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Offline vikotnik

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As mentioned elsewhere on this forum, I want to start a Nosferatu-themed project. If everything goes well, I am going to present it at this year's Crisis in Antwerp.
Any progress will be documentd in this thread.
:)

While browsing through the net for hours in search of the right miniature, I realised that there are some nice Nosferatu-vampires around, but none seemed to fit the image I had in my head for this particular kind of vampire. So, I decided to sculpt my own.

Here are the first results:


This one was squished around a wire armature in one go, using one piece of green stuff. Man, this looks crappy!
 :(



This one was made in two separate stages, legs first, then the coat and the arms in the second stage. I simply have torestrain myself and exercise my patience, sculpting seems not to be as straightforward as painting...
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I slept a few nights over these appalling results and began anew, recounting all the tips I got from Josef Ochmann in a brilliant workshop years ago...
The legs were made in the first stage, then the coat. The arms came next, after that, the hands. The face was done in a separate stage during Saturday evening. The sculpting tips on Matakishi's brilliant page have been very useful in this:
http://www.matakishi.com/bmbfaces.htm

Details like the buttons and a ring from a long dead love he wears came last.
Here he is, COUNT ORLOCK!!


:)
This is the FIRST ever full miniature I have sculpted and I cannot say that I do not like him...:D

He is not finished, though. A scenic base will be added, pictures of it are to follow. Upon release, the base will be separate from the miniature as I simply hate to remove those cast-on bases from the miniatures.

What do You think?  :?:
« Last Edit: March 24, 2018, 11:24:49 PM by vikotnik »
Zafarelli at 01:00 am:
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008, 10:05:44 PM »
That is a fantastic sculpt  :love:  :o  

A lot better than many commercial sculpts.
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008, 10:05:49 PM »
I think you've got a whole new career.

That, my friend, is bloody excellent. Never mind for a first attempt, it would stand the test with a lot of the commercially available figures out there.

The creepy hands in particular, are brilliantly done. Well done you!

Quick - make some more!

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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008, 10:07:21 PM »
that's pretty damn good for a first go!  :o

Well done! Especially the hands.

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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008, 10:28:35 PM »
Some people are just born talented. First class work, love the hands and face.
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008, 11:09:36 PM »
abosutely amazing. actually i think i need to sit in a class with you mate .WOW  :D  :o  where can we get one  :lol:  im serious manafacture him now. now now
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2008, 11:19:11 PM »
That's great.
I'll buy one.

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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2008, 11:44:55 PM »
Hooray! :D

And to quote Captain Blood: Quick, make some more! Why buy miniatures when you can make your own?
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2008, 12:27:10 AM »
I'll buy one!  :love:

Excellent work on the arms especially the hands! One thing: I don't like the teeth (reminds me of a rabbit), but this doesn't destroy the aura of the whole miniature.
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2008, 12:55:26 AM »
Quote from: "Strand"
I'll buy one!  :love:

Excellent work on the arms especially the hands! One thing: I don't like the teeth (reminds me of a rabbit), but this doesn't destroy the aura of the whole miniature.


More a rat than a rabbit to me, but this is what Orlock looks by the end of the movie, doesn't he?

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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2008, 01:58:27 AM »
Very impressive!

Particularly accomplished for a first sculpt- nice sharp detail and excellent smooth surfaces  :love:
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2008, 05:17:12 AM »
Quote from: "Zafarelli"
Quote from: "Strand"
I'll buy one!  :love:

Excellent work on the arms especially the hands! One thing: I don't like the teeth (reminds me of a rabbit), but this doesn't destroy the aura of the whole miniature.


More a rat than a rabbit to me, but this is what Orlock looks by the end of the movie, doesn't he?



Exactly. During the film, he becomes progressively more rat-like. Here is a pic from the end:


Thanx for the nice comments, guys!! :)  :)  :)

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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2008, 05:40:46 AM »
that looks great!  normally I would say the shoulders are too high but it kinda works with the nosferatu

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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2008, 10:10:28 AM »
I`ll buy one.... Maybe two  :)
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2008, 10:22:18 AM »
Very, very nice, put me down for one too :)  As you might expect, I am looking forwqard to seeing this project take shape. :)
Can we expect to see your own Vampire HUnter sculpts too?
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