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"Yeah, But Look At You, Brother."

Updated: Jan 26

"You a wreck! Man, you gotta learn."

This 28mm metal model is manufactured by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" and can be purchased either as part of the four-figure SKU: DEAL 339 Resistance Fighters, or separately as SKU: MINI 1193. Originally "a street thug and drug dealer", this miniature has clearly inspired by Michael Wright's character, Elias Taylor, in Kenneth Johnson's 1983 American science-fiction television miniseries "V".


"An influential member of the black market", the "petty thief" was initially primed using a mixture of "Vallejo" Surface Primer Black and "Warlord Games" Pitch Black, before being dry-brushed in “Vallejo” Heavy Charcoal and shaded with "Citadel" Nuln Oil. I then applied some "Vallejo" Charred Brown to his trousers, washed them with "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade, and finally dry-brushed the pants with (more) "Vallejo" Charred Brown.

"Black Tree Design" WIPs - This Myrka has been primed, shaded and dry-brushed

"Part of the Resistance assault team that stormed the Visitor Mothership in orbit above Los Angeles", I later gave the model a coat of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna on his face and hands, before these areas were shaded with "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade and highlighted back up with a touch or two more "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna. Finally, his automatic rifle was 'picked out' using a combination of "Vallejo" Gunmetal and "Citadel" Nuln Oil.


In addition to my latest entry into the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge (AHPC), I have continued working on my monstrous backlog of "Doctor Who" figures by "Black Tree Design". One of my current aims is to make a dent in a number of various "Reptillia Sapiens" sculpts I purchased from the Penzance-based company way back in March 2019, including a hefty metal Myrka (or two).

"Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" WIPs - This Arena Beast has been undercoated, shaded and dry-brushed

I actually pigmented one of these big fellows almost four years ago, so have been patiently repeating the self-same recipe I used back then as best as I can. Once completed, I'll hopefully be able to move on to some of the samurai-looking Sea Devil warriors which accompanied the deep-sea beast, as I potentially seem to own at least fifteen members of Commander Sauvix's Elite Group One.


Lastly, I've made some modest in-roads on a multi-part Arena Beast by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio". This brutish hulk should work quite nicely for my burgeoning "Flash Gordon" project as some sort of man-eating pet belonging to the Emperor Ming; albeit, having finished the basic bulk of my dry-brushing on the model, I now fancy adding some extra colour to its face and limbs before I begin 'picking out' all its teeth and claws...

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undercoat2670
Jan 28

I like your finished resistance fighter, he has turned out well.

Your Myrka is coming along nicely, but I do keep thinking about the pantomime horse version bursting through those foam doors in that Peter Davison episode! Still, yours will be more realistic!

That arena beast looks brilliant and is giving me white ape vibes. I can't wait to see the finished version.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 28
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Thanks Undercoat. I just rewatched "Warriors Of The Deep" and the Myrka doesn't get any better sadly. LOL!! 😀


I certainly get the vibes of Star Trek's Mugato from the Crooked Dice great ape figure. But I thought as it was for Flash Gordon I'd go down a different line of colours.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
Jan 23

Great work on Elias Simon, he was an interesting character, to watch develop, shame what happened to him in the second series. Nice progress on the Myrka and arena beast

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 24
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Cheers Dave. The Myrka is now finished and should be posted up soon. 😀

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Michał Kucharski
Michał Kucharski
Jan 23
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Oh, the beast is great model!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 23
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It is indeed, Michal. Looking forward to finishing it off. 😀

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