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"No One Escapes. The Robomen See To That."

Updated: Jan 25

"Some people were captured and were turned into Robomen, the slaves of the Daleks."

These four 28mm metal Robomen Guards are manufactured by "Black Tree Design" and can be purchased as Code DW129 Roboman Guard from their "Doctor Who" miniatures range. "Humans converted by the Daleks into wholly obedient slaves", these mindless minions first appeared in Terry Nation's November 1964 BBC Television story "The Dalek Invasion of Earth".


The quartet were initially primed using a mixture of "Vallejo" Surface Primer Black and "Warlord Games" Pitch Black, before being heavily dry-brushed with “Vallejo” Heavy Charcoal and soaked in "Citadel" Nuln Oil. I then worked on their trousers, using a base layer of either "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna, Heavy Brown or Sombre Grey. The pants were subsequently shaded using some "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade or Nuln Oil as appropriate, and roughly highlighted using a careful dry-brush of their original base layer colour.

"Westwind Productions" WIPs - This Maus is slowly being prepared for some camouflage markings

Their "large, helmet-like headsets" and firearms were simply 'picked out' with "Vallejo" Gunmetal and "Citadel" Nuln Oil. Whilst their shirts received a lick of White Star by Duncan Rhodes' "Two Thin Coats" and a splodge of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade to dirty them up. I also decided to try and break up the monotony of the group by selecting one figure and painting his jacket "Vallejo" Sombre Grey. This coat was later washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil and dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo Sombre Grey.


With my latest contribution to the Fourteenth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge (AHPC) completed, including an additional bonus 20-points for tying my entry in with the Challenge Library's Overdue and Returns section, I have finally started working on the 15mm resin Maus by "Forged In Battle" I purchased from "Westwind Productions" at last year's "Warfare" wargaming show. This hefty piece has now been base-layered and had all it's tracks pigmented so as to tie them in with the muddy-looking bases I like to predominantly give my models.

"Hyper Miniatures" WIPs - This Chibi Makoto is slowly being progressed

In addition, I've begun slowly progressing a 3D print of Makoto Nanaya, which I rather embarrassingly actually made using my Mars 3 Pro 3D Printer a good fourteen months ago. Composed of "Elegoo" Water Washable Resin, this Chibi can be found on "Thingiverse" as a free BlazBlue Fan Art STL (Standard Triangle Language) file by "Hyper Miniatures", and is hopefully destined for my "Marvel United" tabletop as a Hero (using the boardgame's Squirrel Girl deck).


To tie the figure in with the quite specific-looking style of stands used by "CoolMiniOrNot" for their official product, I've plonked the "soldier of the World Void Information Control Organization" onto a 30mm 6K Resin Crippled God Foundry base I bought from a seller on "eBay". At the time I thought the cobbled flooring would suit Makota quite well. But having subsequently primed the ensemble for the AHPC, I've discovered that what I thought was rubble, is actually a skull, bone and separate jaw - so have patiently picked these out first before moving onto Nanaya...

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undercoat2670
25 de jan.

What a diverse post. The Robomen look tremendous, really quite characterful considering what they are lore wise. The Maus is a real monster so I can't wait to see what that looks like when done. Well Makoto Nanaya is a real surprise! What a great looking mini, but 14 months! Blimey you must have a lot of storage, lol.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
25 de jan.
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Cheers Undercoat. Lots going on with this post as I'm trying to snatch as many bonus points as I can from the bonus rounds of the AHPC. Hopefully, both the Maus and Makoto Nanaya can be finished soon. But I've still a load of Black Tree Doctor Who stuff which I'd like to finish first.

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Michał Kucharski
Michał Kucharski
13 de jan.
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Agree, great work sir!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
13 de jan.
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Thanks Michal. Much appreciated. 😀

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The Card Wielder
The Card Wielder
12 de jan.
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Lovely work with all the Robomen, always glad to see you painting up more Doctor Who related figures! :D Also, as I'm sure you've already guessed, I'm very excited to see Makoto Nanaya finally on here, super looking forward to how she turns out in the end! <3 The skull and bones on her base are certainly a funny bit of juxtaposition considering the chibi look for her model! :P

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
12 de jan.
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Cheers Card Wielder. Lots more Black Tree Design Dr Who figures to come over the next few weeks, as I've still got a few more Robomen to finish, and then I'll be looking at some classic Sea Devils.


The chibi sculpt has definitely taken a few liberties with Makoto's costume, so I plan to match as much as I can with the official colour-scheme. But not paint in details which aren't there - for example the tops of her black stockings. 😀

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
12 de jan.

Great work on your robo men Simon, and nice progress on your tank and chibi.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
12 de jan.
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Thanks Dave. Nice to get some more Dr Who stuff done as there are quite a few littering my painting area currently. The Maus tank will create a nice large gap once its finished too. LOL!!

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