|"Doctor Who" Cybermen Miniatures Display Stand by "N-FX Game Design Studio" & "Warlord Games"|
This 170mm tall Cybermen Miniatures Display Stand is sold by "Warlord Games", and produced for the Nottingham-based company's "Into The Time Vortex" range by "N-FX Game Design Studio". Made of MDF and already painted a wonderful metallic silver, the rack does come in several pieces, so requires some assembly. However, the part's fit together very snugly, so no glue seems to be required.
Indeed, the joints are so tight that I'd actually recommend you don't try to simply push them together, but rather cover the pieces with a piece of cardboard, and then gently tap them in place with a small modelling hammer. This process really does transform the platform into an extremely stable plinth for your Mondasians, and despite the stand being advertised as "comfortably" accommodating nine miniatures, with three on each row, I'd argue it can easily handle twelve of the silver giants if you've mounted them on 25mm circular bases.
|Darkmantle WIPs - The "strange magical beast" has been primed, washed, dry-brushed and highlighted|
Ordinarily, I wouldn't post about a simple display stand, but in this case the detail etched into the frame is so good, that I actually plan on purchasing a few more and turning them into Cyber-platforms for a Cyber-base. The "Tomb Of The Cybermen" emblem at the rack's top, as well as all the grating and buttons carved into its sides, really look like they'd stand out magnificently with just a black/brown wash (perhaps suggesting age) and a dry-brush.
Considering that "Warlord Games" are imminently about to release both an actual Tomb scenic set (also designed/produced by the excellent "N-FX Game Design Studio") and an accompanying set of metal miniatures tied into the September 1967 classic serial, I think a bank of these platforms down one end of the tabletop (as they've been "designed so they can be stacked next to each other"), or perhaps positioned in each corner, would look awesome, and add some additional height to the battlefield...
|Putrid Blightkings WIPs - Both models have now had all their armour primed, shaded and highlighted|
One of the benefits of my inaugural Partially-Painted Challenge is that its spurring me on to revisit long postponed projects. My old plastic "D&D Miniatures" sculpt of a darkmantle being a good case in point, as its been sat upon a gritted base for more years than I'd care to remember. Fortunately, I've now managed to get the cave-dwelling creature primed, washed, dry-brushed and even highlighted, and simply need to pick out its fiery red eyes before varnishing it.
Of course, that doesn't mean I've stopped trying to progress this month's goal of (at least) four "Age Of Sigmar" Putrid Blightkings. Despite having to continually revisit the miniature owing to "Vallejo" Brass flecks ruining previously painted portions of the figure, I have almost finished the first of the "enormous, bloated warriors" and started working on a second; albeit a last minute head-swap on this "Games Workshop" miniature has put me a little behind schedule...