|"Now, that really is the end of the Cybermen, isn't it?"|
This 36mm tall metal Cyberman miniature is sold by “Warlord Games” and can be bought as part of their "Nightmares In Silver" Cybermen Collector's Set 1966-2013. Sculpted to replicate one of the survivors of Mondas following the removal of their "bulky chest units and head lamps", this model is based upon how "the fictional race of cyborgs" appeared the 1967 television stories "The Moonbase" and "The Tomb Of The Cybermen".
Kit Pedler's co-creation was originally primed with "Citadel" Abaddon Black, before receiving two layers of Ironbreaker and a wash of Nuln Oil. It was then dry-brushed with more Ironbreaker, and the Cyberman's eyes, mouth-slit and somewhat torturous body-tubing were 'picked out' with Abaddon Black. As a final touch the figure's chest-piece light was painted "Vallejo" Heavy Ochre, shaded with some "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade, and then lightened with a tiny spot of "Vallejo" Heavy Ochre.
|Major Bludd WIPs - The mercenary working for the Cobra Organisation is almost finished|
The completion of the penultimate model from my "Nightmares In Silver" box really has come at a good time, as "Warlord Games" have just teased its "Into The Time Vortex" fans with pictures of both Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor and Companion set (which includes Rory in his nurse outfit, Amy in her Police costume and a second version of Clara Oswald), as well as some sculpts of Odin and the Mire from the October 2015 episode "The Girl Who Died".
As a result, in order to clear some much needed space on my painting table, I have managed to spend a little hobby-time working on a privately commissioned miniature of Major Bludd from the "G.I. Joe" action figure series. To be honest, I had been considering colouring the Australian mercenary using the dark scarlet/blue palette depicted in his printed "Marvel Comics" exploits, but eventually decided to stick to the brown/black palette used for his original 1983 action figure.
|"Mage Knight" Door WIPs - The doorway should make for an interesting objective marker|
Whilst these days I undoubtedly have more than enough objective markers with which to populate a modern day or futuristic tabletop, I do still feel that I'm lacking a few fantasy-based ones. With this in mind, I thought it would be fun to dig out another of my old "Wizkids" plastic scenic pieces and turn it into a 'prized' location of some kind.
Just why a partially open door would be a situated in the middle of a battlefield is admittedly anyone's guess, but I like the idea of it possibly being all that remains of a long-destroyed structure, or perhaps some doorway akin to that Lucy stumbled upon in C.S. Lewis' novel "The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe"...