|"The song is ending. But the story never ends."|
This 28mm metal miniature of Ood Sigma was essentially built using one of the models from the now OOP Unarmed Minions ‘blister’ by “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio” and one of the company’s Squid Man heads from Code SKU: Head 02 Alien Minions Heads. The translator orb was created by threading a piece of thin metal wire through a small jewelry bead and into the extraterrestrial’s facial tentacles. This personal assistant to Klineman Halpen, the Manager of Ood Operations, first appeared in the April 2008 television episode of “Doctor Who” entitled “Planet Of The Ood”.
At the time I started painting this patient Ood, I was also painting several other blue overalled minions, so despite Sigma’s small screen counterpart wearing dark blue attire, I decided to undercoat him with an old pot of “Citadel” Astronomican Grey” and wash it with the Badab Black. The alien’s translator orb was simply painted with “Vallejo” White and Pale Grey. Whilst I used my usual flesh combination of Heavy Fleshtone and watered-down “Citadel” Reikland Fleshshade for his head.
|Yeti WIPs - Plenty of dry-brushing yet to be done|
Interestingly “Ainsty Castings” now sell this unconverted miniature, complete with three alien heads as Code AM1008 Technician Crew, Alien Heads. So I’ve ordered some more to create a simple (and worryingly armed) pack of angry red-eyed Ood…
Sticking with the “Doctor Who” theme I have finally finished undercoating and washing six Yeti produced by “Black Tree Design” which I originally started some time ago. I’ve actually decided to paint two of the Great Intelligence’s robots a somewhat darker brown, simply to help break up the somewhat monotonous colour scheme of the group once they’re finished and added to my other hairy horde.
|Sci-Fi WIPs - A bit of gold paint on 'Starbuck' and 'Boomer' should see them almost finished|
Finally I’ve pretty much finished both of my remaining D-Rangers by “Nexus Miniatures” and started to see how well “Vallejo” Heavy Ochre works by experimenting with it on one of the manufacturer’s retro sci-fi miniatures, a Psychic Hero F.O.N. Operative.