Zombicide Survivors “Amy” (Pauley Perrette as Abigail ‘Abby’ Sciuto: NCIS) and “Wanda”

Zombicide Survivors “Amy” (Pauley Perrette as Abigail 'Abby' Sciuto: NCIS) and “Wanda”, Zombvivor, Zombivor

And now, finally, I’ve completed painting all of the survivors from the original Season 1, 1st Edition Zombicide Core Box set. (As well as their Zombvivor forms). Yes, both Amy and Wanda have been outstanding for many years, mostly because they were models that did not represent “easy wins” in terms of painting. I did initially get them ready to work on for Fembruary this year, but I didn’t manage to get properly started on them in time (aside from their bases). Let’s face it, though – we don’t need no steenking special excuses to paint our female models! Of course, Wanda didn’t get finished until April and Amy until early May…

Zombicide Survivors “Amy” (Pauley Perrette as Abigail 'Abby' Sciuto: NCIS), Zombvivor, Zombivor

I’ve just gone and checked out one of those “Zombicide Character Homage Lists” to see who they think Amy and Wanda might be based on – their call for Amy is the character of Abigail ‘Abby’ Sciuto, played by Pauley Perrette. Once I googled some pics of the “Abby” character played by Ms.Perrette, I have to admit it doesn’t seem incredibly far-fetched – thin Goth Chick, pigtails, and a specific kind of goth outfit.

So… yeah. Same outfit, top, studded collar and wristbands, mini-skirt, and there were also a couple of stocking pics on my image search, so I think I have to give it to the player-speculators as completely reasonable. on this one if I was happy to accept “Doug” as “Falling Down”. I mean, check out those platform buckle boots – they’re a near perfect match!

Zombicide Survivors “Amy” (Pauley Perrette as Abigail 'Abby' Sciuto: NCIS), Zombvivor, Zombivor

The stockings were an interesting exercise. I didn’t want to attempt to go full-fishnet, so i darkened the skin on both versions of her legs, and added in some faint cross-hatching to give a her legs a mesh stocking effect on a few peripheral locations such as the inner and outer thighs, the back of the knees and such.

Zombicide Survivors “Amy” (Pauley Perrette as Abigail 'Abby' Sciuto: NCIS), Zombvivor, Zombivor

I do have to admit, if I’d looked up the homage list before painting Amy, I’d have probably tried to match some of the NCIS outfits, but I’m sure Abby has more than one puffy-sleeve shirt and short skirt, so close enough…

Zombicide Survivor “Wanda”, Zombvivor, Zombivor

Wanda on the other hand also has an inspiration character listed, which is that of Wanda June, played by Ellen McElduff in the film Maximum Overdrive. On the one hand, the name is right, but on the other, the Maximum Overdrive version doesn’t seem to be a roller-waitress

With that said, I once again followed the character art, and even after seeing the possible film reference, I’m good with not worrying about it either – since it’s one that’s a bit more of a stretch.

Zombicide Survivor “Wanda”, Zombvivor, Zombivor

These two, well, the survivor versions are in the group of the oldest Zombicide models, while the Zombivor ones are just a couple of years more recent. While it’s good to finally get these two/four models finally painted and ready for our games, there are also the “Ultimate Survivor” versions I have to paint, as well as their redux versions from the Zombicide 2nd Edition Core set…

Zombicide “Frank” (Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, P.I.) and “Mitch” (Kev Walker guest artist pack.)

Zombicide “Frank” (Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, P.I.) and “Mitch” (Kev Walker guest artist pack.)

Today I have a mix – one model left over from February (Mitch) alongside my first completed model from April (Magnum/Frank). I held off on posting Mitch as I do prefer to get my Zombicide models up in pairs (or trios) and so with all of the Femmes in February and Monsters in March, poor old Tom got pushed to the side for awhile.

Zombicide “Frank” (Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, P.I.)

Once again, the first of these two characters is another from Zombicide’s rather extensive range of “homage” models. I know I’ve already mentioned it in the post title, but I wonder how obvious it would be to persons of a certain vintage even without it in the title?

You can pretty easily see where they got the inspiration for on old “Frank” here. As such, I looked up various photos of Magnum and so went with the light/white shoes and belt, as well as his Iconic Detroit Tigers baseball cap.

Zombicide “Frank” (Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, P.I.)

The shirt was the main reason it took so long to get Magnum painted. I reeeeally wasn’t looking forward to painting the pattern on his Hawaiian shirt, let alone doing it twice and needing to match it. Hence, it took a clear bit of time last weekend and the space to just use a “knuckle down” mentality to get it done.

Zombicide “Mitch” (Kev Walker guest artist pack.)

Mitch is a decent little model with a pretty obvious “biker” vibe, though he suffered severely from a bent noodle shotgun, due to the softness of the PVC that the model is made from as well as the pose, having it right out in front of him. I reset it pretty easily with hot water, but I do expect it to re-bend again pretty easily. Mitch’s tattoos from the artwork weren’t terrible to try to emulate, but, as always I tend not to enjoy repeating them on his zombvivor counterpart all that much.

Just thought I’d add in the artwork for Mitch here as well. I pretty much followed it and did my best to emulate the tattoos on the models.

Zombicide “Mitch” (Kev Walker guest artist pack.)

As a little nod to GTA, I decided to paint Mitch as a member of The Lost M.C., which I added to his cutoffs. I may have to go back over his pants with some matte varnish as well.

Reaper Bones 80023: Horace "Action" Jackson, Reaper Miniatures 50153 Berkeley Zombie Survivor, Zombicide “Frank” (Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, P.I.) and “Mitch” (Kev Walker guest artist pack.)

In my last post about Reaper’s Horace “Action” Jackson, commentator Phil Curran mentioned that he found the the model to be terribly out of scale, so I thought I’d check for myself against these two Zombicide Survivors as well as our old standby, Berkeley. He’s certainly chunkier than the Zombicide models, though they’re very much in a truescale proportion, but height-wise he fits right in. And standing next to Berkeley, he’s totally fine. So I guess it depends on which models you’d be using it alongside, as is often the case with different ranges.

Hopefully I can get all of April’s stuff photographed together tomorrow for my round-up post, and then I can get straight into posting May’s other completed work…

And that, my friends – is that!