may well get to go along with this one, I’m sure I could work those into the campaign too.



32 comments on “From the Shed: Zombie Shark.

  1. davekay says:

    Nice work on the shark Pete, and I think your basing really sells it as an underwater model.

  2. Jeff Groves says:

    Like a shark wasn’t enough trouble already! Nicely painted!

  3. Azazel says:

    Nice(?) undead shark there, Pete.

  4. Well you convince1d me that you needed to buy it Pete! 🙂 Nidely done.

  5. Bankinista says:

    For more cheap and varied fish models (although mostly intact!) check out seaside souvenir shops. I got a tube(!) of 30 plastic, ready painted fish, sharks and octopuses of random scales for £4.99

  6. Aww man I haven’t seen the movie but now I need to hehe. Great work on the shark. Gruesome dude

  7. patmcf says:

    Well done Pete! I certainly feel for Evans survivors!!!

  8. Wudugast says:

    That’s excellent – looks very nasty indeed!

  9. Yeti says:

    Last time I stepped in the ocean I took a sting ray barb to the foot. A zombie shark?! I am definitely admiring from the shoreline! Cool model Pete!

  10. Mental, I love it 👍🤣 Zombie Sharknado as a possibility?

  11. Jenn says:

    This is the sort of model that I didn’t know I needed in my collection, but totally do.

  12. Marvin says:

    Great story, a friend of mine used to keen on those movies. The shark looks suitably horrific!

  13. ignitedmoth says:

    Love this zombie shark and the movie that inspired it! 😀

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