|"No. He might yet prove useful. Well Doctor? Shall we go?"|
This 38mm tall metal miniature of an amphibious cousin to the Silurians is manufactured by “Warlord Games” and can be bought as part of their “Sea Devils” three-model boxed from the "Into The Time Vortex" range. Sculpted to replicate the "prehistoric race which went into hibernation millions of years ago" during Malcolm Hulke's 1972 televised six-parter "The Sea Devils", these classic Third Doctor-era creatures were ultimately clothed in netting by Maggie Fletcher after director Michael Briant felt their original costume design made them look as if they were naked.
Despite the Sea Devils themselves actually being dressed in blue on the broadcast programme, I wanted this particular figure to stand out as the faction’s Overlord, so initially undercoated him "Vallejo" Heavy Green, before heavily washing the miniature’s raiment with “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade, and dry-brushing it with some additional "Vallejo" Heavy Green. The leader’s feet were subsequently painted Heavy Sienna and his legs Heavy Green. Both these areas were then dry-brushed with Heavy Sienna and washed with (more) Strong Tone Quickshade by “The Army Painter”.
|Grey Knight WIPs - The space marines have all been primed with "Citadel" Ironbreaker|
The Overlord’s weapon belt was 'picked out' using a combination of "Vallejo" White and Pale Grey, and his metallic energy hand-weapon was pigmented using "Citadel" Ironbreaker and a shade of Nuln Oil. The English Channel colonist’s hands and head were originally treated to a layer of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna, then 'slimed' with Heavy Green. Later, as with the reptilian life-form’s legs, these areas were dry-brushed with Heavy Sienna and washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade.
Moving over to another Nottingham-based producer of miniatures, I have continued to make some progress on a small(ish) “Games Workshop” based project to finally paint-up a squad of five Grey Knights for “Warhammer 40K”. I must confess to having been significantly sidelined by my sudden enthusiasm for wargaming “in grim darkness of the far future” and now intend to devote some considerable hobby time to pigmenting a sizeable force of daemon-hunters and Inquisitors to help fend off the diabolically chaotic machinations of both Khorne and Nurgle.
|Bloodletter WIPs - The ten Slaughter-kin have all been primed with "Vallejo" Heavy Red|
Resultantly, and in order to ‘kill two birds with one stone’, I have duly assembled and primed (yet) another ten Bloodletters to aid the ambitions of the Blood God. These reinforcements will allow me to field two sizeable Slaughter-kin units for “Warhammer 40K”, as well as utilise a core of thirty of the Blood God’s Chosen as the basis of my ongoing Blades of Khorne “Age Of Sigmar” warhost.
Perhaps somewhat masochistically though, I had even gone so far as to order a “Start Collecting! Daemons Of Khorne” boxed set to provide me with even more Bloodletters in the near future. Not only will these extra models give me the option of commanding two self-sufficient twenty-strong daemonic hordes for both rule-sets, including Icon Bearer and Musician options, but also provide me with the opportunity to have some mounted Bloodcrushers charge into my foes atop their Juggernaut mounts…