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"Whatever Ammo They're Using, I've Never Seen It Before!"

Updated: Nov 29, 2022


"Tattoos, scars, any other identifying marks?"

These two 28mm scale "white metal" Slick Gang members are manufactured by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio", and were bought as part of my Three Set pledge from their recent "Corporate Wars" Kickstarter. Part of a seven-man strong, trench-coat wearing crew, the models were sculpted by the late Jim Bowen and previously sold by the now sadly defunct "East Ridings Miniatures".


Each miniature comes with a fairly hefty integral stand, so before I could apply two coats of “Vallejo” German Grey to them, these areas were cut away with a pair of pliers and the figures super-glued onto 25mm circular plastic bases. The pair were then shaded with "Citadel" Nuln Oil, and enthusiastically dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" German Grey.

“So I fight for a Father who I never loved, against a brother that I did."

The near future mobsters' firearms were given a layer of "Citadel" Ababbon Black, and had their barrels, as well as their shades, 'picked out' with a combination of "Vallejo" Gunmetal and "Citadel" Nuln Oil. Finally, the Slicks' various jacket buttons were treated to some "Vallejo" Brass, a splash of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade, and a highlight of (more) "Vallejo" Brass.


Along with the latest of my "Corporate Wars" miniatures completed, I have also finished another 28mm plastic Space Marines by "Games Workshop". The MK III armoured Sons of Horus comes from the now sadly OOP (Out Of Production) Burning Of Prospero boxed game and is the ninth of ten figures I require to field my first traitor Tactical Squad for the Horus Heresy. Like all my other members of the Warmaster's Legion, the figure was undercoated with "Citadel" Sons Of Horus Green, washed with Nuln Oil, and dry-brushed with (more) Sons Of Horus Green.

"Encounter Terrain" WIPs - This Cyberman has been primed, layered, shaded and dry-brushed

I then applied some "Citadel" Abaddon Black to his shoulder-pads, as well parts of the space marine's backpack and Bolters. All of the model's power tubes and firearm were subsequently treated to an amalgamation of "Vallejo" Gunmetal and "Citadel" Nuln Oil. Lastly, I 'picked out' all the ridges on the shoulder-pads and helmet with a layer of "Vallejo" Gold, splashed them with "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade and highlighted the sharpest edges and rivets using (more) "Vallejo" Gold on the sharpest edges and rivets.


With this year's Zomtober already a week old, I also thought it was about time I cracked on with the first of five 40mm Cybermen models I recently had 3D printed by "Encounter Terrain" specifically for the challenge. Sculpted by Nikola Stankovic these zombie-like automatons are apparently based upon the alien invaders seen in the 1982 "Doctor Who" story "Earthshock", so are being pigmented accordingly...

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planetmut
2022年10月11日

The Slicks and the marine look great, Simon, but those Cybermen really take the cake! I've always liked them, even more than Daleks (HERESY!), and those sculpts and your painting have brought them to life. Can't wait to see more!

いいね!
Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
2022年10月11日
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Cheers Matt. I too prefer the Cybermen over the Daleks - albeit I do have a soft spot for the white & gold of the Imperial Dalek faction. Sadly, Nikola hasn't sculpted any tin-pots yet, so I'm working through his other monsters.

いいね!

wsd50
2022年10月09日

Nice stuff all round mate, but the Cybermen are the stars for me, loved Earthshock it's one of my fave stories, especially when the Cyberman gets fused half way through the door!


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
2022年10月09日
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Thanks Roger. I still recall seeing Earthshock when it was transmitted and that fuse scene was just stunning - a real sign that JNT's tenure as producer might be heralding in a new technological age for the series. I've had five Cybermen 3D printed and they're already all finished, so expect to see them posted soon, and then I've some proper entrants for Zomtober. 😉

いいね!

undercoat2670
2022年10月08日

Those are some high collars on your gangers! I suppose it keeps out the toxic pollution or maybe hides spots? They have a nice look to them though and the colour scheme is fab. Another marine is great to see and you just be pleased to be nearly there with your first squad of 10. What a great cartoon style cyberman! A tremendous sculpt!

いいね!
Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
2022年10月08日
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Cheers Undercoat. Spookily I have already had someone questioning whether these figs are CD, and not GW Necromunda. I think they're awesome and have already got the last four based on my hobby table.


Get ready for several posts concerning my 3D printed Doctor Who & other genre project, as I have a fair few in the painting queue. There should be an entire post dedicated to my latest purchases from Encounter Terrain next week.

いいね!

wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
2022年10月07日

Great work on the slicks and Son Simon, I really like that style of Cyberman from the old Who, so great choice on the sculpts to use for the challenge.

いいね!
Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
2022年10月07日
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Thanks Dave. I think Nikola has really captured the menace of the Cybermen in his sculpt, and is another winner in my books. I actually own quite a few of his STLs now, as you'll see over the coming months. 😉

いいね!
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