The Invasion Has Begun!

Updated: Nov 24, 2020


As I write to you I am buried beneath a mound of plastic largely composed of Xenos from Cool Mini or Not's latest Zombicide adventure, Invader. With the all in pledge clocking up at over 300 miniatures I need to put my skates on and change up my game in order to ever finish this. I've already begun bargaining with myself, promising I can take a breather once the core set is done but I'm pretty sure I'm going to get distracted long before I clear this backlog.

Regardless, let's take a look at what I've done so far...

The Orphans

Zombicide Invader - Orphan Gang, Clops, Ink, Wizard, Baby, Jennie, Goliath

Here we have Wizard, Ink, Clops, Baby, Jennie and Goliath. I chose to paint the orphans, rather than the starting heroes for two reasons. The first was I knew I couldn't get all the starter heroes painted before my first game, the second was that I really liked the cohesive look of the gang with their orange white armour.

Zombicide Invader - Orphan Gang, Jennie, Goliath
Zombicide Invader - Orphan Gang, Wizard, Jennie, Goliath
Zombicide Invader - Orphan Gang, Wizard, Baby
Zombicide Invader - Orphan Gang, Clops, Ink, Xeno Workers

Overall I really liked painting these. The plastics take paint well and there is a reasonably high level of detail given that they are plastic. As you can see I haven't started basing yet but they will have a similar basing style to the xenos with added industrial plating.

Talking of Xenos...

Zombicide Invader - Worker Xenos
Zombicide Invader - Worker Xenos

So far I've painted 15 of the 43 workers that come in the kickstarter edition of the game. These are (for me at least) speed painted because if I spent 2 hours per mini I'd be an old old man before I got this set done. So instead I'm batch painting them, 10 or 15 at a time and they are taking around 20 minutes each including basing. Look out for a future article where I'll explain my recipe. It's worth noting the bases in these pics have not finished curing, the final result is a much more cracked and pitted look.

Zombicide Invader - Spoiler Abomination
Zombicide Invader - Spoiler Abomination

I've also finished the first of what I believe is 14 abominations. This is the spoiler abomination of which there are two in the game, so I will get to paint a second one of these. I like it. I didn't want to spend too long on it, but I think i did enough detail to make him pop on the tabletop. The only change I want to make is to the colour of the tubes in his upper arms, but I don't know yet what I want to change them to.

Finally I also finished...

The Peacemaker and Falchion

Zombicide Invader - Peacemaker Bot
Zombicide Invader - Falchion Sentry Gun

Both of these were fun to paint and relatively simple, taking advantage of the coverage Citadel Contrast Paints provide when applied to a metallic base coat.

I've got plenty more to do so I better put my nose back to the grindstone and hopefully I can have the base set of Invader completely finished before the end of September.

Until next time, have fun painting,

The Duke

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In space no one can hear you paint!

Zombicide Invader - Spoiler Abomination

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