Diorama Lite – “Frazetta Death Dealer” (Part 2 – Final)

After last weeks rather dull post I am rather hoping this one will prove a little more interesting.  If not then I apologise for misleading you last week.

I suspect some of you are familiar with the Frazetta Death Dealer painting.  Here is an image of it.

Death Dealer (painting) - Wikipedia

A pretty cool painting by any standards in my opinion.  Thanks to a news letter email I received from North Star Miniatures I picked up on their promotion of this Lucid Eye figure.  At £18.00 it was far from cheap but I fell in love with it and decided I wanted to have it, and besides She Who Must Be Obeyed fell for the line that it only cost a fiver!

I’d like to think the base and my figure painting did an amazing sculpt justice but painting black and pretty much only black is always a challenge.  Still it is done now and you can make up your own minds.

Images below.


29 thoughts on “Diorama Lite – “Frazetta Death Dealer” (Part 2 – Final)

  1. This came out well, mate! Painting dark and grim colors is harder than it looks and I think you captured the mood of Frazetta’s art really well. I wouldn’t mind seeing you tackle some more fantasy sculpts in the future, if you’re up for it of course!

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  2. Hey Dave you really have grasped the nettle on this one, like Kuribo says i have found that when I tried to paint dark grim colours they never turn out well, so full marks on this one mate!

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  3. Nice work, and not easy to pull off with all the black. I might have gone a little brown on the horse, like in the painting…but I think it probably worked better as you have done, as it ties everything closer together. Looks like it was also hard to get a good angle on the mini, but the one shot of him head on is pretty nice. I remember seeing the Frazetta covers on the Death Dealer books, when I was a young teen. I was pretty stunned. Not sure I ever read the books, but I wouldn’t mind painting up a figure of him someday. Would be very cool, to get several classical fantasy hero minis to paint up!

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