Sure, they’re not a set of models that placed highly in the pre-February poll, but they’re something I did need to get done – Zombicide is one of those evergreen games that we play around here, and as I’ve slowly been working my way through the survivors (and zombvivors!) and the Fancy types of zombie fatties, it was time to get the basic ones done. This month being February, it made sense to concentrate on the Fembruary challenge set of them first, and so we have this set of ten models. They weren’t as fun as some of the others I’ve painted, due to the limits of only two sculpts, both wearing pretty similar dresses (and me not wanting to bother to go to town on them with repeating dress patterns and such) – but they’re now (finally) done and will be a regular feature on the table from here on in. Now I’ve still got the eight male ones, which have a slightly better/more flexible sculpt to paint in interesting ways – but there’s only the one sculpt!
Oh, and to make a point on the whole Contrast vs Speedpaint thing – here’s my “first draft” with these the other week, using Contrast. Didn’t like how they came out. The black, blue and green ones were immediately painted over with normal acrylics. The red and yellow ones were overpainted with acrylics to make them look decent. No waiting, no varnishing needed. Also, the skin tones are made from thinned contrasts, and in most cases, multiple layers of thinned contrasts to give mixed purple-over-green and green-over-brown (etc) tones. Again, wait to dry, no varnish, no reactivation. At this point, these are pretty much exclusively the ways I use Contrast paints – very rarely does the “official” way of one thick undiluted coat “and done” work for me on anything.