Wednesday, 21 January 2015

From JohnM - 28mm Victorian Criminals (45 Points)

Jack Stapelton, Selden, Colonel Moran
Since my last submission was the Victorian Bobbies, I thought it would be nice for them to have some criminals to chase. These figures are from West Wind Productions EotD line. Again, I really enjoy painting these figures. The sculpts are very nice, beautifully slender, I only wish that all the Napoleonics I have painted were sculpted in the same way.


West Wind has been a bit of a challenge with their EotD project, the support has been slow after the Requiem Kickstarter. I can guess who most of the figures represent but I am not 100% sure about two of them, as the sculpt changed from that on the kickstarter page. 

Dr Roylott, Professor Moriarty,  John Clay
But hard to argue with success, as over 600 backers with 20x the original amount asked was pledged. I have bought both the EotD and Osprey's In Her Majesty's Name rulebooks and am still deciding whether I will give Gothic/Horror/Steampunk/Victorian wargaming a go. I understand though that the EotD supplement is almost done. Another terrain project just terrifies me.

The Butler!, Jack the Ripper, Dorian Grey

It is a fun era though, I really found the 2nd season of 'Ripper Street' enjoyable and Curt had recently recommended the 1st season of 'Penny Dreadful'. Well all I can say is that we watched the season in two sittings.......it is the balls. I just find Eva Green mesmerizing (I could not believe Camelot was not renewed after the 1st season)........I am still trying to figure who my wife Jennifer was finding so compelling!


From Curt:

Excellent work John. I particularly like your Dorian Grey in his rich red tones as it really conveys that sense of decadence about him. Moriarty is wonderful as well with his red-lined opera cape, cane and spectacles. Hmmm, I really have to think about getting a set of these for myself.

I'm delighted you enjoyed 'Penny Dreadful' - a wonderfully dark series with great promise (and, yes, Eva Green is an absolute treat). I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys the Victorian 'cycle of mythos' (i.e. Dorian Grey, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Dr. Frankenstein, etc.).

17 comments:

  1. Great figures. Season 3 of Ripper Street takes things up another notch. I also enjoyed the BBC America series, Copper (http://www.bbcamerica.com/copper/about/)

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  2. Always good to see some Victorian Villains well executed (Pun intended). Top stuff mate.

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  3. Very characterful indeed. Nice work John!

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  4. Great stuff, I have a few of these to get done myself.

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  5. Yep Dorian Grey Is the standout in a great set of work from you

    Ian

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  6. Quite nice, I have to say you make these look very tempting.

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  7. Nice work, you can never have too many butler figures.

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  8. Great work on these, I also took part in the kickstarter with a view to getting into Victorian steampunk. These figures have given me the inspiration to get some painted this year. Agree that Dorian Grey is the standout figure.

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  9. Great brushwork, they all look suitably villainous! I really like these sculpts and I like the quiet, ready to pounce look to Dorian. I can't say the same for Moriarty, as he without a doubt has a crew of thugs about to rush past him! ;)

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  10. They are very nice, a fantastic painting work!

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  11. A very sinister bunch and a definite challenge for the forces of law and order. You did a fine job with them.
    Does Mr. Stapleton play Hamlet at the Old Vic when he's not doing crimes? :)

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  12. Nice miniatures and nicely painted. cheers

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