Monday, 11 January 2016

From SimonM - 28mm Jeeves, Clockwork Robot and Cyber-Reavers (50 Points)


First up for Monday morning we have Jeeves offering his patented pick me up, "sure to produce results in anything short of an Egyptian mummy". 

This rather tall 48mm single-piece metal automaton was made by “Reaper Miniatures” and comes from their “Chronoscope” Code 50063 Jeeves, Clockwork Robot. Sculpted by Jason Wiebe and released on June 4th 2009, this ‘mechanical butler’ has a pair of rather fragile arms, so ended up having his right pincer hand placed (protectively) down to his side.

The model was initially given an undercoat of “Vallejo” Gunmetal Grey and subsequently washed with “Citadel” Nuln Oil.  It was then dry-brushed with more “Vallejo” Gunmetal Grey and had its joints heavily dabbed with “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade in order to represent the wear and tear of its daily chores. Once dry, the entire miniature was given a highlight of “Citadel” Ironbreaker and ‘spotted’ with some watered-down “Vallejo” Copper. I then applied some more Strong Tone Quickshade to each of these ‘rusty’ areas and dry-brushed them with “Citadel” Ironbreaker so they blended with the surrounding metalwork. 
Finally, as I wanted to break up the all-silver look to this “Gamma World” mechanical servant I picked out his lower left leg, one of his pincers, his large central chest screw and face plate with “Vallejo” Bronze. These areas were then washed with Strong Tone Quickshade before I painted his eyes with a combination of “Vallejo” Dark Vermillion and “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson.
 
In addition to finishing Jeeves, I have also managed to paint eight more Cyber-Reavers by “Reaper Miniatures” and now have a small force of sixteen berserk androids for my “Gamma World” post-apocalyptic tabletop.


Very good Jeeves, a pot of oolong and some toast please.  And lay out my clothes for traveling in the two seater, we have work to do in the country.   
Well done Simon, these are an intimating group of Cyber-Reavers and I love the old school vibe to Jeeves.  You've done an excellent job of shading and highlighting the cog works and shafts of this group.  The Chronoscope range is nominally 28mm and I am counting Jeeves as having the same bulk and fiddliness of a crewed weapon and so worth 10 points.  With the 8 murderous Cyber Reavers that totes up to 50 points on my scorecard.  I've also added a "Robots"  label (can't believe we didn't have one before) so that we can track future posts of this ilk.

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    1. Thanks Tamsin, much appreciated :-)

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  2. Nice work Simon. Always good to see a robot well done (and I do not mean cooked!)



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  3. Great work on these. As you know I'm a big fan of using multiple metallics.

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  4. Am loving Jeeves - very cool!

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    1. Thanks Greg. Jeeves is a cracking sculpt - loads of character.

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  5. I've always liked that Clockwork Robot and you did a great job with him. Jeeves look great as well and you did a wonderful job on all those Cyber-Reavers.

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    1. Cheers Anne. Not quite the end of my "Gamma World" Cyber-force, but certainly the last of my homicidal androids :-)

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  6. Awesome. Loving all the clockwork fun of Jeeves. Great job Simon!

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    1. Cheers Curt. Jeeves was great fun to paint :-)

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  7. Great looking automatons! I quite the butler one. Don't know if I want him to prepare my breakfast though.

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    1. Thanks M1984. I plan to use Jeeves as a goodie :-)

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  8. Just love the terminators, actually makes me want to game with them!

    Ian

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  9. Nice work, Simon! The bots look really good, are they Jeeves' Minions or is their a mad genius lurking about?! ;)

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    1. Cheers David. Jeeves will b a 'survivor' so I do have a mad genius on the painting table. But an extra large cyber minion needs to be painted first ;-)

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  10. I shudder to think what Jeeves uses that giant pincer for...

    Great work on all the robots!

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    1. Thanks David. Glad they're all done tbh so I can give my metallic dry brushing a rest for a while.

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  11. Your metallic finish is a corker Simon. So much depth without looking cartoonish or fake.

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    1. Cheers Michael. I like to keep such things simple tbh.

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