Wanted to do this for a long time. There have already been
some very good versions of this made and posted. So here's
my take on it. I hope I can do it justice.
I've always loved the Vald the Impaler red armor at the start of this film.
Gary Oldman's performance saved that film from being a total waste of time.
So in honor of one of the best Dracula performances of all time, I've begun my build.
To start off, I gathered the following items.
1) Horizons original 1992 1/6 B.S.D. vinyl armor kit
2) Star Aces 1/6 Sirius Black head
3) Some Brown mo-hair
4) HT slim body
5) HT Tie Fighter under suit
6) HT Kerberos Panzer Jäger armored hand set.
7) Metal Sword from ACI's Knight Templar Crusader Sergeant Brother figure.
The kit from Horizon is very nice. And with some work can be made to fit
a slim 1/6 body.
The Star Ace head is a good likeness, but once I pulled the rubber hair off
it proved to be a much bigger challenge.
The HT Tie fighter under suit has parts on it that were perfect for the joints
that show on the armor(knee & Elbow). It has little rubber parts with
a similar stripe pattern like on the armor.
The sword is pretty close to accurate as well. I'll have to mod it a bit
and make a leather sheath for it.
Enough chatter. Here's the first mock-up with the armor/head, that has
the first paint app attempt.
I'm happy with most of it. The Star Ace Head, when you remove the rubber hair, the
face that is left, does not have the correct hair line for the character. As a matter of fact,
the close up of the face, had to have the hair that way. It follows the edge of the face.
So about half way into it, I new I had to have another head.
So I stopped working on it...
So for now, that head is just a place holder. I was able to commission a new head from a top
tier sculptor. So over the next 3 months it should be very interesting to say the least.
That's it so far.
Let me know what do you think. all comments welcome.
And does anyone else have that awesome Horizon kit?