|"Some are more deadly than others..."|
This 38mm tall “Wizkids” model of Doombot 3095 is miniature number 106 from the Secret Invasion Marvel Comics "Heroclix" range and was once also available as part of the New Jersey-based company's Fantastic Four 2010 Starter Set. Created by Doctor Doom to act as robot soldiers, and "often equipped with weapons such as laser rifles", these Servo-Guards "were programmed to recognise any enemy", as well as "protect the people of Latveria."
The plastic figure's original pink pre-paint was 'masked' using two coats of "Vallejo" Heavy Violet and had it's boots, gloves and pants 'picked out' with Heavy Blue and "Citadel" Drakenhof Nightshade. I then applied some a combination of Ironbreaker and Nuln Oil to the defence droid's firearm and head. These areas were later dry-brushed with more Ironbreaker so as to try and bring out the sculpt's somewhat soft detail.
|Hiss, Cuss & Silent Weerd WIPs - The three Search/Destroy agents have been built, based and primed|
The Doombot's face was painted using some "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone, a splash of "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade, and a 'highlight' of some additional "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone to brighten up its cheek areas and nose. Finally, the automaton had his purple armour shaded with "Citadel" Druchii Violet.
Maintaining my momentum for the "Strontium Dog Starter Game: The Good, the Bad and the Mutie" by "Warlord Games", I have assembled, based and primed the three metal miniatures which can be found within The Weerds expansion box. Consisting of Cuss, Hiss and Silent, who "fought alongside Johnny Alpha during the first mutant war", I actually experienced a couple of frustrating problems with these miniatures.
|Boromite Work Ganger WIPs - The alien miner still needs a lot of attention|
The sculpts themselves are fine, but Cuss and Silent each lost one of their hand-weapons within seconds of my opening their blister. Upon close inspection the pair of miniatures both seemingly suffered with some terribly crumbly metal, and resultantly I have had to drill, pin and super-glue their blasters back into place...
Finally, I have actually been persevering with one of the last models I need to complete in order to finally field my 500-point Scouting Force for “Beyond The Gates Of Antares”. This remaining rocky-skinned miner still needs all his weaponry, ammunition packs and hip-flask to be pigmented, along with his impressive Mass Compactor, but I'm confident I should be able to get the Work Ganger completed within the next few days.