Friday, 27 April 2018

"A Cyber-Megatron Bomb Will Be Delivered."

"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. 

20 comments:

  1. More Dr goodness (ok badness but done very well, you know what I mean)

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    1. Thanks Clint. Its good to have this little mini cyber-project finished :-)

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  2. Those cybermen look ace! Your metal painting technique is spot on. I think they would look great with your other cybermen and provide some nice variety in your legion. Keep going with the blightking as he looks gross (I mean lovely, but you can't say that for worshippers of Nurgle!). The Shadespire model looks great also, I particularly like the dark skin. Great job again.

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    1. Cheers Undercoat. I hope to have the entire "Black Tree Design" boxed set DW1014 - Cyberman feature in a BatRep soon (ish). The Blightking is now finished and just needs varnishing/flocking before being posted next week. I'm also hopeful Blooded Saek will be too :-)

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  3. Nicely painted Cybermen, Simon.

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  4. Great work on the cybermen Simon, the Blightking is almost there, and the Reaver seems to be progressing well as well

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    1. Cheers Dave. The Putrid Blightking should be posted on Monday, with Saek following in his footsteps soon. Bit of an "Age of Sigmar" push over these last few days, before "Burrows And Badgers" :-)

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  5. Nice looking cybermen,I really like the blightking,very characterful!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain. The Cybermen have been staring at me for many years, so its good to finally have them completed. Pleased to now have the Blightking finished too... and almost done on my Khorne Blood Reaver ;-)

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  6. Really nice work on the Cybermen Simon.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Cheers Roger. Nice to get a little mini-project finished ;-)

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  7. I do lik e seeing your ever-increasing army of cybermen and another great Blightking thing too, to look forward to - your detailing on these is a wonder to behold.
    Whilst I understand (to me at least) the oversized weapons, they do make me smile (and grimace too at times) -maybe it's another one of the things that really put me off fantasy as most manufacturers seem to adhere to this principle.

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    1. Thanks Joe, much appreciated. The "Shadespire" minis do indeed have some huge weapons, but I rather like them, as I do enjoy the 'tongue-in-cheek' elements of fantasy. Saek is finished now too, so should be posted soon :-)

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  8. Great stuff Simon! Love the colors on your Blightking :)

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    1. Thanks Ivor. I'll be pleased to get the final Putrid Blightking posted, and at long last look at a different "AoS" unit to paint :-)

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  9. Happy to see the last of the cybermen done! Bravo on finishing a project.

    The last blightking... love his elephantiasis

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    1. Cheers Dai. A nice simple little one, but its good to have these Cybermen finished after they've sat on my shelves unloved for so long. The Blightking's a great mini isn't he :-)

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