Posted: 16. 09. 2021.
Back in March of this year I crafted a personal tribute to the metroidvania game Blasphemous in the form a miniature of its protagonist, Penitent One (you can see it HERE). I had a tight time frame for the conversion back then, so I couldn't work in all the details I wanted. But now I had another go at the same character thanks to a collector commissioning it!
The parts used are very similar to what I used on the original: Perry Miniatures Foot Knight body and arms with Fireforge Games Russian Infantry face mask. The distinctive helmet, the rope-like cincture and a few other details were sculpted in putty. This time around I could dedicate time to sculpting the many thorns that decorate the helm and sword (which is more realistically sized here).
The second miniature in this commission was another character from Blasphemous, an NPC named Diosdado. He is the guardian of the Library of the Negated Words; the lantern and multitude of keys he carries on his person give away his profession. This conversion was much more work-intensive, as the body and limbs are constructed from several Citadel miniatures that had to be persuaded to fit together: the Cairn Wraith's back, a Nurgle Bloodbowl player's legs, a Plaguebearer's hands. The head was sculpted from scratch. The lantern comes from the MESBG Laketown houses kit, and the keys from Fyreslayer troops.
The third and final mini of the day is from a different game with a similar dark look and feel: Dark Souls III's Yoel of Londor. This mysterious-looking pilgrim was converted from a Citadel Tech-Priest Dominus. This is my second time turning that model into a fantasy figure, and boy does it leave you a wealth of cables and other techy bits. The hands come from a Tzeentch Horror, and the censer from a Dark Angels kit, I believe. There are a few leftover plastic roots from the new Citadel Zombie kit. Everything else was sculpted to resemble the video game character.
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So cool! You are just the person to bring these characters to life!