|"Another cup of tea, please, Alfie."|
This plastic 28mm miniature of Gentleman Ghost Jim Craddock is made by “Wizkids” and is model number 90 from their “Heroclix” “DC Comics” Origin range of pre-painted figures. Once rebased I applied several thin layers of “Vallejo” White over the notorious undead highwayman in order to ensure a smooth(ish) covering all over his transparent flexible sculpt. I then liberally washed the model with Pale Grey before dry-brushing it with more White.
|This gargoyle comes from the base of the "Heroclix" model Captain Ben Daimio|
I have also managed to finish painting the large plastic stone gargoyle I recently removed from the base of my Captain Ben Daimio “Heroclix” miniature. As the tombstone is so large, I thought it would make an excellent objective marker. So having undercoated it “Vallejo” Heavy Bluegrey and then washed it with “Citadel” Nuln Oil, I simply dry-brushed it with more “Vallejo” Heavy Bluegrey in order to bring out the model’s wonderful detail. In addition I picked out a large snaking vine on the side of its battered column with “Vallejo” Heavy green before washing that with “Citadel” Thrakka Green.
|Copper coloured WIPs - From "DC Comics" Girder and Robotman|
I have also started to progress some of the other “Heroclix” figures I based during the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge but never got close to finishing. Both of these miniatures are based upon characters from “DC Comics”. Having previously undercoated Girder with “Citadel” Tin Bitz I have now managed to ‘polish’ the model with a couple of layers of Copper in preparation for washing the entire model in brown ink. The actual comic book super-villain is made entirely from living iron so is pretty one-dimensional colour-wise. But I have seen him drawn with dull silvery hair on occasion, so I plan to break up the figure’s monotony a little bit by painting his locks similarly.
Clifford Steele, also known as Robotman, is one of my favourite members of the super team The Doom Patrol. I’ve applied the first of a couple of undercoats of Copper over the super-hero so far, and then also plan to wash him with brown ink before dry-brushing him with more Copper.