We are returning back to the undead infested board game that is Zombicide for out latest panting tutorial. However, instead of showing you how to paint one of the Zombies this time we will be looking at how to paint the Survivor, Phil.

Making use of the Army Painters range of Zombicide Warpaints we have a step by step guide for painting your Zombicide miniature.

In addition to the written guide we have also created a video that takes you through the steps from basecoat to finished miniature.

Video Tutorial

Paints Required

Below you can find the list of Army Painter Zombie Warpaints required for this tutorial.
  • Skeleton Bone Spray Primer
  • Filthy Suit
  • Dead Black
  • Dirt Splatter
  • Survivor Skin
  • Machine Gun Metal
  • Brainmatter Beige
  • Zombie Shader
  • Jumpsuit Shader
  • Survivor Shader
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Vallejo And Citadel Equivalent Colors (In Order From Above)


I primed Phil using the Skeleton Bone Spray Primer as the miniature will consist of predominantly mid tones and the colour will serve as an ideal base for the shirt.

Base Layers

  • The trousers, hair and wooden stock on the shotgun was painted with Dirt Splatter.
  • The shoes, belt, gloves, epaulettes, arm patches and pocket flaps were painted with Dead Black.
  • The skin on the face and forearms was base coated with Survivor Skin.
  • The final base layer is the metal areas on the shotgun, belt buckle, pistol, buttons and badge we will paint these with Machine Gun Metal.


  • The brown areas and the shirt were washed with Zombicide Shader.
  • The skin was lightly  washed over with a watered down Jumpsuit Shader.
  • Finally, the metal areas were washed with Survivor Shader.


  • The edges of the trousers, hair and wooden stock on the shotgun were highlighted with a 1:1 mix of Dirt Splatter + Brain Matter Beige.
  • The shoes, belt, gloves, epaulettes, arm patches and pocket flaps were highlighted along the edges with a thin line of  Filthy Suit.
  • The creases in the shirt were highlighted with a 1:1 mix of Zombie Skin + Brain Matter Beige.
  • Finally, the facial features and muscle definition on the forearms was highlighted with a 1:1 mix of Survivor Skin + Brain Matter Beige.


There we have the completed Survivor Phil. If you enjoyed this tutorial check out our previous Zombicide Tutorials below. 

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