Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween U.K. Style: Playscale Weeping Angel Tutorials



Psst … want a new monster for Halloween 2014? Maybe you are tired of vampires and zombies. What about the Weeping Angels? The Weeping Angels are life-sucking villains who appeared in the revamped Doctor Who. If a Weeping Angel appears, you have to keep your eyes on it because if you break eye contact, it can touch you and then feed on your life-force. Shudder. Not a creature I would like to encounter, but good for scares. Another collector had shared the first tutorial for creating playscale Weeping Angels on her Facebook page earlier this year. This seems a good time to  convert one or more of your disposable Barbie clones into these dangerous creatures.

Tutorial 1 has more photos, but I like how


Tutorial 2 suggests using the "sand" textured paint instead of the "stone" textured paint.


P.S. I will not be making any of these Weeping Angels anytime soon - and no, I'm not afraid that the playscale figures will trigger the creatures. I am terribly busy. That is the story I am sticking to. May you enjoy the tutorials and do keep a mirror opposite whatever creature you create. Just in case.

18 comments:

The grandmommy said...

Why, I would never make one of these either, because they don't have eyeballs! LOL (that is MY story hehehe)

RoxanneRoxanne said...

These sound like quite frightening creatures indeed! I won't be making any, but it was cool to see the tutorials.

Night Owl said...

Brrr, scary angels! It's an original idea though, they would look great in a graveyard diorama (again, brrr!).

Phyllis said...

I don't watch Dr. Who, but these are definitely scary! I probably won't be making these either, but it would be a good use for all those unarticulated bodies I have laying around! Hmmmm.

jSarie said...

Creepy! I really like the way the sand-textured paint turned out in that second one.

D7ana said...

Hi The grandmommy, RoxanneRoxanne, Night Owl, and Phyllis! Thanks for your comments.

@The grandmommy - uh-huh ... I believe you ;-)

@RoxanneRoxanne - they're scary because who would not blink eventually? Glad you liked the tutorials; they were neat.

@Night Owl - yes, they would make a graveyard diorama even more creepy.

@Phyllis - yes, they would make good use of doll parts. Now you have "partial" Weeping Angel kits (minus paint, stands, and robes). LOL. Wonder if they would sell on Etsy under that "header?" "Killing" myself with puns.

D7ana said...

Hi jSarie! Yes, I agree that the sand-textured paint really zapped that second one. Thanks for commenting ;-)

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Don't blink. Don't even blink. Blink and you're dead. They are FAST, faster than you can believe. Don't turn your back, don't look away, and DON'T. BLINK.

Yes, I did watch that episode. How did you know? Interesting tutorial, but I think they'd be too creepy to have around.

D7ana said...

Hi Barb the Evil Genius! Yes, I saw that episode, and yes, I was spooked out about it, lol.

Do not want to tempt fate, but I did like seeing the tutorials ;-)

Thanks for commenting.

Cindi Mortensen said...

I won't be making any of these either. Since Moreville is located in my bedroom, I wouldn't be able to sleep at night! Brrrr. :-)

D7ana said...

Hi Cindi Mortensen. Uh, no I wouldn't want Weeping Angels in my bedroom either, ;-)

Never too old for dolls said...

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Never too old for dolls.

billa's dolls and fashions said...

Hi D7ana, I'm pretty scared by figures with no eyeball, just like grandmommy, before I looked at the tutorial I thought they were something like Lovecraft's "night-gaunts"......
I'm not a crafty kind of girl, but these tutorial are always interesting, one can never tell...these are things that should come in handy in the future

D7ana said...

Hi Never too old for dolls and Billa's Dolls and Fashions!

Thanks for your comments.

@Never too old for dolls - thanks for the compliments. I admire your blog, too. I am following you now so you can follow me, too ;-D

@Billa's Dolls and Fashions - I used to be terrified about figures with no eyeballs. Guess I thought that they'd come after me for mine? Shrug. Glad you found the tutorials interesting, though. And yes, we never know what will come in handy in the future. Or even what we'l watch. (Like me with these Doctor Who episodes ...)

Muff said...

I think these are so creative! I also didn't realize those Toy Connection clones had articulated legs. That's good to know.

D7ana said...

Hi Muff! Yes, some of the Kid Connection clones have articulated knees, but they don't all have articulated elbows.

And yes, both the bloggers were creative.

Thanks for commenting ;-)

Carrickters said...

Oh dear, now I am going to have to go the op shop and get some unwanted Barbies because my guys will definitely want to try this. (And they definitely can't use my good Barbies). Very good likenesses though - thanks for the links.

D7ana said...

Hi Carrickters! Oh, do share photos if you can. That sounds like fun. My pleasure to share ;-)