December of Zombies: Zombicide 1st Edition: VIP Zombies – Kings and Princesses!

Zombicide 1st Edition: VIP Walker Zombies, Zombie Princess Leia, Zombie Elvis, Very Infected People

Another pair of VIP Zombie sculpts in today’s post – This time we have the (dead) Elvis Impersonators as well as a trio of ladies dressed as a particular instance of a Princess hailing from a certain Galaxy Far, far Away…

Zombicide 1st Edition: VIP Walker Zombies, Zombie Princess Leia, Very Infected People Zombicide 1st Edition: VIP Walker Zombies, Zombie Princess Leia, Very Infected People

First up, the trio of Princesses. Interestingly, they don’t appear on the artwork for the VIP Zombies set – I wonder why? Possibly something to do with a litigious Mouse, I imagine. As we saw with Union Worker #42 yesterday, clearly there was indeed some sort of cosplayer-attracting con when the Zombie Apocalype started – perhaps that’s where all of these Celebrity/Actor/Character survivors came from? I painted them as cosplayers of Princess Leia in her Jabba’s Barge costume rather than the actual princess, which gave me the opportunity to vary their skin tones, hair and tabard colours slightly – as promo and BTS photos of the costume from 1982-4 and on do vary depending on the lighting and the state of the photo.

Zombicide 1st Edition: VIP Walker Zombies, Zombie Elvis, Very Infected People Zombicide 1st Edition: VIP Walker Zombies, Zombie Elvis, Very Infected People

Three more VIP Zombies in the form of The King of Rock’n’Roll – Elvis Presley. To be honest, caring about Elvis was a bit before my time, but I do recall when a a young’un I heard that he’d died come over the radio news – and then going to find my mum to tell her that it happened. These three could fit into a cosplayer con, but to me, they just say “Vegas” much more. Are Elvis Impersonators still much of a thing these days? Do Millennials even know who Elvis is or why he was important in the development of modern music? I won’t even ask about Zoomers! 😀

Anyway, I obviously had to go with the iconic white jumpsuit, but that then left me with a few choices for the others – Black, Red or Blue. I was going to do the black one but eventually changed to blue since there were so many images of him in the Blue one. Also, a bit more colourful and standout-ish for the special VIP version of Walkers in the boardgame. If I could find one more, I’d paint it in black – but I don’t want to pay going rates for another entire box of these – and while I’ve just discovered that eBay does seem to have a fair whack of “fell out of the back of the factory” zombicide models listed, I can’t find Elvis in there, so it’ll have to wait or just never happen.

All six of these models were completed after Boxing Day but before New Year’s Day – and as such manage to also qualify for Dave’s latest Paint what You Got challenge. I do have more that fit into this slot as well, since I managed to get onto a bit of a painting tear in the final days of 2022. 

And finally, while painting each of these two sets of models I did have a couple of songs going in my head, so for those interested in hearing what sometimes goes in in here, I’ll link a couple of videos…

See you tomorrow with some more models from my December of Zombies!