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:
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!"
Article by Steve.