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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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planetmut
22 nov 2022

I'm with Roger, those Cybermen are excellent sculpts and you've painted them really well. They definitely give off an early-80s Dr Who vibe! Nice to see another Beakie too, GW really went back to basics on those models with the toothed bayonet thingies.


Looking forward to seeing the Away Team chaps painted!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
22 nov 2022
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Cheers Matt. I've a few more of Big Mr Tong's Cybermen to pigment, so expect to see some more soon. I too like GW's return to the Beakie space marines.


I've a lot of Lost Heresy's not-Star Trek stuff printed out, so expect them to come thick & fast once I find a slot to paint them up in.

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wsd50
21 nov 2022

Nice stuff mate, I think those cybermen are the nicest fig's by Mr Big Tong you've shown yet!


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
21 nov 2022
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Thanks Roger. I have an awful lot of Big Mr Tong's stuff printed (or ready to print - I don't want to disappear under a mountain of resin figs LOL!!!), so expect to see plenty more coming - including some more Dr Who baddies, as he does do a fair few of them.

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undercoat2670
20 nov 2022

Lovely Cybermen. You do metallics so well. Another great looking space marine. I know I say it everytime, but I love that green, it looks great. You always need some red shirts to take the incoming phaser shots! Is that Tiberius different to the first one you showed or have you just changed the colour scheme?

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
20 nov 2022
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Cheers Undercoat. Perhaps unsurprisingly I've already got a couple more Cybermen flocked and finished, as well as two more Sons of Horus well on their way to completion.


Yes. This is Captain Tiberius in his alternative costume - the red and white tunics seen in the Star Trek films.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
19 nov 2022

The Cybermen turned out great Simon, as has the sons model. Look forward to seeing the not Star Trek models progress

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
19 nov 2022
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Thanks Dave. I really do like Big Mr Tong's style and range. They're nice to print and paint too. Lots more coming as a result. I'm enjoying the Lost Heresy stuff too mind and have a few more WIPs to post as I'm beavering amongst the different releases currently.

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