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Strigoi Morti
Deepgroove
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2011 - 07:40 AM UTC


This is a resin bust in 1/4 scale by Whitworth Studios. The name, according to the sculptor, is a Romanian name for vampire. I painted with enamels, and used a recommended product named Devcon 5 minute epoxy for the eyes. It provides a great glassiness without yellowing over time. Also, I used Devcon along with clear acrylic gloss on the mouth and teeth. The fangs had a few air bubble holes in them, plus one chipped when I was cleaning them up. I therefore enhanced them with Milliput, basically creating my own larger ones.
At about 9.5 inches tall this is a large piece, and the largest I've ever painted. It was great fun, and I have another by the same company planned. It was quite a departure from the usual historical figures I paint. Hope you enjoy it.
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Monday, November 07, 2011 - 12:50 AM UTC
Blood stains on mouth look great. Wouldn't the teeth have more pinky color right after drinking blood?

BTW: You made me make some reasearch - since Polish mythology describes creature called "strzyga" I wanted to compare it to Romanian Strigoi. There are many differences, but that's not the point. Interesting fact is that Romanian mythology shows difference between Strigoi viu which is a living vampiric witch and Strigoi mort which is a dead vampire (so actually an undead creature).
Deepgroove
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Posted: Monday, November 07, 2011 - 01:40 PM UTC
I think you're probably right about the blood on the teeth. Truth is, I was very impressed with the sculpting of the mouth and teeth, and didn't want to obscure the view with too much blood. Thank you for the input.
WARLORD
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Posted: Monday, November 07, 2011 - 08:27 PM UTC
Looks superb and unusual!
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 01:52 AM UTC
Good point Randy - teeth and mouth details are great.
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 11:16 PM UTC
Very impressive Randy, very impressive indeed.