Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Studio Miniatures Classic Monster Figures


The very first miniature Kickstarter I ever backed was the Monster Madness Character Miniatures by Studio Miniatures - I can proudly say that my first ever Kickstarter was to help bring back Mystery Science Theater 3000 :)


I can't remember exactly where I stumbled across this Kickstarter but I absolutely love the old black and white Universal Monster movies, as you can see with my complete movie collections, and then when I saw they had two figures from the movie "Young Frankenstein" I was immediately in shut up and take my money mode, even though more than half of what I was going to receive with my pledge I had no interest in at all.


Ultimately I knew that they would more than likely just be display pieces and never actually make it on to the tabletop for a game. So when the figures arrived I knew I wanted them to have a grayscale paint scheme that would match that classic black and white movie feel. Not feeling the desire to pick up the paint brush at the time, I sent these across the pond to Arthur at EZ Painter Studio and he absolutely knocked it out of the park on what I had envisioned.


Getting into the case with those German zombies last week made me realize that these guys still needed based, so with some extra motivation that was this weeks mid-week project. I did my usual pins and clear bases for everyone.


The Monster and The Bride.


The Wolf Man and The Invisible Man - the details on his robe are amazing!


The Mummy and The Creature From The Black Lagoon.


The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, and The Baron - Peter Cushing from the old Hammer horror films.


And my two favorites! Igor (it's pronounced EYE-vor - wait, that's how you pronounce my name) and Frederick Fronkenstein ! Just brilliant figures and brilliant brushwork :)

Working on some more of the Woodbury TWD zombies for the next post.

Until next time, thanks for looking!
Ivor

14 comments:

  1. Studio mins do some nice work. You have definitely done them justice here.

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    1. Thanks Fred, credit fully goes to Arthur! I didn't realize how great all the ranges at Studio Miniatures was until a recent visit to the site, it's going to be difficult not to fill the shopping cart 😃

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    1. Much appreciated Mike! Hopefully I can figure some way to get them into a game.

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  3. lol ... always entertaining! Monster mash time! :-)

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  4. I love them Ivor I need them, could you please give a link to where I might get them ?
    Also I hope you hadn't get a scalpel in your hand when you said he's Frederick Fronkenstein lol

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    1. Ha! "My grandfather's work was doo doo!"
      Try this link http://www.studiominiatures.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&layout=category&task=category&id=54&Itemid=510

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  5. Oh sweet mystery of live at last I found you lol thanks for the link mate.

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    1. No problem! And stay close to the candles, the staircase can be treacherous 😃

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  6. Superb work Ivor, I love the grey-scale approach you have taken. :)

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    1. Thanks! I had the idea but it was Arthur who made it all happen :)

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  7. They look brilliant. Now you just need a whole table of black and white terrain! :)

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    1. Thanks Kieron! I'd thought about black and white terrain and I think it could be pretty neat, but I feel that's way outside my skill range! Maybe we'll try something small to see how it works.

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