|"Nurtured. You don't mean to say you've been feeding him?"|
This 28mm metal model of a Failed Experiment Scientist is from code SKU: 25 by “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio”. The figure is one of several miniatures I have painted so as to represent the Krynoid-infected staff of eccentric botanist Harrison Chase, from the 1976 British Science Fiction television serial "Doctor Who And The Seeds Of Doom".
This particular figure has been assembled and painted in order to represent the millionaire's hapless plant scientist Arnold Keeler. Accidentally contaminated by the carnivorous extra-terrestrial life-form when he was supervising a fiendish experiment upon Sarah Jane Smith, my version of the mild-mannered underling has yet to fully transform into the adult "galactic weed", so has had a set of the company's Failed Experiment Heads and Arms pinned to its torso.
"Dear Arnold" was initially undercoated with "Vallejo" White before his trousers and Seventies kipper tie were painted using a combination of Charred Brown and “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade. The brilliant researcher's laboratory coat was then given a heavy wash of "Vallejo" Pale Grey. The garment was then suitably 'dirtied' by the haphazard application of "Citadel" Thrakka Green, Carroburg Crimson and more Strong Tone Quickshade.
|"I need medical attention! Look at me."|
The plant-zombie's formidable claw was painted using Vallejo “Heavy Grey”, Heavy Red, “Citadel” Thrakka Green, Carroburg Crimson and Strong Tone Quickshade. This menacing vegetable growth, along with his facial disfigurement and rupturing shoulder, were then dry-brushed with more “Vallejo” Heavy Grey. The one-time human’s flesh was painted predominantly using Heavy Skintone washed with some watered down “Citadel” Reikland Fleshshade.
This (second) 28mm metal model of a Failed Experiment Minion is from code SKU: 26 by “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio” and along with Arnold Keeler, actually concludes my (badly overun) Zomtober 2015 “Doctor Who And The Seeds of Doom” project. The figure has been assembled in order to portray one of Harrison Chase's luckless Security Guards, and was painted in a similar manner to the misguided scientist, apart from his“Vallejo” Heavy Blue and "Citadel" Nuln Oil overalls.
|Apprentice WIPs - The magic-user simply needs some washes and face-paint before being finished|
Having finished the final two minions for my "Doctor Who And The Seeds Of Doom" project, I have started to make some serious headway on the last of my Witch's warband for "Frostgrave". This single-cast metal miniature by "North Star Military Figures" costs 200 gold pieces in the game, and like his magical master I've tried to keep the Apprentice's colour scheme as close to the rule-book's illustration in order to do him justice.
This has meant slowly working my way up the figure, picking out his numerous wolf-pelts, purple tunic and leggings, red waist sash, and Polar Bear skin headdress. All of which have taken time and patience to 'pick out', ink and highlight. In addition, having reached the top of the lesser-wizard's staff, I have realised that my model is badly miscast as the wooden stave seems to have somehow partially melted into the side of the Apprentice's head; as opposed to being completely free of the animal hide.