Lord of the Dish Pit

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  1. I've been working on these since last year, a couple figures at a time. I hope to eventually put together an entire army of them but redneck sculpts aren't that easy to find. The chronoscope zombie hunters/survivors and the new hillbilly are next on the list of acquirements. The car is a 1/32 scale 1970 Plymouth Road Runner from Jada Toys Fast and Furious line. Somewhat over scale, but it looks close enough and is easy to take apart. I resisted the urge to Mad Max it as I wanted it to be more along the lines of a car left in the barn for some years before TSHTF. I chose to use warmer colors to match popular 70s shades and to give it a hint of the General Lee. These two are the first ones I painted and the freehand flannel isn't the best but it give him the look of a regular farmer. The one on the right is a combination of Darryl from the Walking Dead and Rambo. Both are from Wargames Factory Apocalypse Survivors:The Men. Next are Westwind's Redneck Militia. They were fun to paint, especially the cans of Hamms. Berkeley was done as a homage to Ash from Army of Darkness. I freehanded more flannel on Billy Joe and it came out much better than my first attempt and the flag on his hat came out better than I expected. The flock on his overalls was an accident but I'm leaving it as it suggests the white lightning in his jug caused him to stumble a bit. I also am happy with the freehand on his rag. Bobby Jo is the one that I think came out the best. Eventually I'll get them another vehicle and some plasticville mobile homes.
  2. Speaking of invasive critters, the rats living above the ceiling tiles were having a rather heated argument this morning.
  3. Sept 18th: If said coffee bar had student employees I'd be for it. If for no other reason than most students wind up in at least one food service job during or after their collage years so this would be something they could put as experience on a resume. I remember very well the frustration of folks not hiring me due to lack of experience when I first entered the working world. I think the teachers would probably be the most frequent customers, finally being able to give up the ancient coffee perc that has been in the teacher's lounge since 1975. Sept 19th: I haven't had cable in years and so I tend to wait until things come out on dvd. The only show I'm impatient for the next installment would be Vikings.
  4. Great job on them. The Marx Robin Hood sculpts had plenty of character and you brought it out well here.
  5. Congratulations on the sample! Did you run out of a similar color recently? I have found that every time I run out of something, my next order gets a sample paint of very similar shade to what I need. It's like Reaper employs at least one psychic ninja...
  6. Good luck!
  7. Kharne is a pretty cool guy, can't wait to see how he comes out.
  8. I thought he only went after Partha paints? I don't have any of those.
  9. Are you going to add frightened and confused bees? What I was pondering was using a dragon as decoration on an actual cheese and meat tray, perhaps having a smaller base attached to his feet that detaches for cleaning purposes. This way one's guests have a sense of urgency towards getting to the food before the dragon does.
  10. It's not so much a lack of sense of adventure as it is a lack of Vervain to fend it off with. This is true. But knowing my luck the modern wimp types would drink all my paints.
  11. I decided not to boil and bend these when I took them out of the package, since they're all the same a bit of wobbliness gives them a bit of variation.
  12. I used a Reaper green sample paint on the bows and quivers, with hints of black and a black wash to have them resemble the ancient nord weapons the druager carry in Skyrim. The fourth archer is from the Core Learn to Paint Kit.
  13. They're like M&Ms, you can't just have one or two. Army of Darkness was a rather formulative influence on my youth and if I can ever find an Oldsmobile in somewhat proper scale I'll have to try and recreate the steam powered chopper version.
  14. The beginning of what will be another unit of PumpkinGuard. The shape of the shields made the freehand a bit more difficult.
  15. I went with the classic purple as a homage to the pics in the 4th ed Undead army book from GW, the pumpkin theme came about because I wanted a more Halloween type army than the gothic style undead I painted years ago.
  16. When I got back into painting in October of 2015, these were among the first minis I bought. Since I'd been painting undead mostly when life got in the way years ago, I thought it appropriate to begin again with the same.(I also got a couple boxes of Zombicide VIPs undead are the easiest things to paint and after an 11 year gap I needed something forgiving at first) However I didn't actually get them done until Halloween of 2016. It was also my first attempt at freehand in years.
  17. I'll have to look thru there today. I think it has something to do with the distance from the camera to the miniature.
  18. I painted these last October, and decided that I'd paint the werewolf more to match those in Skyrim rather than the usual browns. Between that and Strumbannfuhrer Grauler's uniform it was a challenge in using greys and I was happy with the way they came out. I'm still learning how to use my new camera by trial and error so some pictures are getting too much flash, others not enough.
  19. This gives me an idea. When I was working at a wine bar downtown the cheeseboards we made were served on wood platforms that resembled this. Ebonwrath's pose suggests he's bending down to munch something....perhaps combine a base with an appetizer tray....
  20. I feel your pain on this, where I live there are large gaps between the top of the wall and the ceiling so odd odors waft thru on a fairly regular basis. As a result I tend to burn enough incense that I am afraid to read Latin out loud lest I accidentally summon something.
  21. Eventually I'll make a full unit of these guys.
  22. (peers out from the catacombs) 500th post.....almost home. (slowly sinks back into catacombs with fresh haul of minis)
  23. At least there weren't any screaming children. Denton to Dallas was ok, the train made good time. What turned it into an endurance test was the fact that I got to the Greyhound station just as the bus to Austin was boarding so I didn't get a chance to move around much or grab a meal before being crammed against the window for the next few hours. Followed by the loss of sanity points that accompanies the use of Austin's CapMetro system. I think I got spoiled a bit in Denton as the DCTA actually runs on time.
  24. I really should've brought my laptop with me on my trip, it has taken me far to long to get caught up here. Spent 7 hours today on various buses and trains getting from Denton to Austin and despite that I am now wide awake.
  25. I can't wait to try it out. I've been using a flesh colored Reaper sample paint with flesh wash for the last month or so since my GW Kislev Flesh dried up.