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Heroes taking on a Vampire

Postby aaronAGN » Friday June 9th, 2017 4:45pm

So I wanted to do a Castle Ravenloft style adventure for HeroQuest.
But I really dislike the Strahd miniature.
I want something that looks like Strahd.
Like this:
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Almost reminiscent of Count Demitri Maximoff from DarkStalkers
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I've looked at a few different places. Reaper, WestEnd, NobleKnight.
But I undoubtedly missed some minis. I couldn't have possibly seen everything there is to offer. If anyone could help me find some mini that looks like Strahd in that artwork or Demitri in those pics, that would be great.

Or if anyone does custom sculpts commissions, that would be great.
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Re: Heroes taking on a Vampire

Postby whitebeard » Friday June 9th, 2017 10:52pm

What specifically are you not finding out there? I see lots of stuff that looks close.

The two images you show look very different to me... not even the same vampire. The second guy is stacked! And apperently does not need a sword.

At this point you are going to have to make more specific comments about the models, what you like and what you don`t.

"This one is great but the head is all wrong"

"Why do all vampires wear armor?"

If you can find the right body, and the right head, you can do a head swap.


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Re: Heroes taking on a Vampire

Postby Big Bene » Saturday June 10th, 2017 1:17am

You may also try Heroforge or something like that.
Have a look ;)


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Re: Heroes taking on a Vampire

Postby aaronAGN » Saturday June 10th, 2017 1:35am

whitebeard wrote:What specifically are you not finding out there? I see lots of stuff that looks close.

The two images you show look very different to me... not even the same vampire. The second guy is stacked! And apperently does not need a sword.

At this point you are going to have to make more specific comments about the models, what you like and what you don't. ...


Aside from the muscles, I think they look basically the same.
Suit, tights/tight pants, knee high boots, billowing cloak, cravat, short spiked hair.

The Strahd mini that comes with Ravenloft is decked out head to toe in armor, and any other Strahd mini I've seen is either also heavily armored or has flowing waist length hair.

And I've been looking for a couple days at other minis until I thought my eyes were going to bleed to see if I could find something comparable to either Strahd or Demitri's design.

Clearly I've not seen everything. Because there are billions of miniatures out there.
BUT it's a LOT to peruse, and I was just hoping for some feedback.

I thought I was specific enough. Sorry if I wasn't.
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Re: Heroes taking on a Vampire

Postby Big Bene » Saturday June 10th, 2017 1:48am

Try and look for Mordheim vampires.
Have a look ;)


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Re: Heroes taking on a Vampire

Postby Goblin-King » Saturday June 10th, 2017 4:25am

It seems to me that the character is a pretty generic vampire... But you are looking for one with the same hairstyle?

These two reaper boys seems to match the character pretty well in my opinion... Painted up in the same colors I think they would proxy well enough.
"Just" cut off the hair and sculpt some new out of greenstuff.
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I mean... you are literally not gonna find one that is a perfect fit to your image.


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Re: Heroes taking on a Vampire

Postby aaronAGN » Saturday June 10th, 2017 8:51am

Goblin-King wrote:It seems to me that the character is a pretty generic vampire... But you are looking for one with the same hairstyle?

"Just" cut off the hair and sculpt some new out of greenstuff.
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I mean... you are literally not gonna find one that is a perfect fit to your image.


Thanks for the feedback. That bottom one is a decent enough match I feel.

I don't know how to cut and replace the hair of a sculpt. I don't know what green stuff you refer to. The world of miniatures is all brand new to me.
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Re: Heroes taking on a Vampire

Postby aaronAGN » Saturday June 10th, 2017 8:53am

Big Bene wrote:You may also try Heroforge or something like that.

Try and look for Mordheim vampires.


Heroforge. Mordheim. Thanks for the feedback.
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Re: Heroes taking on a Vampire

Postby Goblin-King » Sunday June 11th, 2017 3:26am

Greenstuff is modelling clay that hardens after a while. It's widely used for modifying miniatures. Traditionally it's also what sculptors made the first miniature of before making a mold.
If you are brand new that's probably a bit above your skill level. If you have a local hobby store you could ask around and see if anyone would be willing to add a little windy hair. I don't really even think you need to cut anything off. You could probably just sculpt on top of it.


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Re: Heroes taking on a Vampire

Postby aaronAGN » Sunday June 11th, 2017 7:20am

Goblin-King wrote:Greenstuff is modelling clay that hardens after a while. It's widely used for modifying miniatures. Traditionally it's also what sculptors made the first miniature of before making a mold.


Ah. Gotcha. Thanks for all the helpful information.
You're fantastic.
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