Wednesday, 27 February 2019

“The Daleks Are Always Armed.”

"Then I shall follow the Primary Order, the Dalek instinct to destroy, to conquer."
These three "easy-build plastic" Dalek models are produced by “Warlord Games” and can be assembled from the plastic sprues found within either the "Doctor Who: Exterminate!" "fast-paced tabletop miniatures game" or the “Davros And The New Dalek Empire” Expansion Set. Created by Terry Nation (and Raymond Cusick) in 1963, this particular variant of the Kaled's Mark III travel machine is based upon their Time War shell and first appeared in the April 2005 BBC Television series story "Dalek".

Due to the Kaled mutants not coming with any bases, the trio were first super-glued onto 40mm lipped circular stands, and only then primed with "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna before being treated to a double coat of Brass. Each human-sized pepper pot was subsequently washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade, and given a hearty dry-brush of (more) "Vallejo" Brass.
Ogrons WIPs - The "ape-like hominids" have been based and primed
With the 'basic phase' completed, I ‘picked out’ the Daleks' eye stalks, control arms and multi-range variable power destructors using a combination of "Citadel" Ironbreaker and Nuln Oil. Whilst, pigmenting their audio scanners with "Vallejo" White and Pale Grey. All of the Metaltrons' fenders were painted with "Citadel" Abaddon Black.

However, as I wanted two of the drones to actually represent members of the "secret order" of Daleks known as The Cult of Skaro, I also applied a combination of "Citadel" Ironbreaker and Nuln Oil to two of the models' fenders. Admittedly, this isn't the most canon-conscious or obvious of colour contrasts with which to mark the unorthodox pair stand out on the tabletop, but it was rather simple.
Cybermen WIPs - These Classic Patrick Troughton foes have been primed, shaded and dry-brushed
In addition to bolstering my now quite-considerably sized "Doctor Who: Into The Time Vortex" Dalek faction, I have started work expanding their Empire's allies in the form of some more Ogrons. Employed by the Daleks, these "ape-like hominids" have been based and primed, so should soon be ready to act as a Police Force for my current Dalek Invasion Of Earth 2164 A.D. campaign

Lastly, I am making further 'inroads' into the six metal Cybermen models which can be found inside the Nottingham-based manufacturer's "The Tomb Of The Cybermen" Expansion Set; albeit the box itself only contains five models. These silver giants have all now been dry-brushed with "Citadel" Ironbreaker, and simply need their piping to be 'picked out'...

22 comments:

  1. Looking good dude. I quite like that style of cybermen as well.

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    1. Thanks Simon. Not a fan of all the pipes on the old Cybermen myself ;-)

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  2. Splendid Dalek. Terry Nation would approve!

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    1. Thanks Clint. I'm looking forward to painting some of Terry Nations's classic Daleks when they're finally released.

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  3. Always great to see a Dr. Who post Simon, the collection must be quite sizeable by now?

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    1. Cheers Michael. I do indeed own quite a few painted "Warlord Games" Doctor Who minis :-)

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  4. The Daleks look great Simon, nice progress on the cybermen, will be nice to see some finished ogrons

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    1. Thanks Dave. Hopefully the Cybermen will be finished soon, as will the Ogrons.

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  5. Who doesn't like Daleks, lovely work Simon!

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  6. I'm not a big dr. Who fan, but the Daleks are so iconic it's hard not to like them.
    Great job on all of them.

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    1. Thanks Wouter. I've got in mind some less well-known Daleks next ;-)

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  7. Always a pleasure to see more Doctor Who figures, especially more Daleks.

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    1. Cheers Bryan. Very much looking forward to seeing your own painted "Doctor Who" stuff in March.

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  8. Nice to see some more Dr Who. Your Dalek looks nice, you have that paint job down to a fine art. The other WIPs look great too. Very nice.

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    1. Thanks Undercoat. I do like these 'Golden' daleks :-)

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  9. Your Daleks came out great. Makes me want to touch up my old Citadel ones from the 80's/90's

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    1. Cheers Jason. I'd love to see some of your old "Citadel" Daleks, so please let me know a link if you post up some pics.

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  10. Always good to see more Daleks and Cybermen (though the latter don't look like typical cybermen to me )

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    1. Thanks Joe. The Cybermen are from the 1967 TV Story "The Tomb Of The Cybermen".

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