|"You Puke! You Maggot!"|
This 28mm metal miniature of Sergeant Slaughter is from a private collection and thus not commercially available. Luckily however, I was fortunate enough to be able to acquire a spare casting of the "Drill Instructor" and subsequently chose to paint him in a palette similar to how the Survival Trainer's carded action figure appeared in 1985.
Originally primed with two coats of "Citadel" Abaddon Black, the "immortalised" Professional Wrestler was dry-brushed with "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal and later heavily washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil. His boots and shirt were then treated to a combination of "Vallejo" USA Olive Drab and "Citadel" Biel Tan Green, whilst his hat and moustache were 'picked out' with "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade.
|"Pack of two garbage disposal units, one short, one tall."|
Sergeant Slaughter's belt was painted "Vallejo" White and subsequently shaded with Pale Grey. His belt buckle pigmented with "Vallejo" Gold and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade", and his wristband treated to a layer of "Vallejo" Heavy Red, before being washed with "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson. Finally, a coat of "Citadel" Ironbreaker and Nuln Oil were applied to the "celebrity" figure's shades.
In addition to finishing "the first G.I. Joe figure accurately based on a real person" and supposedly, "the most successful toy character" of the franchise, I have also completed two Garbage Disposal Units from "Wargames Terrain Workshop" Future City Scenics range. These two 'rubbish eaters' can be bought already painted, but as I wanted the pair of resin pieces to fit in with my 'rusty bare metal' post-apocalypse world, I decided to paint them myself.
|Slitheen WIPs - The extra-terrestrial criminals have been undercoated using "Vallejo" Heavy Khaki|
As a result both of the garbage units were undercoated with "Citadel" Abaddon Black and subsequently treated to a double layer of "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey. They were then washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil, dry-brushed with more "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey, and washed with "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade. Lastly, both pieces received a somewhat generous application of "Mig Productions" Extreme Rust Wash, and were dry-brushed for a third time with "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey.
Sadly, what space on my painting table these recent successes have created has not lasted long, on account of "Warlord Games" almost relentless release schedule for their "Doctor Who: Exterminate!" tabletop miniature range. Delightfully however, I don't mind at all, as these latest additions, the criminal Slitheen Family from Raxacoricofallapatorian, were sent to me by the Nottingham-based company free-of-charge, in thanks for all the articles I've recently posted about their "Into The Time Vortex" models...