|"The computers get more complicated every yahren."|
This 28mm metal miniature of the D-Ranger codenamed Joey is made by “Nexus Miniatures” and is model NX15 from their “Superhero Dinosaur Zombie Apocalypse” range. The figure, sculpted by Martin Buck, comes in two pieces and makes a wonderful proxy for Lieutenant Boomer, as played by Herbert Jefferson Junior in both the 1978 Science fiction television series “Battlestar Galactica” and its ‘spin-off’ “Galactica 1980”.
The Colonial Warrior was initially undercoated with “Vallejo” Heavy Brown before his jacket was painted using Heavy Sienna. The model’s shoulder-pads and boots were then given a coat of Charred Brown. Finally his jacket’s buttons and belt buckle were picked out with Gold. Both of these areas were then washed with “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade. In addition I also painted one of the future Battlestar Executive Officer’s belt straps with a combination of “Vallejo” Gold and Strong Tone Quickshade as my TV show reference material depicted the character stowing a handful of large ammunition rounds by his holster. As the metallic colour would break up the somewhat monotonously black mid-drift of the miniature I thought just painting one such area in this way should make the ‘bullets’ stand out.
|X-Men WIPs - With Cyclops almost finished I'll be starting work on two more heroic mutants|
Sticking with my “Nexus Miniatures” lead mountain I am close to finishing my cyclopean Psychic Hero F.O.N. Operative having tidied up his blue jumpsuit and picked out his flesh areas. The leader of my ‘X-Men’ now just needs a black wash over his suit to significantly darken it, and his visor painted. In order to keep ‘Scott Summers’ company I have pinned together two team-mates for him using the company’s Beastly Hero body as a base for both. As I wanted one of my ‘Marvel Zombies Universe’ survivors to represent the blue furry Hank McCoy I used my Wolfman spare head and bent the model’s arms up a little in order to create a more hunched beast-like appearance. As the figure himself will be blue-skinned I plan to reverse the colour scheme of ‘Cyclops’, so his jumpsuit will be predominantly yellow. For my third F.O.N. Operative I’ve simply pinned the normal head to the torso and undercoated the model brown, as I plan to have this ‘Wolverine’ wearing a tan and black uniform.
In addition I’ve managed to rebase, and in some cases re-paint, three more of my old “Copplestone Castings” zombies. I have a fair few more of these to get ready as I plan on using them as opposition for my Mutant Surivivors in “Zombicide” by “Guillotine Games”.