Here is the first contribution to my Survivors of the Zombie Apocalypse, Carol!
"... so there I was, flying F-15's over Iraq. Nothing beats the feeling of power of flying one of those. Dropping bombs was a bonus, the afterburners were the real kick, the bombs were just the icing on the cake."
Calmly, this six foot something blonde woman, wearing the most impractical knee high boots and a well worn USAF top removed the clip from her M16, inserted a fresh magazine and began resuming her work of thinning the herd. Looking at her you would call her a liar, she couldn't be who she says she was. Except that she had all the stories to back her up, and there was no way anyone would argue with how good she was with a rifle.
"... you wanna to talk about tragedy? The saddest god damn day of my life was the day they said there wasn't any fuel left, my poor Eagle was left sitting in a hangar at Wright Patterson AFB. She'll probably never fly again. Now that is the real damn tragedy here...."
Another empty mag, another calm reload and the disciplined fire resumes...
Carol comes from the Hasslefree Sculpting Competition which I entered a few years ago. Before you ask, no it is not my entry- although I plan to paint mine later on! I don't know if Hasslefree ever plan to release her, but for now, here she is, looking badass. While the figure is kind of over the top, with the big boots and big gun, she makes a perfect first survivor for my Zed Apocalypse.
For those wondering about the USAF shirt and back story, I was inspired by one of the stories out of World War Z or a former USAF pilot who went down over Z lines, and had to get her way back.
As for the name, it comes from this Carol:
Which also works so well with her USAF background too!
So there you have it, the first survivor! Now, off to work on next weeks, who is a little more practically dressed....