The weather in Melbourne (Aust) is extremely confused. November/December has gone from record breaking 30+ temperatures to cold and nearly flooded (a month’s rain in a day?). At least cooler weather means I’m happier to paint, and I look like finishing my Zombicide survivors before Christmas.
These three are all movie/TV characters:
Lady Faye – Snow White (Kirsten Stewart from the 2012 movie “Snow White & the Huntsman”)
Danton – William Wallace (Mel Gibson from the 1995 movie “Braveheart”)
Xuxa – Xena (Lucy Lawless from the 1995 TV series “Xena, Warrior Princess”)
These three were fairly good to paint – nice poses and sculpts. I looked at images on the web to get a better idea of details, which didn’t always help. For example, the Lady Faye figure has a rose emblem on her shield – but in the movie it’s a tree. I painted it red just to be simple. Mel gibson wore tartan in the movie, and I tracked more images (and the tartan) down. The card doesn’t show the tartan – its shows a plain dark brown cloth. The actual tartan is a pale grey/reddish-brown/darker brown pattern which I attempted to paint but didn’t do very well. I didn’t want to try and clean it all off and start again, and gives a bit of variety in the colours of the figure and looks (unintentionally) blood spattered. Xena is surprisingly quite accurate with colours and design (card vs TV series), but I may go back and touch up some detail with gold or bronze metallic, rather than leave the mostly silver detail.
All the survivor’s skills are pretty much straight forward melee. While the “Xuxa” figure holds a bow, she has no specifically ranged skills.
There’s only six survivors to go, and I have two painted already. I’ll keep painting and hopefully have two more sets of three to post over the next week or two.