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"Personal Guard Fully Activated."

Updated: Nov 21, 2022

"We will take the bridge at once. Continue the reactivation."

These three 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), the trio were primed in "Citadel" Abaddon Black and given a couple of coats of "Vallejo" Gunmetal. The models were then shaded using "Citadel" Nuln Oil, and dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Gunmetal, before I applied a combination of "Scalecolor" Speed Metal and "Citadel" Flesh Tearers Red to the visible power cylinders on each of their hand-weapons.

"At Isstvan V, Horus dealt a vicious blow and three loyal Legions were all but destroyed."

Alongside the cyborg invaders of Captain Briggs' space freighter, I have also finished painting another 28mm plastic Space Marine by "Games Workshop" for my five-hundred-point Sons of Horus traitor force. This multi-part figure comes from the recently released Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Age of Darkness boxed set and is wearing MK VI armour.

The miniature was undercoated using "Citadel" Sons Of Horus Green, washed with Nuln Oil, and dry-brushed with (more) Sons Of Horus Green. I also applied some "Citadel" Abaddon Black to one of his shoulder-pads (by mistake), as well as his grenades, Bolter, backpack, wiring, and some of the areas in between his "iconic armour".

"Lost Heresy Miniatures" WIPs - An Away Team Red crewmember, First Officer Lenoy and Captain Tiberius

The model's power tubes, wiring and firearm were later treated to a combination of "Vallejo" Gunmetal and "Citadel" Nuln Oil. I then applied a coat of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna to the space marine's stud-covered shoulder-pad, before applying some "Vallejo" Gold and a splash of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade to it. The rivets (or bobbles) and its edges were later highlighted with some additional touches of "Vallejo" Gold.

Finally, I have settled down to working my way through a handful of "Star Trek" flavoured resin prints by "Lost Heresy Miniatures". As part of my Patreon's subscription Sci-Fi Welcome pack I was lucky enough to be sent a sample of Bill Thornhill's Away Team Red figures and scoop up Captain Tiberius' alternative command uniform off of "MyMiniFactory"...

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