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07 Dec 2017 5:38 p.m. PST
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Ninjabread11 Sep 2017 8:18 a.m. PST

Time to kick off my collection of Doctor Who villains! Presenting Omega, the Time Lord who decided to name himself after his exam grades. It's the Gallifreyan equivalent of "F Minus", which now I say out loud does sound like a good rapper name

MC F Minus in da house, rappity rappity rap.

This miniature is the 1983 Arc of Infinity incarnation of Omega. I've eschewed the bone and black scheme he was seen in the show, and went for a glowing red scheme referencing the crimson bubble of time he became trapped in immediately between The Three Doctors and Arc of Infinity.

The classic pitfall of single-colour miniatures is it's hard to understand the overall form. To counter this I've lightened the red as it rises on the miniature, to draw attention to the chest and helmet.

Arc of Infinity Omega.

The helmet design of the miniature isn't too close to the show, missing the bauble on top and having different placement of the pipes. The sculpt does capture the puffiness of the jacket nicely. I'd like to paint another version of the miniature to match the incarnation on the show, the freehand on the cloak would be a fun challenge.

Omega and the Fifth Doctor.

Because he wears an evil cape and ostentatious helmet I thought it only fitting to give him a more dramatic base with a big slab of rock. He now towers over his foes and becomes the master of ceremonies in any scene.

Omega's minions lead the Doctor at gunpoint across a quarry.

I'd also like to paint a third version with a headswap from the Fifth Doctor miniature to represent the Arc of Infinity scene where his helmet peels off and reveals he's become Peter Davison thanks to the bio-data extract he stole on Gallifrey. But there's plenty of other Doctor Who villains to get to.

More of my miniatures over at

Dwindling Gravitas11 Sep 2017 8:36 a.m. PST

Very cool paintjob!

Get it up over at CMON!

Covert Walrus11 Sep 2017 3:00 p.m. PST

Good stuff!

Always wondered about Omega – he originally was partner to the great Rassilon, but was thrown into the anti-matter universe during the creation of Gallifrey's source of power and time travel. Since then, all that is left of him is his intellect and a driving will to revenge himself on Rassilon.

Whenever he turns up in our universe, he makes a beeline at the Doctor.

Hmmm . . .

Dynaman878911 Sep 2017 3:46 p.m. PST

And remember it is pronounced oh-mega (run it all together quickly too) and not oohmehgah

Ninjabread12 Sep 2017 12:23 a.m. PST

Thanks for the reminder Dwindling Gravitas up at . Never seem to get more than a 6 or 7 for these old pieces, but meh.

I like to pronounce it like "Ermageeeeer-d" because it's a cheap laugh.

Dwindling Gravitas12 Sep 2017 10:37 a.m. PST

Voted! 8 now :-)

Ninjabread14 Sep 2017 3:57 a.m. PST

Awww, thanks!

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