December of Zombies: Zombicide Survivors “Patrick the Hipster” (Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter) & “Nikki the Gator Wrangler” (Kaley Cuoco as Penny from Big Bang Theory)

Zombicide Survivor Zombie "Patrick the Hipster" (Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter) & "Nikki the Gator Wrangler" (Kaley Cuoco as Penny from Big Bang Theory)

Almost there now – we’re in the final stretch! Today we have the Kickstarter exclusive (so they wouldn’t get sued for selling them at retail) models for Zombicide that are absolutely not in any way based on Leonard and Penny from sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

"The Excelsior Acquisition" -- While Leonard (Johnny Galecki, right) prepares for a signing by legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, Sheldon winds up in traffic court because of Penny (Kaley Cuoco, left) , on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Monday, March 1 (9:31-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Fun fact – Leonard the BBT character was named after Leonard Nimoy while Leonard the Cat was not named after either the Star Trek actor nor the Big Bang Theory Character. In fact, neither Marouda nor myself had never seen a single episode of BBT at the point in time when we got Baby Leonard.

Zombicide Survivor Zombie "Patrick the Hipster" Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter from Big Bang Theory Zombicide Survivor Zombie "Patrick the Hipster" Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter from Big Bang Theory

A pretty straightforward model in civvies. I matched the scheme to clothing worn by Leonard in the show. It’s not a particularly great sculpt and the face is pretty board game model mushy, but it does the job.

Zombicide Survivor Zombie "Nikki the Gator Wrangler" (Kaley Cuoco as Penny from Big Bang Theory) Zombicide Survivor Zombie "Nikki the Gator Wrangler" (Kaley Cuoco as Penny from Big Bang Theory)

I based Penny’s outfit colours on the character card. It seems pretty close if not accurate to the sort of stuff that she wore in the first couple of seasons of the show, before the show got especially popular and Kaley Couco in turn got enough clout to tell the producers that she would like to wear slightly more clothes please and thank you very much.

These two can join Not-Howard, painted way back in …2015 (has it been THAT long???) 😲 I’ve still got Raj, Bernadette and Amy Farrah Fowler to paint at some point. The prices for Zombicide Not-Sheldon Cooper are insane, so I see a 3D printed proxy being my solution there – could be a fun few themed games running the whole core cast through some missions.

Just one more post (tomorrow) before the December Round-Up/2022 Reflection post – then I can show you all what I’ve been painting and working on this month!

24 thoughts on “December of Zombies: Zombicide Survivors “Patrick the Hipster” (Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter) & “Nikki the Gator Wrangler” (Kaley Cuoco as Penny from Big Bang Theory)

  1. Wonderful work on both mate, and very fitting of the characters, never properly watched an episode, but walked in on the wife watching them from time to time, hope you can find a 3D print easily enough.

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    • Thanks Dave. It’s funny enough but in a “turn your brain off and spot the geek references” way. It’s no Always Sunny but an amusing enough thing to have on in the background. Not that I’ve seen an episode in about 10 years now… 😀

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  2. We too have never seen a single episode of BBT, although through the trailers we have learned to recognize the faces of the characters. And it’s not bad to finally see these nerds going ballistic and picking up an axe or a gun for their falling down…
    You did a great job improving sculptures which, especially for Leonard, seem to try the painter’s patience a bit.
    At this point you have to tell us what was the source of inspiration for your cat’s name!

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    • Haha thank you!
      As for the source of Leonard’s name – he was originally named “Iggy” for about half a day – after James Osterberg (Iggy Pop), but as much as I love Iggy – it just didn’t sit right.
      I wanted something a bit more …noble for him – and then the name literally just popped into my head “Leonard”.
      And that was that!

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    • Thanks John! I watched (I think) all of the first 5? 6? 7? 8? seasons, but then in the long break betweenm them got out of the habit and just never picked up watching them again. I watch a lot less TV these days (even including streaming/on demand) so I’d like to rewatch and see them one day, I’m not sure if I ever will get around to it anymore…
      And the Leonard question is answered in the reply above! 🙂

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      • Yeah, there’s an endless backlog of stuff I want to watch, things I missed, newer things and then going back to watch older shows – but time doing things tends to win over time watching TV.
        Watching an update on the news, I think I’m going to have to try to photoshop Leonard into the commander’s hatch of a Leopard tank now! 😉

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  3. I have never really watched Big Bang Theory either but I did recognize the actors and the characters they represent straight away thanks your top-notch painting. I agree with Rodor and John above that if it isn’t Leonard Nimoy or Leonard from this show who inspired your cat’s name, who could it be? Probably Leonardo, the Ninja Turtle! 😉

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  4. The likeness is really nicely done. The cloth work turned out great and the denim is simply amazing. Since Penny is showing the most skin, you can really see the difference between the skin tones of Zombie and Human. Great job all around! 😃

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    • Thanks mate – Reaper’s Blue Denim paint is the secret to my denim – and then highlighting with light blue greys.
      I’ve been working through a lot of Zombie flesh tones lately, so glad you picked it up. I try to make it a little different from the base and then add some extra discolouration.

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  5. Saw these a week back and was impressed as usual. Glad to read about the Reaper denim paint, going to add that to my horde though won’t need it for a bit with my current Ozz stuff (just collecting paints I guess). I do have a question that perhaps you don’t know the answer to, but why if they are zombies do they continue to carry their weapons?

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