I thought I’d start my 2023 posts the way I finished my 2022 posts – with Zombicide models!
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.
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.
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.
Here’s a shot for those interested in Veterinary Dentistry.
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.
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.
One thing is for sure – this is a BIG bear!
…as Berkeley will attest to!