Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners, Part 1

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners

Why hello there! Along with all of the other junk I’ve been painting over July was the first dozen of the Runners from my 1st Edition Zombicide set(s). With four sculpts total, I picked out three of each a couple of months ago, slowly got them cleaned up, and then got a-painting last month – though I did most of the work on these last weekend when I decided to just get the damned things painted and complete.

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners

First up we have “t-shirt guy”. So called because he’s wearing a t-shirt which he is also tearing open. I think for the next batch of these, I’ll paint one with the old Yellow-and-Red Hulk Hogan t-shirt so I can call them the “Hulkamania T-Shirt guys” since Hogan would heroically tear off his shirt back in the 80’s and beyond. In the interim, we’ve got one of them wearing a (probably) soccer/football shirt instead, as it seemed to work for the sculpt.

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners

Our next model is “Apple advertisement guy” because you remember those iPod/iPhone commercials with the silouhette and the iconic white headphone cables, right?

Yeah. Those. ’nuff said.

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners

We then have.. um… “girl”. Because girl. I used three of the most common female hair colours – blonde, brunette, and Mid 2010’s Sasha Banks.

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners

And finally, rounding out the dozen, we have “bald guy”. Because I ran out of imagination two sculpts ago. I decided to convert the middle one to have his hand cut off across the forearm when the painted model fell off the table and the wrist snapped almost clean off, and was clearly not going to glue back together successfully. So I painted the stump red with a couple of white dots, and later added extra Blood for the Blood God (aka Citadel’s version of Clear Red) for seasoning.

All of these Runners wear some sort of athletic clothing, so they all got normal looking runners (trainers, sneakers) as well as what I hope look like fairly normal “sportswear” looking coloured clothing, though I didn’t bother with logos other than picking out some of the embossing on their shoes and shorts. I have another dozen of these still to paint, so they’ll be my next batch of zombies to get painted. They’ve all been lightly sprayed to make mould line removal easier (to see), so maybe, hopefully they’ll get painted over August.

Or September.

17 thoughts on “Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners, Part 1

  1. Fantastic looking runner Zombies mate, and inventive and recognisable colour schemes throughout. Great idea on the broken model as well.
    If you save the others for October, I will be running the Apocalypse Me challenge again, but then I’m sure you have lots more apocalypse style models that would fit.

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    • Thanks Dave! There’s no danger of running out of Zombies to paint – I’ve got all of the Zombicide sets and at this point I’ve barely scratched the first edition zombies, so even if I keep on this pace each month (which seems unlikely), I’ll still have an endless horde to paint…

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  2. Nice freehand on #14! I’d likely keep dropping that batch down the paint queue over and over, but you managed to make them look pretty sweet! Great job on differentiating them. I really like the grey shirt on the first trio and the grey hoodie on the second trio.

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    • Thanks Faust! I’ve been dropping them down the painting queue since about 2013, so they finally got their day with my current Zombicide painting push. Only one complete edition (and countless expansions and side games) later!

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  3. Very good progress all around and these zombies came out looking nicely. Of course, the wrestling references (and color choices) were entertaining as always! You’ve got a “Boss” runner there it looks like for example 😀

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