It feels like a good while since I’ve completed any Zombicide models, so as part of Monster MayHem ’23, I’ve finally gotten this pair of models that have been sitting on the desk, part-painted for quite a few months now completed and so off the desk!
Unlike many of the other Second Edition Abominations I’ve painted so far, these two aren’t based on folklore cryptids.
Both of these are pretty obviously based on pop culture IP/characters, as CMON loves to skirt legality with their *cough* homage models.
I mean, I enjoy them myself, but I’m also very aware of what they actually are…
First up we have the third of my Piggy-trilogy of miniatures (that I’m sure a certain Guru has been enjoying) the Manbearpig. I mean Bearmanboar. Totes different, right?
I went for the overall “cleaner” version of Manbearpig over the very bloody version, since I wanted to preserve my skin tones.
The second of these totally-original creations I’m sharing today is the Actual Cannibal.
Also known as Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf.
Which is an actual thing.
For some reason.
Unfortunately, Shia’s skin tone has come out a bit flat in the photos, but I’ll rest easy enough knowing it looks fine in hand. He’s actually a bit bigger than you’d expect, which you’ll see in the image with Berkeley below…
While Zombicide 2nd Edition does have several “traditional” Abominations in the set – that is to say – giant muscular and nasty looking zombies – I do like the way that they leaned into various cryptids for a bit of a different flavour to these stretch goals. It certainly gives you more of an interesting variety of models to paint.
And they’ll be easy enough to showhorn into our 1st Edition games as well once we get back to the Zombicide campaign… I guess in June I probably need to get back to the zombies… 😮