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Death Dealer WIP (from Three Years Ago)

Posted by Flashcad on 02 Sep 2021, 08:35

I think most people have seen Frank Frazetta's artwork at some time or other.
"Death Dealer" features on various book and album covers.
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I bought Kabuki Models 75mm resin example a few years ago. The crisply detailed castings are excellent -- and not too brittle.
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I particularly wanted to display him along with my first set of Pegaso's Wandering Knight and Vlad Dracul figures. There's a very slight size discrepancy between each company's interpretation of 75mm, but nothing to get too excited about.
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So after removing the right hand and left arm from the dry-fit test run, it was time to slap on some primer and get a bit of color onto the castings. I used black gloss primer on both the figure and the horse, and left it to dry overnight. Next day, various shades of the basic colors were applied in layers, using Vallejo acrylics.
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Two days later, and I began to concentrate on the details, while also adding increased definition to the highlights and shadows.
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And naturally -- by some unholy cosmic law I managed to attach his sabre the wrong way round.
:oops:
An easy enough fix though.
:-)
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Then next day I got on with some refinements to the paint-job. Mainly concentrating on the smaller details and getting dark brownish tones on the horse.
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So, only five days after cleaning up the castings he was looking pretty good.
Just needed to be placed on a higher base than the cheapo wooden coasters his two partners in crime are set off on. This would help to disguise the slight difference in size between the models.
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By the way, I have two sets of the Wandering Knight and Vlad Dracul.
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Both are painted and based a little differently.
SET 1.
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SET 2.
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It's all subjective, but I think Old Death Dealer looks better when displayed alongside SET 1.
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Cheers
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 02 Sep 2021, 09:42

Very nice.

I am curious though, why gloss primer, rather than a matt one?
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Posted by Flashcad on 02 Sep 2021, 10:43

steve_pickstock wrote:Very nice.

I am curious though, why gloss primer, rather than a matt one?


I had been spraying gloss black primer onto something else and still had a bunch of it left in the cup of my airbrush when I decided to prime the Death Dealer parts.
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Posted by Susofrick on 02 Sep 2021, 10:47

Very nice! Cool to see the album cover in 3D. Have it, quite good.
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 02 Sep 2021, 18:22

That is a great Death Dealer!! Stirs memories of my High School days in the 1970's..
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Posted by Flashcad on 03 Sep 2021, 20:19

Glad you guys like the model... :-D
I should be able to post another series of WIP photos over this weekend.
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Posted by Peter on 06 Sep 2021, 16:59

I like the painted and converted figures! Good work on that book cover! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by Susofrick on 07 Sep 2021, 09:22

Peter wrote:I like the painted and converted figures! Good work on that book cover! ;-) :thumbup:


It's a VINYL-cover!!! :mad: :mad: :mad: :-D But it has probably been used as a book cover too somewhere. Don't think they especially contacted Franzetta for making the cover, just used the pic.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 07 Sep 2021, 19:52

Wonderful fantasy figure, Flashcad. :love:

Santi.
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Posted by Peter on 08 Sep 2021, 20:29

Susofrick wrote:
It's a VINYL-cover!!! :mad: :mad: :mad: :-D But it has probably been used as a book cover too somewhere. Don't think they especially contacted Franzetta for making the cover, just used the pic.

Oh like in the time of ABBA and QUEEN? :mrgreen:
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Posted by Flashcad on 09 Sep 2021, 01:04

Santi Pérez wrote:Wonderful fantasy figure, Flashcad. :love:

Santi.


Thank you.
More are coming up as I work my way through the photos.
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Posted by Flashcad on 09 Sep 2021, 01:05

Peter wrote:Oh like in the time of ABBA and QUEEN? :mrgreen:


I note that ABBA are releasing their first new album in years. It'll be added to my music library for sure.
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