If you're a gamer you've probably heard of Zombicide. It's a big board game of exploration and survival where you get to lay waste to hordes of zombies. I didn't want to pull the trigger on this one for a long time, but the reviews were usually very consistently positive and each box is chock full of awesome zombie and survivor minis. On International TableTop Game Day Amazon had two of the big box sets on sale for $20-30 off the discounted price they already offer. This caused me to go temporarily insane and buy nearly everything there was for zombicide. For the miniatures alone it was worth the purchase. They are some of the nicest minis I've seen and not just for plastics. I'm working on painting them up now and finished up the first 30 or so. I used a thinned down version of the dip where you use a 10-1 ratio of Polyshades Tudor to Mineral spirits. I really like the results. You can tear through a lot more minis a lot faster because you don't get big heavy pools of the dip gathering in areas that you have to clean before it starts to set. I also like that it leaves less of a "everything looks dirtier" effect on the minis.
Zombicide has Survivors and then "Zombivor" versions of all the characters. The characters are very cool movie style based guys. Above we have the Michael Douglas from "Falling Down" guy.
I've always wanted to try adding blowing newspaper pages to the bases of my zombie figures. This is how my first try turned out. Not bad. Just some real newsprint and white glue.
Hot Venture Brothers assassin chick.
Above are the zombie type Zombicide affectionately calls "Fatties"...as a big giant fat guy I am only mildly offended by this.
These are the runner zombies. I like that they are all dressed in jogging clothes.
Some of the basic shamblers.
I'm just scratching the surface on this project since I bought the dogs and dog companions, in total there are probably another 150-200 Zombicide figs left to be painted. I'll continue to do them in smaller batches so I don't get bored with them. With Season 3 of Zombicide on the horizon, I'll be painting zombies until I'm old and gray I think.