Zombicide Undead or Alive: Dead Stock Abomination Pack Pt.1 – Abominabear (also – my final Zombie Dogz!)

Zombicide Undead or Alive: Dead Stock Abomination Pack Pt.1 - Abominabear

I thought I’d start my 2023 posts the way I finished my 2022 posts – with Zombicide models!

Zombicide Undead or Alive: Dead Stock Abomination Pack Pt.1 - Abominabear

As it happens, the Abominabear is an extra-large boss monster from the Wild West-themed version of the game: Undead or Alive. We haven’t yet cracked the shrinkwrap on this one since we’re still playing earlier content from previous editions, but it does promise to be fun and the bear looked like it would be an easy win and possibly a bit of fun to paint.

Zombicide Undead or Alive: Dead Stock Abomination Pack Pt.1 - Abominabear

I had another bear to paint, so kinda went back and forth on the two of them, though in the end they’re quite different models.

Zombicide Undead or Alive: Dead Stock Abomination Pack Pt.1 - Abominabear

I referred images of the California Brown Bear for the overall palette I used on this one, but still enjoyed the freedom of working on a “natural” animal’s hide. I often use blood spatter on my Zombie models, but on this one, I preferred to keep it to less blood, and all added by hand rather than using the randomness of the spatter effect.

Zombicide Undead or Alive: Dead Stock Abomination Pack Pt.1 - Abominabear

Here’s a shot for those interested in Veterinary Dentistry.

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Dogz Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Dogz

I also finally painted the last of the endless Zombie Dogz – these were done in a couple of batches a couple of weeks apart, but I’m a bit sick of them and didn’t really want to give them another dedicated post – and they fit in with the bear well enough.

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Dogz

Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Dogz

But importantly – they’re all done. All of them. It’s one of the goals that I set for myself when thinking about what to aim for and starting to write the round-up post at the end of 2022. So that’s one goal achieved so far. I remembered another one I forgot to add a couple of hours ago while doing something, but I’ve also managed to forget it now. If I remember it when I’m near the computer I’ll write it down and then edit it into the post.

Zombicide Undead or Alive: Dead Stock Abomination Pack Pt.1 - Abominabear, Zombicide 1st Edition: Zombie Dogz, Reaper Miniatures 50153 Berkeley Zombie Survivor

One thing is for sure – this is a BIG bear!

…as Berkeley will attest to!

33 thoughts on “Zombicide Undead or Alive: Dead Stock Abomination Pack Pt.1 – Abominabear (also – my final Zombie Dogz!)

    • Thanks Guru! I’ve got the other three cows from that same set and the Crocosaur and Abominape all dusted with primer so I can trim the flash but haven’t gotten to any of them yet. Just dusted another 8 “pop culture” Aboms from 2nd edition for the same – when I’ll get to clean them up? Who knows at this rate! 😮

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  1. Excellent work on both the bear and the dogs mate, the fur on the bear looks very natural, and nice variation in the dogs, including the black and white German Shepherds

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  2. The undead bear is truly impressive for its size, likeness of the tone of the fur and the bleeding wounds. Really a great result! What do the spikes on the shoulder represent? Are they bony protrusions?
    Ah, thanks for the recap from the previous post, we caught up with so many paintjobs that we had missed…

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  3. First off, my WordPress Reader is all screwed up showing posts out of order again, so I nearly missed this one. Which would have been a sin! The bear looks really good. It actually reminds me a lot of the fur colors on the Moose in Alaska. Granted fur tones are going to be similar across creatures. It also reminds me how grisly blood looks on animal fur, especially if they have white fur. But it’s a quite fabulous mini and your work certainly brings it to life!

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    • Yeah, I use a combination of the reader, my email alerts and then sometimes just the “last post/next post” to (try to keep up with people’s posts. You’re right when it comes to fur tones, especially since types of animal have such broad colouration depending on sub-speices and environment.

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  4. Love the Cali Brown Bear! I’ve cracked the cellophane on the basic set of Wanted: Under or Alive, but have only played a handful of games – we seem to head back to Black Plague, go figure. Any way, your painting of this new Kickstarter might just get me to laying some paint on the plastics!

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    • Thank you! Yeah, we really enjoyed Black Plague back in the day. We ended up stopping because of the minis in Green Horde – telling the goblin runners from the orc walkers got too annoying so we ended up not getting back to it after a few games. Something else for me to paint into playability after I finish 1st edition modern…
      At the moment I tend to have a few models from most of the Zombicide versions out that I chip away at, even while concentrating on other games or models…

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  5. Excellent job on this one, mate! It looks very realistic thanks to your color choices and the sculpt really captures how fierce a bear can be. I’m afraid you’re going to start tempting me to get this version of Zombicide as I do like the Wild West and Steampunk as a setting 🙂

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