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Planning Frank Von Stein

Planning Frank Von Stein

I’ve been a big fan of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein since I first had the pleasure of reading it back in the mid-nineties and even if this version isn’t very true to the original story, I’m still happy to have it and I’m looking forward to finishing him.


By now I have started painting the skin on Frank Von Stein four damn times. I’m not getting the effect I’m looking for and end up in my stripping jar. This is really starting to get annoying and frustrating as hell.

Hopefully, this will be the last time I’m starting over and actually finish him.


  • Name: Frank Von Stein
  • Genre: Weird War 2
  • Atmosphere/Theme: Dark, Horror
  • Lighting: Standard zenithal, maybe directional
  • Focal Points: Skin

Product Photos of Frank Von Stein

The Plan

I don’t want to paint him with normal looking skin and at the same time, I don’t want it to look completely out of place either. I’ve narrowed it down to three different styles based on movie versions of Frankenstein’s Monster. The first one is Di Nero in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, from 1994 I think, the second is Christopher Lee from The Curse of Frankenstein from 1957, and the last one is Boris Karloff in Frankenstein which was released in 1935.

Monochromatic painting is something I really want to learn but right now I’m leaning towards the Di Nero style. I’ll have to try the monochromatic style on another miniature and I think I have one that could look good in it.

Do any of you have a favourite of the three listed styles?


So far, I honestly don’t have a clue on how to base him, the only thing I do know is that I don’t want a base that’s too elaborate. Unfortunately, that doesn’t really help with narrowing it down.


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