Mittwoch, 14. Januar 2015

My entry to the 'Victorian' themed bonus round

For the latest themed bonus round over at the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge Blog it was all about the Victorian age. There you'll find some very creative interpretations of the theme and the poll is still open so make sure you'll have a look and cast your vote(s) for your favourite(s).
As always below you see my submission to this round:

Same as Curts entry fee figure this is a 28mm figure from Westwinds 'Empire of the Dead' miniature and is meant to represent the infamous 'Jack the Ripper'.





Of course thinking of MichaelA's take on Jack the Ripper for last years 'Casualty' bonus round I knew I couldn't match his fantastic vignette so I didn't even try replicate it. Instead I decided that it's time to go greyscale again.



I tried to make the figure look a bit more menacing by adding the blood of his latest victim to his knifes and the base. Thus making it look (in my mind at least) like he just made a step back to marvel at his latest masterpiece. In retrospect I should have added a gully or gutter for the blood to trickle into.

Kommentare:

  1. I thought this was a triumph, the muted colours were so good.

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  2. Blue oyster cult sang " don't fear the reaper!" yours is really stunning and frightening!
    Congratulations!

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    1. Good Gilles but it needs more cowbell. ;-)

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  3. Another fantastic display of greyscale painting Nick! Of course it secured a vote from me.:-)

    Christopher

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  4. I second the above, just lovely work on the figure and the base. I'm off to cast my vote!

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  5. The blood is particularly effective

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  6. That red accent colour on the greyscale works extremely well! Adds very nice focal points to the model. Very well done again!

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  7. Frightfully authentic looking :)

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  8. Fabulous work! Greyscale terrifies me almost as much as the thought of Jack the Ripper.

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  9. what a fine mini!!!! especially the black/grey and the blood on the street i like the most!!!!

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  10. Very very nice work here! The blood effect is wonderful!

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  11. Oh my, bloody knife, pool of blood at this feet. He's the one! Fantastic work.

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  12. Awesome paintjob. One of my favourites !

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