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  • Birthday 02/08/1981

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    Yorkville IL
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    Reading,(pulp and horror mostly),miniature painting, occasional playstation binge

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  1. Lord of the Dish Pit

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I came across a series of photographs from the Chicago Mothman flap. As far as the Pilsen sighting goes....it was a large bird possibly a heron. It was very obviously a bird in the picture, I'm kinda irritated that the guy who took the pictures even tried to tie this in. But there are still some other 60 odd sightings that have yet to be debunked so you never know. And no one has any clue about who or what is dropping crap on Canada. (Maybe Mothman is miffed about a bird being mistaken for him. As to why he chose to punish Canada instead of Chicago...I imagine there is less chance of him taking ground fire there.)
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    May-be I should finish some of these...

    Ok so maybe the necromancer won't be that straightfoward... His top cowl is done in Deep Twilight and Violet light, his front cloth in Red Gore/Black mixes, and I outlined his hair in Vampiric Shadow. Basically I'm recycling a lot of the colors I used on Usher and the Germans. I can see where I previously went over his robes with a Black/Gray mix, and I'm thinking on redoing those areas in a deep blue. Necromancer aren't generally known to be all that colorful, but given how many layers of robes he has, I'd like to avoid overdoing Black/Gray on him. I'm also unsure as what to do his the hanging strands of cloth. I'm thinking a White/Sepia combination with some freehanded symbols of some kind. His rising minion got hit with some black wash as did the bony bits of the zombie ogre/troll/shaman thing.
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    50340 Zombie Nazi Soldiers and Friends

    I put off doing these several months ago, due to the fact that the Vallejo colors I intended to use on their uniforms had a tendency to go glossy once matte sealer was applied. It turns out the way around this was to mix them with Reaper Stormy and Rainy Grays. I attempted to match the early war M36 colors, thinking that these were early casualties ripped back from the grave. Their leader is a Warlord Games SS Vampire who I got with a British Vampire hunter as part of the Out For the Count blister. I was tempted to paint him in all black, but decided to give him the same uniform as the zombies, so as to tie them together a bit better. I kept the red on his cloak darker than I would with a fantasy vampire as fantasy vampire don't usually have to worry about snipers. And now a shot of my horror themed WW2 stuff thus far.
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    02856 Usher, Vampire with Victim

    I found this to be one of the more challenging figures I've painted. A lot of skin, a lot of hair, and a lot of thin strands of hair next to skin. I went with the Evening Sky triad for his cloak, since it goes nicely with the Red Hair triad I used on his friend. With both of those I only highlighted to mid range, as I didn't think bright highlights would match the whole midnight tryst thing they've got going on. It's barely visible in the picture, but at the bottom of her right eye is a very thin line of black to denote her eyelid. As much as I'd like to claim skill in getting it there, it was pure luck more than anything.The strands of her hair covering his head don't quite match my original mix, as I had no idea they were there until I went to finish his skin.
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    May-be I should finish some of these...

    Usher, victim and the undead Germans are done and I'm waiting for the matte sealer to dry. So onwards to the Dungeon Saga stuff. The necromancer should be pretty straightforward, but the ogre is giving me pause for thought. My original plan was to use vampire skin and a purple tint on him and have his clothes look like they had been stitched from the skins of his victims. But I'm not sure if I'm going to go that light on his skin, with the purple it might come off as a bit more Slaaneshi than undead...and if I go for a more usual skin tone, that would rule out the victim skin fashonwear. (As I learned with Usher and victim, having skin tones side by side can be a pain in the elf to work with) As a way of buying time, I've begun finishing up on the Thunderer Command, who have sat unfinished for far too long anyway.
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    Jasper Paint GW?? AoS Kharadron Overlords

    (nukes bag of popcorn, settles in) I've been debating whether or not to invest in a few of these, seeing as how in my world of the unhinged the Coffee Dwarves are on a bit of a science bender. The torso piece kinda reminds me of the power armor from Fallout. Are you going to be following the box art or do you have another color scheme in mind? I have a bunch of Mordheim Skaven, and I remember them being a bit of pain. But the old style zombies and skeletons were a lot easier to work with as body sections. The zombies also matched well with the empire regiment making kitbashing easy. I did a box of the newer skeletons a few years ago and while I loved the fact that they were decently armored, the assembly was more irritating than the older style.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    I refer to them as poison love apples. Most of the time I don't mind odd pronunciations, my own can get rather creative at times. That said there was one time while I was in Austin that I did get rather heated over this. I had heard about a job opening on a road that I was told was "Maynor". I could not find it on my map, so I bought another more detailed map. It wasn't there either. So I went to the person who had told me of it and asked where the elf this road was. He pointed to "Manor Road." "Why the elf do you add an "Ay" to a word that doesn't have an "i" or a "y"?! Why do you do that?!" "That's what it's called ya damn yankee!" "Look I can understand how Guadalupe becomes Guada-loop. I can understand cutting off a syllable, but this is not Wheel of Fortune and you cannot just buy an elfing vowel and shove it in there! And I am not a yankee, I am a flatlander! Also while we're at it, just because you throw a few dams down on a river does not make it a series of elfing lakes!" "How much coffee did ya drink? Y'all seem kinda twitchy." "Not enough!"
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    That is why when the nice man who is friends with the bookies tells you to keep it in the spread....you keep it in the spread! Oh wait a minute...game of thrones, not local sports....
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Meanwhile in Canada....... Kelowna British Columbia residents have reported incidents since mid May of strange sludge falling from the sky. Transport Canada has investigated the incidents and stated the following, "The department's review has concluded that these incidents do not meet the description of blue ice and are therefore not aviation related."-Anne Joanette, Transport Canada rep. Possible culprits: The flying moose of the Royal Canadian Mounted Air Force A Giant Pigeon The machinations of Buglips The Wendigo ate several people whom it had trouble digesting Aliens found a new way to prank us
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    May-be I should finish some of these...

    The boots and helmets got a quick highlight of Black/Stormy Gray mix and the lbes are Oiled leather with Brown Wash. The metal parts of their gear are Blackened and Honed Steel. The bases are Steel Legion Drab and Brown Wash. The cloak got the same mix as the boots, and his dagger and medal were done with Honed Steel. I still need to do his final skin highlight, but I'm holding off to the end as Usher also needs his.
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    June Hobby GOALS!!!!!!

    I've managed to get a few of these done so the updated list... 8 Mouslings DS Necromancer DS Zombie Ogre Vermina (in Simple Green) Coffee Dwarf Thunderer Command Group Stuff that might be finished this week... Zombie Germans (almost done, currently working on) German Vampire (almost done, currently working on) Usher with Victim (just needs a skin highlight and some hair touchups)
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    We're civilized folk here....we use spray paint for that!
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    May-be I should finish some of these...

    After a thin mix of Black Wash and a dab of Wash Medium, I went over both pants and tunics with the base colors mixed with Rainy Gray. The vampire's cloak was done in a Red Gore/Black mix, then I added a bit more Red Gore and highlighted. Now that I have the uniforms where I want them these should go a bit quicker.
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    May-be I should finish some of these...

    Base of Luftwaffe Uniform mixing with Stormy and Rainy Grays.
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    May-be I should finish some of these...

    In the immortal words of Snoopy..."It was a Dark and Stormy Night.." Hence perfect for continuing with undead Wehrmacht! Ok so in neither of these pics does it show well, but the initial coat of Feildgrey was mixed with Stormy Gray and later Rainy Gray for some highlights on the tunics. It kinda sorta shows to the eye, but I'm going to hold off on the temptation to go further with it until after I get their pants done. I suspect the large amount of black might be throwing my eye off slightly.
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