Monday, 11 January 2010

Dr. Mercury

Dr. Mercury is a Heavy Metal Supreme able to shift forms and shape his body into weapons.

Sculpted by Jarek Smolka, Dr. Mercury is in some ways a 'utility' character, able to offer a variety of talents as well as crucially supporting Heavy Metal supremes through his exclusive resource. He is primarily suited to close combat or a support role, but in the latter he will use up precious Action Points. Interestingly the character was inspired by a contact known Pulp Monsters/Pulp City's mastermind and chief architect, who in turn felt that the creation known as Dr. Mercury would be a perfect fit for the game.

The character by virtue of his background is intended to be made of living metal. Planning for use in another game (more on that one day...), I decided to paint the first Dr. Mercury I did as a kind of 'living darkness' - well that was the intention anyway. It probably did not work quite as well as I hoped, so I will try again some day.


  1. I think he looks great mate!
    basing looks awesome aswell :)

  2. He does indeed look very cool. Out of interest, what's the measurement from one foot to the other? Is the model cast to the base, or separate?

  3. Thanks guys.

    darth - the base is from Dragon Forge, I love their stuff and will do a post about bases I like soon.

    molotov - the base is 40mm wide and used as is except for painting; the inside measurement between his feet is about 27mm and the outside measurement from foot to foot is 32-33mm approximately. The lumpy bit at the bottom of the plunging arm could be painted as broken terrain. Everything in black (except the rim of course ;) ) is the mini. It comes with three arm choices for the left raised arm, a spike, a hammer and the open hand.

  4. Ah, thanks for the information. Whilst I'm seeing more and more of the Pulp City figures, I'm yet to see any of them unpainted/unassembled.

  5. Nice work!

    I painted mine the traditional silver, and have already been asked twice if it was the Silver Surfer.


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