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"My Yeti Can Destroy You So Easily."

Updated: Jan 25, 2023


"Now listen, everyone. When the Yeti come for you, don't struggle."

These three 48mm tall metal Yeti were produced by “Warlord Games” as part of the Nottingham-based company's "special limited-time offer" Doctor Who: Web Of Fear set. Somewhat controversially given away for free with any orders of £75 or more, the blister also contained figures of Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart and Professor Travers, and was based upon Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln's February 1968 televised story "The Web Of Fear".


Having previously pigment a trio of the Great Intelligence's hairy automatons using a mixture of "Vallejo" and "Citadel" paints, I decided to make these particular miniatures stand out somewhat by solely using colours taken from "Duncan Rhodes Two Thin Coats" range. Resultantly, the "cuddly but ferocious" models were primed using two layers of Scorched Earth, drenched in Battle Mud Wash, and dry-brushed with (more) Scorched Earth.

"Big Mr Tong" WIPs - Four Sardaukar awaiting a final heavy dry-brush and shade

Furthermore, I gave each of the "servitors" a light dusting of Dust Bowl, and then dabbed each furry monster's eyes with a little White Star. These areas were subsequently carefully coated with Skulker Yellow, shaded with plenty of Flesh Wash and ultimately brightened with an extra dab of Skulker Yellow. I also used a combination of White Star and Battle Mud Wash on the deadly machines' numerous sharp claws.


Alongside these latest submissions to the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge (AHPC) I have managed to get most of the details 'picked out' on the last four Sardaukar troopers by "Big Mr Tong" I plan to enter into the event. This quartet of science fiction soldiers have had their belts, face visors and hand-weapons all base-layered and now simply need to have their protective suits dry-brushed in "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal before being drowned in "Citadel" Nuln Oil.

"Papsikels Miniatures" WIPs - Two primed Proto Keeler G and a Xeno Brood Sentry

Lastly, I've set about 3D printing and priming three more "Alien" related 32mm scale figures by "Papsikels Miniatures". The first are two copies of Proto Keeler G, whose STL (Standard Triangle Language) file I was given for free as part of their PAPSIPACK Welcome Models subscription set on "Patreon". I actually created a pair of this "Alien: Covenant" inspired xenomorph due to one of its hind legs miscasting on both occasions. There's clearly a slight problem with the this area's supports failing, so I've strengthend the offending limbs with a couple of skulls by "Encounter Terrain".


The last model is the mighty Xeno Brood Sentry, which just about sits snugly upon a "Citadel" plastic 60mm circular base. This STL can also be found inside the PAPSIPACK Welcome Models subscription set on "Patreon" and has already been heavily dry-brushed with Scorched Earth by "Duncan Rhodes Two Thin Coats" in order to tie it in with my previously painted Cheetah Aliens.

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planetmut
Feb 12, 2023

I really like the Yeti, especially their orangey-yellow eyes. What's the U-shaped indent in their chests for?


Those Alien prints are awesome, can't wait to see them painted!

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Blaxkleric
Feb 12, 2023
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Cheers Matt. The U-Shape is where the Yeti's chest opens up to allow its control sphere to sit inside the robot.


"Papsikels Miniatures" do some cracking sculpts don't they..? LOL!!! The Xeno Brood Sentry is now finished and the two Proto Keelers aren't far behind either - so all should be posted up soon.

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undercoat2670
Jan 26, 2023

Great work on those yeti. The sculpts are great and those two thin coats paints have really brought them to life. Fantastic stuff, good job.

Those alien minis are excellent, even if some of them seem inspired by the creatures in Alien Covenant! Let's just move on and not dwell on that film! Great looking sculpt though.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 26, 2023
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Thanks Undercoat. The Yeti are excellent, and having perused "Thingiverse" I'm hoping to now be able to print off some of the original version 1 robots from "The Abominable Snowmen" if I can resize them to match these miniatures' height.


Yes. Not a fan of "Alien: Covenant" myself, though I thought it started out extremely well and liked the edge-of-seat ending too. I think tying itself too tightly to "Prometheus" was its biggest mistake. Should have just been an explorer vs alien story without the android creating alien nonsense. LOL!!!

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wsd50
Jan 25, 2023

Lovely work on the Yeti you seem to be getting good results with your "two thin coats" paints, those Alien prints are pretty impressive too.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 25, 2023
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Cheers Roger. Those Yeti are quite possibly my favourite ever metal miniatures. I absolutely love them, and am super-sad they're no longer available - or rather I'm unwilling to pay a whopping £499 for a set on Ebay 😒


Lots more "Papsikels Miniatures" to be painted and posted, as I'm trying to clear the horrific grey resin backlog my initial enthusiasm for 3D printing has caused. LOL!!!

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wargamesterrainworkshop
Jan 25, 2023

The Yeti look excellent Simon, and the Sardaukar are very close to being finished. More interesting alien prints on the way as well

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 25, 2023
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Thanks Dave. Such a shame there won't be more Yeti being made available by "Warlord Games". Pleased to have the final Sardaukar close to being done, and the Xenomorphs should be fun to complete now the base coats are on them. These should all be ready for next week's AHPC fingers crossed.

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