This site was created late in 2008, just a few years after first becoming involved in wargaming. As you can tell by the name, WAB was my introduction to this community. I appreciate the following and comments this blog receives, and give all thanks and credit to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It may seem odd that this blog appears to focus on the folly of mankind's continuous warfare, but I believe I can still enjoy this hobby so long as I put Him first in all I do. Maranatha!
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Vlad Dracula - Verlinden 120mm
Figured might as well put the silver spray paint to more use. Here's a Verlinden 120mm resin figure of Vlad Dracula.
Rustoleum Silver spray paint was used for the armor; which was then given a wash of Vallejo Black Ink/Stain. Excess stain was wiped off with tissue to allow black lining of the armor as well as giving it a campaign look.
The horse was first sprayed with flat black and then lightly over sprayed with a dark brown. This and the spraying of the armor really sped up the process.
"What a monstrous floating head?!" Vlad. Photo-bombed by the news!
The shield bears the heraldry of the Order of the Dragon, which Vlad
belonged. The image is faintly etched on the shield as a guide. I'm glad he's finally painted up after all these years being in a box. He was an old ebay purchase before I discovered wargaming and 28mm figures.
The figure itself has only a few parts, as most large resin models go - so went together quickly. Using spray paint makes painting the large surface areas a breeze too. If I had an airbrush and knew how to use it, it'd be even better.
Here's a size/scale comparison shot with a 28mm figure in front of Vlad, and the recently painted 1/8th scale (approx. 200mm) Monogram/Aurora plastic knight, behind him.
My attention now needs to turn to some terrain building for an Actium game which I've committed to hosting at our annual convention Enfilade! in a few months. Some coastline mainly for aesthetics.