|"Now I'm going to beat you down, and you tell me how restful it is!"|
This 28mm plastic “Wizkids” model of Wildcat is miniature number 14 from the DC Comics “Heroclix” Origin Experience range. A world-class heavyweight boxer, Theodore “Ted” Grant adopted a costumed identity when he became entangled in the criminal underworld and was given “nine lives” as a result of a magical spell. A long-time member of the Justice Society of America he was created by Bill Finger and Irwin Hasen, and made his first comic book appearance within the pages of Issue One of “Sensation Comics” in January 1942.
Having removed the figure from its ‘clicky base’ and superglued him to a “Games Workshop” 25mm circular one, I covered up the boxer’s pre-paint by applying an undercoat of “Citadel” Abaddon Black. I then heavily dry-brushed Wildcat with “Vallejo” Heavy Charcoal to bring out all the sculpt’s muscular detail before heavily washing him with some “Citadel” Nuln Oil. The fighter’s handwraps were painted using a combination of “Vallejo” Heavy Brown and “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade. Whilst his face was painted with “Vallejo” Heavy Skintone and “Citadel” Reikland Fleshshade.
|"Heroclix" WIPs - A Mindless One, She-Hulk and the first of five robot Hulks|
In addition to painting up my “DC Comics” “rowdy tough guy” I have also been working on a few more “Heroclix” miniatures for the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge; most notably a couple of Mindless One miniatures, a She-Hulk and the first of five robot Hulks which I hope to use as the formidable minions of the X-Men super-villain, Arcade. All of these plastic figures have only been undercoated so far, but the two bulky extra-dimensional cyclopean creatures shouldn’t take too long to complete on account of their rather monotone colour scheme.
|Plastic pieces from the "Mars Attacks" Scenery Upgrade Pack|
Finally I have been persevering with some of the plastic ruins I acquired from inside the “Mars Attacks” Scenery Upgrade Pack by “Mantic Games”. I plan to use this debris, brick pile and litter bin as part of the three-dimensional “Zombicide” board I’m putting together in order to ‘re-enact’ the 1976 British science fiction television programme “Doctor Who And The Seeds Of Doom”.