Zombicide Survivors “Amy” (Pauley Perrette as Abigail ‘Abby’ Sciuto: NCIS) and “Wanda”

Zombicide Survivors “Amy” (Pauley Perrette as Abigail 'Abby' Sciuto: NCIS) and “Wanda”, Zombvivor, Zombivor

And now, finally, I’ve completed painting all of the survivors from the original Season 1, 1st Edition Zombicide Core Box set. (As well as their Zombvivor forms). Yes, both Amy and Wanda have been outstanding for many years, mostly because they were models that did not represent “easy wins” in terms of painting. I did initially get them ready to work on for Fembruary this year, but I didn’t manage to get properly started on them in time (aside from their bases). Let’s face it, though – we don’t need no steenking special excuses to paint our female models! Of course, Wanda didn’t get finished until April and Amy until early May…

Zombicide Survivors “Amy” (Pauley Perrette as Abigail 'Abby' Sciuto: NCIS), Zombvivor, Zombivor

I’ve just gone and checked out one of those “Zombicide Character Homage Lists” to see who they think Amy and Wanda might be based on – their call for Amy is the character of Abigail ‘Abby’ Sciuto, played by Pauley Perrette. Once I googled some pics of the “Abby” character played by Ms.Perrette, I have to admit it doesn’t seem incredibly far-fetched – thin Goth Chick, pigtails, and a specific kind of goth outfit.

So… yeah. Same outfit, top, studded collar and wristbands, mini-skirt, and there were also a couple of stocking pics on my image search, so I think I have to give it to the player-speculators as completely reasonable. on this one if I was happy to accept “Doug” as “Falling Down”. I mean, check out those platform buckle boots – they’re a near perfect match!

Zombicide Survivors “Amy” (Pauley Perrette as Abigail 'Abby' Sciuto: NCIS), Zombvivor, Zombivor

The stockings were an interesting exercise. I didn’t want to attempt to go full-fishnet, so i darkened the skin on both versions of her legs, and added in some faint cross-hatching to give a her legs a mesh stocking effect on a few peripheral locations such as the inner and outer thighs, the back of the knees and such.

Zombicide Survivors “Amy” (Pauley Perrette as Abigail 'Abby' Sciuto: NCIS), Zombvivor, Zombivor

I do have to admit, if I’d looked up the homage list before painting Amy, I’d have probably tried to match some of the NCIS outfits, but I’m sure Abby has more than one puffy-sleeve shirt and short skirt, so close enough…

Zombicide Survivor “Wanda”, Zombvivor, Zombivor

Wanda on the other hand also has an inspiration character listed, which is that of Wanda June, played by Ellen McElduff in the film Maximum Overdrive. On the one hand, the name is right, but on the other, the Maximum Overdrive version doesn’t seem to be a roller-waitress

With that said, I once again followed the character art, and even after seeing the possible film reference, I’m good with not worrying about it either – since it’s one that’s a bit more of a stretch.

Zombicide Survivor “Wanda”, Zombvivor, Zombivor

These two, well, the survivor versions are in the group of the oldest Zombicide models, while the Zombivor ones are just a couple of years more recent. While it’s good to finally get these two/four models finally painted and ready for our games, there are also the “Ultimate Survivor” versions I have to paint, as well as their redux versions from the Zombicide 2nd Edition Core set…

25 thoughts on “Zombicide Survivors “Amy” (Pauley Perrette as Abigail ‘Abby’ Sciuto: NCIS) and “Wanda”

  1. Excellent work mate, can totally see Amy being Abby, and Pauley Perrette is also a singer in a band. as for Wanda, you’re probably looking at a waitress from Porky’s or American Graffiti to make the most use of the skates.
    All of your Zombicide postings actually inspired me to have a go at some Zombies myself.

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  2. Very nice work getting through these minis, mate! I think for as long as I’ve been following your work, you’ve been working on something Zombicide off and on. These four look really nice and you did a good job elevating the soft details in the sculpt as well. I wouldn’t have put together that the goth one was inspired by NCIS. I never watched that show as it kind of looked unintelligent and uninteresting to me but it was very popular for a few years though so I’d say it is a good bet. I’m curious to see what other Zombicide minis you’ve got kicking around over there now that these are done 🙂

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    • Thanks – and yeah, that makes perfect sense – there are SO many player characters due to all of their kickstarters and the exclusive bonus figures and such. I’ve got about 20-ish more of them (plus Zombivor versions) in a tub under the desk, more-or-less ready to start painting, then there’s 2 or 3 more character boxes, then 2 more large Expansions – and THEN there’s everything from the recent Zombicide 2.0 sets….
      I’d occasionally see a minute or three of NCIS while flipping around but never watched the show, so it took one of the fanmade character ID lists and subsequent Image Search for me to really confirm those dots that had been connected by others.
      The next pair of survivors on the desk are both original creations, so they won’t be interested in that same homage manner…

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  3. I think you did a great job with the stockings on Amy, the partial hatching gives it an interesting look. And I love Wanda’s face, the whole model looks like an old pin-up! Well, if you discount the chainsaw, anyway..

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    • Thanks! Getting the paint to flow consistently and thinly at that scale is the hardest part – thank you for the compliments on Wanda – purely accidental if her face out that well, however! 😀


  4. Superb! You’re a braver painter than I am getting those stockings done but they’ve come out very nicely indeed.

    It must feel great to come to such a milestone in this project so congratulations on your tenacity.

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    • Thanks! I had to decide what to do with them, and so it was more giving an effect rather than painting in all fo the detail of them. It’s not the full Zombicide set painted, sadly – just the original six heroes and their later-added Zombvivor-additions. I have painted the Abominations and Fatties, but still have the hordes of walker and runners to go yet…


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