Sunday, 17 September 2017

"We Will Drain The Oceans And Put The Humans In Chains."

"You are curious. You have seen the words, too. I can hear them tick inside you."
This 52mm tall metal Fisher King miniature is a promotional model produced by “Warlord Games” and is actually available free-of-charge if you purchase £75 worth of figures from the company's "Into The Time Vortex" range. Fortunately, I didn't even need to do that in order to acquire him, as instead I was very generously sent one of the first castings as a 'big thanks' for all my support of the "Doctor Who: Exterminate!" game on this blog.

The towering "finely-sculpted scale pewter" piece, "officially approved by the BBC", is sculpted to resemble the "alien warlord who, in the 20th century, conquered Tivoli" and appeared in Toby Whithouse's 2015 television story "Before The Flood". In addition, the Fisher King is the first of the Nottingham-based manufacturer's collector models which has subsequently had some rules written for it, so it can be used as part of their "fast-paced tabletop miniatures game." These PDF cards can be found at the bottom of the figure's product page here.
The Fisher King WIPS - The model was primed, washed, and treated to a double dry-brush
The Fisher King was originally primed with "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand, heavily washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade and later dry-brushed with more "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand, as well as a little White on his more prominently bony areas. I then began working my way up Albar Prentis' supposedly deceased cargo, by picking out his feet with Heavy Sienna and White. Both of these areas were then subsequently shaded using "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade.

"By far the most popular Quickshade on the market", at least according to "The Army Painter" website, I then continued to use the Strong Tone "pigmented varnish" to 'stain' the vast majority of the tyrant's garments, occasionally using some "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade as a base layer whenever I wanted to slightly change its hue. This smooth-flowing solution allowed me to easily 'shadow' many of the sculpt's more 'hard to reach' areas, such as behind the complex prosthetic suit's protruding horns and animatronic facial elements.
The Fisher King WIPS - The model was repeatedly washed with a variety of brown shades
With the basics finished, I turned my attention to the alien warlord's bleached bone armour and seriously detailed head. All these areas were 'tidied' up using some "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand, before being washed with even more Strong Tone Quickshade, and then delicately dry-brushed with both "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand and White. In addition, I picked out the Fisher King's throat area using Heavy Sienna and maw with Heavy Red, and then dabbed some "ground-breaking Quickshade" over these parts too. The towering extra-terrestrial's hand-blaster was painted using "Citadel" Abaddon Black and a spot of "Vallejo" German Grey.

In the "Doctor Who: Exterminate!" game, the Fisher King is a literal "One Man Army" whose sole objective is to "Exterminate all enemy characters and turn them into Ghost Servants." As a result he is "the only Recruitment card you take", and actually adds to his faction's size by "capturing the life energy of enemies" he kills "and turning them into incorporeal ghost-like minions". These "ghostly revenants" can then attack other characters themselves, "murder them and convert them into yet more ghosts."

24 comments:

  1. He is a terrific figure, Simon, and having just acquired mine, I was surprised at how tall he actually is. I shall certainly be returning to this post when I get round to painting mine. Your colour scheme is just spot on.

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    1. Thanks very much indeed, Bryan. The beauty of the Fisher King is how straightforward I think his paint job is once the bone dry-brush is finished - he's essentially made up of different inks :-)

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  2. Aay hey hey! What else needs to be said?

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    1. Um, well if that's a good thing, then nothing Clint ;-)

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  3. Fantastic painting of a great looking figure Simon

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    1. Thanks Dave. Looking forward to getting him on the tabletop.

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  4. A great paint job on a very nice model - and good to see that Warlord are finally releasing some rules to accompany some of the more recent figures.

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    1. Thanks Jez. The rules for the Fisher King are great too, so I'm hoping that more PDF rule-sets are imminent.

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  5. Excellent job on a stunner of a miniature!

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    1. Cheers Wargame Addict. The Fisher King is a tip-top sculpt imho.

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  6. Emr, Ok. As I know nothing about him/it it's really hard to comment, but it seems to have hit the mark with those (above) in the know, so a job well done then!

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    1. Thanks Joe. I'm pleased with how he's turned out.

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  7. A fine looking figure and nicely done too!

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  8. Excellent work on the Fisher King Blaxkleric - another superb addition to your Who stuff. :)

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    1. Thanks Leon. I had to finish him just as soon as he arrived - terrific sculpt imho.

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  9. Superb. You have created great effects with the repeated washes. A lovely figure and you have certainly done it justice.

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    1. Cheers Mark. Very kind of you to say so. Its a great mini imho and well worth saving up the pennies for if you're ever going to buy into "Warlord Games" "Into the Time Vortex" range.

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  10. Not familiar with this chatacter but wow, he is one cool fig! And your painting is fantastic mate. He could be used in all sorts of settings.

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    1. Thanks very much indeed, Dai. Much appreciated. The Fisher King is a beast, both as a mini and in the "Doctor Who: Exterminate!" game.

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  11. Cracking figure and paintjob mate. One of your best!

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    1. Cheers Simon. The Fisher King was certainly something of a beast to paint, and I was very keen on making a good job of him.

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