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"A Streak Of Silver Crosses The Sky..."


"...Heralding the Devourer Of Worlds."

This 32mm scale plastic model of the Silver Surfer is produced by “CoolMiniOrNot” and can be found inside the "Marvel Zombies: Galactus The Devourer" expansion set. Created by artist Jack Kirby, the "humanoid alien with metallic skin who can travel through space with the aid of his surfboard-like craft" made his first comic book appearance in the March 1966 issue of "Fantastic Four" by "Marvel Comics".


The entire model was initially treated to a double coat of "Vallejo" Surface Primer Grey, before being given two layers of Mythril Blade from "Duncan Rhodes Two Thin Coats" range. The founding member of the "Titans Three" and his indestructible cosmic board was then shaded using some heavily watered-down Oblivion Black Wash and patiently dry-brushed with (more) Mythril Blade.

"CoolMiniOrNot" WIPs - This zombie Silver Surfer is awaiting various washes

I did momentarily consider 'picking out' the Silver Surfer's eyes with a little White Star. Yet in the end decided to leave the pupils well enough alone. I also pondered doing something with the sculpt's slightly swirling base, rather than simply give it a couple of licks of "Citadel" Abaddon Black. However, once again I felt anything other than a plain colour might distract the eye from the actual miniature itself.


Alongside this "powerful herald" though, I have been busy additionally pigmenting the expansion's Zombie Silver Surfer figure. This model was initially painted in precisely the same manner as Norrin Radd's uninfected incarnation. But will subsequently be 'rotted up' with various green, brown and red shades, as well as a few dollops of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and "Citadel" Flesh Tearers Red.

"Wargames Atlantic" WIPs - These N'Glonhgk Infantry have been primed, shaded and dry-brushed

Furthermore I have successfully 3D printed, assembled and primed half a dozen N’Glonhgk Infantry by "Wargames Atlantic". These frog-headed extra-terrestrials form part of the company's Death Fields range, and took a couple of evenings to produce on account of the heads, bodies, weapons and arms all being separate STL (Standard Triangle Language) files.


Luckily, being composed of "Elegoo" Water Washable Resin each alien was assembled without much difficulty using a small amount of super-glue. I aim to give the 'Frog Men' a rather straightforward colour scheme so as to get them on the tabletop quite quickly, and hope to use them as the start of a much larger "Xenos Rampant" campaign where the bipedal carnivorous amphibians attempt to invade the Earth during the Second World War in an effort to turn the planet's population into a giant source of food...

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planetmut
Jul 02, 2023

Lovely work on getting that silver looking so good, Simon! It's a dynamic mini and you've really brought it to life. And the froggies look great, can't wait to see them painted!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jul 02, 2023
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Cheers Matt. CMON have really done a great job sculpting the Silver Surfer imho. Hopefully you'll see more of the Frog men soon, as I plan to do a 3D printing post focusing on Wargames Atlantic STLs.

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undercoat2670
Jun 28, 2023

Your Silver Surfer looks great. That bright silver really captures the character and I think he looks superb. I await to see the zombie version with interest as I can't quite picture an undead Silver Surfer in my minds eye at the moment!

Those Frog aliens look awesome!!!!!!!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jun 28, 2023
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Thanks Undercoat. Simple stuff as you can imagine but a great miniature. The undead Silver Surfer is finished and will be posted on Friday. The sculpt does have an intact head though, despite the Hulk biting it off in the Marvel Zombies comic book series.


Hoping to get a lot of Atlantic Wargames' sculpts painted in the coming months, with the Frog men being the main villains-of-the-piece,

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Dai Dead
Dai Dead
Jun 26, 2023

Silver Surfer is a great representation from the images in comics I've read and his zombified version is appropriately yucky. Good stuff mate.


Frog soldiers are so cool! I wish they had them for sale in their plastics section....

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jun 26, 2023
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Cheers Dai. Silver Surfer is a great figure, imho, and hopefully you'll like the zombie version now I've just finished him - should be posted later this week.


The Frog soldiers are excellent, as appear all the STLs Wargames Atlantic are currently doing. Expect a post just looking at what they offer next week. 😉

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
Jun 26, 2023

Excellent work on the Silver Surfer Simon, was always a favourite character. Look forward to seeing what you do on the zombie version. The frogmen look cool, and great idea to have an alien race jump in on a warzone, lots of pickings for their food source.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jun 26, 2023
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Thanks Dave. Duncan Rhodes' paints made painting the Silver Surfer/s super simple, tbh. I thought I needed to come up with something to accommodate all the marvellous STLs Wargames Atlantic are currently sending my way, LOL!!

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