Friday, 25 August 2017

With A Little Help From His Friends

Just a short update today with a couple of models to round out the good guys for my Doctor Who themed games of 7TV: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and River Song.


The Brigadier is the last of the Army starter cast from Crooked Dice that I had left to paint. I'd left him until last because I wasn't sure how to reproduce the correct uniform colour. In the end I decided to stop worrying about it and use washes over a khaki base until I was happy with the colour. Any complaints can be forwarded to the BBC costume department.

He's a characterful little chap, with a great military bearing - very Graham Chapman. He's even holding a swagger stick behind his back. As well a serving in U.N.I.T. this model will be useful in other military scenarios with the rest of the army chaps I did recently. 


When I first saw a painted version of the model below, I immediately thought that is was specifically designed as a 'not' River Song. However, time and a little research has proven my memory to be flawed as Alex Kingston never wore an outfit like this in her many appearances in Doctor Who. I thin it was the blonde hair that made me not realise that the Science Officer, from the Counterblast range of Bombshell Miniatures is actually much more like Ellen Ripley in Alien.

However, she also works as River, and also completes my team of companions for the Matt Smith version of Doctor Who. I now just need to track down a Roman Centurion who looks a bit like Arthur Darvill. I had intended to swap the datapad for the blue book of spoilers, but then I realised that I couldn't be bothered.

Sorry. :)


So I now have the Doctor, Amy Pond, River Song, the Brigadier and U.N.I.T.

Looks like I need to do some villains...

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    1. Thanks. It's more to do with washes than brushwork if I'm honest though. :)

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  2. Brilliant work on both minis. You got great contrast and did it naturally AND at this scale too. Nice!!!

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    1. Thanks. I'd suggest that the quality of both miniatures helped here though.

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  3. Well done Sir! Both cracking sculpts and you've done such a good job with them.

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    1. Thanks. They are lovely. I balked a little at the cost of the mini from Bombshell, but after this I regularly be checking in with them if I'm looking for a specific character.

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  4. Excellent work on both Kieron, very nice painting on the pair. Great stuff. :)

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  5. Fab job mate. I think your painting has gone up a few notches recently keep up the good work.

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