Friday, August 31, 2012

WIP Vampire Hunting Kit

"Fear Me December" was kind enough to share some pictures of her work-in-progress vampire hunting kit. The bottled supplies are quite nice, with interesting labels and a nice weathering job. And you can never go wrong with those pieces of themed ephemera.

I'm not so sure about the stake, but I've never liked hand trimmed branches for this sort of thing. On the bright side, at least the stake is narrow enough to actually slip between the ribs. Large diameter stakes seem impractical and potentially fatal for the user. A huge honking stake requires considerable force, and a huge honking mallet,  in order to crack through the ribs and reach the heart. The Fairbairn-Sykes approach makes more sense- something slim and tapered that can slide right in.


R.S. Bohn said...

I agree with you on the stake, but because it seems a bit unfinished when compared to the other objects in the kit. Having said that, I have no issue with big honkin' stakes, because they remind me of all the Creature Double Feature Saturday movies I'd watch as a little one. Huge stake, big mallet!

When it comes to the zombie apocalypse, however, I'm all about realism. *g*

Very nice kit.

Simona Moon said...

haha! nice! thank you sharing!

kisses from a little vampire! :*:*:*

Anonymous said...

Oh this gives more encouragement to finish my vampire box I'm currently working on. :)