First up is the Mean Streets gang, so named on as yet unpublished update to Red Ops 5: Asylum.
I took these to be lab workers infected by the virus, so the guy on the left with the baseball bat is painted as a scientist in a white lab coat, and the lab dweeb uniform of Hushpuppies, and various tans for the rest of his clothes. He was painted in my usual block painting and brown wash, as were all of the rest. The next guy has to be an orderly large enough to handle crates, etc.
The third figure from the left is a lab supervisor, mindful of the lab dweeb colors. He should have had a lead pipe, but I had just seen Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, an Aussie zombie film on Netflix, so he got a nail gun like the "hero". I would give it Range 4", Target 2, Impact 1. And last, I read as a security guard. The figure has rank badges and and insignia on his Ike-type jacket. I painted a dark stripe down the side of his pants, though it's not visible here.
Now we go to the Merc-Hunters gang, also mentioned in the above update. Before I got that, I termed them survivors.
The first figure is the greying self-proclaimed tough guy with two pistol, one held in a modified gansta grip. He has a knife point-upwards on his chest. A really nice touch is that the straps on his holsters are separated by air from his hips. I considered that a really nice touch. The R-D on the back of his vest is from the movie Re-Kill. Just can't get enough of zombie movies! My wife immediately called the nest guy, John Henry, the steel drivin' man! His arms were separate at the shoulders, and gave me a hard time connecting. I finally pinned and filled the joints, but that was the 4th try! He's a very dynamic figure.
The escaped convict is next. He's a really nice single-piece figure, and the chains are nicely cast. And finally, the modern gladiator(!). I figure he either collected the helmet and shoulder armor, or found them while looting. He then made up the rest of his armor as he found it, including motocross boots. I love his trash can lid shield. He come with a number of weapons, but I liked the circular saw blade in the automobile part handle (at least that's how I saw it).
Coming up next: the chainsaw gang and the Franken gang!