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!

December of Zombies: Zombicide Survivors “Patrick the Hipster” (Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter) & “Nikki the Gator Wrangler” (Kaley Cuoco as Penny from Big Bang Theory)

Zombicide Survivor Zombie "Patrick the Hipster" (Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter) & "Nikki the Gator Wrangler" (Kaley Cuoco as Penny from Big Bang Theory)

Almost there now – we’re in the final stretch! Today we have the Kickstarter exclusive (so they wouldn’t get sued for selling them at retail) models for Zombicide that are absolutely not in any way based on Leonard and Penny from sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

"The Excelsior Acquisition" -- While Leonard (Johnny Galecki, right) prepares for a signing by legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, Sheldon winds up in traffic court because of Penny (Kaley Cuoco, left) , on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Monday, March 1 (9:31-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Fun fact – Leonard the BBT character was named after Leonard Nimoy while Leonard the Cat was not named after either the Star Trek actor nor the Big Bang Theory Character. In fact, neither Marouda nor myself had never seen a single episode of BBT at the point in time when we got Baby Leonard.

Zombicide Survivor Zombie "Patrick the Hipster" Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter from Big Bang Theory Zombicide Survivor Zombie "Patrick the Hipster" Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter from Big Bang Theory

A pretty straightforward model in civvies. I matched the scheme to clothing worn by Leonard in the show. It’s not a particularly great sculpt and the face is pretty board game model mushy, but it does the job.

Zombicide Survivor Zombie "Nikki the Gator Wrangler" (Kaley Cuoco as Penny from Big Bang Theory) Zombicide Survivor Zombie "Nikki the Gator Wrangler" (Kaley Cuoco as Penny from Big Bang Theory)

I based Penny’s outfit colours on the character card. It seems pretty close if not accurate to the sort of stuff that she wore in the first couple of seasons of the show, before the show got especially popular and Kaley Couco in turn got enough clout to tell the producers that she would like to wear slightly more clothes please and thank you very much.

These two can join Not-Howard, painted way back in …2015 (has it been THAT long???) 😲 I’ve still got Raj, Bernadette and Amy Farrah Fowler to paint at some point. The prices for Zombicide Not-Sheldon Cooper are insane, so I see a 3D printed proxy being my solution there – could be a fun few themed games running the whole core cast through some missions.

Just one more post (tomorrow) before the December Round-Up/2022 Reflection post – then I can show you all what I’ve been painting and working on this month!