Wednesday, 21 June 2017

An Ensemble Cast

Audrey: I don't believe it.
Audrey II: Believe it, baby. It talks.
Audrey: Am I dreaming this?
Audrey II: No, and you ain't in Kansas, neither.
Throughout the build it has been important to keep an idea of scale and whilst I accept that there is a little leeway when it comes to an accurate portrayal of an intergalactic carnivorous plant, hell bent on world domination, the constant presence of Seymour Krelboined* has help keep the project on an even keel.   Now admittedly my Seymour, actually an ‘Artizan Designs’ Dr. Bell, reminds me a little more of the Florist’s owner Mr. Mushnik, but nevertheless his unwavering commitment to the project has seen him bumped up the painting queue.
*Changed to Krelborn in the musical.
It was whilst I was putting the final touches to Seymour’s tatty jacket that I started to wonder if I had any other suitable miniatures that could pass as members of the cast?  As luck would have it my latest ‘Studio Miniatures’ Horror Characters Kickstarter threw up a potential dentist in the shape of a Peter Cushing inspired sculpt – a truly terrifying prospect, but what about the luckless Audrey?
This proved a tad more problematically as it appears that I have a shortage of sorrowful looking, female sculpts, but as luck would have it I spotted a potential plant food wannabe on the ‘Crooked Dice’ website, simply known as the Duchess and decided to treat myself – all in the name of completion you understand.
So cast assembled it is time to return to the task in hand.
Paint me!  Paint me now!

66 comments:

  1. Excellent choice of miniatures and painted lovely to boot. Nice job Michael.

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    1. Thank you so much Simon, I had forgotten just how much I enjoy painting Crooked Dice miniatures, they are great.

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  2. Wonderful job and great scenery!

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    1. Thank you so much Phil, the backdrop just keeps turning up. :)

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  3. Lovely minis to complete the piece :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin, Audrey II should be with us shortly and then I will need to find another diversion for the summer.

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  4. Are they all teachers at your school? (I reckon they are) JK

    Nice work mate

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    1. Thank you Clint and now that you mention it there are one or two passing resemblances! :D

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  5. Nice work! That Cushing figure is great sculpt.

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    1. Thank you Brian and I agree it is a lovely addition to the collection. Expect to see more of those in due course.

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  6. Fantastic stuff, they look just perfect for it.

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    1. Thank you so much Jaime, now I need to get back to the main event.

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  7. Awesome work Michael. I particularly like the choice for Audrey! The not-Cushing is a great sculpt, but probably the scariest dentist I've ever seen!!

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    1. Thank you Rod. Audrey was a great find, but now I want more of the lovely Crooked Dice miniatures.

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  8. Nice "store front" publicity shot. I was hoping for a small dog to be greeting the fire hydrant.

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    1. Thank you Jay and what a great idea - I shall have to store that one away for another time.

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  9. Very nice. I love Audrey's clothes, definitely will be copying the colours and techniques if needed!

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    1. Thank you Roy, Audrey's wardrobe came from looking at various movie stills and theatrical performances.

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  10. Genius!
    A great choice of miniatures, all very well painted and set in a beautiful diorama.

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  11. Excellent post and that welcome-home banner is hilarious!

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    1. Thank you so much Sander. The banner was supposed to be a shop sign, but the paper warped when I washed it with colour, giving it more of a banner effect.

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    2. Aha, well it works anyway. I also cannot escape the feeling there's a lot of similarity between "Awdry" and "Audrey"...

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  12. Lovely painting on your Little Shop of Horrors set Michael. Kudos. :)

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  13. It seems the subject of this year's FH has really inspired you, Michael. One actual subject, two vignettes and three supporting cast members, plus the redressing of an existing backdrop. Very inspiring work, Michael.

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    1. Thank you so much Jez, I think it is save to say that I am enjoying myself. I just need to time it all together now.

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  14. Great work like always sir!
    best wishes

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  15. Your certainly keeping my amused! Always a chuckle following your progress

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    1. I am delighted to hear that Terry, one final post remaining - I just need to tidy up a few bits and pieces.

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  16. Great work Sir, re-posted to the FH site.

    Cheers Roger.

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  17. Fantastic! Loving this project Michael

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    1. Thank you so much Paul, I shall be sorry to see it finished if I am honest.

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  18. Very inspiring sir; if this doesn't inspire me to finally take up my brushes again, then nothing will!

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    1. Thank you so much Monty and nothing would make me happier o know that it inspired you to start painting again.

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  19. Brilliant stuff ...the project coming together 😀

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    1. Thank you Matt, last post scheduled for tomorrow. :)

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  20. Excellent, you keep producing great work Michael

    Ian

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  21. Lovely work as always, the dentist is particularly scary!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain, not sure I would want him doing my six monthly check up!

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  22. A great looking cast. I do like the Peter Cushing, must keep an eye out for that figure.

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    1. Thank you Mark, the Cushing miniature is definitely one of my favourites.

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  23. Lovely figs...I'm particularly taken with the Peter Cushing dentist! Brilliant!

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    1. Thank toy Gordon, he is great isn't he.

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  24. Fabulous looking characters, Michael!

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  25. These are well painted make no mistake but your Peter Cushing look-alike was extraordinarily well painted. He looks fantastic! Best of the bunch! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, what an incredibly kind thing to say.

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  26. YESSS!!!!! Simply wonderful! Terrific job, Michael!

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