Black Plague – Extra Heroes

So following on the Halloween from a couple of weeks ago, it seems appropriate to continue showing my painted figs for the Zombicide: Black Plague game. So here are some more Hero models for players to use. Again these are from the kickstarter backer extra set. I’m not sure of all the sources but the center one is obviously ‘the Scottish movie’ Braveheart – and in reality I’m not too worries where they are from. I decided not to try to do an explicit tartan, as especially as the character art does not have it either. I actually believe that for the period tartan was not as common as the Hollywood would have us believe anyway. I quite like how the axeman has come out. This is model looks cool and full of character, but I’m not sure I’d want to face zombies with that axe. Sure it would be powerful but the zombies are going to get awful close.Next we have a couple of heroes and a fattie. I found the fattie in the back of the queue and I had missed him when doing all the rest. So he was done in this set. The other two heroes are fun and I like both of them. They really have some interest and are different than the typical heroes, and are not just ‘another guy with a sword’ from a different movie.  I suspect that the wizard on the right is from Monty Python but I can’t be 100% sure as I have not watched the movie for a long time. The shading back/very dark cloth is always an interesting issue and it did not come out wonderfully here bit I used an off black for the highlights. The touch flames came out ok – not great but ok I feel as well.The last of the three sets of figures here includes Xena and a Joan of Arc figures. The Xena model is super strong and so is in some ways ‘an easy’ character for playing games. She makes killing models much easier and so does makes the game easier – slightly easier, as we can still die with her in play. I have no idea what the  model on the left is based on though. I liked the Joan of Arc shield as well and  tried to just make the white rose clean and clear but not super sparkly. I think it came out ok and it matches the player card.So there we are another set of Heroes for us to play and kill in my Zombie game of choice.

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About mellis1644

A painter and gamer who has no illusions about being the best painter but likes to play with decently painted toys and have fun gaming
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4 Responses to Black Plague – Extra Heroes

  1. Some very nice work that you’ve done on all of these.

  2. Very nice work. I like the freehand on the kite shield and the half face paint. Very nice touches to already good paint jobs. I think you could push the contrast even higher with these guys and girls. Finally, are you going to make scenic bases or keep them neutral? If so maybe paint them in another colour than grey, as at the moment it looks a bit like unfinished plastic.

    • mellis1644 says:

      Thanks – the ‘freehand’ was helped with a little molding on the model. So I can’t take all the credit for that. You are likely right on the contrast but I was trying to go for ‘realistic dirty’ but might have gone for that too much.

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