Here is a line up of the contenders for the forth coming Cyberskirmish. The smaller two on the left are old figures from Citadel, the first being plastic. The larger one on the plastic base is from Black Tree Designs.
The whole Cyberman order arrived really quickly which surprised me some what. Cybermen must be a lot less popular than WWII soldiers that's all I can say.
I've decided to go with the BTD figures as they are quite imposing and match the right size for Cybermen, who are meant to be 7ft tall.
I have been trying out different ways in which to paint up the Cybermen. Simple is often the hardest thing to get right and the Cybermen were very simple, being silver all over.
The silver flight suit was darker than the mask which was sprayed silver with no other details.
First I tried dry brushing silver over a black undercoat, the detail looked good but I couldn't get that DR WHO low budget look I was after.
In the end I copied the actually live sized suits and sprayed the figures with silver car paint. This works really well! I then give them a wash of Citadel black Ink and then dry brush their body armour with silver paint again. This adds more shine and makes the body armour stand out from the darker suit underneath. Very simple and the most important thing...very quick and easy to do.