Somewhat belatedly here's my final entry to the LPL - a tribute to one of my favourite Doctors (the one I really remember growing up with and hiding behind the sofa from) and one of my favourite Dr Who stories- The Curse of Fenric. This scene in particular, although rather tame by today's standards was particularly terrifying to my younger self.
I didn't manage to finish the Tardis in time unfortunately but I don't think it would have qualified for the bonus points available for including a large robot or vehicle - unfortunately being dimensionally transcendental didn't count! Anyway I've included it in these latest shots now its done. I decided not to base this one to make it easier to pop up in a variety of settings.
I always liked Sylvester McCoy's Doctor - manipulative, enigmatic, while at other times playing the bumbling clown. That and his rolling Rrrrrr's! Plus he had some of the coolest knit wear since the 4th Doctor's scarf.
Stories like Ghostlight, Remembrance of the Daleks and Curse of Fenric all had some genuinely scary moments - well I thought so at the time! I'm finally getting round to reading some of the Expanded Universe books and I reckon the Seventh Doctor's character works even better on the page.
He was also the inspiration behind the name of this blog -
There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, and the sea's asleep, and the rivers dream; people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, and somewhere the tea's getting cold. Come on Ace. We've got work to do.
Plus he had one of the most kickass (ignoring the painfully 80's lingo - Wicked!!) companions since the Sevateem warrioress, Leela, in the form of Ace!
You can't really argue with some who has beaten the crap out of a Dalek with a baseball bat - definitely a crowning moment of Awesome.
The badges on the jacket were fun and I think I've vaguely conveyed what might be on them
although at least the lettering on the back was big enough to get my teeth into!
I might have to get another Ace mini or similar and convert her into her Dalek-wrecking, baseball bat wielding self...
I had to include the Russkies of course as I would like to game Fenric eventually in some form or other - might need some British Royal Marines too as another faction.
Captain Sorin (Ace's love interest for 10 minutes before he is possessed by Fenric and then poisoned by the Ancient One!) is represented by the bare headed chap. All the Russians are Black Tree Design and are lovely figures. Got a few more to do that I originally bought for a scenario I set on the Eastern Front that saw the Sontaran/Rutan conflict interrupting the fighting between the Germans and Soviets.
And finally the Baddies!
I think the Haemovores were great monsters even if they were easily stopped by the psychic barrier that people of strong faith projected.
Post apocalyptic, vampiric, Fishmen zombies anyone?
The Ancient One was pretty cool too - the last Human from a possible future where the seas are awash with pollution. He is called back through time as one of Fenric's Wolves and controls the Haemovores psychically. Persuaded by the Doctor, he eventually turns on Fenric and destroys himself along with his master.
Remember kids - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle - or the Haemavores will eat your face off!
Obligatory action shots!
Might have to make some more beach and cliff terrain at some point - I've seen some nice stuff made from polystyrene that fits into an A4 printer paper box.
We hoped to return to the North Way, but the curse follows our dragon ship... the Wolves of Fenric shall return for their treasure, and then shall the dark rule eternally.