Friday, 25 September 2015

Scientific Advisors – Splendid Chaps, all of Them

Who are these strange chaps?

Well, they claim to be ‘scientific advisors’, although they’re nothing like the scientists I’ve ever come across!

For a start, they all insist on being called Doctor John Smith - the Doctor for short, and when they turn up (seemingly at random), they always bring with them some sort of mobile laboratory disguised as a police box. How they manage to carry out any experiments in such a cramped space is beyond me…

Heresy Miniatures

They are, to a man, very eccentric – if only in their dress sense (ranging from navvy jackets to frilly shirts). They can also sometimes be overheard muttering to themselves about how the civil war shouldn’t actually have started (then again, that’s something we all wish), claiming that King Edward VIII should really have abdicated and that, by rights, his brother should be on the throne!

Crooked Dice

Apparently these odd fellows are determined to investigate the source of this ‘anomaly’, by attempting to, and I quote: ‘neutralise the temporal paradox and reverse the polarity of…’ well, something or other – one tends to get a little lost when talking to the Doctor!


Personally I think that, while each one of them undoubtedly possesses a brilliant scientific mind, they are all completely bonkers, and are only sent to assist us when HQ has had enough of their wittering and wants one of them out of the way for a while…


Some lovely ‘temporal traveller’ miniatures from Heresy and Crooked Dice that I have been meaning to treat myself to for ages - happily some birthday money has allowed me to indulge!


For a change I’ve actually taken my time in painting these, as opposed to my usual base-coat and quick-shade method, allowing me to experiment with shading, highlighting, drybrushing and such. I’m very happy with the results!


  1. Nice work, sir. The oldtimer on the right in the fourth picture is really cool.

    1. Cheers Jay! I'm very pleased with the weathering on his jacket - shows that he's been through the wars :)

  2. I have that very set from Heresy! My wife and I are huge Doctor Who fans (although not so keen on Moffatt...). The Crooked Dice minis shall be mine too one day, oh yesss... Ahem! Nice paintwork on those chaps too!

    1. Thanks AJ - they're great figures aren't they?

  3. Splendid work, well done that man!


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