“Scooby Doobie Doooo!”
This 28mm scale model of Scooby Doo was sculpted by "Big Mr Tong" and can be downloaded for free as part of the Mystery Inc. set of STL (Standard Triangle Language) files from his "Patreon" subscription service. Based upon the leading canine character from "Hanna-Barbera Productions" 1969 cartoon television series, the miniature was produced using "Elegoo" Water Washable Resin on a Mars 3 Pro 3D Printer.
Created by Joe Ruby, Ken Spears, and Iwao Takamoto, the figure was undercoated in "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna, shaded using plenty of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade, and heavily dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna. I then painted on some of the Great Dane's spots using a combination of "Citadel" Abaddon Black, "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal" and "Citadel" Nuln Oil.
Scooby Doo's collar was carefully 'picked out' using some "Vallejo" Steel Blue and "Citadel" Drakenhof Nightshade, whilst I applied a little "Vallejo" Gold and "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade to the dog's tiny nameplate. Finally, I treated the model's nose and closed mouth to a lick of "Citadel" Abaddon Black, before highlighting the miniature's marvellously detailed face with some additional thin lines of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna.
Sticking with "Big Mr Tong", I have started 3D printing, basing and priming many more of his figures in preparation of this year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. Event number Thirteen is already less than a calendar month away from starting, and so as to overcome some of my frustrations at last year's awarding of bonus points (or rather lack of), I've decided to achieve my five-hundred-point target by simply knuckling down and pigmenting a hundred 28mm models during its three-month duration.
In addition, I've picked up one of the Corporate Security Force operatives I received from "Anvil Digital Forge" as part of their Patreon programme, and started applying a predominantly blue, black and silver palette across the pilot piece. I was originally planning on adopting a colour scheme more in line with the Judges of Mega-City One (and still may well do so). But I thought I'd try something a bit more 'realistic' first.
To be honest. I'm not yet convinced about all the 'silver' metal, so do plan to 'pick out' the officer's belt/pouches in brown, and the two large cartridges at the back in red. I'll also be applying either some "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade or Agrax Earthshade to the policeman's armour plates to help differentiate them from his chunky firearm. "Anvil Industries" are really churning out some great sculpts for this digital arm of their company, so I want to establish a fairly quick approach to these miniatures before I get swamped with all their awesome-looking STLs.