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…

Zombicide: Black Plague Green Horde – Orc Abomination (Contrast Paint Experiment #20)

Zombicide: Black Plague Green Horde - Orc Abomination

Just before I took my little break from painting for a few months, I was working on different Abomination models from my Zombicide boardgames. After completing both the Berserkers and the Toxic Abominations, I started on the basic ones, as well as this guy – the Orc Abomination from Black Plague’s standalone expansion, Green Horde.

Zombicide: Black Plague Green Horde - Orc Abomination

Unlike the Abomination from the Core Black Plague boxed set, who had weird looking protuberances which I chose to paint like Warpstone, this guy’s ones are pretty clearly in the bone spike/horn category.  Especially given that his spine appears to be eriuipting from his back as well, it just made sense…

Zombicide: Black Plague Green Horde - Orc Abomination

Because we’re doing both Orc and Zombie here, I went for a desaturated pale green, as though most of the Orc’s blood has drained out of him. Purple lower leges might have worked there as well, but they’re not especially bloated, so I let it go. I let the blood (both his own, old blood and whoever donated the spatter on his claws and chest act as the spot colour, as he was pretty dull without it. (And by design, too!)

Zombicide: Black Plague Green Horde - Orc Abomination

He does, I guess count as another Contrast Paint experiment, This time it was using the stuff in a very similar way to how I’ve used washes on zombies before. Particularly the purple-on-putrid-green look. Verdict? Well, obviously I used a bunch of Contrast medium on them as well, but it came out pretty similarly to the Army Painter wash. Possibly a little more subtle in the transitions due to the way that the Contrast Paint works… (and yeah, looks like I found some more Photobucket posts there to unfuck!)

Zombicide: Black Plague Green Horde - Orc Abomination & Abomination

Finally, a family shot next to the Core Black Plague Abomination. Once I finish the 5 or 6 Abominations from the base Zombicide Game (they’re on the tray) then I just need to seek out where I put the boxes with the fancy add-on Abombs from Black Plague and Green Horde….

And finally, if we’re talking Ogre-sized monsters, I figure this one will also work for Ann’s Miniatures of Magnitude Challenge for May & June. I just thought of that while typing this post, but yeah – this guy is Ogre-sized, so just squeezes in at the minimum height to get on the ride…