|Ex-Department X operative Tweedy Mattison or a time travelling Eleventh Doctor?|
This 28mm metal model of Tweedy Mattinson is by “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio”. The mild-mannered academic is from the “Summer Special” “7TV” rule supplement. But also completely coincidentally makes for a superb looking Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith in the British science fiction television programme “Doctor Who”.
Having originally decided to simply give the Timelord black trousers I initially undercoated the entire figure with two layers of “Citadel” Abaddon Black. However I then decided I wanted him to wear black shoes instead, so I painted his pants with an old pot of “Adeptus Battlegrey” and gave it a couple of washes of the Shade Nuln Oil. As I liked the Gallifreyan’s outfit from the 2010 TV serial “The Pandorica Opens” I applied a coat of “Vallejo” Heavy Warmgrey to his shirt and washed it was some “Citadel” Druchii Violet. For the Doctor’s jacket I used “Vallejo” Heavy Brown as the main layer and Heavy Sienna for the garment’s elbow pads. All of these areas were then washed with “The Army Painter” Quickshade Strong Tone. I picked out the time traveller’s “cool” bow-tie with “Vallejo” Heavy Red and some “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson. Finally I decided to use some more “Vallejo” Heavy Sienna for his hair, and washed it with “Citadel” Nuln Oil in order to darken it substantially. I simply painted the sonic screwdriver with Ironbreaker and (even more) Nuln Oil.
|Yeti WIPs - All the dry-brushing has been completed and the hands and feet painted black|
In addition I am close to completing five Yeti miniatures by “Black Tree Designs”. Having dry-brushed their shaggy fur, I have picked out their webbed hands and feet in black, as well as their yellow eyes. I just have to finish off their white claws and basing in order to submit them to the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.
|Abominable WIPS - The first five models have had their eyes undercoated, washed and picked out with yellow|
It is a good thing too as I’ve got another six Yeti models to paint in order to fill out my Abominable Snowmen horde. Fortunately the vast majority of these figures are from code DW209 Yeti Attacking, so once done they should intermingle well with the more sedentary posed robots of the Great Intelligence.