Wednesday, 4 December 2019

"Trapped. Help Me. Trapped."

"Increase power. Emergency. Increase power."
This 28mm scale model of a Dalek is produced by “Warlord Games”, and can be assembled from one of the plastic sprues found within the Davros & The New Dalek Empire boxed set for their "Doctor Who: Exterminate!" tabletop miniatures game. Conceived by Terry Nation and designed by Raymond Cusick in 1963, these particular sculpts are based upon Henry van Statten's so-called "Metaltron" shell, which first appeared in the April 2005 BBC Television series story "Dalek".

Unfortunately for this particular figure however, I wanted to use the "easy-fit plastic" piece to represent a Kaled mutant which had died desperately trying to escape its Mark III travel machine following the casing's partial destruction. As a result, I cut off the Dalek's dome so as to re-position it and snipped away the deadly extra-terrestrial's sucker cup, before super-gluing it to one of the 40mm thin-lipped circular bases I use for objective markers.
"Doctor Who: Exterminate!" WIPs - These three Ogrons have had their trousers layered and shaded.
I also took the opportunity to model parts of the decimated Kaled itself, leaking out of some of the holes in its outer shell. These gory entrails were made of grey-stuff and simply rolled into sausages. I then stuck them into position and added some lumpy bumps courtesy of a modelling knife. Once I was reasonably happy with the entire ensemble, it was primed in "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna.

As the destroyed Dalek needed to tie-in with my other Time War mechanical casings, I next gave the model a double coat of Brass, washed it with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade, and applied a rough dry-brush of more "Vallejo" Brass all over it. Later I 'picked out' the extra-terrestrial's eye stalk and blast gun with some "Citadel" Ironbreaker and Nuln Oil, and painted the alien's one remaining light bulb safety valve with a combination of "Vallejo" White and Pale Grey.
Dalek WIPs - An Interrogator Prime, a Scientist and a 'converted' Time War drone
Finally, I used some "Citadel" Abaddon Black to coat the pepper pot's fender and laid down a coat of "Vallejo" Heavy Grey over the gooey corpse of its occupant. This bubbly mess was subsequently washed with "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green...

Enthused with finishing this long-forgotten mini-project, I have now started work pigmenting three Ogrons I discovered gathering dust alongside my decimated Dalek, and have already completed their trousers. In addition, I have based up six more of the Mark III travel machines to add even more support to my Skaro-based forces for "Doctor Who: Exterminate!"; albeit their colour schemes will follow those of an Interrogator Prime, Scientist and Axis Strike Squad, as depicted in the audio shows by "Big Finish".

16 comments:

  1. Do love me some Daleks and I really like your escaping Kaled idea. Great stuff!

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    1. Thanks very much indeed, Dai. This piece has definitely got me back in the mood for more "Doctor Who" stuff.

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  2. Nice work on the tentacled gribbly coming out of the dalek! Looks very good indeed. Nice to see some more Dr Who after a bit of a break. I dread to think what else you have lurking in your partially painted pile!!

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    1. Cheers Undercoat. "Warlord Games" non-existent release schedule for "Doctor Who: Exterminate!" this year has been a real disappointment. But I might now finally be over it. The Partially-Painted Pledge has a lot of lurkers coming, I assure you ;-)

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  3. You can never go wrong with Daleks, Simon. What a refreshing change from you. I'm chuffed that you're getting back to Doctor Who.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. I am indeed once again looking at getting some more "Doctor Who" minis on the tabletop, and perhaps this time I'll actually manage to paint a few more from "Warlord Games" rather than this year's usual "Black Tree Design" figs.

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  4. Great conversion on the Dalek Simon, good to see the Ogrons and some specialised Daleks getting the dust off as well

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    1. Cheers Dave. Obviously my conversion isn't up to your green-stuff sculpting skills, but it'll do - and will hopefully lead to more Dalek-related shenanigans in the New Year.

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  5. Very good, you could try one of these next time https://i.pinimg.com/originals/89/75/67/897567b5c3c0bfe4a37b7b08d62cbc95.jpg

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    1. Thanks Phil. I certainly will do those paint schemes once "Warlord Games" produce the Cinematic Dalek sculpts. I know "Black Tree Design" did them :-)

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  6. Really love that conversion Simon, smashing work.

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    1. Cheers Michael. The converted Dalek drone is going to be my prize submission for the AHPC and its X Marks The Spot winners.

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  7. nice objective marker, I love the escapee!

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    1. Thanks Andy. Simply stuff but I thought it would look cool :-)

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  8. Everyone's favourite - Daleks ! I guess I shouldn;tbesurprised at thenumber of variants given how long they've been around - I remmebr themsolely in black and white !

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    1. Cheers Joe. I've a got a few new paint schemes coming for the Time War Daleks, and hopefully next year, "Warlord Games" will release some of the older shell variants - harking back to those black & white days ;-)

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