|"Interesting. A sort of Absorbatrix? Absorbaclon? Absorbaloff?"|
This 33mm tall metal miniature of an Abzorbalovian is manufactured by “Warlord Games” and can be found in the Abzorbaloff & Victor Kennedy boxed set from their "Into The Time Vortex" range. Able to "absorb his victims' bodies, along with their memories and consciousnesses, into himself at a simple touch", the Abzorbaloff was created by nine-year-old William Grantham as part of a Blue Peter competition to design a monster for "Doctor Who", and appeared in the June 2006 story "Love And Monsters".
The figure was initially undercoated with "Vallejo" Heavy Khaki, heavily shaded with "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green and dry-brushed with some additional "Vallejo" Heavy Khaki. His clawed toes and fingers were subsequently picked out with "Citadel" Abaddon Black and "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand, before being washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade.
|Cult Of Skaro WIPs - Dalek Thay and Dalek Caan, plus an additional drone|
As the detailed sculpt contains the partially-absorbed heads of Ursula, Mr Skinner, Bliss, and Bridget (L.I.N.D.A. - London Investigation 'n' Detective Agency), I decided to try and make these stand out a bit more by washing them with a spot of Strong Tone Quickshade, and later lightly dry-brushing each face with some "Vallejo" Heavy Khaki and Heavy Skintone. In addition I straightened the extra-terrestrial's somewhat bent limitation field cane and 'picked out' its end using a combination of "Citadel" Ironbreaker and Nuln Oil.
With my inhabitant of the planet Clom completed, I have started work on getting my "Maximum Extermination!" expansion set on the tabletop. Perhaps surprisingly though, I haven't yet actually started painting any of the metal and resin miniatures which come inside the box, but instead begun progressing the final two plastic Dalek models I need in order to be able to field a fully-fledged Cult of Skaro.
|Copyright "Warlord Games" - General Staal and his Sontarans|
I had initially intended to simply field these three one-time ordinary drone units using a single Faction Recruitment Card taken from the Nottingham-based company's Davros & the New Dalek Empire expansion set. However, each of the members of the cult, Caan, Thay and Jast (as well as their all-black leader Sec) now all come with their own unique Recruitment Cards. Resultantly, I've already got an idea for fielding the foursome against some of the "Doctor Who: Exterminate!" rule-set's other alien factions to see how they get on 'alone'...
In addition, "Warlord Games" have now released some additional details regarding next month's Sontaran-based releases, with General Staal currently taking centre-stage. Accompanied by two bodyguards, "The Undefeated" officer looks set to be a formidable force with "Wounds (3)", "Concentrated Fire!" and the "Commander (Sontarans)" ability, as well as generating two highly-valuable Fate Tokens.