|"This is my territory, intruder! Mine!"|
This 33mm tall plastic “Wizkids” model of Wendigo is miniature number 046 from the Armour Wars Marvel "Heroclix" range and is based upon the "legend of the Algonquian peoples" which curses "anyone who commits an act of cannibalism in the Canadian north woods." Super-humanly strong and nearly indestructible, the "fur-covered monster" was created by Steve Englehart and artist Herb Trimpe. The creature made its first comic book appearance in the April 1973 issue of "The Incredible Hulk", and would go on to battle not only Bruce Banner's gamma-green alter-ego, but Wolverine and Alpha Flight.
"Normally depicted as a savage beast with no control", the model was initially primed using some "Vallejo" Dead White and shaded with Pale Grey. The figure was then patiently dry-brushed with more Dead White, before having its eyes 'picked out' with a delicate dab of Heavy Red.
|"Money's nice. What's the body count?"|
Considering that Wendigo is predominantly depicted in the comic books as fighting his adversaries in the snow, I was originally tempted to flock his base accordingly. However, having scanned through my magazines, and spotted several examples where those afflicted by the villainous condition have actually been confronted in green woodland, I decided to stick with my usual "Citadel" grass texturing.
Such a straightforward paint-job has also provided me with enough hobby-time to finish the final three "Gotham" gang members I want to accompany my criminally-minded cryogenics expert, Mister Freeze. The trio of converted 28mm plastic "Wizkids" Lackeys have all been painted almost identically to their predecessors, albeit the odd white and blue bobble hat, and bring to an end an exhausting eighteen month long project I first started as part of the 2016 "Forgotten Heroes" challenge.
|"N-FX Game Design Studio" Illuminating Terrain WIPs - The scenic piece has been primed, washed and dry-brushed|
In addition to super-villains, I have also been working on a piece of Illuminating Terrain by "N-FX Game Design Studio". I'm very grateful to the Nottingham-based company for gifting me this brilliant piece of battery-powered resin scenery, as it should make an ideal glowing rock formation for my "Doctor Who: Exterminate!" Zygon base.
Resultantly, I've stuck to precisely the same pigment palette as I've previously used on my "Warlord Games" Zygon models, and subsequently applied a double undercoat of "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone, a wash of "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson and a dry-brush of "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone over the model. I now need only apply some green and red washes to the terrain, dust some more "Vallejo" Skintone across it in order to replicate the technique I've applied to a few of the shape-shifting aliens' fungi-adorned bases, and it should be good to 'light up'..!