Sunday, 2 October 2011

Weeping Angels

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?


  1. They painted up nicely. I had the same thing with 'softness' with my heroclix stuff it feels weird and they are so light as well

  2. Nice...:-D
    For a dr who..heresy miniatures..they call him Dr Hugh

  3. They come out rather well dont they. Well done.

  4. They do look good. Good work Michael.

  5. What a superb paint job - the 'before' and 'after' pic really shows this. You have really captured a 'stone' look for the model. Keep up the good work!

  6. Cheers chaps, have an inkling that I might be using some of the remaining angels for a bit of Victorian Gothic Horror! Yet another distraction but tempted by perhaps just one Doctor.

  7. Bloody good job you've done there and Heresy Miniatures has already been mentioned.

  8. Absolutely splendid! A far superior effort to mine, I believe! You really made them look good. I will have to take mind off the GW base and put them on something thinner.

    1. Thank you Chris, but I would suggest that yours are as equally good. I even managed to shoehorn one into a graveyard piece! The only thing was that even after paint and varnish they still felt... well sort of rubbery!

  9. That´s a very nice paint job!! I painted one as a ghost. I washed the miniatures with soap and warm water, I primed it, I painted it, I sealed it with bright varnish and then with matt varnish and several hours later the miniature was bright and sticky!! So I gave up!!

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