This post marks the final of my VIP Zombie models getting painted – a success fo rme as i really wanted to finish the last of them before the end of 2022 – so I’m pretty happy that I managed to do so.
The first four models are obviously supposed to be Pimps – or at least individuals dressed as such. These four took forever to paint, since I wanted all four to look pretty good in terms of their painting as well garish yet balanced in their overall schemes avoiding that “skittles” look that a lot of my older models from the 90’s suffered from. Having batch painted SO many basic walker zombies in suits, I really did enjoy the VIP zombies as a whole since so many of them gave me an excuse to do something quite different to my usual schemes and models, while still serving as good practise for future models.
I decided that with that hair sculpted atop that outfit one of them would be inspired by Danny John-Jules in his unforgettable role as The Cat in red Dwarf, so he got extra effort on his coat. I mean, all four of them could be inspired by his flamboyant wardrobe in that show – especially the red and purple outfits – and the Zebra Print look was more iconic, but regardless I wanted to give him Leopard Print. – owwwww~!
I’m not sure why Guillotine Games seem to have such an obsession with Pimps – with the Pimpmobile and Pimp weapons before these models showed up. I recall last year while showing/teaching the game to some teenagers one of them piped up when I was explaining the Pimpmobile – I had to explain how in the game it’s not related to prostitution, but to older expressions like “pimped out” meaning “blinged out” so its describing a car that is “pimped out” – like that show “Pimp my Ride”…
This final pair of VIP Zombies were actually started a few months ago, but for various reasons were just one of those sculpts that threw up mental blocks time after time until I eventually just had to mentally muscle them to completion. Plenty of construction work happening around my workplace, and so a good chance to see that Hard Hats and Flouros really vary a lot even on the same jobs. Both vests are painted in Vallejo’s Fluorescent colours, and the “white” stripes on them are done with AK’s Pearlescent White. Most of the effect of both is lost with my photography, but they look prety decent in hand. I also hit both helmets with a gloss finish, which you also can’t see or notice in the photos. I’m just happy to have finally gotten these two finally done, finally.
Once again, these models were completed after Boxing Day, and again qualify for Dave’s latest Paint what You Got challenge. I’ll have a little mini-Round-Up for the PWYG Challenge in my December Round-Up, since I’ll be putting all of these Zombicide models away after I do my last photos for Deceber and mixing them into the storage with the others from months previous.
And with that, I’ll wrap this post up. See you tomorrow!