|"You've used me, forced me to be what you wanted me to be."|
This 28mm plastic “Wizkids” model of Cyborg is miniature number 54 from the DC Comics “Heroclix” Unleashed range. The son of scientists Silas and Elinore Stone, this cybernetically-enhanced member of the Teen Titans first appeared in the October 1980 issue of “DC Comics Presents” and was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez.
Having removed this 38mm figure and superglued him to a 40mm round base, I covered up Vic Stone’s pre-paint by applying an undercoat of “Citadel” Ironbreaker before giving the miniature a wash of Nuln Oil. The former test subject for various intelligence enhancement projects was then dry-brushed with Ironbreaker and finally Mithril Silver. Having finished the superhero’s experimental prosthetics I painted his flesh using a combination of “Vallejo” Heavy Sienna and “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade.
|The Joker's Gang WIPs - Plenty of problems with the Yama have caused this project to stall|
In addition to finishing this modern-day member of the Justice League I have continued working on the four minion models I plan to use as gang members for my “Heroclix” Joker. I had hoped to try and paint the yellow Yama clown’s ball blue with white dots. But having battled to try and repeatedly pick out the roundels on the sphere, I’ve finally accepted my brush skills aren’t up to the task and have instead gone with a disappointingly simple dark blue colour scheme. As a result the model hasn’t really progressed from where it was a couple of weeks ago. Equally as tricky, but a bit further forward is the first of my two “Horrorclix” Mime Monsters. The detail on this pale-skinned miniature is rather soft, but I still hope to pick out his braces in red. Lastly my Vampire Roustabout now needs only his flesh and hammer painted, as I've finished his leather belt, dark blue jacket and crucifix(!?!).
|Thing WIPs - Having been washed with green ink, these anti-heroes now need an application of brown ink|
Whilst waiting for some of these figures to dry, and having undercoated more miniatures with “Vallejo” Heavy Grey than I care to think about over the past few weeks, I have started work on two more “Heroclix” models; Swamp Thing and Man-Thing. Both of these monstrosities will be primarily a greeny-brown so simply need to be appropriately washed and then dry-brushed in order to be predominantly finished.