Friday, 12 January 2018

"We Shall Destroy Man And Reclaim The Planet."

"We want revenge on the human species. Many of my people have been killed."
These three 38mm tall metal Sea Devil miniatures are produced by “Warlord Games” and can be purchased from their "Into The Time Vortex" range. Making their "Doctor Who" debut in Malcolm Hulke's 1972 six-parter "The Sea Devils", these Homo Reptilia "were given clothing, designed by Maggie Fletcher", and feature in the only Pertwee era story where the Timelord actually uses the catchphrase "reverse the polarity of the neutron flow."

All the models were initially primed with "Vallejo" Verdigris, drenched in "Citadel" Drakenhof Nightshade and dry-brushed with more "Vallejo" Verdigris. Their webbed feet were painted using "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and their legs Heavy Green. These areas were then dry-brushed with Heavy Sienna in order to blend the two colours together, and subsequently washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade.
Paternoster Gang WIPs - The detectives have been based, primed and dry-brushed
The amphibious Earth reptiles' weapon belts were 'picked out' using a combination of "Vallejo" White and Pale Grey, whilst the dull metallic look of their hand-weapons was created using "Citadel" Ironbreaker and a heavy shade of Nuln Oil. The ancient aquatic creatures' hands and heads were originally treated to a layer of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna, and the webbing covered with Heavy Green. These areas were then dry-brushed with Heavy Sienna and washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade.

As a final touch, each Sea Devil's string vest was darkened/dirtied with a random application of both "Citadel" Drakenhof Nightshade and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. These garments were additionally lightened in places with some more "Vallejo" Verdigris being slowly drawn across them.
Abzorbaloff and Victor Kennedy WIPs - The villain has been based, primed and dry-brushed
Having recently reviewed the Twelfth Doctor and Companions "Doctor Who: Exterminate" boxed set for "Doctor Who News" I thought I'd best get my own Paternoster Gang painted, and have resultantly based, primed and dry-brushed the "group of detectives active in Victorian London." These really are marvellously animated sculpts, and should hopefully prove reasonably straightforward to get finished considering that they bear a predominantly black palette.

Lastly, I have also unpacked, based and primed my "Warlord Games" miniatures of Victor Kennedy and his contemptuous alter-ego the Abzorbaloff. I wasn't that much of a fan of the somewhat tongue-in-cheek television episode "Love and Monsters" or the Abzorbalovian from the planet Clom, but the "Into The Time Vortex" miniatures are rather nice and should paint up both simply and quickly...

20 comments:

  1. Sea devils. Good to see them making yet more appearances. One almost suspects that you know I will comment as soon as I see them. (In case you have not figured it out by now!)

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    1. Thanks Clint, I do indeed know of your liking for these classic Jon Pertwee monsters. This is the last of them for now though, but I do have plenty more third doctor foes to come :-)

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  2. Ah Sea Devils from when Dr Who was a great TV program, with good scripts.

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    1. I couldn't say how many times I've watched "The Sea Devils", Simon, loads upon loads of times. "Heaven Sent" is the only story in recent times I can say the same thing about sadly...

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  3. Great work on the Sea Devils Simon, the other Who models look very well detailed and look forward to seeing what you do with them

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    1. Thanks Dave. Lots of simple stuff on the majority of these new ones, I hope :-)

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  4. I'm looking forward to Strax being painted, I always like his character and some of his scenes were comic brilliance. The Sontarans really need a decent story in Dr Who otherwise they'll remain a `comic foil'.
    The seadevils are excellent, they need to be brought back too.

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    1. Cheers Phil. Strax is a fave of mine too. Definitely hope to see the Sea Devils; I'm even a big fan of their redesign in "Warriors Of The Deep" :-)

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    2. Time to watch that on You Tube. Still no `die hard' string vest but I'll have too get used to that

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    3. I must be one of the few people to like the Sea Devils' samurai look in that story :-)

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  5. It is always a pleasure to see your painted Sea Devils, Simon. I'm pleased to see you starting work on the Paternoster Gang, a trio I am very fond of. I'm still waiting for you to paint Clara Oswald, but I know you don't rate her as highly as I do. There's no accounting for taste! ;-)

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    1. Thanks Bryan. The Paternoster Gang will work particularly well using my homemade rules, hence I've pushed them up the painting queue, and can get them on the tabletop quickly. Clara may get done at some point, but its not the most inspirational mini (or companion) imho :-)

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  6. Nice sea devils, the other chaps look interesting too, I can't keep up with your blistering post pace!
    Best Iain

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    1. Cheers Iain :-) I'll probably be slowing down to just two posts a week for the next month or so, so that should ease your viewing burden ;-)

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  7. The Sea Devils are just gorgeous, if slimy lizard creatures can be gorgeous! The clothing is just so well painted. I can't wait to see the others completed either, especially if they appear on the battlefield. Good stuff as always.

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    1. Thanks Undercoat. The Sea Devils are certainly one of my fave miniatures from the "Warlord Games" range of minis. I certainly have every intention of getting the Paternoster Gang completed, so we can get them on the tabletop soon :-)

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  8. Your Sea Devils are some of my favourite paint jobs of yours.
    I'm still imressed with how well you can get a consistency of colour on these even though painted at very different times.
    All the other sculpts are very interesting too -looking forward to seeing how you tackle these.

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    1. Cheers Joe. Very much appreciated :-) Lots of "Doctor Who" still to come, plus plenty of "Heroclix" too!!

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  9. Looks great dude. I am slowly catching up with everyones blogs.

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    1. No problems Simon, thanks for dropping by :-)

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