The 3rd Doctor… painted!

 “I’ve reversed the polarity of the Neutron flow.”

I had a lot of fun painting this miniature. It was the first mini I’d really painted for a few months, so I didn’t want to paint something like a Space Marine or a Stormcast Eternal as my first foray back into the world of the hobby.

I’d had these Doctor Who miniatures in a drawer for a while, and I felt like it would be a great way to kickstart the hobby again. There’s something about these old miniatures that’s just appealing to paint, don’t you think?

I used a mix of both Citadel and Instar paints to bring the 3rd Doctor to life. I used Instar’s black paint for his suit, whereas I used Citadel Abaddon Black on his shoes with a layer of ‘ardcoat to give them a shine. Both blacks ended up looking pleasingly different from each other. I used the old Citadel Foundation paint Tallarn Flesh for the skin base colour. Mostly because I couldn’t find my Bugman’s Glow, but also it’s a very nice colour with excellent coverage. I do miss the Foundation paints.

His waistcoat was Khorne Red, highlighted up with Pink Horror and Emperor’s Children pinks. His hair was Celestra Grey, with a thin layer of Nuln Oil and a drybrush of White Scar.

For the basing I used Astrogranite texture paint, washed with Agrax Earthshade and drybrushed Celestra Grey, before painting the rim with Abaddon Black.

It looks a little rough in photos perhaps, but in person when you see how small the mini is it looks a lot smoother to me. I find photos never quite do my miniatures justice.

Oh, and I took a shot of him next to a Fyreslayer and a Slaughterpriest to give you all a sense of the size of the miniature! He’s not very tall at all!

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