Greetings Terrans, how goes it? Another little bit of frivolity to share with you all today – as many of you know, I’m a big fan of Frostgrave and of the Joseph A. McCullough’s stable of games in general. I also enjoy Doctor Who, so when I saw a copy of Wargames Illustrated with an article entitled ‘Daleks in Stargrave’ I knew I needed to do something about the lack of Daleks in my mini collection.
I remembered that I had some ‘free on a magazine’ Daleks squirreled away – no idea what mag they were on, but they were made of crappy gold plastic, and were pretty rough looking… I went digging in my draw-of-holding and found seven of the buggers, though one had a snapped gun. The plastic was too shonky to fix number seven up, so I hacked it apart & made a damaged Dalek, complete with sculpted driver… I thought it would make a good objective marker or plot point in a game.
I did a bit of research on Dalek colour schemes these days & found out that Red ones are ‘Drones’ (and presumably go fasta), Blue ones are ‘Strategists’ (and lucky I guess?), and Orange are ‘Scientists’… For the record, there is also Yellow – ‘Eternal’ and White – ‘Supreme’, but they seemed a bit grand for my humble little force of 6.5 Daleks, so I went with a squad of 4 Drones led by a Strategist and accompanying a Scientist. The damaged Dalek was also painted as a Scientist – I imagined a game set around a Dalek incursion to retrieve data from a damaged scientist (before exterminating it for being damaged and inferior no doubt!)
Anyway, here they are:
I neglected to take a scale shot, but they are on 32mm bases, and seem very well scaled for 28mm. They were painted quickly & without too much angst over accuracy – they are shitty plastic freebees after all, so even the best painters would have a hard time polishing these turds! That said, I must admit I’m pretty happy with how they came out 😊
Anywho, that’s it for this week – I’ll be back next week with the start of another ‘complete the set’ project… Appropriately for Halloween, we’ll be delving into the Warhammer Quest Cursed City!! Catch y’all on the flip side!