Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners, Part 2 – Complete!

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners

Hello again. Long time no post, I know. It’s because while you Northern Hemisphere people are enjoying what we’d call a warm summer afternoon, we’ve been in the depths of a hellish and freezing winter – which you’d call “it’s a bit chilly, maybe don’t just wear a t-shirt out”. Anyway, as a result of this I’ve been in the way of Sneezy, Drippy and Coughy. While the RATs have been negative, I’ve still had to stay home from work so as to not share the misery and because negative RAT or not, nobody wants a coughing, sneezing, snotty nose-blowing bastard working next to them – especially in 2022. So yeah, time off work, but not exactly being in the most productive state.

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners

So in the time so far this month I started on the other half of my Zombicide 1st Edition Runners. The other 12 of them. Twelve. The second dozen. We have a guy who likes all-Adidas everything, and another who enjoys Jello.

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners

The red on one of the ladies turned out a bit (a lot) more Magenta-ish than I’d planned. I wonder if Kuribo will pick up on the reference in this row of Zombies?

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners

Oh, after I finished the dozen models that were the last of my Runner, I found another pair of them – so I had to prep and paint those two before blooding and photographing the ones I’d just completed. So we have 14 here. I find t-shirts tend to be the best surfaces to add modern pop culture references to. Shouldn’t go too far overkill, though – not everyonme wearing a t-shirt has a print, especially a back print – not that these zombies offer anything else. The one in the yellow and red outfit is either a superfan or Tomoaki Honma, but let’s pick those references!

21 thoughts on “Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners, Part 2 – Complete!

  1. Excellent work on the runners mate, all the added details, give each one a uniqueness that would be lost due to the duplicate sculpts, love all the different references. Hope you feel better soon.

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    • Thanks Dave! We’re restricted to 2 boxes of tissues per person per trip to the supermarket right now here (for reals!) so that’s my biggest worry. I’ve got tomorrow off, so hopefully I’ll be back and good for Monday morning!

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    • Thanks! I’m pretty happy overall how un-uniform they look as a horde. I’ll have to figure out how I’ll paint the toxic zombies soon(ish), though the next set being worked on now are the Berserkers, which are anything *but* unique…

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  2. The reference to the Rebel Alliance? That was no trouble at all, mate! To be a bit more serious, is the Mox shirt a reference to John Moxley? I’m pretty sure I’ve said it before but I went to middle and high school with him and know his real name. I will pretty much tell anyone I know about it because very few famous people come from my hometown, let alone the suburban area where I grew up!

    Kudos to you for getting all these done. To my eyes, the sculpts are a bit rough and I would struggle with motivation to get all these done in a short time. You did a great job keeping the colors distinct and of course, the freehand on the shirts was awesome too. I hope you feel better and don’t forget to put a coat and hat on when you’re outside! That should help you get through your winter a bit easier 🙂

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    • Well, everyone knows his real name is Dean Ambrose but that old Tony Nick Khan won’t let him use his real name in A&W.
      I’m not sure if you mentioned John Good(!) before – it kinda sounds familiar but I’d imagine if you did I should remember that… did he bleed at the drop of a hat back then as well?
      One of the other shirts is from one of his former running buddies, and then of couse there’s not-Shotzi. 😉

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      • Haha, that mark Tony Khan is ruining everything! Yeah, his name is Jon Good and I think he was always bloody when I saw him in school 😉 He was a quiet and pretty humble person growing up and he was kind of always a little bigger than most people too so I guess his rise in wrestling makes sense. I totally missed Shotzi. She hasn’t had a chance to shine much in WWE so I think that is partially why I didn’t recognize her. That was a nice Easter Egg there 🙂

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      • He does seem like a good guy. I’m not a fan of the garbage wrestling that he seems to love – in small doses it can be memorable or fun – but not every three weeks, so I have a bit of a love/fast-forward relationship with him. Those female runners aren’t anything special, so I figured I could always try a second Shotzi figure down the line with tattoos, etc while letting the runner be an amusing nod.
        I’m keeping my eyes open for a figure that will be deserving of the Cornette Face t-shirt, though!

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  3. Yea, the whole work thing is so weird now. Especially when you have allergies or wind up sick. I think this new running gang turned out pretty good. Looks like you’re using Contrast on a lot of them? Is it the new Contrast paints or a mix? I used Black Legion as a (heavily diluted with Contrast Medium) wash last night…and let me tell you…I think I might dump out my bottle of Nuln Oil! I like that it’s a warm black (looks like brown undertones in there) and can darken a piece super quick. Whereas I’d often have to do several coats with Nuln Oil to get the same effect. It also didn’t have any gloss to it afterwards, which has been the major problem with Contrast paints to me. I’m still debating whether I will buy more of the new ones, we’ll see.

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    • There’s a mix of old & new contrasts as well as normal paint, with the exception of shading white, they’re mostly used over colours – kind of like a wash/filter depending on how dense the pigments are. I haven’t used Black Legion at all yet, I’ll have to give it a try on an experiment-friendly model or two in the near future. I tend not to use the really dark, really dense Contrasts because of how I generally use them (over colours rather than white/bone/lightest grey).
      If you haven’t already got it, you need to get Ironjawz Yellow!

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  4. Great work, and nice job with all the variety! Hope you’re feeling better. ❤
    I hate when you're home sick and it's like "oooh, think of all the things I can get done while I'm off work" and then your sickified body is just like "nahhh, better pass out in a Nyquil-induced coma in a mound of tissues and cough drop wrappers instead".

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    • Thank you! I’m finally (mostly) well, but it was a fucking horrible winter, and it’s been a real struggle for about 3 months – far worse than a normal winter. I used a lot of tissues and ate a lot of antihistamines in order to bluff my way through work days… Of course, it’s now spring, but now at least it’s alternating between raining and cold and miserable and some actual nice days. La Nina is going to make it another trying, summer, though!

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