Peter Davison Fifth Doctor Who by Harlequin

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.

Harlequin's Fifth Doctor Who Miniature

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The Bill Bailey Doctor Who Space Marine

Merry Christmas one and all. May your newborn messiah avoid being murdered by the Roman client-king.

It’s not Christmas without the Doctor Who Christmas Special. And I had a sharp intake of geek-breath when Imperial Fist Space Marines strode out across the festive snowscape.

Bill Bailey Doctor Who Space Marine

Bill Bailey Doctor Who Space Marine

Bill Bailey Doctor Who Space Marine

Grimdark future soldiers! Just wait until they unmask and you stare into the face etched with centuries of service to the God-Emperor…

Bill Bailey Doctor Who Space Marine

Oh, it’s Bill Bailey. Bill Bailey serving double-purpose as comic relief and exposition.

What rammed home the visual similarity for me was the Rogal Dorn yellow, and the helmets flipped up à la Space Crusade.

Bill Bailey Doctor Who Space Marine

Coincidence? Or deliberate homage? Leave a comment.

Bill Bailey Doctor Who Space Marine