|"One stupid mistake in your life and you never live it down..."|
These three 28mm plastic pre-painted "Wizkids" miniatures are part of the five-man "Heroclix" criminal gang I intend to field alongside the Riddler in my "Cosmic Cube Wars" campaign. As they're to represent the super-villain's Mole Hill Gang, I've painted them in similar colours as to that worn by Edward Nygma's alter-ego.
The models consist of two Lackey figures, both number 019 from the New Jersey-based company's "DC Comics" Hypertime range, and a Thug, number 013 from their "Marvel" Infinity Challenge set. I did however convert one of the Lackey's into a gun-wielding goon by replacing his crowbar with the gloved pistol hand taken from a spare Henchman (number 016 from the "Marvel" Infinity Challenge range) I own.
|"Da wire is cut, Boss."|
Unsurprisingly all three of the miniatures were essentially painted the same way, with their trousers, tops and hats each being treated to a combination of either "Vallejo" Heavy Violet and "Citadel" Druchi Violet or "Vallejo" Heavy Green and "Citadel" Thrakka Green. Any metallic areas, such as the hand-gun, belt buckle, shades and crowbar, were given a coat of "Citadel" Ironbreaker before being washed with Nuln Oil.
With over half of the Mole Hill Gang complete, I'm currently making good progress on the final two members; a second crowbar carrying lackey and an unarmed Thug. As with their criminal associates these henchmen will be dressed in purple and green attire.
|"Wizkids" WIPs - Two more additional goons for the Riddler and Franklin John Rock|
Lastly I hope to spend the next month finishing off a number of partially-painted miniatures I have littering my table. These are predominantly "Heroclix" models, and the first to receive some long-needed attention is a figure of Sergeant Rock from "DC Comics". I actually started work on the World War Two veteran at the start of the Fifth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge way back in 2014, and thought the non-commissioned officer would be the perfect choice to lead Easy Company during my mass super-hero battles "Cosmic Cube Wars" campaign using the "Age Of Sigmar" ruleset by "Games Workshop".