Zombicide “Elsa” (Not-Black Widow) and “Uncle Honk”

Zombicide "Elsa" (Not-Black Widow) and "Uncle Honk"

After completing the Last Night on Earth box worth of models, I really wanted to keep that momentum going, so I went into my tubs of models that had been started-but-not-finished, and found this pair/foursome of Zombicide figures and got to work on them.

Zombicide "Elsa" (Not-Black Widow)

“Elsa”, who appears to be pretty much a Not-Black Widow was primed black and had some grey on her bodysuit(s). I went back down to the black and then started again, this time using Citadel Incubi Darkness for my highlight colour, achieving a nice blue-black look to the bodysuits.

Bright red for the hair, and I kinda went for a comic book kind of shadow-highlight on the front of the living version’s bangs – though without going to full black as you’d see in a comic. But a bright, bright comic-book red for her hair.

Zombicide "Elsa" (Not-Black Widow)

These sculpts are from a few years ago now (2014-15), and they do make me wonder if CMoN would do something similar now. I mean, they may well have done so with ZC:2e, as I admit I didn’t pay too much attention to the campaign or their updates. The two figures do keep making me think of that old Simpsons episode where Bart disguises himself as an adult to buy a ticket for an R-rated movie and the cracked-voice teenager who works in all Simsons retail says “enjoy Boob-A-Rama, sir!”

Zombicide Uncle Honk

The second pair are of a Clown, from the Kevin Walker guest artist pack – Uncle Honk. I dunno if Uncle Honk is based on any clown in particular, though I did somewhat mimic the official card artwork for his costume, I went with more red than dull orange on his pom-poms, and thinking very little of the “official” clown makeup design, I had a look and think of other options. Now I wanted to avoid the whole “Evil/Killer Clown” thing for the most part, since Honk is a survivor and player character, so nominally-at-least, he’s a “good guy”.

So that meant no Pennywise V1 or V2, John Wayne Gacy, or even ICP. Krusty seemed too on the nose, and so I went with some more generic markings that worked alright on the face’s tiny details. (And I only thought of Doink after I’d finished the model!)

Zombicide Uncle Honk

Paintign those stripes was not an enormous amount of fun, but I’m happy with all both pairs of these two characters – and now there’s a couple more Zombies and Survivors ready for any Zombie-Pulp gaming.

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…