|"Heroclix" WIPs - Invisible Woman, Black Panther, the Scourge and a Blood Vamp|
This month's randomly themed attempt to try and reduce my overwhelming throng of metal, plastic and resin miniatures will see me painting up a number of "Wizkids" sculpts from their "Heroclix", "Horrorclix" and "Indyclix" ranges. I rather embarrassingly own a significant number of these figures, having been prolifically purchasing them since Marvel's Infinity Challenge was first released way back in 2002, and as a result already have literally dozens (re)based, primed, layered, shaded or even highlighted.
Such models will hopefully prove a significant boon as I enter the second month of my inaugural, Partially-Painted Pledge challenge, due to my already falling a little way behind my intended milestone. Fortunately though, quite a few of the 'super-heroic' models I've selected for my 'first batch' are quite monotone in colour, so should be relatively straightforward to complete over the next few days or so.
|"SuperFigs" WIPs - Old paint-jobs on the Dark Avenger and Red Bolt|
I'm also hoping that they'll help me fill in a few holes in my 'tabletop ready' "Wizkids" collection, such as Sue Richards; the only founding member of the Fantastic Four which I haven't yet finished. To be honest I've not been particularly impressed by the various "Heroclix" sculpts of Invisible Girl to date, but have now decided, for completeness sake, to go with an early version of the Human Mutate from the Clobberin' Time "Marvel Comics" expansion.
Similarly, I'm eager to expand the size of my Avengers super-team with the likes of T'Challa, the Black Panther, and Captain America's Rogues Gallery; hence the inclusion of the Scourge of the Underworld - a masked assassin who was actually created in order to "thin [out] the criminal population of the Marvel Universe." I don't however, plan to simply stick with the New Jersey-based company's main range, and having recently taken advantage of a significant "Horrorclix"re-stock at "Troll And Toad", I have a fair few of their "wicked fun" figures, such as this Blood Vamp, to also finish painting.
|Ogron WIPs - The aliens will be shaded using "Citadel" Nuln Oil & "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade|
Spookily, whilst trying to locate some of my partially-painted "Heroclix" miniatures, I also stumbled across a pair of old 33mm scale "SuperFigs" from when I very first started gaming as an adult. I've subsequently re-based the duo, Red Bolt and Dark Avenger, and will use their pre-existing pigments as an undercoat for the palettes I now plan on applying. At one time this range of very "old school" figures by "West Wind Productions" was all I painted/played, so having found a couple I'm now quite keen to try and locate some of the many others I have stored away somewhere...
Lastly, "Warlord Games" have announced several of their upcoming new releases for the "Doctor Who: Exterminate!" model range, and that means I need to clear up a substantial space on my painting table in preparation for them. I've already recently finished three Ogrons, so with a backlog of Sea Devils, Draconians, Clockwork Droids, Tetraps, Vervoids, I want to get the last trio of the Daleks' mercenary foot-soldiers varnished and flocked, before I become too overwhelmed.