By way of reacquainting myself with the tools of the trade I've decided to knock out the Carneval stuff before moving on to the Raging Heroes models... which are more demanding to paint. Starting with the Strigoi.
The Carnevale Strigoi are the Vampire faction. They have very little in common with the modern, super sexy, romantic vampire... They are very much one of the horrors of the old world and Carnevale did a good job of fleshing out the horror side of the Vampire.
One of the great things about Carnevale as a game is the inclusive nature of it. It has standard fantasy tropes, super heroes, and steam punk-esque styling's as well as Lovecraftian horror.
There is the Fledgeling strigoi... a vampire newly created and just beginning it's descent into horror. Shown here with the severed head of it's first kill and a terrified expression. I've used the Reaper vampiric flesh triad on these along with Secret Weapon Concrete wash. The result is very splotchy and highly textured. I still envision these old style vampires as being painted directly onto a wood surface... medieval syle. The victims and servants are less abstract and a little more accessable.
The Aquatic Strigoi has waterlogged pants and some spots of Secret Weapon Swere Water wash added tio the skin treatment.
The noseferatu is in the classic pose with the 1000 mile stare...
The human servant is an older man whose practice of hygene is limited... even for the time period. This miserable fellow comes with a lantern that is intended to hang from his belt... a dangerous and uncomfortable arrangement! I left the lantern for future use!
The Noble Strigoi isn't particularly flashy and everything about the strigoi in general reeks...probably literally... of decay and mildew... everything feels a little damp, if not downright sodden!
... and finally... a Tabletop World Townhouse 2 beginning its journey to join Greystone Village.