Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Crooked Dice Tweedy Mattison


Doctor who is not really my thing and so when I picked up the set from Crooked Dice it was mainly for the lovely policewoman figure to use with my 'Not' Hot Fuzz Characters from Hasslefree miniatures. They look a bit naff in comparison now to how much better my miniatures turn out these days. I may go back and strip them perhaps at some point and redo them.

Anyway this has meant he been put by the wayside as a bit. But mooching around for something to inspire me after Christmas I started work on Tweedy. Finished him off last week adding the last few highlights and then the base took some pics in bit of dry weather Saturday afternoon. He'll come in handy for 7TV as he comes under the Department X cast so he can Join Hugo Solomon and Miss Pandora King.

The Alien drones are based and finished but I've forgot I need to satin varnish them so they'll get done and photo'd again for the weekend doh!






49 comments:

  1. Nice work on him mate. I like the jacket.. looks a bit worn, which is right for someone time travelling through space!

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    1. Thanks very much M R Lee I was going to have a bash at tweed but chickened out.

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  2. Great job Simon, I like Dr Who, the old show is the best

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    1. Thanks mate it is indeed. I'm not a huge fan but I enjoy watching it when it is on.

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  3. Splendid work on Tweedy. I look forward to seeing the police woman and maybe the re-paint of the other figures to bring them up to date.

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    1. Thanks Clint. the police woman is done she will most likely visit the pot with the others.

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  4. Excellent paint job, Simon. You've done a first class job on him. I second Clint's request to see you tackle more Doctor Who figures.

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    1. Thanks Bryan, I do like all of CD's other similar figs and they are on the list to get so you my well see them at some point.

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  5. cool. how have you done the base please, if I may ask?

    (the texture is what I'm referring to, as there doesn't seem to be that great a depth of basing material used, but it's painted up as though there is plenty - er that mightn't make sense)

    is is soft sand or some other basing material?

    cheers.

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    1. I'm pretty sure its stippled (by using stiff old brush) milliput. It really comes out great.

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    2. Thanks Mathyoo. Its basically a thin layer of milliput smoothed on to the top the base. I usually glue the slotter a 1mm or so above the base (well on I do these days on some of my old ones I didn't).

      I smooth it flat with water and an old hobby knife. Then use a kids paint brush dipped in water (shake off the excess) then just press down gentle all over to rough up the surface.

      If you check out Painting Table Saturday just gone you'll see it on the bio chem troops.

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    3. cheers, to the both of you! i'll give this ago.

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  6. I'm not a fan of Dr Who myself either, but a great paint job on him none the less!

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    1. Cheers Dave. I don't think I'd game with him as the doctor unless it was a special scenario. Tweedy has rules in 7TV so he'll get used in that.

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  7. Great job and paint Simon .
    Cheers .

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  8. Very nice work sir, not a fan of the "new" show but he'd make a good civilian.

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    1. Thanks very much Bob. I watched it mostly when Sylvester McCoy was the doctor tbh. I watched all the series with Eccleston in but only sporadically watched the latest two. I have far to much other films and tv to watch I just can't squeeze it all in!

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  9. Looks great, easy to use as a civilian/scientist type in many games

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    1. Thanks Ad that is most likely what he'll get used for or perhaps an objective for a rescue.

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  10. Great paint-job Brummie and I'm sure he does look like one of the Doctors.

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  11. Very cool looking character - I think he even knows he looks cool ;)! Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks Dean its quite a cool pose tbh.

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  12. Ah, he'd look really cool if he was wearing a fez, right :-) ?

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    1. Yes it is all about the Fez isn't it :P

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  13. Great work Simon, I have one of these from a blog giveaway by James Brewerton.

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    1. Thanks Fran. Its a great figure to paint once you get started on him.

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  14. Great paint-job, but there has to be something wrong with me, as I can't stop thinking about how neglected that grass is...this doesn't seem too English to me! :D

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    1. LOL Thanks mate. THe trouble with the lawn this time of year. Is that it is water logged and mowing is more likely to damage it as its wet it just sticks to the floor and doesn''t cut well. Kind of pointless young man! :P

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    2. How could I know, I'm not English! :D

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    3. LOL :) well it is pointless cutting it so there you go :D

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  15. Beautiful job. One to be proud of.

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  16. Great work on him... he looks so alive!

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  17. Great job, Simon. White can be a tricky color to work with at times but that shirt is spot on.

    I would close with a sonic screwdriver joke but as I'm not really a fan of the show either such an attempt is sadly doomed to fail.

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    1. Thanks Finch, Yeah my attempt would of failed as well lol. I only know Daleks and Cybermen that is about the extent of my Doctor Who Knowledge

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  18. I've never watched much Doctor Who, but that is a well painted figure sir.

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    1. this goes for me too. Simon, I love your new headbanner

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  19. Excellent work on Tweedy sir. :)

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  20. Bravo that man. I'm not much of a who fan but you're paint job is tempting me to order one, just so I can drop him into my IHMN games an freak people out

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