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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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