Classic Horror Monsters – Victor’s Creatures

It’s night, and out there, lightning is flickering over the painting table. Or did the desk lamp just malfunction again? Who knows – the unspeakable happened anyway, and there are creatures lurking… finally ALIIIIIVE!

(posting by Antonia)

Okay, I’m glad you survived the night and the cheesy intro text. Welcome to our and our painter’s results in creating artifical life from corpses painting another couple of bones minis.

First of all – I also added a looong list of miniatures on the bottom of the page. I hope everyone can find some of their favourites to paint and maybe discover some new ones! It feels weird to plan so far into the next year, but at least we’ll have a schedule then, and if some special ideas and wishes pop up we can always fiddle with the list. Most of the minis are on the shop page already, I’ll add the other links as soon as they appear.

The miniatures show once again good detail and faithfully represent Frankenstein’s male Creature, and although I’m personally not too happy with the overly sexy Bride (the gown could have been torn in a less “bikini” fashion imho) the sculpt is anatomically realistic and even hints at the inhuman strengh such constructs often possess by giving The Bride at least some visible muscles in her arms.

I didn’t have much time to paint (it seems I can either paint or write about it *sigh*) but Dirk has a mini to show.

Dirk‘s Creature is drifting away:

Dirk says “I started painting the male Creature a while ago, when I worked on something else and had some paint left on my palette (I always keep a couple of minis in reach for these cases, to use up skin tones, browns, grey or white, for example, that are left overs from other projects because sometimes dropper bottles deliver just too much paint in one go).

I painted and washed the base skeleton bone and blue and added a couple of lighter drybrushed layers to make it look like ice, honoring the fact that several incarnations of Victor Frankenstein’s Creature end up drifting on the arctic ocean sitting on a sheet of floating ice.”

Great result, the mini takes washes and drybrushing well, the pants look worn and ragged like this Creature has been wandering for a long time already. The floating ice is a cool idea (I had to do it, sorry!) and it’s fascinating how the blue wash gives an idea of the material!

Timothy‘s minis make a very contrasting couple:

I like how completely different they look, The Bride living up to her name in light colors and even rose colored lips, looking alive even with the heavy stitches, and next to her The Creature in rotten tones of green, brown and yellow. Good work!

Michael‘s Creatures on the other hand share a certain style:

He wrote: “My models for this week are attached. I didn’t do anything too fancy with these to try to give a fairly classic look. The skin shade is Vallejo Necrotic Flesh (I always think of it by the Spanish name on the bottle, Carne Muerta), and I traced some Blood for the Blood God along the stitched seams. As you can see, I took “bride” literally.”

The skin tone is a good choice, I think, because it works well both with darker colors like the blue and brown on the male and with lighter colors in his bandages and her gown. The red seams work wonderfully to convey the “freshly sewn together” look, nicely disgusting to look at! And you really picked a “classsic” look, because Dirk’s Creature sports a very similar color scheme!

Jim‘s Creatures are quite a patchwork:

He said: “Nothing too spectacular on these two. I just went for what I considered to be a classic look even though those classics were in black and white! They worked out well all things considered and I particularly like the male. I overdid the wash on both but that’s pretty minor.”

Interesting how you chose a more human (and possibly even “living”) skin tone on the male too. Nice how clearly you differentiated between the torn shirt and the rags of the coat, and I love how the different parts of The Bride have actually different skin tones!

Here is this week’s gallery:

Note: I made sure that this time we wouldn’t have so many groups/pairs of mini in the list because I felt it added more to the workload than expected. But of course that’s just us and our tight private/work schedule, so maybe I’ll add some “optional extra homework” here and there in case some of you feel they’re up to it. We’ll see.

Coming next:

11/30/20 Anuminar Winterbeard, Wizard (Bones IV Core Set)

Want to participate in the next post? Email the pictures of your minis until Friday 11/27/20 to  (It’s a .de domain, in case emails are bouncing)

–> Attention: The submission date for photos is about three days before publishing date, to give us a bit of time to actually write about your pictures 

This way you’ll have two weeks/one weekend to paint, and we have one weekend to write (which is the only time of the week where we (might, *sigh*) have some open minutes).

You can of course send in pics later, but to take out a bit of the stress (most pics arrive here rather last minute) please consider the three day deadline. Later pics will still show up in an update 

Here is the link to Reaper’s graphic with all the core pieces, but it’s one and veeeery long picture so be prepared for some scrolling. On the other hand it has separate numbers for most of the pieces. I will add individual shop links as soon as they appear!

Here is the “Underdark” Expansion Darkreach.

Here is the Dreadmere Expansion

11/30/20 Anuminar Winterbeard, Wizard (Bones IV Core Set)

12/14/20 Spartan Taroya, Female Warrior (Bones IV Core Set)

12/28/20 Christmas Break – we’ll be busy with meeting family (even if it’s online) and celebrating and stuff, so use the time to paint some minis from the following list!

01/11/21 Burrowing Behemoth “Umber Hulk” (Darkreach Expansion)

01/25/21 Mavaro, Iconic Occultist (Bones IV Core Set)

02/08/21 Angry Townsfolk Woman w. Torch (Bones IV Core Set)

02/22/21 Owlbear (No 6) (Bones IV Core Set)

03/08/21 Townsfolk Beggar (Bones IV Core Set)

03/22/21 Adowyn, Iconic Hunter (Bones IV Core Set)

04/05/21 Griffon (No 82) (Bones IV Core Set)

04/19/21 Show me your project/Catch-Up Monday

05/03/21 Amrielle, Female Ranger (Bones IV Core Set)

05/17/21 Pig with or without cart (No 17 & 18) (Bones IV Core Set)

05/31/21 Dreadmere Fishwife (No 409) (Dreadmere Expansion)

06/14/21 Oman Ruul, Wizard (Bones IV Core Set)

06/28/21 Dreadmere Tortoise and Handler (Dreadmere Expansion)

07/12/21 Ava Justinia, Female Templar (Bones IV Core Set)

07/26/21 Erasmus, Iconic Medium (Bones IV Core Set)

08/09/21 Troglodytes (one or more) (Darkreach Expansion)

08/23/21 Dreadmere Crone (Dreadmere Expansion)

09/06/21 Two handed Fighter (No 9 in the main pic) (Bones IV Core Set)

09/20/21 Dark Watcher (Beholderkin) (Darkreach Expansion)

On the list for later (or maybe extra homework?):

Half-ogre fighter (Link to metal version)

Knights (No 58-61, no links yet)

Dire Boar/Warthog (No 56, no links yet)

More Townsfolk (No 50+ and 146+)

Small Heroes (some Halflings and/or Gnomes)

Tiny Foes (Kobolds and/or Goblins)

Brigand with heavy Axe (No 101)

This entry was posted by Antonia & Dirk Vogel.

2 thoughts on “Classic Horror Monsters – Victor’s Creatures

  1. It’s not easy being green! (especially with blue pants)

    Dirk – Nice, classic colors. I didn’t even think about the final scenes from the book! The ice base is perfect and it looks great, too.

    Timothy – The male will make a perfect flesh golem! I particularly like the clothes colors which emphasize the green skin. The female could almost pass for normal (except for those scars and stitches). The white dress looks very bridal.

    Michael – Another classic pair! That skin tone seems to be just right. It’s interesting that green is what was in all of our brains. The male is well done but the female is even better, especially the hair.

    I searched on line before I started and saw (stole) the idea for the different skin tones on the female. I almost made her all “living” flesh but that just didn’t feel right. I think she’s creepier this way.

    • … and the list looks good, too. Plenty of fun stuff to work on. Gotta love those Townsfolk! Bones 5 has a whole new set of them.

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