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Judas Bloodspire 77160 is turned into Vlad Tepes

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8 hours ago, Jellyranger69 said:

Really wicked paintwork and your photo skills are top notch.

 

I can practically hear him saying: “I don’t drink....wine.”

 

Thank you kindly. I really enjoyed that mini series. Now all I need is a van Helsing nun.

 

2 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

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Phew, I am glad. We all now what happens if he does not...:unsure:

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That is a wonderful piece - I like the conversion very much! The base is also perfect - how did you make the bat look so unsupported? 

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16 minutes ago, Iridil said:

That is a wonderful piece - I like the conversion very much! The base is also perfect - how did you make the bat look so unsupported? 

 

Thank you! To be fair I made the support disappear in photoshop. Otherwise I did correct brightness and contrast a tad and removed some shadows on the backdrop. Everything else is unaltered. I couldn't withstand the tempation :P.

 

Here is the original photo with the support (fishing line) and shadows:

 

 

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This is just magnificent, from the blending to the bat and the basing--and even the features that don't begin with "B"! 
That hat/crown is superb, and the composition kind of makes it look like the vegetation withers into autumn color when he passes by, such is the chill aura he emanates. 
Great mustaches and photography.

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7 hours ago, Rigel said:

This is just magnificent, from the blending to the bat and the basing--and even the features that don't begin with "B"! 
That hat/crown is superb, and the composition kind of makes it look like the vegetation withers into autumn color when he passes by, such is the chill aura he emanates. 
Great mustaches and photography.

 

Thank you @Rigel Glad you like him. The crown was a challenge, in the end I used microspheres (nailart supplies) and some strands from a toothbrush combined with some greenstuff.

 

I like the idea that everything withers when he passes, not intended to be fair, but a cool concept. 

 

I always thought moustache and hairdo (well and over-the-top crown) are the two most important aspects to make him look like the original portrait. 

 

For future minis I will experiment with other backdrops, too. My trusty PowerShot broke, so now I want to see if a smartphone can replace it. At least for such shots it seems to work. Scenic shots might be more difficult.

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