|"Time Lord science will restore Dalek supremacy."|
This 38mm tall resin sculpt of "a Time Lord prison ship from the Last Great Time" is produced by “Warlord Games” and can be found inside the "Maximum Extermination!" expansion set from their "Into The Time Vortex" range. "Slightly larger and similar in shape to a Dalek casing, the Ark was dimensionally transcendental" and made its first appearance at the very end of the July 2006 BBC Television story “Army Of Ghosts”.
Having based the Genesis Ark upon one of the 40mm thin-lipped circular bases I use for the vast majority of my objective markers, I primed the model with "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and subsequently applied two layers of Brass over the entire miniature. I then treated the piece of Gallifreyan technology to a heavy wash of "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade and roughly dry-brushed it with (more) "Vallejo Brass.
|The Ninth Doctor & Draconian WIPs - Both the Time Lord and Nobleman are almost completed|
In order to make the prison's supporting struts stand out a bit more, I additionally shaded these areas using a combination of "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade and Strong Tone Quickshade. Later I 'picked out' the extra-terrestrial jail's numerous buttons using either "Vallejo" Heavy Red and "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson, or "Vallejo" Dead White with some watered-down "Citadel" Nuln Oil.
Sticking with 'Nu-Who' I've started painting both the Nottingham-based company's sculpt of the Ninth Doctor, as well as the Mid-Seventeenth Century "highwayman known as the Knightmare." Christopher Ecclestone's miniature is a stunning likeness of the Lancashire-born actor, and has perhaps unsurprisingly proved rather straightforward to progress considering that his shoes, trousers and jacket are all black.
|Ashildr & Draconian WIPs - The immortal Highwayman has a lot of work left to do|
Obviously I've attempted to break-up such monotony by dry-brushing both the Time Lord's trousers and somewhat battered leather top with some "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal, and subsequently only shaded the trousers with some "Citadel" Nuln Oil. Ashildr's far more flamboyant attire, complete with thigh-length boots, frilly ruffs and the faintest of face masks will be a little more time-consuming. But as I have no intention, for my sanity's sake, to replicate the official "Warlord Games" multi-patterned shirt, "The Woman Who Lived" should still be completed in good time.
Finally, I have been persevering with a Draconian Noble and finally settled upon a simple solution to all the different golden garments the reptilian extra-terrestrial wears. An application of "Vallejo" Brass followed by a wash of "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade seems to provide plenty of depth and shadow, whilst a light dry-brush of (more) "Vallejo" Brass brings out enough detail to show there are different shimmering accessories overlapping one another. I might yet shade a couple of the areas with some "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green, but for now I plan to leave the regal alien as is...