Zombicide Season 1 Core Set & Season 2 Bonus Abominations (Contrast Paint Experiment #23)

Zombicide Abominations

As a finale to the previous two sets of Zombicide Abominations, I’ve finally finished my “normal” set of them. I may be missing one of them, actually. I’m definitely missing a Berserker Fattie. But as it stands, these are the last of my Abominations for the modern versions of Zombicide, finally painted (until 2nd Edition arrives!)

Zombicide Abominations

Zombicide Abominations

The “tourist” sculpt (see the camera?) seems to be the one I’m missing an extra model of, though it shouldn’t be an issue in most normal games – where four A-Bombs will be way more than enough. The other sculpt seems to indicate that he used to be a tradie (or a tradesman) with the tool belt, rag, drill and safety goggles. With that in mind, I tried to use approriate colours for them and gave a couple of them flouros. I also gave these “vanilla” Abominations white street lines on their bases as opposed to the yellow on the exotic ones, just as a small visual distinction.

Zombicide Abominations

Zombicide Abominations

Much easier to get individual colour distinction on these models, as they’re not covered in Red Carapace like the Berserkers, or “Toxic Green” skin as with the, er, Toxic ones, as I’m able to vary both the clothing and the skin on these. I used various Contrast Paints on them, thinning, mixing and varying them, even across the same model to create some (hopefully) disgusting discolouration – even if they’re not quite as disgusting as Poxwalkers. What say you, John?

Zombicide Abominations

I’ve thrown in this size comparison shot with a GW Ogre, showing that they’re decently tall models, especially when you compare the smaller bases with the GW model. That’s because I’m thinking they might count for Ann’s Miniatures of Magnitude Challenge being run over May & June. (Hurry! Last Days!)

Zombicide Abominations, Toxic Abominations, Berserker Abominations

Finally, here’s a group shot with the other completed modern Abominations. Not 100% sure on my next Zombicide step right now, I’ve got a ton of Fatties of all three types, but perhaps some of the more exotic Abominations from Black Plague and Green Horde would be more fun to paint, even if they’re not as common on the board as regular zombies, runners and fatties…

Grenadier Miniatures Future Warriors: Future Savage Humungus (Mark Copplestone)

Grenadier Miniatures Future Warriors: Future Savage Humungus (Mark Copplestone)

Today we have another old sci-fi model. To recycle and slightly-update some older text:  it’s one of Grenadier Miniatures’ Future Warriors models, sculpted by Mark Copplestone and sold in the 1990’s which I bought, well, rather a lot of. No, sorry, none are for sale, but if you poke around, you’ll find a hell of a lot of them still available today from Mirilton and EM-4 Miniatures, as well as very close relatives from both Wargames Foundry and of course the sculptor himself – Mark Copplestone. All at very reasonable prices.

Grenadier Miniatures Future Warriors: Future Savage Humungus (Mark Copplestone)

In fact, here’s the specific pack this one comes from. These models are just part of the post-apoc looking models that are rather perfect for a variety of post-apocalyptic settings like Fallout, and have enough versatility to fit into Necromunda or 40k as general scum. THis model in fact was started in the 1990’s as part of my necromunda gang, though he didn’t get very far and all that was really done were the weapon swaps to 40k weapons from a Necormunda Weapons Pack, clothing basecoated black, skin base tone done and of course the flame-orange hair that I have eliminated all trace of.

Grenadier Miniatures Future Warriors: Future Savage Humungus (Mark Copplestone)

While there was no pressing reason to finish this figure, it’s one of the ones that The Tray allowed me to force a finish onto. And of course, all that base skin gave me a reasonable canvas to practice some mroe of my small-tattoo freehanding techniques with. I’m not sure if I got enough fleshtone into the mix this time, as they are rather dark, but blending them in to give that “under the skin” look is always a tricky aspect. This model was also an attempt to create two “sleeves” that were still made of somewhat distinct tattoos, rather than just, you know, washing the arms in black ink or something…

Grenadier Miniatures Future Warriors: Future Savage Humungus (Mark Copplestone)

In the end, it feels a bit more like the “Henry Rollins” type of tatto sleeve that I’ve accomplished here rather than the “Randy Orton” look, but there will be plenty more models to keep practising on in the future, assuming I manage to survive our current worldwide pandemic. It was also an exercise in different black tones, with different looks atttempted for the leather pants, straps, boots, pouches and hair. I feel like they were more distinct before hitting him with the varnish, but whaddayagonnado?

Grenadier Miniatures Future Warriors: Future Savage Humungus (Mark Copplestone)

Don’t forget to Jam That Jam!

Finally, some tattoo close-ups. On the stomach we have “Thug” (in case you couldn’t guess that part) and on underside of the left arm, we have “Jam That Jam”, which is a pretty obscure wrestling in-joke about Terry Bolleas’s script tattoo.

Grenadier Miniatures Future Warriors: Future Savage Humungus (Mark Copplestone)

Placeholder text for my sore knuckles!

And to conclude, my smallest (semi) legible lettering yet. Knuckle tattoos on a 28mm model. I admit the lighting glade on the varnished model doesn’t help a lot, but can anyone actually read that?