|"Girder's out! And I ain't goin' back so come on!"|
This 28mm plastic model of Girder is made by “Wizkids”. It is model 014 from the “Heroclix” DC Comics Flash Booster Set. Created by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver in 2001, this villainous mass of living iron first appeared in “Flash: Iron Heights” by “DC Comics”.
Because the somewhat bulky model is 43mm in height, he was first super-glued to a 40mm circular base before I undercoated him with some “Citadel” Tin Bitz. I then dry-brushed and polished the figure with “Vallejo” Copper. This really helped bring out a lot of the somewhat soft sculpt’s finer details, and gave the miniature a nice shadowy cuprum-coloured layer upon which I applied a heavy wash of “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade. I then dry-brushed the entire model with more “Vallejo” Copper. As I wanted to break up the monotony of his somewhat one-dimensional paint scheme, I decided to paint Tony Woodward’s hair and beard with a combination of “Vallejo” Gunmetal Grey and “Citadel” Nuln Oil.
|Mankind's last hope WIPs - All three Colonial Warriors have had tan undercoats|
Followers of Simon over on "Brummie's Wargaming Blog" will know he’s a big fan of “Nexus Miniatures” and their inspired Super-hero Dinosaur Zombie Apocalypse (S.D.Z.A.) range of models. Indeed Brummie has painted and posted up several of their ever-increasing figure collection. As a result I’ve bought a few myself, and having recently received my latest order found them to be such a stimulating distraction that I’ve put them to the front of my painting queue.
These first three models are D-Rangers and go by the codenames Helios, Galicia and Joey. They’re rather large thickly-set 28mm models which are full of cartoony character. I’ve already undercoated them tan as I intend to paint them up as the Colonial Warriors, Apollo, Starbuck and Boomer from the original 1978 American television series “Battlestar Galactica”.
|The truth is out there WIP's - Early days for my FBI agents and an upright dinosaur|
I’ve also managed to base and start painting two of the company’s American Agents Wolfe Sculder and Katherine Mulley. These are far slighter sculpts than the D-Rangers but should make some excellent looking FBI Agents investigating unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. I’ve decided to steer away from painting this pair in just black suits, as I want to use such a colour scheme for my Men in Black models. So in order to make them stand out a bit I’ve gone with giving Fox Mulder a dark brown suit and Dana Scully a dark blue one.
“Nexus Miniatures” are also developing a rather wonderful looking range of medieval-themed dinosaurs. As I have a few of these models from a previous order, I thought I’d take the opportunity to finally base one up and start painting it.