Saturday, 22 July 2017

WHO`S GONNA DRIVE YOU HOME


David Stone?

Who exactly is this David Stone fella? I wondered to myself a while back. I asked a few of the more knowledgeable guys I knew, and they said "oh Daaaveeee, *sniff" yeah he does all the game trade shows,, the big ones as well as the small.... and not just in the UK either." 

Hmmmmm, I thought, everyone keeps saying how good his stuff is. Then, out of the blue, a small parcel arrived for Hils, a kind little thought to wish her well for her knee replacement operation (now postponed while her surgeon is on maternity leave). Two really cool resin miniatures he had cast himself. A cool Judge Heston (one of the best Ape sculpts for the 2000AD Judge Dredd series I had ever seen, and another really enchanting character from the same comic book.. Tweak! WOW what a cool likeness.

So THAT`S Dave Stone! I thought. Kind bloke, and a good sculptor as well.

Okay I thought, I keep hearing about his cool futuristic sci-fi resin cast cars, and so I ordered three. All different colours, and as I noticed he offers them either unpainted, or fully painted.... I went for the latter option and asked him to jazz them up for me. "lets see what he can do" I thought.

Jeeese this guy is conscientiously quick. I`d barely placed the order (or so it felt) and a rather large and well wrapped parcel arrived at the door.

All I can say is..... WOW!


They were beautifully painted, beautifully rendered, and excellently sculpted and cast; and WOW they were surprisingly big models too. Nice and chunky and would fit brilliantly on the streets of The Dark Knight`s Gotham City, or Judge Dredd`s Mega City 1, or on some alien planet in a futuristic mind-scape episode of Doctor Who or Blakes 7. These three models are truly exquisite.  Two of the `bug` shaped cars have their wheels turned road-side - hugging tarmac: and the third has the wheels angled up... and the hover engines activated so the thing glides effortlessly over the ground.

Best of all, when the order was placed, Dave wrote an email message asking: "what would you like painted on the number plates?"

"WOW, that`s cool." I thought.

Suffice to say, we now own three pro-sculpted, pro-painted futuristic vehicles, bearing custom number plates which read: "Tarot" "Hils" and "Steve" yeeeey!!  How cool is that, yeah?


The rest pretty much speaks for itself and I`ll let the photos tell the story.


Dave Stone On Line Store:

http://wargamesterrainworkshop.co.uk/












The escort was being paid well: "the customer wants me to dress like `The Cat` and whip him, that's fine by me....  that will cost him double is all." But.... she forgets her role play session for a moment and stares transfixed out of the window to the street below. Her eyes glaze over and a soft "meow" escapes her lips, as she spies three `Stone Mark II Sports Cruisers` roll past along Avenue 69.  "now THAT`S a roller" she puuuurred.






The futuristic Mrs Peel approves of her new gift from Steed. The new girl looks on enviously. Hoping that one day she too will be awarded such an extravagant luxury.

One of Jez`s motorbikes steals the show for a moment ^^


A Couple of the Liberator Crew teleport down to the planet for a moment.

"So the rumours are true then Blake?

"Yes, Gemma. The Stone Mark II Cruiser now comes in Metallic Green as well!"

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Article by Steve.

36 comments:

  1. STUNNING!

    I`m dead impressed. The buggie with my name personalised on the number plate is a truly lovely touch. Such attention to detail is massively appreciated and places you as a bit of a master painter extraordinaire hehe.

    The photos barely do the models justice, and its only when you hold one of these exquisite models in your hand, that you start to see all the extra care and attention to detail Dave manages to get into his modelling.

    What a lovely post. And certainly makes me want to own some more of his work.

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    1. Amazingly good aren`t they hun :-))

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  2. What an attractive post. The eye candy here is extremely tempting. I have to agree with whats been said before, the degree of modelling skill displayed here is extraordinarily high; and the attention to detail is noticeably acute.

    Fine modelling, Sir. Top hole old chap!

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  3. Simply super. I got me a sci-fi car with own custom name on the number plate, I`m the happening girl in town.. with my very own "Stone Cruiser Mark II" woohooo!!!!

    Its a lovely touch I think, that his hand painted custom commission orders can be personalised in this cool way.

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    1. .... yeah but its still sitting in MY cabinet ^^

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  4. *smiles sweetly*

    But who is making you all that new 8mm scenery for those Napoleon wargames you love so much?

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    1. Uum **hands her a coffee.... and gently moves the blue car over to her side of the cabinet**

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  5. Thanks for a great article Steve and glad you, Hils and Tarot all like the personalised number plates.
    I wondered how long the cabinet swapping would take ! LOL

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    1. {{{ I wondered how long the cabinet swapping would take ! LOL }}}

      hahhahaaha, ^^ yeah that was a given.

      And yesssssss, absolutely love the personality number plates.

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    2. Personality number plates. Hey does that mean I`m a personality now too?

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    3. Naaaa!!! you need the T shirt for that ^^

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    4. In my opinion your all A listers ! I look forward to meeting you all hopefully sometime over the next year

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    5. OOoh coooool hehe :-)) and that`s a date then for sure.

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  6. Welcome to the Wargames Terrain Workshop fan club Steve! I love Dave's work and more and more of it is appearing in da Grotto. I love his Dragon range, which believe me the photos do no justice to whatsoever! Having seen them "in the flesh" so to speak, they really are something else

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    1. Ask Dave, mate, we even discussed wearing the Dave fan club T shirt earlier when he rang us for a slid FOUR HOURS hahaha.

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  7. Wonderful futurist street views here, these cars are stunning, love the spectacular colors...No doubt that a new "The Avengers" episode would have looked like this, imho!

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    1. Absolutely so, Phil my friend... a new "Avengers" definitely looms on the near horizon I think ^^

      Its nice to get the city-scape terrain out every now and again, we have so darn many terrain things built at this stage, its hard to get round to using it all lol.

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  8. Does it get any cooler than that? I don't think so! Tremendous!

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    1. Its a lovely `feel good` post isn't it Michael. I do so love those.

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  9. ***smiles from ear to ear***

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  10. Now those are rather nice. I did spend a while at Salute looking at the various goodies on display at his stall (and trying to work out which one was Dave), but ultimately spent my pennies elsewhere. Not because I wasn't impressed by both prices and sculpting, but because my focus at that point didn't require any of his wares. Plus I couldn't decide which 'finish' I wamted the temple dogs in.

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  11. YEEEEY WELCOME HOME JEZZZ, you have been missed mate.

    How was it?

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  12. welcome home Jez, lovely to have you back.

    Yeah the cars are a little special, and even nicer actually in the hand. A lot heavier than you`d expect too, being resin I suppose. But yeah the panting is superb when you see them close up.

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    1. ....... who`s panting close up? *wink**

      But yes T, they do seem to come into their own close up, I completely agree.

      Nice to see you suitably tanned, and returned to us safe and unscathed Jez :)

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    2. What exactly constitutes 'superb panting'? Volume? Lung capacity? Pants per minute? Inquiring minds wish to know... 😉

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  13. Thank you both. Nice to be missed. The holiday was...as expected. Body rested, tanned and well-fed. However, due to the nature of this type of holiday, lack of mental stimulation took its toll and I was soon viewing all my fellow holiday makers as kine, waiting to be harvested. There DID seem to be a lot of pork on the menu...lol

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    1. Know what you mean about needing stimulation on holiday Jez. Sorry I missed you at Salute, I'm easy to spot on the stall I'm the only one in a white t shirt and look like a hairy biker

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    2. I did suspect that was you, Dave, and said as much to Hils. However, as I'm the shy, retiring type who doesn't like to impose, I chose not to introduce myself on that occasion. I will make a point of introducing myself next time. You may even get some of my hard-earned pennies!

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    3. No problem Jez, will be happy to meet you next time, and happy to just say hi no purchase neccassary for a hello

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  14. Jez is one of the good guys Dave. Don`t let his red skin and forked tail deceive you.

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    1. We should get on fine Tarot as I never judge a book by its cover ! ; )

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    2. That's a relief. Now, if I could just get you to sign this contract...it's only a little blood, hardly a spoonful...targets to meet, dontcha know...😈

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    3. I thought that was a given with all wargamers Jez as it was hidden in the rules and we all end up making blood sacrifices on modelling projects ! LOL

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  15. ROTFLMAOOooooooooo hahahahaaha love it ^^

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  16. What a corking advertisement for Dave's marvellous wares, Steve. Those sci-fi cars really are the business and are simply huge when seen in the flesh - a serious chunk of resin imho. Plus they've been sculpted by a tip-top gent too :-)

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