This will be my last post for 2017. Tonight my wife and I head to Tasmania for a week, so no more painting until the new year. In any case, these three figures are the last of my Zombicide: Black Plague survivors. They are also the last Zombicide figures that I had planned to paint. Walkers, Runners, Fatties and NPCs can stay as they are. (I did paint the runner bases red, to make them stand out from the walkers.)
William – Sean Bean as Boromir (Lord of the Rings) and possibly Eddard Stark (Game of Thrones)
Scowl – Batman!
Hitch – David Bowie as Jareth, the Goblin King from the movie “Labyrinth”
These three were all straightforward to paint except for the beard on William. The card clearly show a distinctly bearded Sean Bean, but there isn’t a sculpted beard on the figure, so I’ve painted this on free-hand. Its okay, but I did a better job with Paul in one of my earlier posts. I feel that ‘William’ matches the clothes of Boromir more than Ned Stark. He’s only missing a horn. There’s a lot of debate over this figure, but there’s no reason why both roles couldn’t be intended.
All three are basic melee characters. I feel ‘Hitch’ could have had at least one magic skill to fit with Labyrinth more, but Slippery and Taunt suit the role.
This brings my painted figures to 95 for the year, which I’m very happy with. I would have liked to hit 100, but that can be a goal for next year. After I finish the 14 Star Wars mini’s that sit undercoated on my desk, I have a strong temptation to paint all the figures from my ‘Space Crusade’ board game.
For my first post next year, I might get all the painted Zombicide figures out and take a group photo!
Best wishes all for Christmas and the New Year!
EDIT: One of those axes that Scowl holds broke when I started on the figure. I superglued it back on, and its still holding together mid-2018, even though the figure has been in and out of the storage box many times. This is the only breakage that has occurred with the nearly 200 figures I have for Z:BP!