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