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!

December of Zombies: Marvel Zombies: Heroes Resistance: Black Panther & Winter Soldier

Marvel Zombies: Heroes Resistance: Black Panther & Winter Soldier, Zombicide Bucky Barnes, Zombicide T'Challa

Back in February last year, CMoN Kickstarted a new variation of their Zombicide Franchise – Marvel Zombies. While the first wave of that game has shipped (for people who paid extra for split shipping, unlike myself), there’s also a lot of stuff in the second wave that’s not due until mid-year, so we were surprised in the later part of 2022 to see that Marvel Zombies: Heroes Resistance was a thing that suddenly existed. It’s basically a model-and-tile-lite version of the Players-as-Heroes version of Marvel Zombicide, packaged with alternate sculpts and in a mass market-friendly priced package. So… we located a store that had a couple of copies, got one put aside, and then the next day, Marouda set out into the wilderness of one of the large local Shopping Malls and bought it. (And also brought home some nice lunch).

Marvel Zombies: Heroes Resistance: Black Panther & Winter Soldier, Zombicide Bucky Barnes, Zombicide T'Challa

We’ve played through most of the game’s scenarios so far, and at one point I removed these two to quickly get painted because painting black would be easy. Unfortunately, I didn’t find them especially easy. I finished Black Panther first, at the start of December and then Bucky got finished as one of the very last models of the year at the end of December. So much black and near-black needing subtle highlights, especially on musculature. Argh. Too bad there’s no shortage of addiitonal models I have here needing the same painted onto them.

As 32mm models these models are a bit smaller than Marvel Crisis Protocol models, so you could use them in a pinch, but they do have smaller bases and such. I’ve still got quite a few more from this set to get through eventually and I think I’m going to make that a 2023 painting goal to help maintain focus to ensure it gets done. With the timeframes that these got painted, Black Panter does not qualify for Dave’s latest Paint what You Got challenge, however – James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes does!