Thursday, 16 February 2017

From SimonM: "Black Tree Design" Servant Of Sutekh & The Nimon (30 Points)

"Die. I bring Sutekh's gift of death to all humanity."
These 28mm metal model of the Servant of Sutekh is manufactured by “Black Tree Design” and can be bought as code DW459 from their "Doctor Who" range. In reality the animated corpse of archaeologist Professor Marcus Scarman, this black-clad cadaver was used by the entombed Osiran, Sutekh, to construct a rocket aimed at the Eye of Horus on Mars, and first appeared in the October 1975 BBC Television science fiction serial "The Pyramids Of Mars".
"Kill him, but not yet. We need to know who he is and what he is doing here."
Rather simplistic to paint, the miniature was undercoated with "Citadel" Abaddon Black, dry-brushed with "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal and then subsequently washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil.
"It is he who built the complex for the Nimon."
In addition to the Typhonian's minion, I have also painted five more 28mm "Black Tree Design" Nimon. This parasitic species first appeared in the December 1979 BBC Television science fiction serial "The Horns Of Nimon", and were primed with "Citadel" Chaos Black, dry-brushed with "Vallejo" Charred Brown and washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. Their "Vallejo" Gold loincloths and "Vallejo" Heavy Ochre horns were then washed with more Strong Tone Quickshade, before I 'picked out' their eyes with a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson.

I'm still fond of the old Star Trek and Dr Who. Although the costumes and effects are horribly campy and dated, they are wonderfully still campy today! ;)
I do have vague memories of this episode and these fellows do bring back the warm fuzzy of nostalgic fun. The poor professor is suitably creepy. A fine addition to your collection Simon! 

16 comments:

  1. Nice group of figures Simon :)

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  2. cool, these also die well. We need more ducks

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    1. Thanks Martin. Are there no models of mine you haven't killed with that damn Howard The Duck!?!

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  3. The Pyramids Of Mars is an old favorite of mine. Great work on these!

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  4. Great looking villain types!
    Best Iain

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  5. Great stuff Blax. I am sure I have seen reanimated corpses of profs walking the halls at my uni.

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    1. Thanks Peter. What a fantastic place to work!!

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