Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Walkers, Part 1 – The Suits

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Walkers in Business Suits

Continuing the stuff I painted in November, we continue with the Zombicide models. In this particular case, we have a subset of the walkers – the Zombies in Suits (or at least shirts and pants).

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Walkers in Business Suits Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Walkers in Business Suits

I had originally planned to work on the Toxic Zombies after completing the Berserkers, but instead pivoted to just regular walkers instead. I figured that while it would be very cool to play though the Toxic City Mall expansion with a fully-painted set of Toxic Zombies, they require a lot more work and mental effort to do that bog-standard walkers – something I was not in excess of during the hellscape of November.

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Walkers in Business Suits Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Walkers in Business Suits

I did them 10 at a time, picking out only models wearing suits – basically leaning into the semi-uniformity of the “salaryman uniforms”. So I plucked out two each of five different sculpts and basically batch-painted them in two sets once I got them cleaned and primed. Black and dark grey were my first sets.

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Walkers in Business Suits

It worked out pretty well – nice and quick – and looking good for faceless undead enemy mooks to be slaughtered by the score – so I then started on a second set of 5×2 pair. These next ones got dark blue suits, and painted up quickly as well.

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Walkers in Business Suits Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Walkers in Business Suits

The final batch of this lot got silver-grey suits. Getting these models painted nice and quickly gives me models that look far better than grey plastic on the table while letting me spend a bit (or a lot!) more time on the survivors – the player characters of the piece. 

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Walkers in Business Suits

I’ve since prepared a second mob of 20 more of these besuited bastards – some have even been started, and then a third mob of the final 18 or so of them still needing to have the mould lines cleaned up. And THEN I’ve still got the other walker sculpts – females in dresses, the punks, and the homeless-looking guys still to paint up. I’ll have the next batch of November models posted up again in a few days. Until then, see you in the comments!

21 thoughts on “Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Walkers, Part 1 – The Suits

  1. For the limited palette you’ve used mate, they look awesome all massed together, I was worried they would look boring but your added effects just brings them all together.

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    • Thanks Dave! Boring is, to an extent what you’re after in having a mob of models wearing suits, I reckon! 😉
      As long as they look solidly decent but unremarkable on the table, they’re doing their job, as there’s all those flashy VIP Zombies and Runners and so on that we need to focus our attention on much more! 🙂

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  2. Those are some sharp-dressed Zeds there, mate! I think you did a great job getting them done quickly and efficiently while still managing to keep them all unique. Your work is inspiring as always! 🙂

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    • Thanks mate – since they’re zombies and have been dead for at least some time for the most part, I want them to look rough – which works perfectly in that there’s (I think) 58 of these things to get painted to play the lowest-level enemies in the game. (And that’s just the ones in suits/shirts!) I could have gone further and made them look more realistic(!) by dirtying them up as well, but they’re certainly fit for purpose as they are. 🙂

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  3. You know, I think I worked with some of those guys… Really nice work here and I’m impressed with how you manage to catch the textures and colors of modern fabric so well. What did you use for the grey suits, the colors look really nice!

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