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Author Topic: Tap's VSF World Update 19.07.2021  (Read 5008 times)

Offline Spinal Tap

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Tap's VSF World Update 19.07.2021
« on: March 06, 2021, 03:42:35 PM »
Have felt the need to get involved in some VSF style gaming for a while and finally I have given in to the idea.

Problem is - no terrain and no minis excluding some Empire of the Dead monks I've had for a while and did an ok paint job on.

I have now started building some Dave Graffam buildings and have ordered some Empire of the Dead Gentlemen.

I am totally in awe of many of the painters on here, but most especially Deano as far as VSF/Steampunk goes - I can't even begin to imagine how he does what he does but his thread certainly makes me want to get better.

I toyed with the idea of stripping my monks and repainting but, in the end, I decided to just touch them up, add a few highlights and generally tidy them; this will give a tangible baseline for my current abilities.

Hopefully, in a few pages time, there will be a noticeable improvement in the quality of my work.

P3060074 by markndebs, on Flickr


P3060076 by markndebs, on Flickr


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« Last Edit: July 19, 2021, 02:49:09 PM by Spinal Tap »

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Re: Tap's VSF Miniatures
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2021, 03:50:03 PM »
Nicely done. :)
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Re: Tap's VSF Miniatures
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2021, 05:01:43 PM »
Looking good  :)

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Re: Tap's VSF Miniatures
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2021, 12:57:53 AM »
Good paint job.  You really captured the menacing look well.
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Re: Tap's VSF Miniatures
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2021, 02:17:31 AM »
Great work!
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Re: Tap's VSF Miniatures
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2021, 04:23:51 PM »
You certainly have me fooled.  They look great!

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Re: Tap's VSF Miniatures
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2021, 06:03:52 PM »
Very tidy set of figures, thanks for sharing
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Re: Tap's VSF Miniatures
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2021, 08:41:25 PM »
Thank you fellas, you're so kind.

I must say they are very easy to paint.

Once my Westwind order arrives I'll start the Gentlemen and post on here.

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Re: Tap's VSF Miniatures
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2021, 10:22:24 AM »
They look great.

Can I ask how these scale next to Copplestone figures (my go to scale/build standard).

I have some old Westwind Vampire minis and they are true 25mm or close - too small for me to use comfortably.  The detail is soft too.  These seem to be much better by the look of them.

If they're a suitable size I could be tempted to use them as Cultists across various genres.
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Re: Tap's VSF Miniatures
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2021, 12:42:54 PM »
They look great.

Can I ask how these scale next to Copplestone figures (my go to scale/build standard).

I have some old Westwind Vampire minis and they are true 25mm or close - too small for me to use comfortably.  The detail is soft too.  These seem to be much better by the look of them.

If they're a suitable size I could be tempted to use them as Cultists across various genres.


Afraid I have no Copplestone figures to compare to, most of my collection to date has been plastics and mainly fantasy stuff.

These are better detailed than the small number of Vampire minis I've seen.

Here's a pic of the tallest with a ruler but he is in a wide stance.

Edit: Just noticed I've messed up that picture as there's a fair bit of unmarked ruler before the measure starts - what an idiot.

For humans comparisons I have some Hasslefree fantasy minis, Frostgrave barbarians and old Stars Wars prepaints that I could put together in few comparison pics if you have any knowledge about those ranges.

Sorry I can't be of more help but perhaps there are others on here with more knowledge.

20210308_105225 by markndebs, on Flickr
« Last Edit: March 09, 2021, 07:14:16 AM by Spinal Tap »

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Re: Tap's VSF Miniatures
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2021, 11:22:37 PM »
They look to be 25mm to the eyes or am I mis-reading the ruler?

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Re: Tap's VSF Miniatures
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2021, 07:08:38 AM »
They look to be 25mm to the eyes or am I mis-reading the ruler?


Just noticed I've messed up that picture as there's a fair bit of unmarked ruler before the measure starts - what an idiot.

So actually about 27-28mm to the eye, although he is the tallest of the group.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2021, 07:14:59 AM by Spinal Tap »

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Re: Tap's VSF Miniatures
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2021, 06:11:55 PM »
Here's a couple of mechanical dogs from Wild West Exodus, should fit right into my vision of a VSF/Gothic Horror world.

Named Kona and Kula.


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Re: Tap's VSF Miniatures
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2021, 09:54:39 PM »
They look great.

Can I ask how these scale next to Copplestone figures (my go to scale/build standard).

I have some old Westwind Vampire minis and they are true 25mm or close - too small for me to use comfortably.  The detail is soft too.  These seem to be much better by the look of them.

If they're a suitable size I could be tempted to use them as Cultists across various genres.


The westwind figures I have, from EOTD and Vampire Wards scale well and sit well with Copplestone figures.

Offline Spinal Tap

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Re: Tap's VSF Miniatures Update 09.03.2021
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2021, 12:41:09 PM »
First time painting eyes (actually eye - I intentionally picked this figure as he has an eyepatch) and stripes.


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