West Wind Gothic Horror
Folks, this is where my painting journey began 5 years ago. At the time, Jeremy and I were enthralled with the Van Helsing movie, which we had seen for the first time. We watched the DVD over and over again. So for my first painting project, I wanted to paint some Gothic Horror figures for gaming the movie. At the time, Old Glory had just lost the Gothic Horror/Vampire Wars license, so I plunged into the Army Card to get as many of the Gothic Horror figures as I could for Van Helsing and some mummy-hunting Pulp gaming. Some of my first posts on this blog were about these figures, and an Old Glory pirate. As you can see, I haven't progressed very far with the Gothic Horror project! Of course, other things began catching my eye, like 15mm WWII and then 28mm WWII. As you can see, some other odds and ends also are crammed into this box.
Looking at a box full of blisters is boring, so here are photos of some painted West Wind Gothic Horror figures. These are the four figures from the London Detectives pack, which doesn't have any photos online. The fellow second from the right was the second 28mm figure I had painted and was seen back when this blog was new. That's why he looks like he's standing in mud! I also thought he'd make a good Pinkerton for Western games, so he got a duster color for his coat.
The latest figure of the bunch to be painted is the gent on the far right. I was so thrilled with him because for the first time I was able to paint fairly straight stripes on a figure, in his case the trousers! (My hands tend to shake a lot while I paint or do anything--it's a problem I've had all my life--so I have to brace them and the figures like crazy.) The others were done in between over a few year period, which explains why they all look different--I was trying to learn how to paint.
You know, I really love this pack!