|"We must destroy life on Earth completely. Every living being."|
These three 28mm metal Cyberman figures are cast by “Black Tree Design", and quite bizarrely can seemingly only be bought as part of the company's "Doctor Who" boxed set DW1014 - Cyberman (7). A similarly posed sculpt is available separately as Code DW208 - Invasion Cyberman Firing Gun, but that model's left hand is positioned much further along its weapon's barrel. Determined to destroy all life on Earth via the detonation of a megatron bomb, this version of the "race of cyborgs" were created by "Derrick Sherwin, from a story by Kit Pedler", for the November 1968 BBC Television story "The Invasion".
Each miniature was initially undercoated with a base-coat of "Citadel" Chaos Black. They were then treated to a double layer of Ironbreaker, shaded with Nuln Oil, and dry-brushed with (more) Ironbreaker. As a last touch, I picked out the end of their firearms with a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson.
|Putrid Blightking WIPs - The warrior has just needs his bronze hand-weapon to be washed and dry-brushed|
With the last of my "Black Tree Design" "Invasion" Cybermen finished I have (once again) turned my attention towards completing the last of the Putrid Blightking multi-piece plastic miniatures I need in order to field a five-man unit for my "Age Of Sigmar" Nurgle Host. This particular piece has proved a little more time-consuming than I anticipated on account of me originally mistakenly believing that the vast majority of the figure was blubbery flesh, as opposed to grimy plate armour.
This error caused me to prime the formidable-looking brute using some "Vallejo" Heavy Khaki and "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green, and resultantly, I have been forced to carefully 'block in' the massive warrior's 'hard to reach' armour using "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey. In addition I seemed to have selected the most difficult "Games Workshop" shield to paint imaginable, whose delicate brass work apparently just 'melts' into the wooden shield at its edges, rather than come to any discernible halt; an annoyance which has meant I've had to paint in detail which isn't actually on the miniature itself...
|Blooded Saek WIPs - The Khorne Worshipper needs his axe and skull mask to be finished|
Sticking with "Age Of Sigmar" I've not managed to have as much time for this month's mini-project, Garrek's Reavers, as I would have liked. However, that doesn't mean for an instant that I haven't made any progress at all upon my Chaos "Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire" warband, as I've managed to nearly finish Blooded Saek.
This particular Blood Reaver is one of the two Khorne models needed in order to play the "action-packed combat" game's quick-start sheet, so, as I've previously painted Garrek Gorebeard, I could be tempted once Saek's been varnished and flocked to momentarily turn my attention towards the Liberators Severin Steelheart and Angharad Brightshield instead. For now though the mighty axe-man still needs his fearsome hand-weapon to be layered and washed, as well as his skull-mask shaded and blooded.