Thursday, 26 February 2015

“I Am Definitely A Mad Man With A Box.”

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.

16 comments:

  1. I like your painting of Tweedy Mattinson. You chose your colours well for him. The Yeti are looking so much better now you have dry-brushed them and painted their eyes, hands and feet. Good work all round, Simon.

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    1. Many thanks Bryan. Much appreciated. Glad to have got Tweedy finished. he's been sat watching me for so long... Very happy with the Yeti. I think they'll look very nice when properly based etc.

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  2. Matt looks great! Really good effort on his eyes too!

    Yeti looks way better now. Very nicely done - I think I will be adding some sort of mountaintop scene in my planned D&D adventure so I can include some of these cool sculpts.

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    1. Cheers Dai. I actually was going to leave the one eye 'under' the hair as just shadow. But it simply didn't look right when I was finished, so I went back and painted the second eye in. I might just touch up the white again as the gloss varnish seems to have just discoloured it for some reason. The Yeti are definitely one of "Black Tree Design" best.

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  3. I never did get the "Tweedy" connection and always thought of him as one of the incarnations of the Doctor. I absolutely recognise him now as one of the many Doctors- super job on him.
    Howver, the yeti have to be applauded they've really come "alive" and will be superb when you finish bsing them - great stuff !

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    1. Many thanks Zabadak. There's a second Tweedy model based upon his attire from one of the not-Doctor Who Christmas Specials. But this version is by far my favourite. Glad you like him... and recognise him more importantly. I'm rather happy with the Yeti too, especially as I plan on using the technique for an entire horde of Werewolves by "Slap Miniatures" in the near future.

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  4. Really nice job Bk. Those yeti are outstanding. Great job on "Tweedy" too, your colour choice is excellent. Although I couldn't quite believe my eyes, he's done it again, a different figure completely from what he's been showing us.

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    1. Cheers Bob. Very happy with the yeti especially when you compare them to what they look like when first undercoated. I always like to throw in some models I've been progressing on the quiet - though Tweedy was almost done before the Analogue Challenge started and should have been finished ages ago as a result :-)

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  5. Very nice painting :-) . Still think it's too glossy, though [mumble, mumble...]

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    1. Thanks C6. If it is of any consolation I always look at your minis and think they're too matt ;-) On a serious point I have now run out of my old "Citadel" gloss and started using their 'Ardcoat which is awful. It takes ages to dry and even then its sticky to the touch for about 24 hours. Not impressed.

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  6. Top stuff. Dr. Who looks really cool.

    The Yetis... argh! Saw them and it got me thinking about buying some.
    No! I don't need anymore 28s when I'm trying to work through those 10s. But I had a really cool idea for 7tv... No-ooo, I'm trying to stick with 10mm stuff. Must not buy any - must be strong.

    :' (

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    1. Cheers Roy. Very much appreciated. I think the Yeti will look even better when based and in a group... and on a tabletop being shown off whilst I'm posting a BatRep ;-)

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  7. Nice work on those Yeti Simon that's going to be quite the horde once their all done (they'll take some stopping!!). Don't recognise the other figure though (but then as you know I don't recognise anything after Sylvester McCoy!!!).

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    1. Many thanks Roger. Should have half the Yeti finished by tomorrow. I happen to have a McCoy mini on my prep table as I type so hopefully at some point you'll recognise one of my postings :-)

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    2. Do you have is assistant too? if so that would be "ace"!! (sorry I'll fetch my coat).

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    3. Roger. I have both the "Crooked Dice" and "Black Tree" versions of Dorothy ;-) Perhaps a comparison posting might be in order...

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