Tuesday, 5 April 2016

"Oh, The Cult Is Very Old. They Once Had Power And Influence On A Scale You Can't imagine."

"I... Saw great things. Heard great words. Words of destiny..."
This 28mm metal "Pulp Figures" model comes from Bob Murch's "Weird Menace - The Strange Villainy of Pulpdom" range and is one of five figures that can be bought as set PWM 05 - Evil Hooded Minions II.

The cultist was initially undercoated with "Vallejo" Heavy Violet and then had his shoes painted using a combination of Heavy Brown and “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade. As his trousers were rather difficult to reach with a paintbrush I settled with simply painting them Citadel" Abaddon Black.
"...the cultists widened their circle to give the summoned newcomers enough room."
I used "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey, with a wash of "Citadel" Nuln Oil for the metalwork on the fiend's firearm, and then applied a coat of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna on the rifle's butt. This area was subsequently shaded using Strong Tone Quickshade. Next the villain's hands were given a layer of "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone, before being washed with some watered-down "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade", and as a final highlight the fingers were picked out with more "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone.

In addition to finishing my tenth and final Hooded Minion, I have also managed to base a 20mm resin model of a "Stargate" which I must have painted several years ago at least. I believe it was once sold by "M.J. Figures" as part of their "Armies Of Mythology" range, a somewhat peculiarly oval-shaped alien Einstein-Rosen bridge device which is clearly inspired by the American television series "Stargate SG-1".
"Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" WIPs - The two infected security guards are almost finished
Lastly I have once again managed to get some more paint on the three “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio” figures I've yet to finish as part of my (arguably overly-ambitious) Zomtober 2015 project "Doctor Who And The Seeds Of Doom". Having finally finished painting the two infected security guards' blue overalls, as well as laid down a second layer of white upon Arnold Keeler's laboratory coat, I'm actually hoping to have these miniatures finished within the next few days...
Blake, Jenna, Vila and Travis battle Aliens in order to save Mankind...

26 comments:

  1. Looking forward to the batrep Simon. The cultists look fab all together and the mutated scientists will be a great boon to your Seeds of Doom project.

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    1. Thanks Andy. I'm very pleased with the Hooded Minions, and will be glad to get the infected finished for "Dr Who". Glad you're intrigued by the BatRep.

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  2. Great to see the cultists en masse and thrilled that the 'Seeds of Doom' project is still ongoing, but as for that final shot - wow! Looking forward to reading all about this!

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    1. Cheers Michael. Lots going on as you can see, and I certainly hope you'll enjoy "AvB7" as it was an absolute blast to play and I've already got a second game planned.

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  3. Great job on the Cultists!

    I've been looking out for an Egyptian style Stargate for a while...thinking I could use it as a 'bridge' between my Lost World games and Mars but have yet to see one for sale.

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    1. Thanks Gordon! I don't think "M.J. Figures" do the resin stargate any more. I certainly couldn't find it on their website. but it might be worth asking them? It is a bit small though for 28mm, as you can hopefully see. But makes a nice portal imho.

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  4. Cultists: almost as good as Nazis as disposable villains! I look forward to seeing them slain in droves :-) .

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    1. Cheers Hugh. I certainly have a BatRep in mind for these purple-robed baddies :-)

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    1. I do hope so Roy. I would certainly like to do some more.

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  6. The figures look great and I am looking forward to the batrep too

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  7. The cultists look fantastic all together Simon, great job. Good to see you haven't given up on the Seeds of Doom project either. AvB7 sounds like it's going to be a blast dude!

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    1. Many thanks Bob. "Seeds of Doom" is certainly not forgotten I assure you, though "AvB7" is a little distracting ;-)

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  8. Nice group shot of your cultists, Simon and nice to see the Seeds of Doom project getting some progress. And I am looking forward to the Aliens vs Blake's 7 batrep, as I'm curious how it turned out.

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    1. Cheers Jez. The Cultists have turned out rather nicely imho. It'll also be good to get some more progress done on my "Dr Who" project. Hopefully you'll enjoy "AvB7" too.

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  9. Cultists look like the loony lot they should do. With guns.

    Nice to see the mutant fellows still plodding along. It's funny as my son wanted to watch the Dr Who episodes featuring these guys but quickly asked that it be turned off due to being "Too cheesy". Ah the attitudes of 11-year-olds.

    Blake and crew look soon to be alien hosts.... poor sods.

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    1. Thanks Dai. I'm very pleased with the Hooded Minions. But "Seeds of Doom" "Too Cheesey"!?! Outrageous!!! ;-)

      Blake and his team do indeed have their work cut out for them, as you'll shortly find out.

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  10. Love the sinister group of cultists! :)

    Now what is the collective noun for them (cultists)? :P :D

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    1. Cheers PulpCitizen. I believes its a confraternity of cultists, but I could be wrong ;-)

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  11. Nice stuff Simon, looking forward to the Batrep.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thanks Roger, Hopefully you'll enjoy it.

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  12. Cultists with a stargate. What could go wrong?

    Looks great, Simon.

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    1. Cheers Finch. My thoughts precisely.

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  13. Good to see the group shot after seeing them being finished over the last few weeks.

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    1. Thanks Joe. Thought it would only be right and proper.

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