Well the good lady wife's knee is showing very positive signs of recovery and many thanks to those of you who posted messages of best wishes, which I have passed on. Of course being as easily distracted as I am it wasn't long before I found myself experimenting with the freebies from my 'Doctor Who Adventures' magazine and I've got to say that I'm really pleased with the results! They took much longer than I thought to clean up as the plastic was so soft that it was difficult to pare down without taking great chunks out of the model.
I decided to base onto some simple 25mm MDF bases that I had and added a little sand for texture. I then gave them a coat of matt varnish in a bid to give the black undercoat a key. From there it was just a case of dry brushing several layers of the desired colour palette. In this case the colours used in order were; Games Workshop 'Shadow Grey', Vallejo's 'German Cammo Beige', 'Iraqi Sand' and 'Silver Grey'.
For simple, cheap, soft plastic giveaways they painted up much better than I could have hoped for. Of the two sculpts the weeping angel is by far the most viable; the attacking angle with its outstretched arm does look a little disproportioned. Even after a purity seal the figures still feel 'soft' and it has been a little unusual painting a figure and having it fight back!
Having painted these as the good time lords adversaries I know need to find a suitable Doctor Who figure to battle to the death with; any thoughts?