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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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