I’ve finally finished some of the second batch of Zombicide survivors (and Zombivors) that I started bloody ages ago.
“Will” is a homage to Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz from the popular Television program “The Big Bang Theory“.
I went for one of Howard’s less outrageous outfits for this figure, partly for ease of painting and partly because we actually have to play as him, so… you know.
I also googled Howard’s shoes, so that I’d have appropriate footwear for him to wear. I think I did a pretty good job of replicating his Vans sneakers. I also attempted to give his belt buckle the impression of Howard’s NES controller belt buckle, but it’s hard because we’re talking pretty bloody small at this stage.
“Helen” is a homage to Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling from The Silence of the Lambs (1992).
I think there’s a touch of Ally Walker as June Stahl from Sons of Anarchy in there as well. Particularly on the artwork.
I think Jodie/Clarice is the more obvious influence, especially with “Achilles” being a clear Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter, but there’s still a solid similarity there, and I probably would still have painted the model in the brown late 80’s/early ’90s style suit, but if I had a second figure to paint, I’d definitely paint her as Stahl.
With a bit of luck, I’ll have two more finished in a week or two. I’ll probably have the last of the dogs finished before then, though – so they’ll likely be shown first.