Monday, 31 October 2022

Well, well, it's Halloween again.


Perhaps not unexpectedly, the return to school following the splendid summer holidays saw a cessation to the Soviet Army build.  There has been some progress, pieces have been prepared and there have been some joyous distractions along the way.  I have no doubt that the project will be completed, but I still struggle with the work and life balance.  That said, I thought I would share a spooky Halloween post, a piece that had been prepared some five years ago and is only now being dusted off and shared with you, good reader.
This then is my homage to Ring, a 1998 Japanese, psychological, horror film directed by Hideo Nakata.  A wonderfully odd piece of celluloid that revolves around a cursed videotape that kills the viewer seven days after watching it.  Without wanting to give too much away a young girl, Sadako is killed and her body disposed of in a well; her grisly return forming part of the cursed tape.
The build started with a Fenris Games well, but thinking that I might want to use it in my 'Witchfinder world', I added a few little extras in the form of a rope and bucket, mushrooms and even the remains of some luckless soul, perhaps Sadako herself?
The well was then 'filled' epoxy resin, which helps to convey a much needed feeling of depth to the piece.  As for Sadako, this was another of my Studio Miniatures horror characters and was relatively simple to paint on account of her damp, matted hair covering her face.  
A little bit of fun with the digital editing to allude to a grainy VHS recording and the piece is done...

Happy Halloween! 

15 comments:

  1. What a great mini! Full of horror atmosphere!
    Happy Halloween too!

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  2. Wonderful work Michael, the whole piece has such atmosphere to it, and resembles the movie perfectly

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  3. Wonderful atmostpsheris piece and excellent 'photo-shopping' too.
    Well done making the rather simplistic well into a very attractive scenic item.

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  4. Excellent work Sir M, a great homage. Both the original Japanese film and the US remake are great films. And are quite disturbing too!

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  5. Very creepy. You've really captured the look perfectly on the figure; the water-stained dress and damp matted hair.
    Happy Halloween!

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  6. Nice work on them Michael! Always a pleasure to see your work & have you return to the blog. Mayhaps this is merely the Spirit of Michael!

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  7. Great work Michael. The detail on the well sets the scene perfectly for the sinister simplicity of the character figure. Will be looking these up in the future.

    Cheers, Ross

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  8. You have done some nice work there sir

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  9. Very creepy Sadako is marvellous! The well has turned out really good as well. When you say you filled it with Resin is that like a water effect?

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  10. Deeply unpleasant, marvellous work!
    Best Iain

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  11. Works so well. Well? You get what I mean. :P

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  12. Fantastic piece! Strangely I've never seen "The Ring" it's one of the few horror classics I've missed, but I'll have to put that right now!

    Cheers Roger.

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  13. Wonderful work, Michael, The Ring is one of my favourite horror movies and you've captured a classic scene perfectly!

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