Zombicide Survivors: Kim, Watts and Shannon – and a pair of Toxic Fatties.

Zombicide Survivors: Kim, Watts, Shannon, Toxic Fatties

Well, as I’m sure those of you who are regular readers of this blog will have noticed, I haven’t posted in awhile – so here’s the small backlog of the last few models I finished back in May before the round-up and then onto the stuff I painted in June. A couple of the big reasons for the long delay have been the fact that my usual photography area has been a mess as I’ve overhauled part of the War Room with a long and painful combo clean-up, clean-out with some new storage, display and hobbytech stuff being added. On top of that, wanting to actually sit down and properly play some video games (played through Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 entirely, finally finished Agents of Mayhem and have been playing Watchdogs: Legion, Minecraft Dungeons and restarted The Division 2 in 4k/60). Oh, and not really wanting to be arsed (re)taking the photos for this post and needing a little rest from the old blogging.

Zombicide Kim

All three of the Zombicide survivors in this one are original characters from the game, rather than the endless stream of “homage” characters I’ve been working my way through. First up we have “Kim” who I’ve painted in much the same way that she’s depicted on the card art, though she always struck me as looking like a woman of South Asian descent for some reason – so I painted her as such. Kinda hard to tell of any other ethnicity besides “white”, black” or “brown” when painting teeny-tiny models, but I’ve been assured by people who have been to what I understand is called “outside” that others do exist, and so this is my attempt there.

Zombicide Watts

Speaking of “white”, the model of “Watts” really strongly spoke to me as “angry middle-aged suburban white guy”, so while I kept to the card art’s clothing choices – which also fit that stereotype pretty well – I aged him up a little with greying hair. Now get off his fucking lawn.

Zombicide Shannon

Finally, “Shannon”. Now while I am well aware that parts of the Zombicide online community really like to figure out and assign what they think must be deliberate CMoN/Guillotine Games homages to even the original characters, (Some thought this charatcre must be Ellen Ripley because she’s Bald in Alien 3.) – I’m well aware that sometimes A Horse is Just a Horse. With that in mind, and the fact that a certain movie involving a Road and some Fury was released quite a few years after this character, I still decided to paint it up as a little homage of my own to Imperator Furiosa. And yeah, I’ll have to get that Hasslefree model sometime. In fact, I thought their recent 1-week sale was a 2-week sale, so I’ve just missed out and will have to get onto them next time they have one as there’s quite a few models I want to pick up…

Zombicide Toxic City Mall Toxic fatties

Now for the exciting bonus content. Here’s my first pair of Toxic Fatties (try posting that phrase on Twitter and see what happens!) Since these Fatties wear civilian clothing – unlike the prison-jumpsuited crustaceans that are the Berserker Fatties – I decided to give them clothing that… we’ll say clothing that fits in with people of this stature. I’ll continue to do so with the rest of these (and the regular Fatties, eventually) and hopefully cause a ton of offense to people who can’t take a joke. While finishing them I noticed that I hadn’t blood-spattered the Toxic Abominations, so I left the blood spatter off this pair as well. I can always come back and add it later, of course…

Zombicide Survivors: Kim, Watts and Shannon

Also, group shot of the three survivors, ready to be used for any appropriate modern-to-post-apoc or even the low end of a sci-fi game. Hell, I could use them for Frateris Militia if it came to it! (Are Frateris Militia even still a thing?)

Zombicide Zombivors: Kim, Watts and Shannon

And finally – Zombivor models. Ready to be used for …zombies? I guess.

26 thoughts on “Zombicide Survivors: Kim, Watts and Shannon – and a pair of Toxic Fatties.

    • Cheers, Wudu. Adding those sorts of details are what makes models like that go from pretty meh to fun to get done. Even if it does make them a ton slower…

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  1. Great work on all of them mate, the freehand looks awesome. Good to hear you’ve got the waroom back in order, and great to see a post from you

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  2. As someone who can just about freehand a short straight line, could you let me know which arcane spell you used to be able to do that Captain America logo? ‘Cos holy shit. Awesome.

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    • Thanks Steve – ingame the survivors randomly draw from a few basic weapons at the start of each map (crowbar, pistol, fire axe, frying pan) and as you play through you loot random weapons which you can (and will) trade and discard as you go. Only a few specific survivors start with specific weapons, and those too can be traded and discarded. The weapons on the models are *sometimes* loosely themed to the character’s skills though – but otherwise there’s no real rhyme nor reason what they’re exactly armed with.

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    • Cheers, John. Guess I’ll have to get more fatties painted, given the response to them. I had planned to get back to blogging a couple of weeks ago, but the best laid plans….

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  3. Glad to have you back, mate and I hope you enjoyed your sabbatical as well πŸ˜‰ Everything looks great here! The survivors have a lot of personality which is credit to your painting. I had a bit of a laugh at the fatties’ clothing too. You’re not wrong (especially in the US, embarrassingly) that when I go to comic conventions and that sort of thing, those fatties blend in more than they should haha!

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    • Thanks mate – it was’t the funnest time I’ve had overall, but I did need a break from various things which can only be a good thing sometimes. I’m planning to continue to be as offensive as possible as I continue to work my way through the toxic fatties – and then the “regular” zombie fatties. πŸ˜€
      We’ve got plenty of them here as well!

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  4. F…. mate I’m so far behind I didn’t know you were taking a spell! just call me slack mate! Its always good to have break though and like you said do a bit of reorganizing!

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