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"I Shall Take The Patrol And Destroy Them."

Updated: Oct 20, 2022


"Halt! Halt, or you will be destroyed."

These four 40mm resin Cybermen were sculpted by Nikola Stankovic and 3D printed by "Encounter Terrain". The miniatures are apparently based upon Eric Saward's incarnation of the Mondasians as depicted in his March 1982 "Doctor Who" story "Earthshock", and even carries the correct Cyber weapon.


The models were all originally primed with a combination of "Citadel" Abaddon Black and "Vallejo" Surface Primer Black. They were then treated to a couple of coats of "Vallejo" Gunmetal. before being heavily drenched in "Citadel" Nuln Oil. To finish the figures off, I applied a combination of "Scalecolor" Speed Metal and "Citadel" Flesh Tearers Red to the power cylinder of each Cyberman's hand-weapon.

"Battlefront Miniatures" WIPs - Three German Riflemen having their details 'picked out'

Moving on from science fiction to historical wargaming I am hoping to play some more "Flames Of War" next month using my 50-point German Beach Defence Company. As a result I have been beavering away on the additional plastic 15mm “Battlefront Miniatures” I need to field a second (maximum-strength) German Panzergrenadier Platoon, with the aspiration that I'll soon move on to a Panzer IV Tank Platoon and accompanying 7.5cm Tank-Hunter Platoon.

"Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places."

In addition, I was fortunate enough this past weekend to attend a session of Eldritch Horror by "Fantasy Flight Games" at the Nuneaton Games Club. This was a terrific six-hour tussle by eight noble investigators against the Great Old One Cthulhu, which definitely had its twists and turns for my own character, the elderly Parapsychologist - Agatha Crane. To be honest, I wasn't initially all that impressed with Wilbur's headstrong wife and her disconcertingly low strength to begin with.


However, the character's ability to pass Clue Encounters quickly elevated her to becoming a crucial part of humanity's collaboration to defeat the cosmic entity threatening all Mankind. Indeed, Agatha became an instant success when she surprisingly retrieved the much-needed Sword of Y'ha-Talla from Tokyo during the game's opening turn - the only weapon capable of hurting the truly terrifying Queen of the Deep Ones, who was already threatening to annihilate our band of worthy heroes in the name of Cthulhu.

"For them are the catacombs of Ptolemais, and the carven mausolea of the nightmare countries."

Sadly, Agatha eventually succumbed to hypothermia during the coming of another Ice Age, and was replaced late in the game by the ex-convict Skids" O'Toole. This 'heavy hitter' certainly looked formidable enough as he came armed with a hand-axe, but the bank robber lost his weapon almost straight away and went completely barking mad once Cthulhu successfully physically manifested himself on the planet...

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undercoat2670
Oct 18, 2022

Great work on the cyberman. You are the master of metallics! Good to see more FoW Germans. They are amazing little minis and your painting is top notch. Can't wait to see the stand done. Your game sounds fun. I like the way you get another character when you die and the going mad mechanic sounds interesting too.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 18, 2022
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Thanks Undercoat. I do like the Cybermen and these sculpts were a lot of fun to paint. Hopefully I'll have at least one more base of FoW German infantry finished soon and get on to the Anti-Tank Guns.


Eldritch Horror is an excellent game imho, but my goodness it is difficult. Still, the six hours flew by whilst we were playing it.

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planetmut
Oct 18, 2022

Those Cybermen are awesome! Great sculpts, I love the cartoonish look, and your painting's really got that early 80's look. You just need a Raston Warrior Robot now LOL!


Great painting on the Germans, and the Cthulhu game looks like a ton of fun. Sad to see both your characters go out in nasty ways :-)

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 18, 2022
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Cheers Matt. A Raston Warrior Robot would be awesome. Nikola is currently expanding his Horror line-up but assures me he'll return to Dr Who at some point. That's fine by me as I've loads of his STLs still to have printed. LOL!!!


Hopefully I can get a base of the Germans finished next week and I definitely enjoyed Eldritch Horror. I get the impression the game expects your initial character to die, tbh, as it has some cool game mechanics to handle death/insanity for your subsequent characters.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
Oct 17, 2022

More great Cybermen Simon, they do look very formidable. Nice progress on your Germans, it's been a while since we've seen anything of these. Sounds like you had fun at the game, and that's what it's all about at the end of the day.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 17, 2022
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Thanks Dave. I'm super=pleased with the Cybermen and do think they look good on the tabletop. I've had the FoW on the table for a while now looking at me, so have set aside an evening of hobby-time per week to help get them done. I've never played Eldritch Horror before, as I own its predecessor Arkham Horror. But it was a great game and always fun to play in so large a game.

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