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"Instruct All Regenerated Cybermen To Evacuate The Ship."


"You will return to Cybercontrol and inform main fleet of our intention."

These four 28mm scale Cybermen were sculpted by "Big Mr Tong" and can be downloaded for free as part of a ten-figure set of STL (Standard Triangle Language) files from his "Patreon" subscription service. Based upon Eric Saward's incarnation of the Mondasians as first seen in his March 1982 "Doctor Who" story "Earthshock", the miniatures were produced using "Elegoo" Water Washable Resin on a Mars 3 Pro 3D Printer.


Having been washed, cured and then removed from their supports (applied through "Chitubox" Basic following each figure being rotated at a thirty degree angle), the silver giants were undercoated in "Citadel" Abaddon Black and given a double-helping of "Vallejo" Gunmetal. The models were then washed using "Citadel" Nuln Oil, dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Gunmetal, and treated to a combination of "Scalecolor" Speed Metal and "Citadel" Flesh Tearers Red on their hand-weapons’ power cylinders.

"Big Mr Tong" WIPs - Four of ten Sardaukar which have been primed and dry-brushed

Somewhat disappointingly, these miniatures are only half the number of "Big Mr Tong" sculpts I had intended to enter into the Thirteenth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge for its opening week, Luckily, I have provided myself with some leeway in my overall schedule of submissions so as to achieve my target of 500 points (approximately one hundred 28mm figures). But it certainly hasn't been the flying start I was hoping for.


As a result I aim to knuckle down over the next few days and pigment ten of the prolific Patreon-based sculptor's Sardaukar models (from David Lynch's 1984 American science-fiction film "Dune"), replicating the simple palette I devised on a test model late last month. This should help me get somewhat back on track, and provide me with a little 'wriggle room' when it comes to old/new model ranges or rule-sets unexpectedly distracting from my main focus.

"Warlord Games" WIPs - Three Yeti which now need their eyes and claws 'picking out'

One such 'interruption' has definitely been "Warlord Games" announcement that their soon to be deleted "Doctor Who" range was having a "Last Chance Clearance" sale, with all their metal sets suddenly being sold at half-price. I had actually convinced myself that I had bought all the miniatures I wanted from their "End Of Time" offer - having repeatedly pillaged the Nottingham-based company's Mythic Americas collection in order to qualify for the free figures I wanted.


However, this latest deal prompted me to 'pick up' several more Mire, Movellans, Headless Monks, Ogrons, Tetraps and even a Pyrovile to help bolster my forces, and additionally grant me access to a second set of free Yeti. These 48mm tall robots were an absolute joy to paint in the past, and this time round will be pigmented predominantly using colours taken from the "Duncan Rhodes Two Thin Coats" range so as to bring a little contrast to my formidably-sized furry sixsome.

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planetmut
Jan 02, 2023

A really good job on the classic early-80s, and to my mind, the coolest looking Cybermen! And you've got some Movellans? Are they the ones with the weird dreadlocks?


The Yetis look excellent, although they've never been in my top anything Dr Who villains. I think it's because they looked like walking carpets LOL!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 02, 2023
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Cheers Matt. The Movellans are indeed the dreadlock-wearing robots first seen in "Destiny of the Daleks". They're a bit bigger than BMT's cybermen, on account of Warlord Games' range being closer to 32mm than 28mm scale. But I have a few to paint up now they're OOP.


The Yeti are one of my fave Dr Who monsters, especially these "Web of Fear" variants. I would have liked to bought more, But at £75 to qualify for just three, I've settled for just half a dozen.

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undercoat2670
Jan 01, 2023

Nice looking cybermen. Great sculpts, really top notch. The metal looks good, but I definitely prefer the Duncan Rhodes paint too showed off on that Destroyer model. Glad to see your love of Dr Who kicking in, but not sure your wallet was so happy!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 01, 2023
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Thanks Undercoat. I've stuck with the "Vallejo" Gunmetal on these Cybermen because that was the paint I used on the others, and obviously want them to tie-in. "Warlord Games" have now stopped selling "Doctor Who", so no more sales from me - indeed, I've enough of their stock now to last me a lifetime - so not sure I'll be getting anything from them for quite a while - or at least until I see the Rogue Trooper figures I have heard rumoured. LOL!!!

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wsd50
Dec 31, 2022

The Cybermen look great mate, Earthshock was one of my fave' stories, and these look suitably menacing. Nice progress to on your other min's, and naughty Warlord tempting you like that! 🤣🤣


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 31, 2022
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Cheers Roger. Simple stuff as you can imagine. I might print/paint some more to use as the Cyber-Leader's personal guard though, as I've seen someone else paint them in two-tone using Silver and a slight blue-grey, which I thought looked excellent - and strongly reminded me of the Silver Nemesis Cybermen - who are my personally faves.


At least this time I was able to fill my Warlord Games basket with Dr Who goodies - which I should eventually paint. In the past I've been buying their Mythic Americas stuff which has been a bit hit and miss, tbh - and obviously leads into yet another future project. LOL!!!

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wargamesterrainworkshop
Dec 29, 2022

Great work on the Cybermen Simon, and nice progress on the other bits.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 30, 2022
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Thanks Dave. Plugging away on the Big Mr Tong figures for the next few days so I can play catch-up with my AHPC plan.

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