Monday, 6 March 2017

Victorian Gothic (tasteful) Horror

You wouldn't expect me to keep focused, would you? :D

After the events told in the Fury of Dracula game, I got an unexpected call. A friend got the game, but was interested in having the minis replaced by proper metal models, not the plastic ones. He's a real oldscholar, touching plastic models is like caressing snakes to him, he simply can't stand it :D

So he got some 'Empire of the Dead' by West Wind Productions minis and I was happily commissioned to paint them :). He had some pretty clear ideas, so it was really easy to get involved. We went deep into the Coppola's film and got an eye into the movie's props and costumes.


Well, you get the point. It was just a matter of finding suitable minis. We got to this conclusion:

Daring Mina Harker
Arthur Holmwoold, Lord Godalming
Quincey P. Morris to be used instead of Dr. John Seward
And of course the badass version of  Prof. Van Helsing
Hunters assembled
A couple of things need to be clarified. Count Dracula is still pending, we're aiming for the Otherworld vampire; as soon as I get my hands on the mini, he'll make into the lot. On the other hand, you may have noticed the colour on the bases. It has an explanation, my friend is also using the models for the 'A Study in Emerald' game. I haven't tried it, but looks interesting by what I've read. That will require some more minis, but they will come too... ;)
A true diversification in my production! More to come!

14 comments:

  1. muy guapos!
    sobretodo el del efecto de luz en la ropa que ha de ser "complicadillo" de hacer... jajaja

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    1. ¡Muchas gracias! Bueno, tiene enjundia, pero me queda muchísimo por aprender todavía para que me queden bien :S
      En mi opinión Stone Cold Lead tiene algunos de los mejores efectos OSL que he visto nunca:
      http://stonecoldlead.blogspot.com/

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  2. You've done a fantastic job on these Suber! Some of your best work, I reckon.

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    1. Thank you very much! Doing these in such a fashion has been quite instructive. I'm not that used to treating clothes this way, so it's been an experience!

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  3. Fantastic work! Pure horror gothic!

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to putting my hands on more!

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  4. Love the style and colours.
    The miniatures are quite an interesting lot too!

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    1. Thank you! It's a really interesting range, and sweetly sculpted, pretty enjoyable minis.

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    1. Thanks! The whole theme has quite an appeal to me, so most definitely there will be more models incoming soon :)

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  6. You certainly keeps things interesting. Never a dull moment with you Suber. Lovely work as always. :)

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    1. Thank you! I never manage to keep focused on anything long enough to really improve, but hey, it's the fun what counts!

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  7. Wonderful work! You really nailed the time period.

    One of my long-term projects is to track down the metal Citadel miniatures that accompanied the original GW Fury of Dracula from the 1980's. But they are hard to find.

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    1. Thank you! Wow, I wish you luck, that's quite an undertaking! I'd love to see that :)

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