Zombicide “Lucius” (Jean Reno: Leon: The Professional) and “Seth” (Liam Neeson: Taken)

Zombicide "Lucius" (Jean Reno: Leon: The Professional) and "Seth" (Liam Neeson: Taken)

Another pair of Not-figures from the various sets of Zombicide models I’ve accumulated over the years and seemingly-dozens of Kickstarter campaigns. This time we have “Lucius” (Jean Reno: Leon: The Professional) and “Seth” (Liam Neeson: Taken)

Zombicide "Lucius" (Jean Reno: Leon: The Professional)

Both of these models had something in common – an almost-entirely black wardrobe. Of course, black clothing is never truly black-black, so I used a variety of very dark greys and blue-greys to give the appearance of different textures and materials over the two figures.

Zombicide "Lucius" (Jean Reno: Leon: The Professional)

Again, I’ve had these for years now and it’s taken me until now to get to painting them. Zombicide and all of it’s many, many expansions and seasons and add-ons have produced a hell of a lot of survivor models over the years, and I’ve got quite a lot of them, and so outside of times when Zombicide is actively being played on the table, getting motivated to paint these isn’t so easy to keep up, so painting the Last Night on Earth models has been useful in getting motivated to get some Zombicide models done as well, as I kinda alternate between the sets…

Zombicide "Seth" (Liam Neeson: Taken)

The second model from this pair is Leam Neeson playing that well known character from Taken – the one that everyone refers to as “Taken” since the character is such a no-name creation.

These two characters were pretty straightforward and quick to paint up, largely due to their simple and not overly-detailed form and dark clothing. Even though I used different tones on their jackets, pants and shoes, I doubt anyone would even notice if I wasn’t pointing it out here! 😀

Zombicide "Seth" (Liam Neeson: Taken)

Anyway, another set of Zombicide models done that will work for the actual game, as well as a lot of other moden and Zombiepocalypse-type post-apoc games. Notsomuch the full on Mad Max/Fallout type of setting, though at least Fallout is actually broad enough that these could probably still work…

This pair (foursome) of models are all perfect fodder for Ann’s “Neglected But Not Forgotten” painting challenge.

21 thoughts on “Zombicide “Lucius” (Jean Reno: Leon: The Professional) and “Seth” (Liam Neeson: Taken)

    • Cheers, Dave – they’re the Zombified versions of them (not that we ever used those rules) but they can be used as action versions, wounded versions or just extra-nasty zombies in various games as needed!

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    • Thanks! Admittedly, the varnishing does seem to add a bit of shine in places that there shouldn’t be, along with obscuring some of the texture work. Ah well, this is one of the things that models like this are for – to puzzle out these things before working on more important ones!

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  1. Black is tough when it’s so dominant in the figure! I think the best compliment is when someone sees the miniature, comments on the black color, but doesn’t specifically mention all the textural changes – it’s as if you’ve don’t such a great job of making all the black not “all black” that you’ve fooled their eyes and they see it as they would in real life. Nice job!!

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    • Thank you, and agreed – Sometimes it’s nice to work with a model in a very limited range to see what differences you can achieve between the elements – wheas in more colourful models we tend to just default to whatever our standard methods of painting black (or red, or whatever) happen to be.

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  2. I haven’t seen The Professional in quite a long time but I really enjoyed it as a youth. Jean Reno is an underrated actor and that movie definitely taught me how great of an actor Gary Oldman is. Regardless of that, the likeness to Jean Reno is not great (but this is a pretty old board game mini so that’s probably to be expected) but I think the Liam Neeson one isn’t bad. You did a great job painting these. Black is a challenging color and both of these gents are sporting nice looking clothing 🙂

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    • Yeah, it’s a movie (a pair, actually) that I *do* want to/need to re-watch. Both of them are older boardgame minis in PVC, true, and they’re also very truescale, so lacking the exaggerated detaails and definitions of GW and other brands. As long as you can tell who it Not-is on the tabletop is the most important thing for models like this! 😉

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