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Author Topic: Tap's VSF World Update 12.06.2021  (Read 3391 times)

Offline Spinal Tap

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Re: Tap's VSF World Update 04.04.2021
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2021, 03:38:34 PM »
Dr James Wilson qualified as a medical practitioner at St Andrew’s University almost 20 years ago and spent his early years of practice tending the ills of Edinburgh’s elites.

One day he simply did not turn up at his surgery, the next it was for sale and the following week Dr Wilson was tending to the poor in the docks of Leith; sometimes for a pittance but often for free.

His works with the poor attracted significant accolade but very little in the way of finance. Consequently the good doctor was nearly as poor as his patients.

He saw his first Vampire a few years after moving to the docks, an old female who had travelled from Latvia on an old steamer.

He had been called to tend to multiple wounds to sailors and, on arrival, found not only wounded but 4 dead sailors. As he practiced his calling, for so he considered it, the Vampire attacked.

Fortunately an old sword, souvenir of travels to foreign climbs for one sailor, was at hand and James felled it with one blow, severing the creatures head from it’s body.

As the threat from Vampires grew so did the need for brave men to work alongside Vampire hunters, providing healing during the heat of battle. James was subsequently recruited to JANUS and eventually found himself joining Ampleforth.

He still carries the bent old sword with him along with a service pistol that has seen better days. Besides these he owns one suit, one waistcoat, one cloak, one hat and one pair of shoes, all have seen better days.

Anything more he considers frivolity and all he earns goes to support his, and others, good works.


P4100002 by markndebs, on Flickr

Offline Sunjester

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Re: Tap's VSF World Update 10.04.2021
« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2021, 10:25:14 AM »
Excellent!
I am enjoying seeing your VSF project grow and take shape.

Offline Spinal Tap

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Re: Tap's VSF World Update 10.04.2021
« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2021, 04:25:20 PM »
Excellent!
I am enjoying seeing your VSF project grow and take shape.

Cheers Graham.

Will be a while before it's anywhere near done.

Offline Spinal Tap

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Re: Tap's VSF World Update 10.04.2021
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2021, 09:08:14 AM »
Up at 5.30 this morning as usual, everyone else is off work today so are having a lay in while I paint the last member of my small team of Vampire Hunters. This group are now complete for for Fistful of Lead Tales of Horror but I'll be adding a few more figures for In Her Majesty's Name.


The final member of this group is the eccentric millionaire landowner, Tobias McGrath, who has a passion for hunting; Vampires being his latest obsession.

His presence within this team is as a result of his abilities with a rifle and the large donations he makes to JANUS annually.

A bonus for the team is that he is not at all arrogant and is, in fact, a thoroughly likable chap.

Jesse has gruffly warned Tobias to not even think about moving onto Werewolves. This warning is delivered with a smile, but there is some steel behind the joviality.



P4120001 by markndebs, on Flickr

Just needs some dullcote on those trousers!

The 'O' Department Vampire Eradication Group

P4120009 by markndebs, on Flickr

« Last Edit: April 13, 2021, 06:51:57 AM by Spinal Tap »

Offline Captain Darling

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Re: Tap's VSF World Vampire Hunters finished 12.04.2021
« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2021, 10:05:43 PM »
Great collection you’re building up!
Your detailing is very good!
Keep up the good (and interesting) work!
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Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Tap's VSF World Vampire Hunters finished 12.04.2021
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2021, 06:44:35 AM »
Looking good!
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Offline Spinal Tap

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Re: Tap's VSF World Vampire Hunters finished 12.04.2021
« Reply #36 on: April 17, 2021, 03:06:23 PM »
Thank you for your kind words, it's much appreciated.




Today I've been making a couple more Dave Graffam buildings, printed onto standard paper then glued to card and foamcore, base strengthened with superglue and sand.

My hope is that I can have a whole 3' x 4' town board fitting into one box, all the buildings will have the roofs as lids so minis and scatter are all stored inside.

Just have the bases to paint and some tufts to add on these once the tufts arrive.


I really like these papercraft pieces and they are so quick to put together; in just over 2 hours I've got 2 more terrain pieces.


20210417_154958 by markndebs, on Flickr


20210417_155017 by markndebs, on Flickr




Offline Sunjester

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Re: Tap's VSF World Update 17.04.2021
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2021, 07:00:10 AM »
They do look quite effective.  :D

Offline Spinal Tap

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Re: Tap's VSF World Update 17.04.2021
« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2021, 05:58:52 PM »
Another steam vehicle, Philadelphia Amphibious Dredge, part of the Brumm Old Fire range.

The whole range seems to be on Ebay UK and many are quite expensive but got this one for £8 as it wasn't boxed.

The paddle was bight yellow so it's had a quick coating of black.


Here's a link to show the available models: 

https://b2b.brumm.pro/index.php/series-old-fire

20210422_181731 by markndebs, on Flickr



20210422_181932 by markndebs, on Flickr





Offline Sunjester

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Re: Tap's VSF World Update 22.04.2021
« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2021, 06:39:37 PM »
I have a couple of the Brumm vehicles and they are ideal.

Offline Spinal Tap

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Re: Tap's VSF World Update 22.04.2021
« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2021, 09:03:33 PM »
I have a couple of the Brumm vehicles and they are ideal.


But so expensive if mint and boxed.

Offline Sunjester

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Re: Tap's VSF World Update 22.04.2021
« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2021, 02:25:41 PM »
I know! I only picked them up because they were unboxed and not in mint condition.

Offline Dark choda

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Re: Tap's VSF World Update 22.04.2021
« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2021, 08:25:26 PM »
Great stuff!  I'm going to buy that cyber wolf because of you!

Offline Spinal Tap

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Re: Tap's VSF World Update 22.04.2021
« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2021, 05:48:40 AM »
Great stuff!  I'm going to buy that cyber wolf because of you!

Thank you.

He's an absolute cracker of a miniature, so easy to paint.


Offline Spinal Tap

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Re: Tap's VSF World Update 22.04.2021
« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2021, 05:57:13 AM »
I've had these mdf barrel things for ages, not sure where they're from, got them from a mate.

Painted the barrels as wood with brass and iron ends, did the frames as all metals and made 2 small bases to match the buildings I've done - can be used in different configurations.

20210425_060715 by markndebs, on Flickr

20210425_060741 by markndebs, on Flickr

20210425_060756 by markndebs, on Flickr

20210425_060822 by markndebs, on Flickr





Am now planning to build a large piece to represent a Skytram (aeronef) Station.

And awaiting my Highgate Vampires to start my dark warband.


 

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