|"Brainless creatures of almost incalculable power..."|
These two brutish-looking 40mm tall plastic “Wizkids” models of a Mindless One are both miniature number 05 from the Marvel “Heroclix” Giant Size X-Men range. Summoned via magic to do the bidding of others, for they have no will of their own, these extra-dimensional beings have a rocky hide and no face except a single glowing eye. “Most often seen in the employ of Dormammu” the savage humanoids were created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and made their first comic book appearance within the pages of Issue One Hundred and Twenty Seven of “Strange Tales” in December 1964.
|"... Living only to fight, to ravage, to destroy!!"|
Unsurprisingly, despite their girth, these figures required incredibly simple paint-jobs. But did give me the opportunity to try out my “Vallejo” USA Olive Drab as an undercoat. Once dry the models were heavily washed with “Citadel” Nuln Oil and had their cyclopean eye ‘picked out’ using a combination of “Vallejo” Heavy Red and the “Citadel” glaze, Bloodletter.
|C-3P0 WIP - Having received lots of dry-brushing, this humanoid robot is almost finished|
Having finished such a simple submission to the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge I have found some time to progress my painting of the figures I want to use as my entries for the event’s Epic Fail Themed Bonus Round. These plastic miniatures will be based around Darth Vader's failed attempt to retrieve the plans to the Death Star from a pair of droids...
|Rebel WIPs - The grey wash on R2-D2 needs cleaning up, whilst still early days on the Rebel Trooper|
I have already managed to complete two "Star Wars" stormtroopers from the "Imperial Assault" boardgame by "Fantasy Flight Games" as well as their powerful master, the Dark Lord of the Sith. As a result I’m now just finishing a wonderfully detailed sculpt of See-Threepio, as well as his ever trusty diminutive companion, Artoo-Deetoo. If I can then I’m hoping to also include a few Rebel Troopers and perhaps at least one more Imperial ‘bucket-head’ to the mix. But failing that then these additional figures should be completed in time for next week’s regular submission instead.