Monday, 15 August 2016

Zombicide: Black Plague Female Walkers 01

I have almost come to the end of my reviews of the figures from the Zombicide: Black Plague core set. I only have the Walkers left to look at and because they are so numerous, I'm splitting my review into two parts - female Walkers this time and the male Walkers in my next post. The core set contains 14 female Walkers and their rules remain unchanged from the contemporary Zombicide set, i.e. they have one Action per Turn, one Wound each and they grant one experience point to the person who kills one of them. Individually, they are very weak, but their strength lies in their numbers. The more that appear, the bigger the threat they become.
The first three Walkers have not been converted. I copied the colour scheme for the Walker at the far left from the rulebook with one minor alteration. I painted her with a gouged out left eye.
The other two Walkers are in my red and blue chequered pattern and my dark brown and ochre yellow livery. Remember, I gave one of each Zombie sculpt one of these two colour schemes.
Next we move onto my conversions. The Walker at the far left has had a short sword thrust through her heart. I drilled a hole through her and inserted a sword from my spare parts box, which was then glued in place with superglue. The next Walker in line had her left hand chopped off. This is one of the simplest conversions you can do. These seven Walkers all wear head scarves.
The Walker second from the left had a severed arm glued to the front of her base. Otherwise, she remains unconverted. The last Walker in line had the biggest conversion done to her. She has had an upper body and lower body swap with the second female Walker sculpt, which you can see after the next two photos below.
Moving on to the second batch of female Walkers, this trio have not been converted at all. Only their colour schemes makes them look different.
They all have very long hair, which has been tied back in a pigtail. I prefer this sculpt to the first one I showed. I'm not a big fan of those head scarves.
These last four have all been converted. Starting with the Walker at the far left, she had a wide hole drilled into her left thigh, representing a savage Zombie bite, which resulted in her bleeding out. Next to her, this Walker had her right hand chopped off.
The Walker standing second from the right has had a severed arm attached to the back of her base. Never throw away any body parts you cut off your figures. With Zombies especially, they are very useful to add to their bases or even to have a Zombie holding a limb. Finally, the Walker at the far right had her lower body swapped with the Walker I showed you above. There was a slight gap between her two body halves, which I filled with Milliput. I also had to re-sculpt the end of her pigtail, which got lost when I cut her in half. As you can see, it is slightly bushier than the other women's.
Once again, I had a lot of fun painting these and converting them. I find painting Zombies intensely satisfying.

19 comments:

  1. I love the choice of colours for the dresses. it makes them look 'right' for the period.

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    1. Thanks, Rob. I know very little about medieval dress colours. I just chose what looked right to me.

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  2. You have done all you can to make them all look different. And now thanks to you they all do! I find it hard to make the same figures look different and unique yet you have done so. Brilliant stuff.

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  3. Obviously with your generic basing they can now go into your massive modern zed horde too as Renaissance fair goers or cosplayers!

    What a horde it must be now Bryan!

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    1. That is indeed a distinct possibility, Andy. It is, after all, the premise behind Studio Miniatures Medieval zombies, where they are actually from a contemporary theme park.

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  4. To be honest Bryan, I'm a bit disappointed that despite having fourteen miniatures, a number of which you've clearly converted, there isn't one damsel in distress with her intestines all over the place!!! ;-) Clearly the world famous Vampifan entrails sausage is a thing of the past. Let us hope there are plenty of innards on show for the male posting, right?

    Of course you're probably offline at present busily assembling your Battlesystems Kickstarter. I know I will be in a mo ;-)

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    1. Simon, my friend, you're not the only one disappointed that their isn't at least one Zombie spilling his guts out of this set. That oversight will be rectified when I start on the expansion sets.

      Oh, Battle Systems Urban Terrain! I feel like I have just gone to gaming heaven. Why else would I be so quiet this afternoon and evening? It is pure awesomeness!

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  5. Looking good Bryan. I like the conversions especially the sword sticking out. I think if you can find some spears and shields you could get a few more variants out of them.

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    1. Thanks, Simon. I'm already ahead of you with the idea of using different medieval style weapons. Wait until you see the Male Walkers for more variants.

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  6. Nice work as always Bryan, I do like the ladies in this set and you've "nastied" them up a treat. I do like your idea of cutting two figures in half and swapping the two halves to create new figures. top work sir. This set is tempting me more and more.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Many thanks, Roger. I use the body swap technique for quite a few of my conversions. You'll see more examples of this when I review the Male Walkers.

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  7. you`ve been busy my friend. Its all coming long nicely. You`ll soon have them all finished and ready to play. woooot!!!!

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    1. I have been busy, Steve. I have finished painting all of the figures from the core set and believe me, that is a huge relief. That's something else I can tick off from my things to do list. Yay! I'm going to wait awhile before I start work on the expansion sets.

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  8. you are going to have a fit now.... you may need to sit down in fact lol. Having worked out our combined game work load for the rest of 2016 (not withstanding our actual work, to keep body and soul together), we simply cannot complete everything on our `to do` list; so we are having to prioritise. I won’t bore you with the verdict of what gets done, except to say I got a heck of a lot to modelling and painting to complete before good old Christmas reaches us... and as much again after the festive season, during those cold dark days of winter... brrrrrr!!!! This should see us with the bulk of our unpainted lead all caught up and ready for next summer`s game table.

    BUT (are you still sitting down), one of the things which simply won’t get done before next summer year is the Zombicide Black Plague or any of the cool kickstarter expansion stuff. It WILL however, get played with, and lots too. But in its naked unpainted state :-))))

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    1. Actually, no, I can fully understand. So much to do, so little time. I'm also prioritising what needs doing and like you, the Zombicide: Black Plague expansion sets are not a high priority to get painted. Yes, I will use them unpainted, but only in the privacy of my own home and certainly not in any batreps I feature on my blog.

      Right now, my number one priority is finishing painting my collection of Shadows of Brimstone figures, a task that is going extremely well, I'm pleased to say.

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    1. Soon, Steve, very soon. You'll be amazed at how many I have finished already.

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