My final models for April (I think) and by extension, final set of models for Ann’s “Paint the Crap You Already Own!” challenge. Another pair of Zombicide survivors alongside their accompanying “Zombvivor” versions.
As the post title has obviously given away, these two characters are another pair from Zombicide’s rather extensive range of “homage” models. Our first “inspired by” model of this pair is “Doc”, clearly based on Hugh Laurie’s acclaimed portrayal of Prince George from Blackadder III. Obviously.
Even the lean on the model suggests that the initial sketch and then subsequent model was based on a publicity still of Laurie leaning on House’s cane. Not the still I’ve got here, obviously, but then I wasn’t going to look that hard for the exact pic…
Painting was pretty straightforward. I checked a bunch of images of House to see how he typically dressed in the show and went with a combo that worked for the model. Any fans of the TV show here? Worth getting hold of to actually watch sometime?
Derek Zoolander was a little trickier in some ways. The survivor pose looks like it was taken from the film, or a still, but I couldn’t find it easily.
There are a ton of pics of him wearing the headband/scarf/thing around his head, but the hex-ish-pattern on it was way more than I was willing to bother with and went with a simpler alternating stripe pattern instead – a good example of what I call “good enough” painting.
In the end I based my palette broadly on the character art from the game, though I felt a slightly more sea green/teal longsleeve looked better and was more fitting for Zoolander.
And that, my friends – is that!
Hopefully I can get all of April’s stuff photographed together later today for my round-up post tomorrow, and then I can get straight into posting May’s other completed work…