Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Savage Sidekick

28 mm

Leela was a warrior of the savage Sevateem, a tribe of regressed humans. She joined the Fourth Doctor on his travels and with him fought for good causes. Although quite clever, she knew little of technology, and was continually amazed by her surroundings and the tasks she faced. Leela never lost her primitive edge, and remained quick to take up arms throughout her time with the Doctor. - Tardis Index File

Yay, another Doctor Who mini, though one that might not mean anything to non-fans.  I like this character because, starting in her debut in the excellent Tom Baker episode "The Face of Evil", she was never satisfied with not understanding something, rejecting magical beliefs and trying to rationally comprehend even the most bizarre things she encountered.  A scientific mind, despite her stone-age origins.  Although attempts to make her a proper Victorian lady failed ("The Talons of Weng-Chiang"), she eventually settled on Gallifrey, home of the Time Lords.

I again used my jungle base technique for this mini, effectively I think.  And it's always nice to have time to do 28 mm minis, they are where I started in this hobby.

"I know, there's no such thing as magic."
"That's right. To the rational mind, nothing is inexplicable; only unexplained."

"You're just a mechanical man!  You're not real!"


  1. Nicely done, lovely fleshtones

  2. I wasn't keen on the eyes at first, but after looking at the actress I am much more on board with your execution. The sculpt doesn't capture how lean her face is either.

    A fine addition to an already fine collection.

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  4. Very true Mike... none of the character sculpts in this line are bang-on. But most are reasonable. This one's REAL sins are an awful lumpy mess on the inside of the arms, that I was only partially able to clean up before painting.

    As for the eyes, no she never looked to laconic. Always on edge, ready to stab someone... She actually now looks LESS bug eyed than the sculpt appeared originally.

  5. So awesome! I love it. Very well done.


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