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life size Dracula renovation
gothicgeek
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Posted: Sunday, May 02, 2010 - 01:03 AM UTC
In a bizarre twist of reality my mate Tish has asked me to re-paint her Dracula figure!
He stands at the front of her gothic/horror themed guest house here in Whitby.

Due to a past attack on a guests car drac is firmly attached to a paving slab and filled with sand so he will be renovated in situ

First job will be washing and scrubbing all the old paint off!



chris1
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Posted: Sunday, May 02, 2010 - 06:02 PM UTC
Um er um,
Thats a different kind of project.
I suggest some large brushes or you could be there a while if you're going to use your normal ones.

All joking aside,keep us updated an interesting project,and
don't let it become a pain in the neck...hahahaha.

Best of luck

Chris
Tarok
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Posted: Monday, May 03, 2010 - 01:27 AM UTC
This'll be an interesting project - I'll defo keep my peepers on it!

I'm guessing you'll mostly be airbrushing?
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Monday, May 03, 2010 - 11:15 PM UTC
Very interesting project Mark.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 01:36 AM UTC
Great project Mark.Both as an opinion and scale Why do you think to scrubb all the paint?you can spray a thincoat of primer to the whole figure.I dont think details will be lost in such a big scale.
keep safe
CReading
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Posted: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 - 02:40 AM UTC
Please take photos along the way and post them!
Looks like a fun project.
Cheers,
Charles
Tarok
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Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 01:52 PM UTC
OI, Mark!

Update, mate?
gothicgeek
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Posted: Friday, May 14, 2010 - 12:57 AM UTC
Hi All and thanks for the replies

Hav'nt started to re-Vamp!!! Drac yet as other commitments have kept me busy. If the weather holds I plan on wash and scrub early next week and undercoated the next day.

I will take sbs pics and keep bloggin till he's done

;)

gothicgeek
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Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 05:10 AM UTC
Chris ... thanks

Rudi ... Rattle cans for this fellow

Jesper .... thanks

Engin ... was hoping all the old paint would just wash off but some remained

Charles ... certainly

Rudi ... thanks for the prod earlier




So we finally got it all together today and I got to it with rattle cans....

Tomorrow I'm decanting some color and will do some brush work to tighten it up, then add some detail to the face and hands





Primer is Grey, They were all acrylic Auto paints .......
matt black, white and red used for the rest. Despite a mask I was as high as a kite by the time I was finished ..... Oww my head
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 08:45 AM UTC
The old count is coming along fine.
endrju007
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Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 07:58 PM UTC
Please, make him say "Children of da night'a"

Great progress mate!