|"The Yeti! The Yeti! Fetch help!"|
These five 28mm metal models are based upon the robot Yeti from the British Science Fiction television series “Doctor Who” story "The Abominable Snowmen". This six-part serial formed part Season Four back in September 1967 when Patrick Troughton was the (second) Doctor.
They're made by “Black Tree Design” under code DW204 Yeti. All of the Great Intelligence’s mechanical minions were first undercoated with “Vallejo” Heavy Brown and then given a heavy wash of “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade. Once this was dry I washed the areas around the eyes and claws with some “Citadel” Nuln Oil.
|"Oh, it's all right for you in your home made Yeti kit."|
All of the ‘hairy beasties’ were then drybrushed with more “Vallejo” Heavy Brown before I picked out their eyes with “Heavy Goldbrown”, and their claws with White. Both of these areas were then washed with more of “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade. Finally the eyes were highlighted with some additional “Vallejo” Heavy Goldbrown.
Disappointingly I originally varnished all these miniatures with the “Citadel” Technical ‘Ardcoat. Having dabbed it on as I’ve previously done with the manufacturer’s previous gloss finish product, I was rather horrified to discover that the brush was so sticky it was pulling off both the brown wash and paint!?! As a result I have had to touch up all these models and now use “Coat D’arms” Gloss Varnish instead.
|Second Doctor TARDIS Crew WIPs - Don't expect any tartan or criss-crosses on these miniatures|
As I've realised that I'm spending a considerable amount of time currently painting the monsters from Patrick Troughton's tenure as the Second Doctor, I thought it would only be appropriate to dig out the 'cosmic hobo' himself, as well as companions Zoe Heriot and Jamie McCrimmon. I'll be pottering away at this trio of models by "Black Tree Design" whilst I'm 'batch-painting' more Yeti and Cybermen.