|"He is called Nightmare. And he was not given that name lightly."|
This 28mm pre-painted plastic model of Nightmare is by “Wizkids” and can be bought as number 118 from their Marvel: Universe “Heroclix” range. The evil ruler of a "Dream Dimension", where tormented humans are brought during their sleep, this "demon from the dimension Everinnye" was the first foe Doctor Strange encountered during the Sorcerer Supreme's comic book adventures. "Dependent on the human race's need to dream" the super-villain was created by Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, and made his first appearance in the July 1963 "Marvel Comics Group" edition of "Strange Tales".
Initially primed with a double layer of "Vallejo" Heavy Green in order to 'mask' the "Super Rare" 35mm tall model's pre-paint, the Dweller-in-Darkness' cousin was heavily washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil and then dry-brushed with more "Vallejo" Heavy Green. With his bodysuit and ragged cape finished I 'picked out' his chalk-white flesh with a combination of "Vallejo" White and Pale Flesh. Finally Nightmare's "wild green hair" was painted by dry-brushing Heavy Green over a "Citadel" Abaddon Black base coat, and subsequently washing it with Nuln Oil.
|Armoured Car WIPs - The 'Interceptor' has been weathered and based upon a "Games Workshop" oval stand|
Sadly, this nigh-omnipotent character isn't eligible for the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge as I began working on him just before the tournament started. So as a result, I have simultaneously been applying a second layer of "Mig Productions" Extreme Rust Wash over the rivets and panels of my "Copplestone Castings" Mgebrov Single-Turret Armoured Car. This additional layer really produced lots of thick rust amongst the vehicle's plating and welding, and whilst the result was somewhat overkill for "Mad Max" Rockatansky's ride, I did think it would suit a less-loved truck I hope to later add to my post-apocalypse project.
For now though I have toned down the car's evident decay to something more in keeping with a somewhat reasonably well-maintained automobile of the dune roads by dry-brushing certain areas with "Citadel" Abaddon Black. In addition, I have tidied up the wheels and weapon, as well as fixed the 'Interceptor' to a pre-prepared gritted and painted "Games Workshop" 120mm x 92mm oval base.
|Tweak WIPs: The alien has been washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade|
Lastly, and spurred on by Dave Stone kindly emailing me pictures of his completed Tweak, I have been persevering on own resin figure of Judge Dredd's alien ally during his trek across "The Cursed Earth". Initially painted "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna, I have subsequently dry-brushed the "noble and loyal creature" and 'picked out' the lighter areas of his fur with some Heavy Brown...