After I started buying 1:6 figs again a few years ago (mostly men with guns) my wife showed some interest, so over the past couple of years I’ve bought her a variety of girls, or FemFigs as they’re usually called (rather than “Dolls”, though let’s face it..) Quite a lot of them have been film-related, though some are also military or police-based, and others are simply of interesting outfits. For some reason, PVC and corsets seems pretty popular with these figures, so there’s also a few of those.
Anyway, this is essentially “my wife’s update” since she’s not likely to start a blog or anything, but she’s keen to share her figures and photography. (no really.. my dolls have guns and swords!)
This is the BBi Goth Maid outfit swaped onto the BBi Hispanic female, both from a couple of years ago (no hat or Jewelry at this stage). Pretty simple stuff to start with, but then if it looks good, that shouldn’t matter. We got a break from the winter rain on the weekend so took some stuff out to photograph. The shots are her photography.
I wanted to take some pics of my own figures and some miniatures to put up as well, but the light started to really suffer, so we didn’t get the chance. Hopefully this weekend!
Since the last few weeks at work have been a particularly busy period, there haven’t been any new updates for awhile. Likewise, with the World Cup just beginning. I think my sleep is about to take a major battering for the next month. On top of it all, the weather has been raining quite a lot as we move into midwinter here, and I usually like to take photos outdoors, since I like to use natural light. So again, we have another blast from the not-so-recent past.
We really need a Scooby Doo and Shaggy to go with this...
This is an Aurora model kit of Frankenstein’s monster, owned by my good friend Carlo and his son Michael. They have a large collection of both original and customised kits, dating back from the 1960s which I have been either painting, repainting or touching up for them for the last decade or so. It’s roughly 1:7 scale, so not so far off the 1:6 scale figures I kitbash, and of course needing paint like the 32mm wargames figures.
From memory, I added some drybrush highlighting to the suit, a touch of shading and highlighting to the tombstone and other sandstone parts, and totally redid the boots, green on the base – Carlo asked for a lush grass green – and all of the skin areas – hands and face. Rather than just going for shades of green on the flesh, I shaded down using purples, to make him look unhealthy and zombie-like but not like a fresh zombie, and to absolutely avoid the cartoon green look that the Karloff version is often given in colorised images.
Here he comes!