Thursday, 26 January 2017

From SimonM - "Wargames Terrain Workshop" Tweak (7 Points)

"Twurk!"
This 28mm resin model of Tweak was sculpted for me by the very generous Dave Stone of "Wargames Terrain Workshop" fame, and resultantly can't actually be bought from his company's webstore. A major character in the "Judge Dredd" epic "The Cursed Earth", which ran within the pages of "2000 A.D." from May to October 1978, this brown furry alien would help Mega-City One's toughest Lawman deliver a vaccine for the killer virus 2T(FRU)T to Mega City Two.
Tweak WIPS - From Initial wash and dry-brush, through to his lighter brown areas being picked out
Initially primed with "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna, the "noble and loyal creature" was heavily washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade and subsequently dry-brushed with more "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna. I then painted his nose, hands and feet with the slightly lighter colour Heavy Brown, before applying a layer of Strong Tone Quickshade over these areas as well.
Tweak as seen in "2000 A.D."
Described by the "Judge Dredd Wiki" as having "large black eyes and a snout", as well as "donkey-like ears and large hands with three large claws", I 'picked out' Tweak's claws with a combination of "Vallejo" White and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade, and additionally highlighted his eyes with "Vallejo" Charred Brown and "Citadel" Nuln Oil.

Well, that is a really cool miniature. Never had a custom sculpt and a esoteric one at that!
Although I never read that arc the inclusion of the comic pages brings me back to those hot summer days of my youth eating candy and drinking fizzy drinks while reading comics with my friends in the woods. No AC or electronics then! ;)
He seems to be a rather robust beast, and I do  like the providence of him! A small bonus for that! 

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    1. Thanks Peter. Tweak's rather cute I think.

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  2. That is sooo cool! I remember that series now, how awesome. What a whacky looking model - love it. Well done Simon!

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  3. Great model and painting, how cool to have your own model made

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian. I didn't actually even ask Dave to make it. He just knew of my (and a couple of other loyal customers) love for "Judge Dredd" and popped him in the post for me :-)

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    1. Cheers Tamsin. Simple stuff but fun.

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  5. Not a Tweek fan in the comics but this has been painted so very well I feel guilty confessing not a fan of that character.

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    1. Thanks Clint, and yes, you should feel guilty ;-)

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  6. Lovely figure, I'd entirely forgotten about him but now it all comes back in a wave of nostalgia! Thanks for that.
    Best Iain

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    1. You're very welcome Iain. I do like to paint & post a lot of these sort of minis when I can.

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  7. Excellent figure Simon and nicely painted too!

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    1. Thanks Ray. Cute and simple - just how I like my models.

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  8. Kind of like a black bear on drugs ..or seen while on drugs. Charming.

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  9. Such a fun figure and it's extra cool because it's custom. Nice job on Tweak.

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  10. That looks like a knitted kangaroo. Strangely nice!

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