|"Lord, I'll do anything you ask tomorrow... just don't call an alert tonight!"|
This 28mm metal miniature of the D-Ranger codenamed Galicia is made by “Nexus Miniatures” and is model NX14 from their “Superhero Dinosaur Zombie Apocalypse” range. The figure comes in two pieces and makes a cracking proxy for Lieutenant Starbuck, as played by Dirk Benedict in the 1978 Science fiction television series “Battlestar Galactica”.
The Colonial Serviceman was initially undercoated with “Vallejo” Heavy Brown before his jacket was painted using Heavy Sienna. The model’s shoulder-pads and boots were then given a coat of Charred Brown. Finally his jacket’s buttons and shirt collar were picked out with Gold. All of these areas were then washed with “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade. As with my Captain Apollo model I also painted one of the starfighter pilot's belt straps, as well as his belt buckle, with a combination of “Vallejo” Gold and Strong Tone Quickshade as my TV show reference material depicted the character stowing a handful of large ammunition rounds by his holster. As the metallic colour would break up the somewhat monotonously black mid-drift of the miniature I thought just painting one such area in this way should make the ‘bullets’ stand out. Finally I used an old OOP pot of the "Citadel" Foundation paint Calthan Brown with more Strong Tone Quickshade for Starbuck's hair.
|Lieutenant Boomer WIP - The Colonial Warrior simply needs a final wash of Brown Ink before being varnished|
I've even found the time to make a little more progress on the first of several F.O.N. Operative miniatures I plan to paint up as alternative super-heroes. This cyclopean leader, complete with 'classic' yellow and blue attire, will head a party of super-powered "zombicide" survivors as they battle to stay alive within the "Marvel Zombies Universe".
|Cylons WIP - Early days yet for these robots but once I've decided which bits will be armour they should get moving|