|"Reconfiguring for new command. Priority override."|
This 28mm plastic “Wizkids” model of an OMAC operative is miniature number 83 from the DC Comics “Heroclix” Collateral Damage range. This cyborg was one of many humans transformed by a virus into living machines in order to destroy all beings with superpowers. The OMACs were created by Greg Rucka, having been based upon a Jack Kirby character with the same name, and first appeared in “The OMAC Project” in June 2005.
To cover the model’s pre-painted colour scheme the figure was initially given an undercoat of “Vallejo” Gunmetal Blue before being washed with “Citadel” Nuln Oil. The ‘cape-killer’ was then slowly dry-brushed with more “Vallejo” Gunmetal Blue before his cyclopean eye was painted with Heavy Red and washed with “Citadel” Bloodletter. His chest eye was simply ‘picked out’ with “Vallejo” White before also being washed with the “Citadel” glaze Bloodletter.
|Brother Eye OMACs WIPS - These eight cyborgs require both washing and dry-brushing.|
Having finished this ‘test’ model and being rather happy with both the miniature’s sculpt and its final look, I’ve bought enough additional figures from the American E-Store “Troll And Toad” so as to create myself a sizeable gang of Brother Eye’s minions. Having already re-based these metallic assassins, as some of the more 'experienced' figures came on flight stands rather than 'clicky bases', I have subsequently undercoated them all in preparation for the cybernetically armoured mechanoids to be washed with some "Citadel" Nuln Oil…
In addition I also managed pick up a large Bat Sentry “Heroclix” model. This wonderful-looking robot, which can also transform itself into the Batmobile, is almost 80mm in height and required a 60mm stand. The original “Wizkids” pre-painted plastic figure’s arms are actually poseable, but somewhat lethal with their sharp pointed ends. As a result I’ve glued one limb down into the base and allowed the “Citadel” Abaddon Black paint to ‘stick’ the other arm in a far less dangerous (to the unsuspecting wargamer) position.