Here’s my second-last post of models completed in February – the other half of the Zombicide 1st Edition Fatties to go alongside the female fatties that I painted for Fembruary. Quite the bunch of ugly bastards! As you can easily notice, there’s not a whole lot of variety in the sculpts here – just the one monopose sculpt for all the male Fatties! Luckily, their repeated tradie outfit offered a lot more flexibility in the way it could be painted compared to the females (without going into stuff like dress patterns that was more effort than I was willing to do). So four types of overalls/coveralls and a variety of singlets, gloves and boots!
I decided not to bother going too far with designs on their singlets (why do Americans call them “wife-beaters”?) …you know what, don’t answer that. I don’t wanna know. Anyway, I gave one a classic Aussie blue-collar logo and two others got easter eggs from a very old decal sheet. You can kinda see here the sweat stains I added to the white singlets around the pits and manboobs, though the spatter adds a lot of visual noise there!
I also really didn’t want to go so far as to add ink to these guys, but that many bare arms on tradies just looked completely wrong. I mean, this being 2020, a good half of the female fatties would be just as inked up, but they can pass more easily than these ones. So I did another pass before completing them and added what I think of as “impression” tattoos. Mostly faint, squiggly lines that give the impression of detailed tattoos without being too painful to paint on. It’s not like you can really see what most people have on their skin from more than a couple of metres away anyway, amirite?
And here we are – at long last, all of the Fatties from my Original Zombicide set complete. Now I guess I need to start on working through all of the walkers and runners (and the special walkers and runners). That’s going to be…. a. lot. of. fun.