These are the original 6 survivor miniatures from the game.
Due to the soft plastic, I did not use spray primer or enamels to
paint them (like I do for most of my miniatures). I used
Testors Acrylics, which work pretty well, and Martha Stewart
crafts paints, which come in a good variety of colors and are
pretty cheap. Washes were a bit tricky. I left the
bases their original color to make it easier to spot them when on
a board covered with models.
I had a bunch of Heroclix figures lying around, so I picked a few
to make into more survivor models. The Heroclix bases are
huge, so I remounted them on some wood discs I painted with black
craft paint- quick and cheap. Aside from some minor
touchup and a dark brown wash, the models are pretty much
stock. They're a pretty good match for scale (although scale
varies even from model to model).
More Heroclix models. I figured they could be used for a
SWAT team called in to try to contain the zombie outbreak...
And when the cops fail, we can send in the National Guard!
Just a bit of paint to help with variety here- two of these models
Of course, I already had plenty of GW models that would work as
Survivors. Most of these are from Necromunda, with a couple
Imperial Guard and Frateris Militia thrown in.
I've only just started to paint the hordes of zombies that come in
the base set. I'm planning to supplement with some Zombie
Planet figures- cheap rubbery toys that you can buy out of gumball
machines (or in bulk online if you prefer). Since none of
the Zombie Planet figures would work for runners, I went ahead and
painted up all 16 that come in the box set. The models are
nicely detailed but pretty small, so I did a bit of a rush job on
I also slapped some paint on the Abomination model. Not
great, but it will get us by until I can give him more