Sunday, December 04, 2011

The Fourth Doctor

The Fourth Doctor
28 mm





My favorite Doctor, all done! Just in time to reconcile the Tesh with the Sevateem, and defeat the Zygons, and the Sontarans, and the Rutans, and Weng-Chiang, and Sutekh, and become President of Gallifrey...

I'm pretty satisfied with the red/burgundy colour of his jacket, despite pinkish highlights which admittedly seem realistic enough. Apart from the eyes, which were not well sculpted and a challenge to make just manic enough, the scarf was probably the toughest part to get looking right. But that was almost the most critical part, considering how iconic it is:

"101 uses for Tom Baker's scarf"


Fortunately, someone has devoted a whole website to careful descriptions of the scarf, including instructions for how to knit your own... I love you, internet.

8 comments:

  1. I love it, very nicely done and full of character.

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  2. I've been anxiously awaiting this mini since your earlier post about it. It doesn't disappoint. Great job!

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  3. Aw thanks guys! Like it? Vote on it ;) I really like this one too and enjoyed painting it, though it's certainly not technically flawless.

    I think I'm mostly proud of actually finishing it: I tend to paint in about 15-minute increments these days, I always seem to either be tired out, or awake and looking after the baby...

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  4. I like the quote you put on your CMON listing for this figure.

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  5. Excellent colors! Voted on CMON a big fat 8 :)

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  6. I am always impressed by:

    1. the way you make color regions so distinct, even when the colors are similar in tone.

    2. your high contrast cloth style, with very dark shading over rich base color. (I'm thinking back to that green satin pirate girl!)

    Really well done!

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  7. Thanks all! And wow, I'm glad someone remembers my green pirate. I personally think that's some of my best work (and the only one that ever won me anything!)

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  8. Great job! I can't believe how you manage to combine parenthood and hobby... I barely can't take 1 thing at a time...

    Voted on CMoN. Solid 8 (+1 for accuracy and fleshing its character out)

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