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Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead

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CMON Zombicide: Night of the Living Dead provides an opportunity to recreate the main scenes of the original zombie movie, but also to practice different painting techniques by painting the ghouls and survivors in the original black and white tones. So, whether you like Zombicide or have an interest in black and simple white techniques, follow me within the last stand of humanity. #lockdownleisureleague

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Night of the Living Dead: Zombicide Mode

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One of the most interesting aspects of CMON Night of the Living Dead is the ability for characters to achieve Zombicide mode, which is a more heroic, action-packed aspect of their character. Visually, this transformation is accompanied with a change of miniature and, if you choose to paint your game (which you really should) with a a transition from black and white to color. Here is my take on the protagonists.

All were painted on a preshaded priming (black/grey/white) with a mix of GW contrast paints and GW acrylics.

Chief McClelland and KarenChief McClelland and Karen
Harry and JudyHarry and Judy
Tom and HelenTom and Helen
Tom and Deputy VinceTom and Deputy Vince
Barbara and JohnnyBarbara and Johnny

Romero Mode Heroes

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Romero mode heroes for Zombicide: The Night of the Living Dead, were one of my primary motivations to acquire and paint the game so as I could see if it would be possible to recreate movie-like characters in miniature format. I used the same techniques as the ones describes to paint the ghouls but focused closely on the movie and illustrations from the game to emulate the look and feel of the original cult celluloid.

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Deputy Vince and TomDeputy Vince and Tom
Judy and Chief McClellandJudy and Chief McClelland
Harry and TomHarry and Tom
Karen and HelenKaren and Helen
Johnny and BarbaraJohnny and Barbara

This place is going to be crawling with them…

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Here are the rest of the ghouls for ZOmbicide: Night of the Living Dead. They were great fun to paint, using the techniques I described in the previous post. But as usual with Zombicide games, I am glad they are done and I will not be painting zombies for a while…

WalkersWalkers
BreakersBreakers
More breakersMore breakers
FattiesFatties
More walkersMore walkers
Relatives are here...Relatives are here...

Ghouls of the Night

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Painting the ghouls in CMON Night of the Living Dead

I have looked forward to painting this game as it gives me an opportunity to develop black and white painting techniques to match the tone of the original movie. In this first article, I will share with you my approach to painting the ghouls.

I will exclusively use the following paints which seems limiting at first but really provide an opportunity to experiment with grey blending, shading and highlighting.

Main shading was achieved with GW Nuln OilMain shading was achieved with GW Nuln Oil
1 - Prime all miniatures with white1 - Prime all miniatures with white
2 - Apply a variety of grey tones. Try to make all ghouls of one type to look different, whether with a different skin tone or clothes colors.2 - Apply a variety of grey tones. Try to make all ghouls of one type to look different, whether with a different skin tone or clothes colors.
Apply patterns to the clothes for even more variety <br /> 3 - Use Nuln Oil to shade the entire miniature. Let it dry for 30/45 mn.Apply patterns to the clothes for even more variety
3 - Use Nuln Oil to shade the entire miniature. Let it dry for 30/45 mn.
5 - Dry brush the clothes and limbs with a lighter shade of grey than the original and use a small brush to highlight the faces with lighter gray tint, especially on eyebrows, cheekbones, lower lips, nose and chin.5 - Dry brush the clothes and limbs with a lighter shade of grey than the original and use a small brush to highlight the faces with lighter gray tint, especially on eyebrows, cheekbones, lower lips, nose and chin.
Ghouls of the Night

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