'The Last Bite'

2022

Work: conversion, basing, painting, art direction
Scale: 28mm, Zombies from different brands, Survivors by Hasslefree Miniatures



A beast of a diorama, including 407 miniatures in scale 28mm and lots of superglue. Thanks to everyone involved as a large amount of Zombies were painted by the great help of this amazing community. I only painted about 90 Miniatures myself, including the survivors. Thank you all! Without your help this would have not been possible! Special sculpting work by Kevin James White included. Thanks to Andrew for putting the title in my head. It did not leave me. Time to take a deep breath now and bring you some more photos over the next days! Photos on white background also in my gallery!


Find a 101 paged PDF step by step about the creation of this diorama in my etsy shop.

See link below.





Keep on happy painting!

Roman



You can follow my work here!
  • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS

    Epic. Truly epic. Congrats to you and the collection of other artist who helped bring this to life. It’s a monumental piece.  I love the composition with the triangle of the bridge and leading lines. I love the bright color use on the little toddler survivor. I’d give it higher then gold if possible.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thanks a lot for your words, Chris. Yes, without the community that did sent over Zombies this would not have been created. I am happy that also the compostion aspects make so much sense! Gracie!

  • Christophe Salesse

    Great scene!

  • Jakob VillienPLUS

    Dang. Perfection. So glad to see this finished. So much to study. That perfect emotion. Actually had doubts you could pull this off! Just wonderful. For sure an editor’s choice from me.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you, Jakob. I had doubts myself for almost six years, but doubt is just fear and excuses I learned again. Happy that you like it!

  • DonaldJohanssonPLUS

    Wow, this is absolutely mind blowing. Fantastic job!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Many, many thanks for your kind words!

  • danielenocella1964

    Magnificent. Gold, for me:

  • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

    This is positively phenomenal. Is it a record in the hobby for most figures in a single diorama? The entire scene feels extremely complete and a bit exhausting <3

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you! Well, I do not know about records. I know my own records and I created another diorama with 127 miniatures some years back. In my eyes such numbers are crazy too, but I saw no other way to show and transport this desperate feeling of the survivors without such a big horde. I am exhausted too, yes :D

  • girlpainter57PLUS

    breathtaking

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    Stunning !
    Great idea !

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you, Marc! Happy that you like this diorama!

  • Gabriele LeniPLUS

    Epic

  • Marc

    Great everything I love!! congratulations to you and all the participants

  • Stanislav_Musevich

    WOW! Gold!

  • Ben Layton

    Incredible work mate! take a well earned rest after this one! beautiful!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Will do! The rest is much needed :D Thank you!

  • Vincenzo "Miniature's Den" CelestePLUS

    What an incredible piece… Besides the immense magnitude of it, the mood and the story it tells just glancing at it is beautiful. Well done, truly

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you very much for your kind words!

  • Martin CollierPLUS

    this is some great work i love what you have done here love that you got so many people involved this is what the hobby is about bring people together to make it better for everyone well done sir

    keep up the great work love seeing big diorama cant wait to see the next

    much love
    martin

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thanks a lot, Martin. Yes, without this great help of the community this would have been a diorama with only 70 Zombies. The great help here really motivated me to finish it like this! Happy you like it!

  • eric wolfsPLUS

    This is a scene worthy of the big Hollywood studios. What dynamism in this breathtaking ensemble, and what patience it took to create such a piece. The decor is grandiose, and I imagine the time it took you to stick all these characters one by one.
    Great Gold, of course !

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you, Eric. I really appreciate your feedback. Happy that you like the composition as a lot of thinking went into it. It was mainly patience and superglue to bring them all to this base :D

  • Josh_Underhill

    Still trying to find a red and white striped Wally (Walter) zombie….

    Great composition, theatrical lighting and drama and so much to see.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      I can not blaim you, he could be in there, but to be honest, he is not!
      Thank you very much for your kind compliment! Happy that you like and enjoy it!

  • David Batista

    Why two projects for one work?

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Sure I can explain why I did two uploads of the same object. On one hand it does not matter, but it matters somehow as you mentioned it. I did these two uploads as the diorama is so huge and has many details to see. The effect on miniatures photographed on bright or dark backdrop is different. I wanted to show both version with the maximum number of photos. Unfortanetely the site is limited to 16 photos per upload only. This is why I made two uploads of the same object.

    • David Batista

      The site allows 16 photos per project and not to repeat projects, without more, it will be up to you to select the best photographs. If you want everyone to see more photos, tell them to go to Fbook or Instagram, or even the link to a video. It doesn’t seem right to me, if we all did the same…, not because of the size but because of the color of the background, different lights…. Etc… I’m not close to your score but I’m sure that that are around has made them very funny….

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you, David. I see. Not the photos, but the ‘double score’ is the issue and problem here. I do not want to create envy or anger with showing this project with too many photos. It is my fault. I will contact the administrators and ask them, if they could deactivate the score of one of them. Do you think this would avoid these bad emotions?

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Unfortanetely it is not possible at the moment. In a future Version of P&P it might be. I promise you I will deactive the score of this double project as soon as possible.

      So far, I recieved this question two times, which is an ok rate concerning the number of users on this page. I hope that others who see an issue with it will raise their voice too. Thank you, David.

  • Rodrigo Lucas (rodni_salmorejo)

    This is just…incredible, mind blowing. Congratulations for such an amazing piece

  • Rodrigo Lucas (rodni_salmorejo)

    This is just…incredible, mind blowing. Congratulations for such an amazing piece

  • Diego Esteban "dieguetestudio"

    Love it!!!

  • UFO70

    Alter… da hört man ewig nichts davon und dann haust Du so ein Ding raus. Absolut genial! Hat was von “The last light”. Ich bin total begeistert!
    Jetzt muss ich erst mal meinen kleinen Zombie suchen. ;)

    LG
    Erik

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Das freut mich, dass es überrascht und gefällt, Erik. Ich glaube es ist der 17te von rechts unten, 3 Reihe ;) ... vielen Dank für die Unterstützung!

  • Anthony Wang

    Incredible no other words

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Many thanks, Anthony! Happy you like this project!

  • Flo « FFF » Rochet

    Even more impressive with black background!

  • Robert WallnerPLUS

    What a MONSTER!!! I love everything about it!
    The composition, the light, colours, the details, the DRAMA! It’s epic!
    Congratulations for the vision, the patience, that was needed and the fantastic execution!
    Your work is always an inspiration to me, in many ways!