Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Parasitoid Undead!

Worm Zombies
15 mm



Following infection by Gordius anthropophagus, a human victim slips into a days-long coma, only to awake ravenously hungry.  After days of savage, indiscriminate feeding, the higher nervous functions break down and the head lolls back as the parasitoid worm typically erupts from the neck or face.  The host body lurches to its feet again under its rudimentary control and the worm whips around voraciously seeking new hosts to inject its eggs into.


I was inspired to make these by thinking about the fungal zombies from"The Last of Us" and real-life horsehair worms, which are basically the hideous parasitoids that insects would make horror films about if they could.  As it is, their sheer horribleness is well-documented on YouTube.  Figures are Khurasan's "The Dead" and "The Raging Dead".

2 comments:

  1. Wow! Disgusting, but nicely done, Mr. M. Also, the action picture is superb, sir.

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  2. These are some gross and disturbing miniatures 😉.
    The parasitic worms which take of insects are the first thing which came tot my mind, so you obviously haven't failed to plant that reference on these 😊.
    Excellent work! Unique too!

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