26 January, 2013

Doctor Who Project - Villains

This post covers some of the villains I have painted for my Doctor Who project.

First up are the 'KGB Men' and 'More KGB Men' packs from Copplestone.  I use them as generic bad guys.  There are 3 miniatures in each pack, however I have mixed them up for these pictures.  They were painted over a couple of days in January 2012 for use in a game I ran at that year's Siege of Augusta.

Below are 2 packs of 'Guards in Hard Hats', also from Copplestone.  I had a difficult time painting these figures for many reasons.  The miniatures themselves are fine.  I decided I wanted to paint them in orange jumpsuits to be generic guards for a factory, refinery, evil mastermind's lair, etc.  While I had a dark orange paint I liked for the base color, I tried many lighter colors before finding a bottle of Ral Partha/Iron Wind Orange at the Little Wars convention in April 2012.  After finishing the painting, I applied my usual wash to add some shading but for some reason I don't think it looks as good as normal.  I was then struck by the infamous 'matte spray fog' and had to repaint sections.  In the end, I don't like them very much.  I'm not sure if it is how they look or because of the long process.  I will still use them in games though!

Next is a group of 6 Ogrons.  From Wikipedia: "Ogrons are low-intelligence, ape-like hominids who live in scattered communities on an unnamed planet on the outer fringes of the Milky Way, far from the central spaceways. The dominant lifeform on their home planet is a giant slug-like lizard named the Eater, and the Ogrons both pray to and are preyed on by it.  Ogrons are hired mercenaries. Those who have employed their services include the Master and the Daleks.

Ogrons appeared in 3 stories of the 3rd Doctor: Day of the Daleks, Carnival of Monsters and Frontier in Space.  Here is a picture from one of the episodes:


And here is my take on the Ogrons.  These are Black Tree Design miniatures and I painted them in the spring/summer of 2012.  There are 2 different poses, but only the position of arm with the gun varies.

Last, but certainly not least, are 2 versions of the Master. Below is a picture of all the Masters from the show in order of appearance.  The first 3 in the top row are from the original era of the show, the 4th from the 1996 movie, and the 5th and 6th from the newer shows.  I have miniatures of the 2nd, decayed one and the 6th but have not painted them yet.

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On the left is the original Master, as portrayed in the 1970s by Roger Delgado.  On the right is the 3rd version, played in the 1980s by Anthony Ainley (my favorite as he was the first one I saw).  Both are by Black Tree Miniatures and were painted in 2011.

Thanks for looking!


  1. The Ogrons look GREAT. You must do a killer Day of the Daleks scenario.

  2. Great looking miniatures, The Copplestone guards look great!!

  3. Great stuff, im a big Doctor Who fan from the baker days. The guard suits look fine to me, and i think your right the first Master was best