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Roberto, the Zombie of Rock and Roll

Posted by Carlos on 13 Nov 2017, 02:40

Dear modelers, let me introduce you to ROBERTO, THE ZOMBIE OF ROCK AND ROLL. In the past, he was just another cowboy in the 1/72 Airfix kit, but after he died...
What would happen to this zombie? Will you give a show in Vegas? Will he win an Elvis imitation contest? ..

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Posted by Wiking on 13 Nov 2017, 05:45

Get shot to be a Zombie!

Live can be so hard.

:mrgreen:


Nice idea well executed!
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Posted by sberry on 13 Nov 2017, 07:25

Yep, folks, that's what they always said: He never died!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 13 Nov 2017, 13:59

A great idea! Yes indeed. Thanks for the Link to your Blog. :thumbup: BB
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Posted by Carlos on 13 Nov 2017, 14:58

The story of Roberto (Nickname "Beto") because Roberto really existed and I met him.
This was in 1987, in a city deep in Argentina, when I was 21 years old.
Roberto was a semi-professional singer (basically Beto was a merchant in fuel and he had a couple of gas stations), and he loved music. He used to sing at parties, he liked weddings because he was a very romantic guy. His fixed place to act was a bar for "> 50" called " Candilejas".
Roberto had a tremendous voice, although he was a fan of Elvis and Rock and Roll, he had training in lyrical music and in his n his performances he always included some lyrical song, like "O Sole Mio"... "a capella".
And of course Roberto was a showman, dressed like Elvis, had a speech with some jokes and always talked to some of the audience. He had a group of fans, almost all ladies of my mother's age (my mother was not there luckily) to follow him to all his performances.
in winter he used to put a silk scarf around his neck "to take care of throat and voice"
Roberto used to get to the site in an old Rambler Ambassador (a car) and
he had a driver with a suit and tie and cap, but all that for the show, in his normal days he managed only a Renault 18.
in 1987 I was in college and needed some money, so I played the guitar for his band, "los meteoritos", the leader of the band was a rhythmic guitar that had a metronome in the head, precise and neat.
We used a suit like the 50's with some sequins.
What I can say about Roberto is that he always pays his musicians punctually, and he always managed to give us food and beer in the bars where there were performances. The man took care of his musicians.
I do not know what would have been of the life of "Beto" after I left town, but the man was a character that can not be forgotten.
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 14 Nov 2017, 10:32

Lovely story. You are fortunate enough to model your own memories.
Sculpture is excellent! Well done my friend!! :thumbup: :-D
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 14 Nov 2017, 10:36

that's both a great story and wonderful conversion!
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Posted by J_A_ on 14 Nov 2017, 16:55

Very original indeed! The zombi reminds me a bit of Sandro :o
The pose of the hands are mind-blowing,definitely this is the zombi of the rock and roll
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Posted by Peter on 15 Nov 2017, 22:35

What a conversion! Excellent executed! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 15 Nov 2017, 23:47

There are many a story to tell of in anyone`s life,
yes indeed and i happen to like that one in yours. BB
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Posted by Susofrick on 16 Nov 2017, 10:35

Lovely story and great conversion!!! Those sideburns!!! I made a clown out of that figure once. He is quite good for a little bit of everything! Hmm, how many guitar-players do we have here? Me, Carlos, Erik Trauner, any other musicians?
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Posted by Carlos on 17 Nov 2017, 13:14

yeeeeee....yeeeee Im painted nooooowwwww, I'lll eat you, Ill eat you braiiinnnn...then Ill gonna move my pelvis like Elvis.



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Posted by Susofrick on 17 Nov 2017, 13:51

Oh my, now we will get nightmares a-hey hey (singing in a low baryton voice)
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Posted by Bramble15 on 17 Nov 2017, 15:33

Brilliant! Fantastic painting as well as wonderful creativity! Well done!
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Posted by Wiking on 17 Nov 2017, 15:53

This will also happen if you use the eye of a Terminator the head from Schwarzenegger, belly from ET, clothes as Elvis pose by frozen Han Solo and the necklace of Mr. T.
And the voice of ...

I am :shock: how well he is finally executed in the laboratory of
Dr. Carlos Frankenstein.

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Posted by Santi Pérez on 17 Nov 2017, 20:08

Congratulations, Carlos. :thumbup:

You are a master in modelling and converting figures. It's hard to believe that it's a 1/72 guy until you see it next to your fingers. It really looks like a 54mm figure. Once the work finished, any similarity with the original Airfix cowboy is purely coincidental. ;-)

Cheers.

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Posted by Peter on 17 Nov 2017, 20:24

He looks great painted! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by huib on 17 Nov 2017, 22:33

Great story and even better figure. Fantastic how you use imagination and skills to change a cowboy into Zombie Roberto.
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 18 Nov 2017, 09:17

Well done, my friend!! :thumbup: :-D
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Posted by Carlos on 18 Nov 2017, 15:49

many thanks fellows!! hope it made you smile...is one of the reasons because we make it.
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