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“Four Score And Seven Years Ago, Our Fathers Brought Forth Upon This Continent...”

“...A new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

This 28mm scale plastic figure of President 16 is sold by "CoolMiniOrNot", and is one of six miniatures found inside their Presidential Box Survivor Pack for “Zombicide – Second Edition”. The sculpt has clearly been inspired by Abraham Lincoln, most notably Timur Bekmambetov’s fictional incarnation seen in the 2012 horror film “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, and can be used either as a survivor in the collaborative adventure board game, or actually replace the President in the Washington Z.C. campaign expansion.


The model was first cut from its pre-moulded stand and attached to a 28mm circular base. It was then primed using a couple of coats of “Vallejo” Gloss Black, dry-brushed with Heavy Charcoal so as to quickly bring out all of its wonderful detail, and shaded in “Citadel” Nuln Oil.

"Rocket Pig Games" WIPs - A nearly finished WoodWard and freshly started Clockwork Owlbeast

I next applied two layers of “Vallejo” Heavy Bluegrey to the President’s somewhat tattered trousers, and gave them a splash or two of “Citadel” Nuln Oil. These pants were then dry-brushed with (more) “Vallejo” Heavy Bluegrey before I applied a combination of Heavy Sienna and “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade to the former lawyer’s belt, axe-handle and shotgun butt.


The politician’s belt buckle was ‘picked out’ using some “Vallejo” Gold and a smidgeon of “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade, whilst his bayonet, axe-head and shotgun were treated to a mixture of “Vallejo” Gunmetal and “Citadel” Nuln Oil. Finally Lincoln’s shirt was given a coat of “Vallejo” White and Pale Grey, and his beard was layered with “Vallejo” Heavy Bluegrey and (even more) “Citadel” Nuln Oil.

"Rocket Pig Games" WIPs - A Rawhorn and Dwarven War Construct

Originally I was planning on leaving Abraham at that, as due to the somewhat realistic proportions of the sculpt I wasn’t going to paint in the figure’s eyes as I ordinarily do for a 28mm scale miniatures. However, the “Citadel” Reikland Fleshshade over “Vallejo” Heavy Skintone simply didn’t do it for me, so I eventually returned to the President and ‘spotted’ them with a dab of “Vallejo” White and “Citadel” Abaddon Black.


Alongside my first foray into pigmenting a “Zombicide” plastic figure, I have also been patiently working my way through some more of my resin miniatures designed by “Rocket Pig Games” and 3D printed by "FullyCycled". I’ve almost now finished my WoodWard, and so have turned my attention towards a rather impressively-sized Dwarven War Construct. In addition I've based and primed a splendidly-detailed Clockwork Owlbeast and truly massive Rawhorn.

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wsd50
May 25, 2021

Some interesting stuff there Simon, Abe, has come out very nicely, and the Rocket Pig figures are all looking very nice, as said above the Rawhorn is a mighty impressive beast, perhaps they are fairy skulls?


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
May 25, 2021
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Cheers Roger. Abe has certainly turned out well enough for me to want to paint at least a few more Zombicide minis in the near future.


FullyCycled do offer a 100mm scale 3D print of the Rawhorn, which would probably make the skulls much more human-sized. It isn't even that expensive a purchase when compared to the cost of similarly-sized Games Workshop prices. The problem is they only sell that size in a ghastly filament resin which has a horribly-lined appearance. Hence my decision to go no larger than 54mm.


"Fairy skulls?" - LMAO!!!! 😂

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planetmut
May 24, 2021

Great job on Honest Abe! He look historically accurate and ready to take on any undead horrors that come within swinging distance. The Dwarven War Construct looks really interesting and I love how you've painted it so far; how big is it compared to a normal 28mm mini? And I can't wait to see the Rawhorn painted up. Are those skulls 28mm? If so it must be massive.


In case you're wondering, I deleted my original comment as it was a mess LOL

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
May 25, 2021
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Thanks Planetmut. I got the Dwarven War Construct 3D printed in 40mm scale, so he's an impressive 55mm in height. Still got a lot of oily washes to put on it, and 'pick out' its runes in gold. Might even give him a brass hammer... Not sure yet.


The skulls on the Rawhorn are a bit disappointingly small tbh. They're probably half the size of a normal 28mm skull, so the story in my mind is that the Rawhorn eats a lot of chimpanzee-type apes.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
May 24, 2021

Great work on honest Abe Simon, turned out really well. Good progress on the woodward, and some interesting looking new models, the Rawhorn reminds me of a cross between a Reek and the creatures of Pantorra in Avatar

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
May 25, 2021
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Cheers Dave. There is definitely something familiar about the Rawhorn, and I was so taken by the sculpt that I had him 3D printed in 54mm scale - so he really is a chunky beastie :-)

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undercoat2670
May 24, 2021

I like your Abraham Lincoln. Nice paint job. What was it like as a mini and what was it like to paint?

The Woodward is coming along nicely, looking good.

Those other sculpts are very good. I particularly like the clockwork owlbear. What a great miniature, can't wait to see him painted.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
May 25, 2021
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Thanks Undercoat. Lincoln was a great deal of fun to paint, once I'd gotten him off of his base. Definitely looking at doing a second President, and a handful of zombies so I can give the opening scenario in the game a go. Something I need to research first though.


The WoodWard is now finished, and I've ordered a second one as I really like them as one of the main units for my Nature force. The others, as you can tell, are in various stages of painting, but hopefully a couple of them will be finished before the week is out.

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