Zombicide Survivors “Cat” (Catherine Bach as Daisy Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard) & “Dylan” (Paolo Parente guest artist pack)

Zombicide Survivors “Cat” (Catherine Bach as Daisy Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard) & "Dylan" (Paolo Parente guest artist pack)

Back to the Zombicide survivors – after painting the pair of Last Chancers, I was enthusiastic enough to keep painting those Zombicide models, and so I was able to once again paint a pair of models that I’d otherwise been avoiding.

Zombicide Survivor “Cat” (Catherine Bach as Daisy Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard)

First up, the model based on Catherine Bach from The Dukes of Hazzard. They really did follow the pose on the reference photo below, but I do think that the Zombie version of the sculpt is quite good – giant cleavage aside, the pose captures the feel of a “psycho-runner-zombie” really well, I think.

So here’s another good example of a model in a skimpy outfit that I’m broadly fine with, as this particular outfit of Daisy seems to have been a common one from the show (I never watched it, and I was too young to care while it was on TV in the background as a child) – and of course those shorty-shorts even today have taken on and kept the name of the character. Though it’s probably worth noting the cleavage increase from the photo of Catherine, to the artwork of “Cat”, through to the sculpt of “Cat” – even though we all know the value of exaggeration in 28mm/32mm models, but this does still prompt an /eyeroll…

Zombicide Survivor “Cat” (Catherine Bach as Daisy Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard)

Painting the shorts wasn’t too difficult, but the photo and character choice meant that I needed to try and replicate that red lumberjack shirt. Given the size of this model, I’m pretty satisfied with how it came out. I’ll have to do a side-by-side of these models with some GW models shortly…

Zombicide Survivor "Dylan" (Paolo Parente guest artist pack)

From Paolo Parente, we get another sexy pin-up style character, which Iguess is okay, since that’s his thing and there’s nothing particularly wrong with that. There’s a kind-of Rosie The Riveter thing happening here, I guess – and the bio (I just saw it while getting the ref picture) paints a portrait that seems to be a reference to Pamela Anderson’s character on Home Improvement (another TV show I’ve never watched!)

“Measure twice, cut once!”

Dylan was working as the on-stage assistant for a popular home improvement show sponsored by a major power-tool company. Mainly on the set for eye-candy, she was, in fact, handier than both the star and his bearded assistant. When the zombie apocalypse hit, she was on stage, watching the star do his usual grunting comedy routine while trying to keep him from losing a finger by mishandling a circular saw. By the end of the first day of zombie apocalypse, she discovered fighting off coworkers’ grabby-hands with power-tools had been perfect training for battling against groping undead hordes. Now she roams the streets using her construction skills to help other survivors. She is still always thrilled to meet a fan, provided they keep their hands to themselves!

So I guess that bio explains why she started the apocalypse dressed like that, and presumably also why she hasn’t managed to find a full-length pair of pants since then!

Zombicide Survivor "Dylan" (Paolo Parente guest artist pack)

Anyway, the Zombie version seems to have entiely lost her shirt and just has her busty self under the short overalls. I was fine with that, since it meant that I didn’t need to paint yet another check shirt…

Marouda pointed out that the model reminded her (and then me) of that old music video – you know the one! We tracked it down using a few key search words, and in honor of horny old Paolo are sharing it with you here. It was such a subtle time in the early 2000’s. Then again – this was a long time before Game of Thrones became the hottest show on TV…