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Ninjabread25 Aug 2017 4:53 a.m. PST

I've got a soft spot for Peter Davison's Fifth Doctor. Probably because his run on Doctor Who started with a couple of very strong science fiction stories Logopolis and Castrovalva. And I think Earthshock is the definitive Cyberman story. So I started my new collection of 28mm Doctor Who miniatures with him. It's the first time I've painted a representation of celery in at that scale.

"Books! The best weapons in the world!"

I really enjoyed painting his stripey trousers and cricket whites. There's another version of the figure actually holding the bat which I'll treat myself to at a future point when (if) I've found some other cricketeer figures. It would be the first time since being eleven-year-old nerd I would feel comfortable playing wargames on my Subbuteo Cricket pitch.

The wonderful thing about Doctor Who is that this one figure can be used alongside most of my other wargames figures. He marries historical and science fiction, and even at a pinch fantasy. I can stick him with my ex-Citadel Normans to recreate scenes like The Time Meddler or The Real Herewad though neither involved the Fifth Doctor. (Perfect excuse to buy the First and Sixth Doctors as miniatures though.)

"Careful now, you'll have someone's eye out with that." The Doctor supervising some peasant archers in 1066.

Games Workshop's early Imperial Army figures are suitably generic to stand in for future soldiers. I can use these Warhammer 40K figures as the Guild of Adjudicators from the 28th century as seen in Cold Fusion.


So, what next? The Doctor Who universe has all sorts of weird and exotic aliens. I'm going to focus on the Fifth Doctor's adversaries and companions next so I can play out my favourite episodes in the medium of wargames.

More of my miniatures at ninjabread.co.uk

dave00177625 Aug 2017 4:53 a.m. PST

Hello, There are a couple of codes listed as wearing Levitas, I believe these where a type of lightweight jacket type thing, my question…what colour would they be ?

Cheers,

Dave.

dave00177625 Aug 2017 4:54 a.m. PST

Hello, There are a couple of codes listed as wearing Levitas, I believe these where a type of lightweight jacket type thing, my question…what colour would they be ?

Cheers,

Dave.

Glengarry525 Aug 2017 6:10 a.m. PST

According to Osprey Elite 102 "Santa Anna's Mexican Army 1821-48" in 1825 Levitas were blue undress frock coats but it also says these were "little used" in the 1830's. However, in Osprey 173 "The Alamo and the War of Texas Independence 1835-1836 blue frock coats were worn by Mexican Light Infantry Battalions. How the Levitas differed from the frock coats, if they do so at all, I cannot tell you.

Glengarry525 Aug 2017 6:19 p.m. PST

I think you can't go wrong with dark blue!

The H Man30 Aug 2017 1:19 a.m. PST

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I thought I had a pic of my crooked pertwee (surly not) but obviosly I must have taken him down (with venutian aikido).

I do however have 28mm batsmen to go (not shown).

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