MY prediction of coming back to this blog in autumn 2011 (see previous post) was obviously and inexcusably inaccurate. This post is just a short note to say that my interest in Gothic Horror miniature gaming has been recently reinvigorated and that I am planning all sorts of diabolical things for the proceeding months.
In the meantime here are three miniatures from the Vampyres! pack by Design 28 (now owned by Black Pyramid Gaming). I painted them in June last year and I have to admit that I'm not too happy with them now. In the interceding months I have been working very hard to improve the standard of my brushwork and, although I'm still no Golden Demon contender (nor ever will be), my technique has improved enormously. Suffice to say there's a few things on these chaps that I'd do rather differently now (Drac's red cape-lining, for instance). Still I hope that they're enough to tide you over until I start on new stuffs in earnest.
The Design 28 minis are certainly very distinctive: chunky and somewhat stiff, but rather endearing all the same. I have to admit that due to my dissatisfaction with the above paint-jobs I've already been looking at other 'Dracula' models and will probably pick up this Reaper beauty in the near future. On the subject of 'classic' Dracula minis some time ago this gorgeous green was posted on LAF, but I never heard any more about it. A shame, because it's one of the best Vampire sculpts I've ever seen!