These eight Cybermen miniatures are all code DW207 Tomb Cyberman by "Black Tree Design". Whovian officionardos though will naturally recognise it as the Mark II Cyberman, which first appeared in the 1967 adventure “The Moonbase”. However it is far more widely recognised as the Timelord’s foe from the aforementioned story “Tomb Of The Cybermen”, which was broadcast later that year.
This Cyber Controller figure is code DW217 by "Black Tree Design". The model does suffer from being slightly smaller in size than his fellow cybermen. Something which is greatly at variance with his television presence as the Cybermen's leader should be somewhat taller than his silver minions. But there’s a nice lot of detail on him to be brought out through dry-brushing. In fact too much detail, as the Cyber Controller does not actually have a chest device in "The Tomb Of The Cybermen".
These Cybermats are all the Robo Rodent model by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio". I've previously painted five of the small 28mm models before, but felt an additional five would allow me to 'table' a serious cyber-swarm of them. The models were also painted the same way as my Cybermen, with the exception of their eyes. As I wanted these models to mix with my previous Cybermats, I painted all of their eyes first with "Vallejo" White and then dabbed a spot of "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson" in each pupil. This had the effect of giving the robo rodents nice deep pink eyes which lighten as less Shade billows out to the area's edge.