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Time of the Daleks

Time of the Daleks

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Project Blog by jeffersonpowers Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

I'm trying to get the plastic minis for Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks painted to a reasonable tabletop standard, while not spending too much time on them. Since they're for a board game, the most important thing is that they're easily distinguishable from each other, but I also want them to look good.

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Finishing up

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I forgot to take “before” images of Davros and K-9, but they were both pretty easy to paint. Since Davros’ color scheme is mostly black and silver, I just did the same underpainting I did on the other figures, then added some silver highlights for the chair, and flesh tone + wash for his head.

K-9 (seen in the main project image) was painted dark grey, then drybrushed in light grey, then some silver, red and black details.

Davros and his army of 5 DaleksDavros and his army of 5 Daleks
Simple black primer, then blue drybrush. I wasn't originally going to do the windows because they're so small, but I finally relented. I don't think they look great, but good enough for a board game.Simple black primer, then blue drybrush. I wasn't originally going to do the windows because they're so small, but I finally relented. I don't think they look great, but good enough for a board game.

The Fourth and Eleventh Doctors

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Still determined to make the “underpainting + glaze” technique work, I thought I’d try underpainting these two with a warmer base, since their color schemes are predominantly brown, so I tried drybrushing brown and tan rather than grey and white.

The Fourth and Eleventh Doctors

Alas, this technique just isn’t working for me. I’m still finding that a caucasian flesh glaze over this underpainting is coming out very grey-looking. I’ve decided to switch to my usual “base color + wash” technique for these two.

Matt's first season shirt is actually white with a very tiny red stripe pattern, but it looks greyish-pink at a distance, so that's what I did here.Matt's first season shirt is actually white with a very tiny red stripe pattern, but it looks greyish-pink at a distance, so that's what I did here.
Tom's scarf does follow the pattern of stripes seen on the show, or at least as close as I could manage.Tom's scarf does follow the pattern of stripes seen on the show, or at least as close as I could manage.

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