|"I am an ambassador. To interdict my departure would be an act of war."|
This 28mm metal Foamasi figure is produced by “Black Tree Design", and can be purchased as Code DW436 from the company's "Doctor Who" miniatures range. “A race of stocky, reptilian humanoids”, these aliens “were involved in a twenty minute war with the Argolin, during which they attacked Argolis with 20,000 missiles” and made their debut in the August 1980 BBC Television story "The Leisure Hive".
The figure was first primed with two coats of “Vallejo” Heavy Green, generously shaded with “Citadel” Biel-Tan Green and dry-brushed using some (more) “Vallejo” Heavy Green. It then had it’s eyes carefully ‘picked out’ with a couple of spots of Heavy Red and “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson, before its claws received a layer of “Vallejo” Iraqi Sand and “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade.
|Dandy Highwayfox WIPs - The furry footpad has had his breeches and leather waistcoat layered and washed|
Setting aside my three-claw handed extra-terrestrial, I have been making some sound progress upon the last of my current batch of “Burrows And Badgers” models. This strikingly tall Dandy Highwayfox was sculpted by “Oathsworn Miniatures” as part of their successful “Fur And Feathers” kickstarter, and was one of my (many) impulse buys during “Salute” 2018.
Named Dead-Eye Jack during the creative project’s funding drive, I’ve decided to try and stick as close as possible to the robber’s ‘official’ paint-job, and resultantly have spent some time working my up his torso utilising some of my lesser used “Vallejo” paints in the process, such as USA Olive Drab, Black Green and Dark Vermilion. I’ve still got some way to go on my warband’s charismatic leader, but hope to have the dastardly fox finished before the week is done.
|Boromite Work Ganger WIP - The alien miner still needs a number of pieces of his armour to be 'picked out'|
A far less straightforward proposition has been the first of three Boromites I need to complete in order to finally field a 500-point Scouting Force for “Beyond The Gates Of Antares” by “Warlord Games”. Rather embarrassingly, I have actually been persevering with this particular project for an entire year, and only recently have found myself once again inspired to try and ‘grind’ the remaining rocky-skinned miners out with my paint-brush.
Fortunately, the Nottingham-based manufacturer is currently providing plenty of inspiration for their "war-torn universe" wargame, courtesy of the Virai's imminent release. This "long-forgotten threat introduces a new range of exquisite science fiction models" alongside a new campaign supplement which will actually allow me to field a combined Freeborn/Boromite Privateer force on the tabletop...