Wednesday, 15 March 2017

From IannickM : Rule #8: Get five Kick Ass Partners (30 Points)

We don't have enough ammunition to shoot them all in the head. The time to have done that would have been in the beginning. No, we let them overrun us. We are in the minority now, something like 400,000 to one by my calculation.

An entry coming out of left field today, with 6 survivors figures from the original Zombicide board game. Zombicide is the only miniature board or wargame that my girlfriend actually enjoys. I think the cooperative nature of the game appeals to her more than the competition style of traditional wargames. It's also much simple. It's quite funny as she really gets into it and becomes a nervous wreck when the Zombies approach us from all sides! So she's been bugging me to paint the miniatures for the game, and I figured I'd give it a go in between batches of other miniatures. They are really nice figures, it's just that I have so many projects to do! 

Anyways, I started these during the Christmas break, and couldn't find the time to finish them. When Curt challenged me to a race to the finish last week-end, I figured it was a good strategy to finish these first! 

For boardgame game pieces they are lovely figures, even though the face details are a bit soft. I'm also not a huge fan of the semi-soft plastic used, but having said that I'm quite pleased with how they came out.



You will notice none of them follow the art from the game. I just don't like being told what colours to use, unless it's historical or accepted canon!


While obviously their main use is Zombicide, I based them the same as my Pulp project, and I can certainly use some of them, the police officer especially, in my Pulp games.

Now, I just have to paint all the Zombies from the game...next challenge, maybe?

And a small 30 pts to add to my total. I've now surpassed 650pts, I'm into uncharted territory (I'm a slow painter)!

ByronM: Cool post Iaanick, I love these Zombicide survivors and am with you on the soft plastic and detail on the faces.  While the figures are really great for board game pieces, with just a little more attention paid to material and facial detail they could have been great miniatures as well.  Regardless, I love your take on them with the softer colours on the chain saw wielding waitress being my favourite.  Her and Amy (the goth) being my two favourite Zombicide characters in the game anyway :-)

18 comments:

  1. Very nice! I'm a fan is ZC too and one of my mates did a quick base colours + dip on all the figures. Quick and effective but these are much nicer!

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    1. Well I might go a similar route for the Zombies!...and knowing me will probably still end up giving them highlights and everything!

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  2. Great work Iannick! I like your take of the waitress with the roller skates and chainsaw. :) Now, dig deep 'cause I'm not stopping with my submissions...

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  3. Great job Iannick!

    "She's been bugging me to paint the miniatures..."

    Huh???

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    1. Well, yes. You see all the other games I play the figures are nice and pretty painted, except for the one she plays.
      You understand?

      and thanks!

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  4. Well done mate, great painting!

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  5. These are so so good. When I read soft plastic I honestly wasn't expecting much, but when I clicked on them and looked closely, there is so much to see, like the light blue of the cop's shirt or the delicate pink of the waitress' top. Very fine work.
    You are your girlfriend might also like Dawn of the Zeds by Victory Point Games, can be played two person cooperative and is a super-cool solitaire game.

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    1. Thanks Michael!!

      Will have a look at that game, too!

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  6. Great work Yannick. I hope your GF approves!

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    1. She does, now we have to play ;-)

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  7. Very nice job, Iannick! My kids love that game and the models! They enjoy painting the zombies but want me to paint the characters. I hope mine turn out as nice as yours!

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