Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners, Part 3 – Complete (Again!)

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners, Hasslefree

Awhile back, I finished (what I thought was) the last set of Zombicide 1st Edition Runners in our collection. That was until we (well, Marouda) found a little cache with more models – including even more of these Runners! Now sometimes finding more models can be great – because “free models”, right? On the other hand, finding another batch of models that you (thought) that you juuuust finished can be …kinda annoying.

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So what could I do? I just had to knuckle down and paint the damned things. So I did that. And here they are. In terms of interesting shorts and references, I’ve just got two of them this time. The runnr in the top image that’s about to eat Simon Pegg’s cricket bat is based on… Simon Pegg?

Credit to Dave Stone for ponting that one out in the past, and then reminding me. Dave, as it also happens is the gent running the Apocalypse Me painting challenge for November, which these Zombies will qualify for.

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Runners Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie RunnersThere’s one other reference on the back of that Runner’s hoodie jacket. Look closely…

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Yep, he may have taken off his pants but hasn’t yet done so for his jacket. It’s a little rough, but it shows I’ll be able to replicate that particular logo on a model I care a bit more about down the line.

And that gives me another 10 zombies done – and finally all of my standard (First Edition) Runners. One other thing that stands out a bit with this batch is the amount of palette-sharing between models. I don’t think this will be an issue as once I’ve got my monthly round-up photo taken, these 10 will be mixed in with the other 2 dozen-odd runners, making them seem much less repetitive.

Now I’ll have to get started on the Toxic Runners shortly, but I have a few other Zombies I’ve gotten painted in October, so stay tuned for the next post with my last few Zomb-tastic odds and ends condensed into one post before the round-up!