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“Shape-Shifting Aliens From Outer Space!”

Updated: Oct 20, 2022


"The Skarasen will destroy you all!"

This 40mm resin miniature of a Zygon was sculpted by Nikola Stankovic and 3D printed by "Encounter Terrain". The figure is based upon Steven Moffat's modern-day interpretation of the extra-terrestrials from his November 2013 "Doctor Who" anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor", and was resultantly painted using a much more 'pink' palette.


The model was initially primed with a double-helping of "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone and shaded in "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson. It was then enthusiastically dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone, before being washed with some heavily watered down "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson. Finally, I applied a second, much lighter dry-brush of "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone over the entire miniature, and 'picked out' both its eyes and teeth with a little White.

"Games Workshop" WIPs - Three (more) Sons of Horus primed, shaded and dry-brushed

Sticking with science fiction, I have also been busy highlighting five more Space Marines from the now OOP (Out Of Production) Burning Of Prospero boxed game by "Games Workshop". Like the rest of my ten-man Tactical Squad, these multi-part figures have been assembled wearing MK III armour, and will take to the battlefield as part of three planned Sons of Horus infantry units for the Horus Heresy.


I really need to get cracking on with these figures, as I've now received the MK IV Heads Upgrade Set by "Forge World" for a third planned unit of Sons of Horus models. These resin heads should really add some extra 'badness' to the plastic miniatures I've dug out of my Betrayal At Calth boxed set, and mark them out on the tabletop as being particularly loyal to the Warmaster Horus Lupercal.

"Games Workshop" WIPs - Two Warg Riders slowly having their mounts painted

In addition, I have made some more progress on three Warg Riders I plan to add to my 500-point Barad-Dur army for the "Middle Earth Strategy Battle Game", This cavalry unit really is quite basic in composition, wielding just some throwing spears and swords. But are proving a lot of fun to pigment as the wolves' fur is rather two-tone in colour with its mixture of dark grey legs/head and light brown pelt.


Alongside these savage scouts I have also 'picked up' the Fighting Uruk-hai Warrior Command Pack from "Games Workshop" to add some resilience to my Isengard force in the form of a Banner-bearer. This battle-flag will provide Saruman the White's "Orc-folk" with "a single re-roll to friendly models who are involved in a Fight within three inches", and should make my already formidable Bezerkers even more fearsome.

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planetmut
17 de set. de 2022

Zygons were always a great alien design, and the mini and your painting's really brought out their classic look. The skin tones are just spot on!


Your SoH are looking excellent as always, and the Wargs are coming along nicely.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
17 de set. de 2022
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Cheers Matt. Much appreciated. Four more Zygons are on their way, as well as another SoH Space Marine. 😀

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undercoat2670
11 de set. de 2022

What a fabulous zygon. Your skin painting is superb, chef's kiss! It looks subtle and realistic (as far as a made up alien can be) and just glorious. Fantastic overall job. Your wage rider is coming along well too and I am always keen to see Horus Heresy marines as they look brilliant. Great stuff.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
11 de set. de 2022
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Thanks Undercoat. Four more Zygons coming soon, and then perhaps a Doctor Who or two,,? 😉Hopefully, I'll get the three Warg's finished within the next few days and then move on to more HH Space Marines.

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wsd50
11 de set. de 2022

Lovely work on the Zygon, quite a muscular figure is that what they looked like on the show? I do like the colour you are doing your Marines in , looks a lot more "military" than a lot of the marines you see out there.


I like the two tone "wargs", I'd have just done them grey or brown, but yours look much more interesting.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
11 de set. de 2022
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Cheers Roger. I think the Zygon's muscles come from the sculptor's somewhat cartoony-style tbh. Though the Nu Who version of the Zygons has always struck me as being much more physical than those Tom Baker faced.


I love the Sons of Horus colour scheme, so all 31 of my core 500-pt force will be in this colour. I do though plan on having some other Legions to my Traitor army over time.


I was kind of hoping the Wargs would be monotone tbh. LOL!!! But they're clearly not, and dry-brushing the two colours together shouldn't be too difficult - and hopefully quite fun actually.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
09 de set. de 2022

Great work on the Zygon Simon, very reminiscent of the creature from the show, and nice progress on your other projects.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
10 de set. de 2022
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Thanks Dave. It's a great sculpt. Hopefully, I can get the SoH Mk III space marines finished soon, and then move on to the MK IV and MK VI versions.

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