|"But I can't. I've got exams. I've got things to do."|
This 28mm scale "pewter" model of the medical student, Martha Jones, is produced by “Warlord Games” and forms part of the five-miniature strong "Tenth Doctor And Companions" boxed set. "Recognised for her skills both in the field and in medicine" by the paranormal military organisation U.N.I.T. and Torchwood, the "bona fide expert on alien life" was first seen in the March 2007 BBC television story "Smith And Jones".
Initially undercoated with a double layer of "Vallejo" Heavy Red, the time traveller's shoes were picked out with a combination of Heavy Sienna and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade, whilst her 'faded' jeans were painted with Heavy Warmgrey and "Citadel" Drakenhof Nightshade. I then applied a thick wash of Agrax Earthshade to Martha's leather jacket and used Doombull Brown for her flesh. Finally, her earrings, necklace and bracelet were delicately 'picked out' using some Ironbreaker and a touch of Nuln Oil.
|"The Return Of Doctor Mysterio" WIPs - Both models have been undercoated black and dry-brushed charcoal|
With the very last of my Seventh Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge submissions finished, and sticking with the Nottingham-based company's "Into The Time Vortex" miniatures game, I have started work on one of their more recent releases "The Return Of Doctor Mysterio". This two-figure set came as something of a surprise to me when it was first announced by "Warlord Games", as the small box's contents are based upon the 2016 Christmas Special and features arguably two of the strangest antagonists the Timelord has encountered since the programme's revival in 2005.
Indeed, I'm really not sure how an all-powerful superhero, blatantly based upon "DC Comics" Superman, or a single "brain-swapping" alien, will fit into the forthcoming "battle" game. Certainly, neither the sculpt of The Ghost nor Dr Sim sadly appear particularly dynamic or inspiring to paint, and should prove reasonably straightforward to complete once I fully turn my attention towards them.
|Karanak WIPs - The Khorne Flesh Hound is slowly having all of its facial details 'picked out'|
Top of my current painting queue however, is this incredibly detailed resin figure of the three-headed Karanak for "Age Of Sigmar". I had originally intended to keep the "Games Workshop" Flesh Hound's palette fairly simple, using a base layer of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade", but have subsequently added some purple face-markings to the Khorne beast in order to help mark it out from the rest of its brethren. This decision has undoubtedly resulted in the 'chosen hunter of the Blood God' taking far longer to progress than I had anticipated.