|"A few," Tom replied as he raised his mallet."|
This 28mm pre-painted plastic model of a Vampire Roustabout is by “Wizkids” and can be bought as number 002 from their “Horrorclix” Freakshow range. Originally produced as a blood-drinking monster, who has the in-game abilities of "Scare", "Vampiric" and "Unstoppable (Stamina)", I've actually decided to paint the figure simply as a formidable-looking heavy for a "7TV" Joker gang.
An impressive 39mm in height, and a very generous gift from Bryan of "Vampifan's World Of The Undead" fame, this model was originally super-glued to a regular "Games Workshop" 25mm round base. But having then undercoated the miniature with "Citadel" Abaddon Black, it quickly became apparent the model was somewhat prone to toppling over, and therefore was placed upon a 40mm circular base instead.
|Plaguebearer WIPs - These daemons currently need all their sores and wounds painted|
The 'enforcer' was then heavily dry-brushed with "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal, and had his boots and shirt subsequently re-painted with "Citadel" Abaddon Black in order to provide some contrast to his predominantly dark attire. The model's belt and giant mallet were painted using a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. Whilst his crucifix (a strange adornment for a vampire), belt buckle, wrist spikes and hammer's metalwork were all treated to some "Citadel" Ironbreaker and Nuln Oil. Lastly, the roustabout's denim sleeveless jacket was given a coat of "Vallejo" Heavy Blue and washed with more "Citadel" Nuln Oil.
With this month's focus largely resting upon a worryingly large mountain of semi-painted miniatures for my "Age Of Sigmar" Nurgle Host, I have started 'picking out' all the open sores, boils and raw wounds on three Plaguebearers. I'm ultimately hoping to finish at least ten of these wonderfully pustulent plastic warriors in order to double the size of my force's current unit of "loathsome Lesser Daemons". But for now simply want to use this trio in order to become reacquainted with my puss-covered 'palette' before applying the formula to a resin Great Unclean One.
|Service Robot WIPs - The Mummies now need to be dry-brushed with more "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand|
Finally, I am cracking on with a unit of ten "Black Tree Design" service robots as part of my "Doctor Who And The Pyramids Of Mars" side-project. These Egyptian Mummies will form the backbone of an invasion force primarily lead by Sutekh the Destroyer, and, once submitted, should provide me with some much-needed points in the Seventh Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.