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“When You Cross Swords With A Sardaukar, You Know It.”

Updated: Dec 31, 2022


"I have promised the Baron five legions of my Sardaukar terror troops."

This 28mm scale Sardaukar was 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 David Lynch's vision of the Emperor's elite warriors as first seen in his 1984 American science-fiction film "Dune", the miniature was produced using "Elegoo" Water Washable Resin on a Mars 3 Pro 3D Printer.


The model was undercoated in "Citadel" Abaddon Black, and heavily dry-brushed with "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal. The super-human soldier's belt was then 'picked out using a little "Vallejo" Steel Blue, and his firearm with Gunmetal. Finally, the entire figure was 'drowned' in "Citadel" Nuln Oil and the Sardaukar's distinctive green face-visor realised using a combination of "Scalecolor" White Alchemy and the "Citadel" Contrast paint Warp Lightning,

"A small force will follow through and under your instructions subdue survivors."

Alongside my test-piece I have managed to complete two more of Big Mr Tong's 28mm scale Cybermen too. Like so many of the sculptor's miniatures these are freely available to members of his "Patreon" and are based upon Eric Saward's incarnation of the travelling Time Lord's archenemies as first seen in the March 1982 "Doctor Who" story "Earthshock".


Just like the three Mondasians I've previously pigmented, these two models were primed in "Citadel" Abaddon Black and given a couple of coats of "Vallejo" Gunmetal. They 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.

"Battlefront Miniatures" WIPs - Three 15mm plastic 'D-Day' German Panzergrenadiers

Lastly, I have managed to get all the flesh finished on what I hope to be the final four German Infantrymen I need for my 50-point "Flames Of War" German Beach Defence Company. I actually find this part of the 15mm plastic soldiers the most difficult and time-consuming aspect, as the individual fingers are understandably super-tiny to highlight. However, now I'm on to simply layering and washing their backpacks, rifles and equipment, I hope to get them tabletop ready reasonably soon.


In addition, I have shaded the first of four Panzer IV Tanks I aim to tackle once I've finished my second German Panzergrenadier Platoon. This quartet of heavily armoured vehicles have been patiently waiting for me ever since I primed them in "Vallejo" Dark Yellow a few months ago. So, my plan is to practice my brush techniques on one of them whilst I work through the crews of two 7.5cm Tank-Hunter Teams I also need to fill out my Late War force.

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undercoat2670
Nov 29, 2022

I really like that Sardaukar, great looking model, although I prefer the ones in the new Dune film. Those Cybermen look great. My favourite is the one playing the guitar! Great to see you still working on your FoW. Lovely little collection in this post.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 29, 2022
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Cheers Undercoat. I obviously much prefer David Lynch's Sardaukar - having not managed to endure watching the new Dune film - and I have tried, LOL!!! Funnily, there are a few companies doing Dune STLs, and I have only just printed out another handful of these so I can eventually field fifteen of the Padishah Emperor's finest.


Some of the Cybermen are in interesting poses, I must admit, LOL!!! Should have all my German FoW infantry finished soon, and then it's on to some support bases and the tanks.

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planetmut
Nov 22, 2022

Apologies for my absence, Simon, but real life is intruding LOL! All of these look great, and the Sardaukar could easily be painted as a post-apocalyptic survivor in a hazmat suit!


Nice to see more Cybermen ("Earthshock", there's a blast from the past) and the Germans are up to you usual excellent standard.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 22, 2022
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No probs Matt. Good to have you back commenting. I've seen plenty of the Sardaukar painted as HazMat soldiers - I reckon Big Mr Tong had that in mind when he sculpted them, tbh.


Loads of Dr Who stuff coming (due to Warlord Games' excellent freebie deals), and fingers crossed the German infantry will be finished this month too.

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wsd50
Nov 21, 2022

Nice work on all three genre's mate, the eye lenses on the Dune mini are excellent!


The Cybermen too are beautifully painted, and the Germans are lovely too!


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 21, 2022
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Cheers Roger. The GW Contrast paints work really well with a bright metallic undercoat imho. Now the first chap is out of the way, I'm hoping to get the rest of the Sardaukar finished quite soon - I've printed another nine out already.


Hopefully, the Germans can be finished when my next hobby session dedicated to FoW comes up on the calendar, and then it'll be on to the armour and final support stands.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
Nov 21, 2022

Great work on all Simon, the first two look very much like their reference material, and good you have got past the time consuming part on the Germans

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 21, 2022
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Thanks Dave. Plenty more of Big Mr Tong's figures to crank out. 😀

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