05 October, 2011

Doctor Who Project - Security Guards

This post covers a group of six 28mm security guards for my Doctor Who project.  They are Artizan Designs figures, from their 1960s-inspired Kiss Kiss Bang Bang range.  The packs I used are KKBB204 (Guards) and KKBB 206 (Guards II).  I purchased them from Brigade Games at Cold Wars 2011.  That is a quick turnaround for me!

I'll be using these figures for various purposes in my games, from security guards to mercenaries to unwitting tools of alien invaders. 

When I was deciding the color scheme, I chose blue for the jumpsuits.  Five of the 6 figures have a triangle insignia on the right arm, which I painted yellow.  I am a life-long Ohio State Buckeyes fan, and their archrivals are the Michigan Wolverines, whose colors are blue and yellow.  So it seems fitting to name this group of evildoers 'Wolverine Security'. 

I used a variety of hobby and craft paints, including Vallejo, Ral Partha/Iron Wind, Reaper, Privateer, Howard Hues and Ceramcoat.  The jumpsuits are Vallejo Oxford Blue, with a drybrush of Oxford Blue & White on top.  The final step in painting is a black wash.  My first application of Krylon Matte Finish spray resulted in the dreaded 'frost'.  It was removed with a coat of brush-on gloss finish, followed by a repaint of the guns and boots.  Two coats of matte spray under less humid conditions, from the same spraycan, and they were done.  The figures are all based on slottabases, with metal washers attached on the bottom with epoxy for storage on magnetic sheeting.

I have mixed the 2 packs together and am not sure which figures came in each pack.  First group of 3 guards:

Second group of 3 guards:

I like how they turned out.  I may add some more figures to Wolverine Security in the future, once I have cleared some of my painting backlog.

For my games I use the Doctor Who Miniatures Game (DWMG) rules, available for free on the internet at http://www.drwhominiatures.co.uk/ and with an active Yahoo group.

Thanks for looking!



  1. HeHe love these guards from Artizan I have some over at my blog to. They are great general purpose fodder as mr Lurker points out.

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