|"We Time Lords are expected to face death with dignity."|
This 32mm-tall "pewter" model of the Master is produced by “Warlord Games” and can be bought as part of their "I Am The Master" boxed set. Based upon Roger Delgado's incarnation of the renegade Time Lord, the "recurring villain" made his first appearance in Robert Holmes' January 1971 BBC television story "Terror Of The Autons" and would "become a main character in the show's eighth season."
Originally primed using two layers of "Vallejo" Black, the evil Gallifreyan was dry-brushed with Heavy Charcoal and subsequently shaded courtesy of some "Citadel" Nuln Oil. In addition I 'picked out' his shirt sleeves with a line of "Vallejo" Dead White, and applied some extra Black on the fiend's leather gloves in order to create a little contrast.
|"It's a mayday, sir. SS Pevensey Castle, they say they're being attacked."|
The Master's face was undercoated using some "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone and washed in "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade. I later used some (more) "Vallejo" Skintone to highlight his nose, ears, mouth area and parts of his forehead. As a last touch, I dry-brushed some Heavy Bluegrey across his hair, blended it in with a little "Citadel" Nuln Oil.
With the alien time traveller finished, I'm now looking forward to pairing him up with my fully-painted Sea Devils faction for an upcoming "Doctor Who: Exterminate!" battle against the Doctor. Armed with both a Tissue Compression Eliminator, as well as a Fencing Blade, Roger Delgado's character generates a highly useful pair of Fate Tokens and has "Two Wounds" (allowing him to twice "choose to ignore the effect" of a Shocked or Exterminated result by placing a wound token on his Recruitment card).
|Draconian WIPs - A Guard, Soldier and Noble all in various stages of painting|
Alongside owning the Traits "Sneaky" (which means he may always claim cover even if in the open), and "Parry" (which allows him to utilise Defence Battle cards in order to cancel certain enemy hits), this version of the Master may also be equipped with the Adventure Card "You Will Obey Me!" for free; potentially allowing him to hypnotise an enemy Character within 6" once per turn. The goatee-bearded villain can additionally take the Adventure Card "Tempus Fugit" (which under particular circumstances can force an opponent to discard one of their Adventure Cards "with no effect").
Having completed my latest Master, I have continued plugging away at the Draconian models I need so as to field a faction of the reptilian humanoids for the tabletop. My main priority is to paint the three pistol-toting sculpts required in order to deploy the Draconian Soldiers Recruitment Card, but as I had a spare Noble and Bodyguard model, I thought I might as well pigment the lot as a batch...