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"I Was Working In The Lab, Late One Night..."


"When my eyes beheld an eerie sight. For my monster from his slab, began to rise."

These two 40mm scale resin figures of Frankenstein's Monster and the Wolf Man were sculpted by Nikola Stankovic and 3D printed by "Encounter Terrain". The miniatures are clearly inspired by James Whale's 1931 American horror film "Frankenstein" and George Waggner's 1941 movie "The Wolf Man".


Boris Karloff's silver screen role was primed with "Citadel" Abaddon Black, before having his clothing layered with a combination of "Vallejo" German Grey and "Citadel" Nuln Oil. The suit was then heavily dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" German Grey, whilst the creature's big boots, shirt and hair were tidied up using some additional "Citadel" Abaddon Black.

"And suddenly to my surprise. He did the Mash, he did the Monster Mash."

As I wanted the Monster's skin to appear decidedly dead, I applied a coat of "Citadel" Rakarth Flesh over these areas and shaded them using plenty of Biel-Tan Green. Initially, I wasn't planning on picking out all the creature's staples, but in the end decided to give them a lick of "Vallejo" Gunmetal and "Citadel" Nuln Oil along with his neck bolts. These areas were then dirtied up with plenty of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade.


For Lon Chaney Jr's most famous character I used "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade for all his fur, then dry-brushed these areas with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna. I applied some "Vallejo" Heavy Brown to the werewolf's torn pants and "Citadel" Sons Of Horus to his shirt so as to better tie the look of Larry Talbot's feral alter-ego into the movie version.

"Battlefront Miniatures" WIPs - Four German Panzergrenadiers getting their details 'picked out'

The trousers were given a lick "Agrax Earthshade" before being dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Brown. Whilst the Wolf Man's top was shaded in both "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green and Agrax Earthshade. It was later dry-brushed with (more) "Citadel" Sons of Horus Green. Finally, I splodged some "Vallejo" White across the creature's fangs and dirtied them up with a splash of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade.


Moving on from horror to historical wargaming I have made some additional progress on my 50-point German Beach Defence Company for "Flames Of War". I'm patiently beavering away on the extra plastic 15mm “Battlefront Miniatures” I need to complete a second (maximum-strength) German Panzergrenadier Platoon and hope to soon be working on a 7.5cm Tank-Hunter Platoon...

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undercoat2670
Nov 06, 2022

Frank and the wolf man look fabulous! Great sculpt full of character and your paint jobs make them fit right into an episode of Scooby Doo in my mind. Awesome stuff. Glad to see the forces of WW2 are still getting some love. Looking terrific.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 06, 2022
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Cheers Undercoat. I do like these particular sculpts by Nikola, so they kept insisting I paint them, LOL!!! Definitely a "Scooby Doo" vibe going on with them. Should have a few FoW postings this month, as I push on with my remaining German infantry.

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planetmut
Nov 05, 2022

Love 'em both, Simon, they really have bags of character and the cartoony sculpts give them a unique look! Nice to see you moving on with the Germans, too.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 05, 2022
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Thanks Matt. Really pleased with how both Franky & Wolfy turned out. Still a few more of Nikolai's sculpts to finish - as you can probably imagine, LOL!!! Hope to get more FoW Germans completed soon too.

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wsd50
Nov 01, 2022

Great stuff mate, the two classic monsters look absolutely spot on!


Nice to see you adding to your WW2 Germans, and taking a break from your HH Marines if probably no bad thing to help stop you getting "Burnt out".


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 01, 2022
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Cheers Roger. I actually break my hobby time up across the week by allocating my projects a certain day. If I'm able to do some painting then I focus on them, and the FoW figures got some much-needed attention as a result.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
Oct 31, 2022

Great work on the two classic monsters Simon, they look just like the old movies. Nice progress on the Germans, as we haven't seen much on these recently.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 31, 2022
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Thanks Dave. Really pleased with both the sculpts and Encounter Terrain's prints of them. Plan of getting the rest when I can.


I try to spend an evening a week on my FoW stuff - its going to be an ongoing project with lots of additions to come, so once these German infantrymen are finished they'll still be plenty more to see.

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