Monday, 29 October 2018

"By Virtue Of My Authority As An Officer Of The Army Space Corps..."

"...I hereby claim this planet, its moons and satellites for the greater glory of the Sontaran Empire."
This 28mm metal Sontaran model is produced by “Black Tree Design" and can be bought from their "Doctor Who" range as code DW304 Linx The Sontaran. Forced "to make an emergency landing on Earth while on reconnaissance when his ship was attacked by a squadron of Rutan fighters, Jingo was created by Robert Holmes and made his BBC Television debut in the 1973 story "The Time Warrior".

The figure was initially undercoated with two layers of "Citadel" Abaddon Black, roughly dry-brushed with "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal and heavily washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil. Irongron's ally then had his knee-pads, belt and neck armour base-coated with "Citadel" Ironbreaker, and subsequently shaded with (more) "Citadel" Nuln Oil.
"The Ion Age" WIPs - The troopers will slowly have their base layers 'picked out' before shading starts
Originally I had thought the Sontaran sculpt was just awkwardly handling his rheon carbine, and resultantly started to 'pick out' the weapon with "Vallejo" Dead White. However, I later felt the firearm looked better with just a straightforward "Citadel" Ironbreaker and Nuln Oil paint scheme. In addition, because I wanted the alien to look somewhat swarthy I shaded his "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone with some Strong Tone Quickshade by  "The Army Painter".

Moving over to my 15mm miniature collection, I am still painting up a few more Muster First Patrol troopers produced by "The Ion Age", and have set to work trying to complete a three-figure stand of ordinary soldiers before the end of the month. In addition, I have primed a trooper carrying a formidably long Charlatan IV 22mm Launcher, and the Medic model from the Prydian Infantry range's Muster First Patrol Command pack.
Boromite X-Launcher WIP - The Heavy Weapon Team has been based and primed
Ideally, in my mind at least, both of these 'special' figures should 'sit' upon a pair of small "Flames Of War" bases and be accompanied by an ordinary trooper. But with my completion of the aforementioned three-figure stand I'll actually have finally finished painting all of the basic Muster First Patrol figures which I own. Time to order more then clearly...

Lastly, I have managed to find some time to base and undercoat a Boromite team with X-Launcher for my "Beyond The Gates Of Antares" skirmish force. It really is early days yet for this heavy weapon team addition by "Warlord Games", as I'm currently planning on predominantly just expanding my extra-terrestrial mining army with some extra squad members rather than an entirely new unit. However, this portable magnetic launcher not only hurls explosive missiles or bombs at my opponents but, if I spend the points, can also propel some special munitions packages such as Arc, Blur, Scramble, and Scoot.

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    1. Thanks very kindly, Phil. Made a nice break from the 15mm models I'm currently ploughing through.

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    2. I've got some 15mm you can have if you want 'em

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    3. Oh... yes please, Phil. That’d be very much appreciated. Have you got my email/address etc?

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    4. If you’d like to ping me an email at blaxkleric at ntlworld dot com, Phil, then that’d be great :-)

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  2. Nice work on the Sontaran mate. Nice to see the boromites making an appearance again.

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    1. Cheers Simon. I’ve always got a couple of Boromites looking at me from my painting table - bought far too many of them when I first started “Beyond The Gates Of Antares”.

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  3. Great work on your Sontaran Simon, the Ion age are progressing well, and hope the boromites don't take too long

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    1. Thanks Dave. Nice to do something a bit different from the 15mm “Ion Age”, plus I realised I hadn’t done any “Doctor Who” stuff for a while. I have a few more Sontarans dotted about too, so I may do some more in the near future.

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  4. Like the Sontaran. Good contrasts between face and suit.

    IG have some really nice details considering they are only 15mm.

    More Boromites! (Thought you'd had your fill of them?)

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    1. Cheers Dai. I really like the “Black Tree Design” Sontarans, and agree “The Ion Age” sculpts have plenty of detail. You can never have enough Boromites - especially when you have a backlog of ‘em as large as mine!! LOL!!

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  5. Love me a bit of classic who figure painting, lovely work on the Lynx. Nice work on the ion age figures too, but more Boromites! you really are a glutton for punishment aren't you.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thanks Roger. I always like to go back to some classic "Doctor Who" when I can, and Jon Pertwee's dabble with a Sontaran was a classic in my mind. There'll be a lot more from "The Ion Age" coming over the next few weeks, and yep, I fancied a few more Boromites too :-)

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  6. A Doctor Who figure I recognise!
    I still like the Sontarans, one of the better DW bad guys and a lovely job you've made of him too.
    Loving the thought that more Boromites are in the pipeline.

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    1. Cheers Joe, very much appreciated :-) Yep, more Boromites are certainly on the cards soon...

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