Sunday, 1 November 2015

"How Do You Do It, Doctor? You Should Be Compost By Now."

"We're as dead as mutton, you realise? RIP."
This 28mm metal model of United Radionics henchman Lionel is code SKU: MINI 113 by “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio” and makes for a wonderful proxy of Scorby, the murderous mercenary from the 1976 British Science Fiction television program “Doctor Who And The Seeds of Doom”.

The miniature was initially given an undercoat of “Vallejo” Heavy Bluegrey before I picked out his wristwatch and pistol with “Citadel” Ironbreaker. All of these areas were then washed with “Citadel” Nuln Oil. Finally I painted the cold-blooded killer’s holster with “Vallejo” Heavy Sienna” and “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade.
Sarah Jane Smith WIP - The Time Traveller just needs her hair to be painted to be finished
Scorby is the first of my submissions for this month’s Mo’vember challenge; a facial hair themed event that Dick Garrison and myself started last year and which proved enormous fun. In addition the ruthless employee of Harrison Chase will also make a cracking ‘Survivor’ for my forthcoming remake of “Doctor Who And The Seeds of Doom” using the “Zombicide” rule-set.

In addition to this figure I have also been persevering with three more miniatures by “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio”. With the exception of my laboratory coat-wearing ‘infected’ scientist, these figures are almost finished and will be welcome (late) additions to my Zomtober 2015 project; especially Sarah Jane Smith, who despite some problems with her grey blouse, should soon be accompanying the Doctor as his faithful assistant.
Re-basing the Undead - This Zombie Trooper has been re-painted as well
Finally I am continuing to try and re-base a number of my old “Copplestone Casting” figures in order to get them back on to my tabletop. This particular figure is from Code FW23 Zombie Troopers and besides being re-based was quite significantly re-painted in order to bring out more of the model’s detail. As a result I've used "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey and "Citadel" Nuln Oil on his pump-action shotgun, and applied some "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna" with “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade over his belt pouches. I have even darkened his rather bright blue combat trousers with a layer of the shade Nuln Oil.

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    1. Cheers Gordon. A last hurrah before I start my escapades within the wintry wonderland of "Frostgrave".

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  2. Your woman is coming on fine, and that zombie looks grand. Nice one

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    1. Thanks Roy. SJS is a very dainty figure so a bit harder to paint with my black-lining technique. Almost done now though.

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  3. Good work all around, Simon and how nice to see a "proper" zombie on your paint table. More please!

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    1. I've a few more zeds by "Copplestone Castings" to go Bryan, so there are more to come. Many more :-)

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  4. Scorby looks wonderful Simon, I just can't imagine finding a better model for him out there.

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    1. Cheers Michael. I was tempted to dry-brush his grey suit after the wash but eventually decided to leave it as is. He is a cracking sculpt.

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  5. Nice work indeed Bk! Lovely to see you sneaking in a real zombie too. I really like his freshen up.

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    1. Thanks Bob. I may well repaint the bolt-action to the zed's shotgun brown, now I've looked at some other painted examples on the web.

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  6. And the first dog out of the traps is Mr Moore! Well done, Simon. Whilst I was expecting Scorby, it as nice to see one of Mr Copplestone wonderful sculpts too. Currently trying to decide how 'Frosty' my bases should be...

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    1. Cheers Jez. Scorby was an obvious cross-over mini to be sure. But I'm glad he's done. Plenty to do on the "Frostgrave" front... though I'm hoping to sneak in a mini-project as well ;-)

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    2. And now you're making me feel bad, as all I've done so far is to buy some paint to ensure that all my bases match for my Frostgrave figures. Although due to an unexpected windfall, I have been able to order some figures for my next project - December will answer the question "Who you gonna call?" ;-)

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    3. There's always time for a mini-project Jez, and I look forward to seeing your Ghostbusters in December :-)

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  7. SJS is working out nicely. A very understated sculpt, perfect for the character.

    Movember??? Now I'll have to look and see if I have any errant moustachio'd minis hanging about the place. :)

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    1. Thanks Dai. please do join in the Mo'Vember fun with myself, Roger and Jez. Last year was a hoot, and I'm hoping this year's fun will be just as entertaining.

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  8. Very nice job on the Copplestone Zombie Trooper :)

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    1. Cheers Chico. I thought it would be well worth investing a little time in a repaint as well as rebasing him. Plenty more to come too

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  9. Nice start to Mo'vember Simon, I was worried for a second thay you were going to put a "tash" on the divine miss Smith! That is a cracking figure by the way and spot on colour wise, I'll have to pick one of them up soon myself. What with this and Jez talking about bases!! looks like I'm going to be the donkey of the field this year.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Many thanks Roger. SJS is a dainty figure to be sure and I think her grey wash has turned out a little too dirty for my liking. But once her hair is painted I think she'll prove a popular companion for my BatRep. Scorby has certainly gotten my Mo'Vember off to a nice start, and having now finished next Sunday's offering, I'm looking forward to 4-5 days worth of pottering along with some of the scenery I need for "Seeds of Doom".

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  10. Scorby and Sarah are great figures, wirthy f the attention you've obviously given them - they'll fit in well with many games.Can't say I'm a fan of the Copplestone zombie trooper save for comedy value you've done a superb job on him.
    The cast for "Seeds of Dom" is coming along really nicely.

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    1. Cheers Joe. The "Copplestone Castings" do seem to either be loved or hated. I've a load more to re-base etc in the hopes of giving them a few BatReps in the near future. "Seeds of Doom" should be coming to a blog post near you soon :-)

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  11. Superb idea for Mo'Vember a great entry for it :) I shall have to have a root through my to do pile and see what I have kicking around. Great start on the other figures :)

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    1. Many thanks Simon. SJS is now finished and I'm close to completing another of my 'infected'. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for Mo'Vember :-)

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