Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Survivor Derek and zombified Derek


I took a little hiatus from the Zombicide project while I traveled for work, but I'm back and have finished up two more figures, this time the character from Toxic City Mall "Derek."  Derek is some sort of construction worker, with a hardhat, sledge hammer, reflective vest, and a sack of wooden stakes.  I think he looks vaguely like Roddy Piper's character from the movie "They Live," but that just might be the hair, and why would they skip the sunglasses?

So in the background is a bit of a sneak preview into what I'm building on the side as I paint these figures.  More to come....

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Survivor Elsa and Zombified Elsa


Another character from the Toxic City Mall from Zombicide.  According to the game, this is Elsa, a cat-burglar who is apparently good at lockpicking, et al.

So a quick side note: many of the Zombicide characters are based off of movie or TV characters, some more obvious than others.  This is one of the more obvious ones, namely Black Widow from the Avengers.  Previously I have mentioned painting obvious characters from popular culture in a different color scheme to distance them from the original source.  I kept this one the same because not only am I fan of the character, but her appearance is so set with the source that it didn't seem worth it.

I'm almost done with the Toxic City Mall set at this point, and it is been a joy to tackle.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Survivor Neema and Zombified Neema


I'm rolling right along with the figures from the Toxic City Mall from Zombicide, miniatures I hope to use in a resurrected (no pun intended) game of All Things Zombie.  My son told me you do not see a lot of miniatures painted up as people of color, so I was glad to tackle "Neema" from the set.  Like a lot of Zombicide minis, she's a little on the exploitive side, but I'm glad how she turned out, especially with my once again experimenting with skin tones.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Survivor Raoul and Zombified Raoul


Another figure from the Toxic City Mall Survivor set from Zombicide.  This guy (these guys) is Raoul "the Contractor" and he looks like he's better prepared for the apocalypse than a lot of people.  He's got an assault rifle, pistol, tactical vest, and even a small coffee cup.

I like how this guy turned out a lot, and feel like I'm getting better with the zombie skin tones.

Comments welcome!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Survivor Kyoko and Zombified Kyoko


The Zombicide supplement "Gaming Night Kit #1" features two miniatures of the same person: "Kyoko" an Asian woman with thigh-high boots clearly meant to look like Lucy Liu as Alex Munday in "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle."  One version has her armed with a flame thrower while the zombified version has her with a katana.  I'm not wholly comfortable painting Asian skin tones, but tried to match the color they used on the illustration.  I do really like how the gray zombie skin turned out, though.

As a side note, I've never thought that flame throwers would be a great weapon on zombies.  Too easy to just end up fighting zombies that are on fire.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Zombicide Invasion


In my hometown, it is the time of year that a lot of people finish their education, pack up, and head on to their next destination.  Which means a lot of garage sales, et al.  And in this case, I managed to score a ton of Zombicide box sets for a ridiculously low price.  Most of the box sets have been opened and a handful of miniatures have been painted, but there are enough zombie and survivor miniatures to keep me busy for a long, long time.

Which is good timing for a couple of reasons.  I have been doing some solo wargaming during the pandemic, games like Hardwired and Operation Last Train.  During the pandemic doing a zombie game seemed a little on-the-nose but now that things seem to be easing into a better situation, getting a All Things Zombie game going again sounds like it might be fun.

Taking the miniatures already painted out of the equation, there are 136 miniatures in this collection: 11 survivors and 125 zombies.  Now to see if I can climb this hill.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Corvus Urban Two Floor House

So in addition to starting over with new survivors and zombies, I'm also starting over with buildings as well.  The last time I mostly used cardstock buildings, a lot of which were reinforced with foamcore.  This time around, I'm 3D printing most of them.
This is the Urban Two Floor House from Corvus Games Terrain.  It's less than four dollars for the file, and comes with a removable roof and two floors.  There are not, however, actually floors to the building.  You would need to make those out of something, say the aforementioned foamcore.
First building done!  Thanks for reading.  Comments welcome.