Zombicide “Yuri” (Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer: 24) and “Dakota” (Pamela Anderson)

Zombicide "Yuri" (Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer: 24) and "Dakota" (Pamela Anderson)

And here’s my next pair of Zombicide survivor …um, pairs.

Zombicide "Yuri" (Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer: 24)

First up, we have Yuri. Or as he’s likely much better known, Keifer Sutherland in his role as Jack Bauer from the TV Show 24. Despite having put painting him off for literally years followed by months, he was a pretty quick, easy and (dareisay?) fun model to paint.

Zombicide "Yuri" (Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer: 24)

Blue Jeans, black body armour, white t-shirt, blond-brown hair. Actually, his hair was both the most interesting and most challenging part of the model – as well as the most rewarding. Much like I spent time awhile back focusing on getting tattoos to look more natural, my focus as of late has been on getting hair on models to look both better and more natural.

Keifer’s hair is blond. As least the kind of blond that adult men tend to have. I’m not entirely sure if it’s more on the side of “used to be straw yellow as a boy and got darker with age” or “I’d like blonde tips, please” (nor do I care, really). The main point is that it’s a thing and I tried to capture it for the first time on this model, and while not perfect, I think it came out pretty decently regardless.

Zombicide "Dakota" (Pamela Anderson)

The second figure of the two is pretty clearly based on Pamela Anderson – and even though I haven’t followed her career closely, I can’t for the life of me find a film where she played a sexy prisoner. So I’m not quite sure what’s going on here. I’m neither a prude, and the current incarnation of “Wokeness”, complete with thought police and censorship of anything that might make someone feel slightly uncomfortable disgusts me (almost) as much as RWNJs do – but I really don’t see what they were going for here. I mean, I found a pic that might have been partial inspiration for this design:

But I do fail to see the obvious connection between Pam dressed skimpily for a night out/promo evening and the prisoner gear – mostly because the dudes who are actors in the series tend to be dressed for one of their iconic roles, as with Keifer, above.

Sure, a Baywatch bikini might be a bit much, but surely Barb Wire was enough of a thing to fit in with Zombicide, wasn’t it? (I admit, I’ve never seen it, but maybe I need to now). She’s still looking like Pam, still looking sexy in her own style, and, you know, it’s a role she played in a film written for her. So I think this one is (was) a bit of a miss on CMoN’s part. Not because “sexy chick bad”, but because do better with the actress’s likeness like you do with so many others. 

Zombicide "Dakota" (Pamela Anderson)

As with Keifer above, my own main focus of actual interest on this model – both the live and zombified versions – was on her hair and refining my ability to paint blonde hair that looks not like yellow paint slapped on, and something a little better than the “highlight ochre” that I’d gotten to. Once again, it’s not perfect, but I’m pretty happy with it, and I think Pamela here wears my best attempt at long blonde hair to date.

A particular blog article that really inspired me to push myself further what it comes to hair is this one on the Bird with a Brush blog by the amazingly talented Wrenthebard. It’s certainly worth reading if you have any interest in painting hair.

Oh, and why did I paint the nipples in on the underboob model? Because they’re actually sculpted there, and if I’m going to paint the sculpt, I may as well do it fully. – I mean, it’s not really the same thing as one of those Eastern European sculpts of a Not-Imperial Assassin or Not-Adeptus Mechanicus hero with giant titties hanging out that you can actually carve the bumps off and paint as a black bodysuit pretty easily.

These four models of two heroes are my second set of submissions for the second annual “Paint the Crap You Already Own!” challenge. Making ten posted up so far!

31 thoughts on “Zombicide “Yuri” (Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer: 24) and “Dakota” (Pamela Anderson)

  1. Great work on all 4 mate, fully agree they missed an obvious reference with Barbwire, and can not recall her in an outfit like that in any movie, but I could be wrong.

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    • Thanks Dave – yeah it’s a shame they skipped a really easy reference. I just had to wiki her actual filmography since I wasn’t interested in anything she did when I was a younger man as I looked down on her – as you do – now I’m much more chill with a “good for you, you were the top of your game, made your money and survived it all”. So I see she was also the lead in a series called VIP, with a bunch of perfectly Zombicide S1-type sexygirl costumes in it. I guess maybe she was dressed as a sexy inmate in one episode? It’s possible, I guess!

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    • Thanks! That was the first time I’ve tried that kind of short-hair dark blond, as opposed to a much lighter sandy blond, or a more womanly shade of blonde as we see on Pam.


  2. Great work on all four, I’ve never watched “24” myself but I hear it’s quite good, Barbwire is OK at best to be honest, but yep I see what you mean with the missed opportunity with Pam (She loves animals so I can forgive her a lot 😉 even the odd bad movie!).

    Cheers Roger.

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    • Yeah, I was just thinking of her most well-known roles, and all that really came to mind were Baywatch and Barb Wire. Not that I was a Pam fan in the day, though as I mentoned to Dave up top I’m much more relaxed and much less edgelord about such things now!


  3. Just crying mate! That’ s just the gear that I’m trying get Jill to wear when she has to go out and scare away the possums from our orchard ! I just wont allow her to take my sawn off shotties as the neighbors get annoyed with the noise as they love to watch reruns of Bay Watch! every night !

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    • I think a bright orange jumpsuit/overalls would work a treat for scaring possums! Perhaps the solution might be loud nightly Baywatch watch parties? With mandatory costumes! Then everyone wins!

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  4. Good on you for working on the hair. I would think it could be tough since these minis don’t have a ton of sculpted detail in the hair but the results you’ve achieved are excellent. The Pamela Anderson mini is really odd and it seems random to throw a half-naked girl sculpt in there with all these other celebrities but it seems CMON likes to make some “risky” moves with Zombicide.

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    • Thanks Kuribo. To be honest, Pam’s hair isn’t bad as far as the sculpt goes – especially for a PVC model, but yeah, Keifer just varies between a soft impression and a little bit of texture really.
      Early Zombicide really leant heavily into a number of french comic design tropes – which was/is especially noticable when it comes to the female designs. The newest ones, from Second Edition are a lot more varied. There are still skimpy clothes on some, and I even spotted one with the pigeon-toed leg posture, but there are also a lot of much more… I’ll call them progressive and equitable designs for female survivors. Which works nicely for me – variety and all that!

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      • I should have said Keifer’s hair wasn’t much to write about home about, because I agree that Pam’s is much better to use as practice. Now that you mentioned it, Pam’s sculpt is a bit of a French thing to do from what I know about their tastes so that makes a lot of sense to me!


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