Wednesday, 16 January 2019

"Give Me A Weapon. I Will Destroy Him."

"By your dawn I shall be seven hundred million miles from here."
This 35mm metal Sontaran model is produced by “Warlord Games" and can be bought from their "Doctor Who: Into The Time Vortex" range as part of their two-figure boxed set "The Time Warrior". Forced "to make an emergency landing on Earth while on reconnaissance when his ship was attacked by a squadron of Rutan fighters", Jingo Linx was created by Robert Holmes and made his BBC Television debut in the 1973 story "The Time Warrior".

The Sontaran Commander in the Fifth Sontaran Army Space Fleet was initially undercoated with two layers of "Vallejo" Black, roughly dry-brushed with Heavy Charcoal and enthusiastically washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil. I then pigmented the clone soldier's knee-pads, belt and neck armour base-coated with "Citadel" Ironbreaker as I have previously done before when painting these Classic Third/Fourth Doctor monsters.
"Doctor Who: Exterminate!" WIPs - A Tetrap, a Sontaran and a Tetrap Master
However, having checked the 'official' "Warlord Games" painting guide, and subsequently some colour photographs of actor Kevin Lindsay in his costume, it became clear that the Sontaran's knee-pads were actually black as opposed to silver, so I went back and re-painted this area in "Vallejo" Black. The remaining metallic areas were subsequently shaded with (more) "Citadel" Nuln Oil.

Linx's awkwardly held rheon carbine was 'picked out' using a combination of "Vallejo" Dead White and Pale Grey. Whilst the alien's somewhat swarthy-looking skin colour was created by shading his "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone flesh with some Strong Tone Quickshade by "The Army Painter".
"Doctor Who: Into The Time Vortex" WIPs - A Vervoid, two Cybermen and the Thirteenth Doctor
Having finished a Seventies incarnation of the "militaristic clones from the planet Sontar", I have been busy progressing another of the "Nu Who" versions, alongside a plethora of other "Doctor Who: Exterminate" figures. I've previously primed a number of the Seventh Doctor's terrifying Tetraps, but never got round to properly shading or dry-brushing them. However, as a result of getting plenty of practice in recently, 'building up' the layers of fur on some "Star Wars: Legion" Wookies by "Fantasy Flight Games", I thought I'd return to the half dozen miniatures and give them another try.

In addition, I have 'dug out' all nine of my Vervoids so as to see whether I can apply a similar dry-brushing technique to some predominantly green extra-terrestrials. Lastly, I have started base-layering, washing and detailing a few more "Warlord Games" figures for the Ninth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, including the Thirteenth Doctor and the start of a "Tomb Of The Cybermen" faction...

20 comments:

  1. Always a pleasure to see "Doctor Who" figures on your blog, Simon. I do like your Sontarans and Cybermen. I'll be interested to see how the others turn out, especially Jodie Whittaker's Doctor.

    Coincidentally, I have three sets of Warlord Games "Doctor Who" figures on my painting table right now - 3 Emojibots, 3 Movellans and 3 Time Lords. I bought them just before Christmas when Warlord Games had a special offer of buy two sets and get one free. I just couldn't resist it.

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    1. Cheers Bryan. I've managed to finish the "Nu Who" Sontaran already, so have just one more to go before having enough for a three Recruitment Card faction of them. I'll be picking away at a fair few of my "Doctor Who" minis over the next couple of weeks, so I'd hope to have Jodie Whittaker's Doctor finished by then.

      I'll be interested to see how your Emojibots turn out. All those minis you mention are still in their boxes on my shelf, but I think the bots are by far the least likely to see my painting table soon, and I haven't seen any one else paint them yet - except the "Warlord Games" official version.

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  2. Very nice classic Sontaron Simon, must admit I do like the new version colour scheme a lot more, but that's a personal preference. Lots more who goodies in the offing as well

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    1. Thanks Dave. Bizarrely, I too am not entirely convinced with the classic colour scheme on these larger "Warlord Games" sculpts. I think they are far better suited to the smaller "Black Tree Design" models - not sure why..?

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    2. probably due to large black surfaces become indistinct as a good black is an absence of colour, and then makes an area look smaller as you don't see any detail.

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    3. That could well be, Dave. I certainly think the mini looked better with the silver knee-pads breaking up the black lower down.

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  3. As lovely as all these are, and I really do mean that, the lack of Star Wars miniatures is troubling. :)

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    1. Cheers Michael. LOL!! I try and keep my "Warlord Games" "Doctor Who" models together as one single posting. But fear not as I have a huge "Star Wars" article right around the corner!!

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  4. That's good to know as I am beavering away on Star Wars myself as a direct result of you and Mr. Stone! :D

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    1. thought I could feel my ears burning ! Don't know what you mean Michael ! LOL

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    2. I refuse to be held responsible for Dave's obsession with "Star Wars", Michael!! LOL!! Especially as he stopped posting about the damn thing just as soon as my "Star Wars: Legion" minis arrived!!

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    3. "Thought I could feel my ears burning!" - Quite right, Dave!! I was very close to doing a load of "Judge Dredd" minis too after your wonderful postings after your marvellous "2000 A.D." related posts!! Where would that leave poor Michael!?! :-)

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    4. Good job I've run out of 2000 ad models then ! ROFL need to get back to my Star Wars project

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    5. You have no idea just how close I have been to buying some 2000 A.D. miniatures!!! It's as Dave knows every weakness. :D

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    6. Sound's like I better stop blogging !

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    7. Or blog about "Doctor Who", Dave. I'm fine with you doing that!! :-)

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    8. sorry mate not got a single who model ! terrible I know

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    9. Don't you dare stop Dave, trying not to give into temptation is one of my few pleasures these days. :)

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