Sunday, 11 January 2015

7th submission to the challenge: Zombicide Survivors (30 Points)

Below you'll find my 7th submission to the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge:

Doing some necessary renovation work at home the last week left me with little to no time to paint. But as today is a holiday in this part of Germany I made good use of the free time and finished the six survivors from the 'Zombicide Season 1' game.

I had my eyes on this game for quite some time but only recently gave in to the desire to get hold of it after a mate at the club invited me for a test game. And so my resolve crumbled...
Phil, The Cop

They're lovely cast and well detailed miniatures with little to no flash. The figures measure about 32mm from foot to eye but feature more realistic proportions than the usual 28mm wargaming figure.

Amy, The Goth

The miniatures are made from coloured plastics which unfortunately is a little bendy so no matter how hard I tried I couldn't get Amy's Katana straight. Also I'm not really happy how the skin on her and Wandas' faces turned out. Painting female skin is something I haven't done all that often yet...

Wanda, The Waitress


Even if I definitely prefer the oversized proportions of the standard 28mm  figure the Survivors were a joy to paint. On all but Wanda I kept more or less to the original Zombicide artworks. But as she's my missus' favourite character and swmbho had something 'punkier' in mind for her I went for a traditional black housemaid uniform but gave her red/ blue hair to meet my ladies' demands.

Crazy Ned

Crazy Ned probably is my favourite character of this set. He's meant to be one of those more or less mentally instable persons which dedicate all their time and efforts to prepare for the Apocalypse they think is coming. Well, now Ned knows he was right all the time... if he only hadn't misplaced the keys to his bunker.

Doug, The Salaryman

Is there anything more relaxing after a hard day at work as to give some nasty zombies some serious beating while searching and looting the shattered remains of what was once called 'civilisation'? Imagine it might be your boss or some other 'dear' fellow human being shambling towards you...

Josh, The Thug

My lady and me enjoy Zombicide quite a lot and it may well be one of our most favourite boardgames over the past few years. So when you get the chance I recommend you to give it a try.

And before I forget, a quick snap shot of my hobby corner for Curt:


This illustrious bunch of survivors should give me a stunning total of 30 points to add to my roster.


  1. Absolutely wonderful brushwork!

  2. Nice work indeed :)
    Nice hobby corner, too. What paint range are those blue lidded pots...?

    1. Thank you! Oh these are some self mixed triads, mostly from Vallejo.

  3. Exquisite painting - the favorite being the guy wearing a hoodie. How you manage to blow so much life into their faces never ceases to amaze me. I think I'll take up your recommendation on boardgaming with the misses - might be a way to lure her further into the wonderful world of miniatures :0)

  4. Wow, what a great paintjob ! I wish I could paint faces like you do...

  5. You are on fire this year! Absolutely stunning!

  6. Fantastic brushwork and great detail.

  7. Excellent work! I've been thinking about painting up all the Zombicide survivors myself and yours really give something to strive for!

  8. What an unexpected treat! Like BP, I marvel at your painting, especially the facework. I'm going to look for Zombicide as we had great fun with Last Night on Earth over the Holiday.

  9. Very, very impressive again. Your shading and highlighting is superb; particularly evident on the delicate facial features. All of the gang look intimidating, but I think Crazy Ned and the Salaryman have the most firepower ;)!

  10. Stunning work as always mate :)

  11. These really are cracking Nick! The game sounds like fun perhaps you should show me how it's played someday.


  12. Superb painting skills! The figures are quite brilliant!

  13. I remain amazed by your color combinations as they make the end result have that special something I can't quite put my finger on. One thing's for sure, they look awesome!