Tuesday 29 October 2019

Distractingly Sexy

I'm off to another 7TV even in Darley Dale in November. This one has been named 'Open University' and so this seemed like an excellent opportunity to break out my Mad Science cast and deliver a lecture in whupass.

However, I needed to add to my cast as this event will be at 40 ratings, and so I present the newest intern in the Faculty of Cryptobiology and Pseudoscience, Russian exchange student, Ivana Benderova.

I should really explain that the post title and the rather hideously inappropriate pun are both references to the rather foolish comments of Nobel prize winner Tim Hunt at a conference in Korea in 2915 (I think) and the subsequent Twiiter storm in response.

The model itself is a now out of production Crooked Dice miniature which was part of their not-Doctor Who range which was pulled when Warlord Games got the official licence. It's a very good likeness of Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, but as I already have Amy in her police uniform, I figured I wouldn't need a second. The long coat doubles very well as a lab coat.

As an added bonus I've tried to paint her with a nod towards Gwen Stacy as played by Emma Stone in 'The Amazing Spiderman' so that I can use her in my Marvel games (I did have a notion to paint her as Mary-Jane anyway.

She'll be joining what I'm now referring to as the 'Lost Faculty', a group of scientists engaged in projects that are so cutting edge, they are regularly drenched in blood.

The faculty is led by Proffessor von Schteppyonde, the world's leading expert in mutagenics and pink goop. He is ably assisted by: Dr Connor Kurtz, Herpetologist; Dr Alban Vladislav, Pain Management; Sylvia Smother, HR; Bob the Janitor. They are accompanied on their lecture tours by their most successful experiments, including 'Ze Vurm'.

As I needed to add a few more ratings, Baxter Stockman will be a guest lecturer in robotics and non-terrestrial technology, but will be using a different profile than his TMNT card.

You will be able to get a copy of the revision notes  for their lecture tour in a few weeks time.

Acquired: 190
Painted: 179


  1. Nice work mate. I need todo mine at some point.

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    1. Thanks, although only Ivana was done recently.

  3. She looks great! (Bit long-faced to be an Amelia Pond imo)

    Baxter Stockman after he turned to a fly - classic!

    1. Thanks. He's a Crooked Dice Failed Experiment with some Heroclix wings added.

  4. "Ivana Benderova" That was brilliant 🤣🤣🤣 Great looking model and brushwork Kieron!

    1. Cheers. I've been chuckling about that name for a few days.