I have to admit that I’ve never played with Skinners/Crawlers in Zombicide before. I’ve only played about half a dozen games. About half of those were with the base game and the other half were missions from the base game with zombies added from both the Toxic Mall & the Prison Outbreak sets thrown in. Until now, nobody I know has owned the Rue Morgue boxed set (or the Angry Neighbors one either), so they just haven’t come up.
From what I can tell, these are essentially normal zombies that also have an added rule that says for every “1” you roll when trying to kill them, you also spawn a crawler zombie who has the “low profile” skill (essentially meaning that they die last). Doesn’t seem like a huge difference, but I guess it’s worthy enough of a separate paint scheme.
Since the base models are yellow, I painted mine up starting with the rustoleum “Rusty Primer” paint, and then layering up oranges/yellows in the following scheme:
Which is quite similar to the scheme I used for the flesh on the Berserkers from earlier, but I’m happy to say that they turned out distinct enough to stand out in a crowd.
You’ll notice that some of them have their bases painted black–that’s something I’m toying around with to help differentiate runners from walkers in the game. I find that they easily get lost in the shuffle, so I’m playing with color schemes on the bases to see if that will help them stand out at all.
I guess time will tell…