Well here we go again Mo’vember week two and this week things have taken a decidedly dark turn as the forces of evil have gathered over “Rantings towers”, OK that might be a little melodramatic but I have got four miniatures from the less lawful side of the tracks to share with you this week, and all of them were purchased on my recent foray to Fiasco the other weekend.
First off I have my Mo’vember submission and “Very British Civil War” addition “Finious Grimsdyke”, a thoroughly rotten scoundrel very much in the mould of the great “Terry Thomas” who wants nothing more than to get his hands on the local lords country seat (if that means having to get his hands on his daughters “seat” to achieve it all the better!), and he is quite prepared to use the currant civil unrest to his advantage. Anyhow the figure for Mr Grimsdyke came from “Black Pyramid Games” and was perfect for what I wanted apart from the fact he didn’t have the classic villainous moustache I was after, but a little “greenstuff” soon put this to right. As for painting once black undercoated as usual I only needed to add his maroon/pink burgundy waistcoat, grey trousers, cream shirt and flesh tones, and he was just about done. I did paint some very dark blue highlights on his jacket and hat (a tip I picked up from Blax the Kleric) but I don’t think you can see them in the pictures.
Also while at Fiasco I was pleasantly surprised to see some of “Crossover Miniatures” excellent superhero figures for sale so I picked up a few villains to add to my collection (Whickers, Dr E-Vil and Dr Maniac though I’ll be using my own names from now on).
Each of these figures comes with a choice of three heads, so Vixen could have been completed as either a “Bunny girl” a “Catwoman” or my choice a fox themed villainess. Working up from the black base, I painted her completely with chestnut, and then highlighted this with a mix of chestnut/ orange then with black I added the straps on her backpack (the backpack/ jetpack? itself was dry-brushed with chain mail) and her feet and hands, these were blended into her arms and legs, the panel on her chest and the tip of her tail were painted coffee highlighted with cream. Then it was simply a case of adding her lower face in flesh and her eyes and she was complete.
Doctor Damocles is my take on a “Dr Doom” type villain and so I picked the appropriate head, then again working up from a black base he was heavily dry-brushed in chain mail, after this I picked out the details on his armour in layers of copper, dark gold and shining gold. His cape was then painted in German field blue highlighted with deep turquoise, then his belt was highlighted with dark grey and the bombs on his belt were painted red, and he too was finished.
Finally Professor Maniacus, after choosing the high domed “egg head” he too was worked up from a black base coat. Firstly his long coat was painted coffee then highlighted with cream and this in turn was highlighted again with white. His black boots and belt were highlighted with dark grey and then it was just a case of applying his flesh and gold buttons. After this all the above were given my customary coatings of “Quickshade” and matt varnish and there you go a quartet of fiendish foes to strike fear into hearts of heroes on their respective battlefields.
Don’t forget to check out the other Mo’vember protagonists “Blax the Kleric” and “Jon Lundberg” on their respective blog’s below…..
Till next week… Cheers Roger.