|"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.