Wednesday, 26 April 2017

"I Had A Change Of Mind!"

"I would call security - but they might leave you alive."
This 28mm scale "pewter" model of Doctor Sim as played by Aleksandar Jovanovic, is produced by “Warlord Games” and, along with  a figure of The Ghost, forms part of "The Return Of Doctor Mysterio" boxed set. "Clever and cryptic", the chief scientific operative at Harmony Shoal was first seen in the December 2016 BBC television "Doctor Who" Christmas Special and has an "alien organism" for a brain...

Initially primed with a double layer of "Citadel" Chaos Black and dry-brushed with "Vallejo" Heavy Charocal in order to bring out the sculpt's details, the "scary little German fella" subsequently had his trousers painted using a combination of Dark Grey and "Citadel" Nuln Oil. I then 'picked out' his shirt with "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey and his pistol with "Citadel" Ironbreaker, before treating these areas to a wash of (more) Nuln Oil.
Cyberman WIPs - The emotionless creature has been primed, washed and dry-brushed
The extra-terrestrial's skin was painted using "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone and "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade. His facial scar, indicating where his head had once been sliced apart in order to facilitate the removal of the man's human brain, was achieved by simply 'drawing' a line of "Vallejo" Heavy Red across his face, washing it with "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson, and then tidying it up with more "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone.

Disappointingly, especially considering that this model was on sale well before "Warlord Games" released "Exterminate!" at "Salute", there is currently no way to actually use Doctor Sim in the Nottingham-based company's "Doctor Who" rule-set. As a result I plan to have the "important individual" lead an 'invasion force' of Zygons against the Tenth Doctor in a game of "Mutants And Death Ray Guns" by "Ganesha Games", and then 'downgrade' him to a trouble-shooter for any passing renegade Timelord...
Boromite Overseer WIPs - The Commander has now had half of his reflex armour painted and washed
With my eyes still firmly fixed upon painting up the myriad of miniatures I acquired at this year's "Salute", I have made some strong headway with the nine plastic Cybermen and two Cybermat Swarms I require for the introductory scenario of "Doctor Who: Exterminate!" Admittedly these slightly softly-detailed figures have proved rather straightforward to paint, but I still have some more left over on their remaining sprue, and have yet to even assemble the first of my Daleks.

In addition I am also persevering with my 500-point Boromite Scouting Force for "Beyond The Gates Of Antares". This Overseer will be my army's leader for the foreseeable future, so I very much want to ensure that all his overly-detailed reflex armour and formidable-looking Tractor Maul are given the same attention with a paintbrush as they'll warrant on the tabletop.

30 comments:

  1. I really like your Doctor Sim, he looks great in the colours you've chosen to paint him in... most effective indeed. I am sorry he can`t be use in the game you want to use him in, I know how much you love your Doctor Who: and like you say, you do at least have a fall back game M&DRG`s you can use instead.. and no matter what, Sim still looks super. Nice mini, and nicely painted. If I had this mini I think he`d be a 007 type for my games, he jumps right out at me and says: "hello there, I belong to 7TV" lol.

    The Cybermen look awesome and what are Cybermat Swarms? I`m at a loss here (and showing my lack of Doctor Who knowledge at the same time).

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    1. Many thanks Steve. Doctor Sim was as straightforward a paintjob as you could want though tbh, albeit his shirt was a bit tricky to get right at the back. I agree he does look very "7TV" :-)

      The first batch of Cybermen should be ready for posting next week and should hopefully feature in a "Mutants And Death Ray Guns" BatRep some time afterwards. Have a look for "Tomb Of The Cybermen" if you want to know about cybermats. Although these latest versions are from the "Nu-Who" episode "Closing Time".

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    2. just went and had a look at the earlier post you mentioned.. oh I absolutely LOVE those Cybermats.

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    3. Thanks Steve, definitely one of the highlights for me of that particular "Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge" was getting all those Cybermen, Cybermats and Cyber King finished. Link is below if anyone else wants to have a look: http://fantorical.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/you-belong-to-us-you-shall-be-like-us.html

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  2. Great job on Dr Sim Simon, the cybermen are looking great, are you adding blue to the eyes and chest plate ? The Boromite is progressing nicely

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    1. Cheers Dave. I was expecting to have to paint their chest pieces blue, but these latest versions (from the Cyber War) have some sort of metallic cover over them, and as a result they're just plain silver like the rest. I might though pick out the Cyber-Leader's one to make him stand out from the rest.

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  3. Excellent work on all of them, Simon.

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    1. Cheers Bryan. Simple stuff tbh, except for the Boromite Overseer.

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  4. Cracking work Simon and seeing those Cybermen isn't helping my resolve.

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    1. Thanks Michael. The Cybermen are turning out rather nicely i must admit ;-)

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  5. I'm really looking forward to picking up the Daleks and Cybermen to add to my pile of unpainted Doctor Who figs!

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    1. LOL. That must be some pile you've got by now too, Gordon :-)

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    2. Yeah...especially for someone who doesn't even paint his own figs!!

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    3. I get the distinct impression you play a lot more games than me though ;-)

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  6. Those Cybermen have turned out really nice Simon, though every time I see the new versions I think of them walking and want to shout "It's the wrong trousers Grommit!!".

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thanks Roger. They are rather nice minis to be honest, and I certainly think they'll look good on the tabletop once I have them finished and based.

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  7. Dr Sim? Looks more like James Bond to me and could be very useful in all manner of modern genres.
    The Cybermen were one of my favourite Who villains, they always looked so menacing.
    Boromite overseer eh? Yup, getting to like these gus more and more.

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    1. Cheers Joe. Doctor Sim is indeed a bizarrely posed sculpt for "Doctor Who", but then again I'm not sure how else they could have done him - except perhaps holding one of the alien brains?

      Glad you like the Cybermen WIPs, as once the "Missy & The Cybermen" Expansion Set comes out, I'll be adding more of the silver giants to my forces.

      The Boromite Overseer is proving every bit the pain to paint as I anticipated, but once finished, I think I'll have the difficult Boromites behind me.

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  8. Very nice work on Doctor Sim. :)

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    1. Thanks Leon. Glad you like him :-)

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  9. Dr Sims came out really well. I like the scar on his face.

    That Overseer doesn't look all that much like a "leader sculpt" to me. Very understated sculpt.

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    1. Cheers Dai. I'm rather pleased with Doctor Sim tbh. As for the Overseer, he is in a bit of an odd pose, though once finished I'll do piccies of him from a bit of a distance, so you can better see the sculpt.

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  10. Those cybermen look triff Simon, easy painting jobs but effective

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    1. Thanks Andy. I've finished the first five now, so they should be posted up next week.

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  11. Now that he's finished, I do quite like Dr Sim. There's a drfinite Bond villain vibe about him. And those Cybermen are growing on me. I think that's the trouble with visiting your blog, Simon. I see figures that I'd already dismissed, then you paint them up so nicely I find myself wavering...

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    1. Cheers Jez. Dr Sim is certainly an odd mini imho, and seemingly far more suited to "James Bond" than "Doctor Who". I'll have the Cyber-Leader and his first cohort posted up next week, so hopefully you'll be able to better see what you think. They're alright imho, and a heck of a lot better designed than the Dalek plastics - which are awful imho.

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