|"My name's Sullivan. Surgeon Lieutenant Harry Sullivan, actually."|
This 28mm metal miniature of U.N.I.T.'s medical officer is manufactured by “Black Tree Design", and can be purchased as DW422 Harry Sullivan from the company’s "Doctor Who" miniatures range. Instructed to attend to the freshly regenerated Fourth Doctor by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, the "rather old-fashioned" naval officer made his first appearance in Terrance Dicks' December 1974 BBC Television story "Robot" and ended up travelling aboard the TARDIS with Sarah Jane Smith "for several subsequent adventures."
Initially primed with a double layer of "Citadel" Abaddon Black, the figure's trousers were painted in "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey, washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil and dry-brushed using some (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey. Described as being "rather old-fashioned and stereo-typically English in his attitudes", I applied some "Vallejo" Heavy Blue to Harry's coat, splashed it with "Citadel" Nuln Oil" and dry-brushed it using (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Blue.
|"Star Trek Adventures" WIPs - Two Romulan Uhlans and a Romulan Commander|
I then 'picked out' all of the garment's buttons with a combination of "Vallejo" Gold and The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. Before 'highlighting' the visible edges of his shirt and its collar, and shading them with a drop of "Citadel" Drakenhof Nightshade. Finally, Surgeon Lieutenant Sullivan's hair and sizeable side-burns were pigmented in "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and considerably darkened using "Citadel" Nuln Oil.
Sticking with science fiction, albeit stepping across to Gene Roddenberry's futuristic vision, I have managed to make some substantial progress on the first pair of Uhlans from the Romulan Strike Team boxed set by "Modiphius Entertainment". These two "Star Trek Adventures" miniatures have so impressed me that I've already assembled some more of the "lowly" members of the Romulan Guard, as well as cracked on with the faction's Commander.
|"The Walking Dead: Call To Arms" WIPs - Dexter is slowly having his straps, vest, side-bags and weapons painted|
Currently I'm actually in two minds as to how to paint the pointy-eared Starfleet Captain equivalent, as I'd really like the figure to stand out that extra bit on the tabletop, so was thinking of giving her the blonde locks of the ever-devious Sela. However, I'm also a big fan of the likes of Toreth, commander of the warbird IRW Khazara and have recently been encouraged that Denise Crosby's fair-haired character might receive her own specific model should "Modiphius Entertainment" decide to produce a second Iconic Villains boxed set...
Lastly, I have spent some time patiently applying a brush-tip to all the straps, pouches and pieces of vest poking out on my Dexter mode for "The Walking Dead: Call To Arms". Just like a couple of sprouts in a roast dinner, I've tackled this particular "Mantic Games" miniature first, as he looked like the most difficult to get through, but now I'm fairly happy with all the leather-work and clothing being blocked in, I am hoping to get the "towering, physically intimidating inmate" of Meriwether County Correctional Facility finished quite quickly.