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Big Pimpin': Fury of Dracula

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09 Aug 2018 10:14 - 09 Aug 2018 14:38 #279529 by drewcula
Shellhead started a fun thread in May 2018, "Does Anybody Still Pimp Games?".
I had a few hobby projects in the studio, and I was itching' to procrastinate from my works on canvas.
So I put down the oils, and picked up the The Army Painter.

I finally pimped my copy of FFG's "Fury of Dracula" 3rd edition.

Disclaimer / Preamble: The FFG miniatures for "Fury of Dracula" are the worst miniatures I have ever laid hands upon. Small scale, soft details, distorted proportions, and weak ankles. Wiz Kids may make some quality miniatures for the 4th edition. But come on. Wiz Kids...

In March, I met Joe Ploch from Miniatures Market. He was selling Tiny Terrain at Adepticon. Inexpensive terrain with a lot of potential. I bought a handful of treasure chests for a future 'Wiz-War' pimp, and a cemetery landscape for a future 'Fury of Dracula' pimp. As many long time readers may know, Dracula is my spirit animal. I'll leave the wizards for another time.

My plan was simple. It was also daft. I wanted to mount the FoD miniatures onto a diorama. Cut and paste, right? Simple. But... The diorama has zero impact on game play. In fact, the plan will probably make it more difficult to store the components in the box. Daft...

Anyway, onward!

I bought a hole saw from Home Depot and got drilling.



Five holes later, I was ready to mount and roll out some green stuff.



Green stuff molded, and it's time to receive some figurines.



The moment of no return: cutting the minis from their base.



A little bit of glue, a little bit of green stuff, and a little bit of magical thinking - the minis are on the bases!



Airbrush in hand, I primed with a zenithal technique.



Then I went to Gen Con. I showed Joe my WIP, and he gave me encouragement to keep going. Meanwhile, I picked up a few more Tiny Terrain pieces for a future Blood Bowl display board.

I'll finish in a second post.

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09 Aug 2018 10:32 #279531 by drewcula
This week, I slapped on some paint with the luscious and lovely Army Painter paints and quickshade inks. My painting directive? Match color schemes to any printed game material. With the 3rd edition, I had a lot of muted colors in store.

My references:






Too many hours later, followed by some Anti-Shine Matt Varnish, I am done.






Fangs a lot for reading!
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09 Aug 2018 11:12 #279534 by hotseatgames
That looks incredible!

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09 Aug 2018 11:38 #279535 by ChristopherMD
Why is this two threads?

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09 Aug 2018 12:49 #279538 by drewcula

ChristopherMD wrote: Why is this two threads?


I wish I knew.

While writing the first thread, I could no longer upload any pictures. They only way I could circumvent the problem was to create a second thread.

If any administrator can consolidate - that would be awesome.
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09 Aug 2018 23:28 #279565 by san il defanso
These look amazing!

I just painted my copy of Fury of Dracula, and I agree that the minis are crap. Really blobby faces, and mushy details. You got some great results though!

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10 Aug 2018 09:12 #279573 by stoic
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That's really great work! The only thing missing is a fog machine, a horror movie sound-track, and some simulated lightning.
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10 Aug 2018 09:27 #279574 by charlest
Amazing work.

Joe Ploch is a good guy, known him for years.

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10 Aug 2018 14:15 #279581 by Jarvis
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These are amazing. Great job on them!

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