|"Melkur will be out of action a while. Let's try and make that a permanent arrangement, shall we?"|
This 28mm metal model of Melkur is manufactured by “Black Tree Design” and can be bought as code DW455 from their "Doctor Who" range. Initially thought to simply be a corrupted creature, who having been attracted to the planet Traken, immediately became frozen in stone, this walking statue was subsequently revealed to be the Master's TARDIS, and first appeared in the January 1981 BBC Television science fiction serial "The Keeper Of Traken".
The model was originally primed with "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand, washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade and roughly dry-brushed with more "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand. However, I was far from happy with the finished result, and having studied my source material, felt the figure's larger areas should appear far flatter than the dry-brush had created.
|Plaguebearer WIPs - These daemons currently need all their sores and wounds washed with inks|
As a result I repainted the entirety of Kassia's long-time mute companion with another coat of "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand and only left the brown-stained recesses alone. I then washed the entire model with some heavily watered-down "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade. Still disgruntled with some of the shading, I lastly 'touched up' some of the recesses with a thin line of "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. The time machine's eyes were achieved with a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson.
Having become rather frustrated with my Melkur, I have sought solace by painting lots of bloody open sores, hanging entrails and bulging boils on three more of my Plaguebearers for my "Age Of Sigmar" Nurgle Host. These lesser daemons really are very characterful, and great fun to put a brush to, especially when they have such horrendous mutations such as belly-teeth, spider-eyes and a cherub-faced Nurgling merrily leading you forward by the intestines.
|Boromite Overseer Squad WIPs - These models now need to have some detailing done|
In addition, as with my most recently finished Nurgle Tallyman, a couple of these mini-vignettes will also act as my ‘elite’ Plaguebearers for the “Warhammer 40,000” skirmish game “Kill Team”. Although for now they all still need to be washed with a combination of green, brown and red inks, before having all their zits and puss-filled spots dutifully highlighted...
Finally I have set aside a little time to put a "Citadel" Nuln Oil wash over my "Warlord Games" Overseer Squad for "Beyond The Gates Of Antares", and started tidying up their gritted bases. I was actually planning on dry-brushing the Boromites with some additional grey. But actually really like the way the colour has mixed with the "Games Workshop" Shade, so have left them as is for now.