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Miskatonic Faculty: Geography, Geology and Palaeontology

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And here are a couple more professors: Prof. Smythwicke, Earth Sciences, and Dr. Rangstrom, Palaeontology. Both are from RAFM's Call of Cthulhu line; the kneeling Professor is one of their modern, heroic-scale sculpts, while the bald-headed geologist was part of the Miskatonic Expedition to Egypt collection. (I think by now I've posted all but one of the other Expedition to Egypt figures in one place or another.) The globe was a wretchedly painted Tiny Treasures globe that I touched up a bit. Alas, that I did not seal it or notice the stains! We can say they represent 'regions of anomalous geological activity, non-tectonic in origin.'


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The continents are too big and North America is askew, but it should work for tabletop purposes. 
The spinosaur (ish?) skull was from a cheap plastic toy I found at the thrift store. I'll use the ribs and leg bones for a palaeontological dig set-piece at some point in the future. Mash them into red modeling clay or somesuch. Maybe I should paint the teeth black? Advice welcome!

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If you have Reaper Aged Bone it would look good on this, then a little highlight with Polished Bone.

Awesome creations again.

 

I'm looking forward to see the dig site!

I kinda like dinosaurs etc...a little bit....a lot...very much...ok..I love them!

 

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Yay! My adviser for geology was a Smyth (not a Smythwicke though). Rock people are best :poke:

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9 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

If you have Reaper Aged Bone it would look good on this, then a little highlight with Polished Bone.

Awesome creations again.

 

I'm looking forward to see the dig site!

I kinda like dinosaurs etc...a little bit....a lot...very much...ok..I love them!

 


Good call, both on the painting tips and on dinosaur loves! I'll be sure to post the dig when it's done! Don't have those specific paints but have some things that can substitute. 
 

8 hours ago, Cyradis said:

Yay! My adviser for geology was a Smyth (not a Smythwicke though). Rock people are best :poke:


Truth. I have a number of geology buddies; they rock. :poke:
 

9 hours ago, Warlady said:

Can I be their research assistant?  They look like they teach...umm...interesting classes!


Indeed they do, as in the curse "May you live in interesting times."
There is ALWAYS a demand for fresh research assistants, and vague, nonspecific answers as to what happened to the last ones. "Called away suddenly," "Family business," "indisposed," and so forth.
(In actuality, they heard the Piper in the Deep Woods, or were possessed by the spirit of their horrible ancestor, or reverted to primordial slime or somesuch. Call of Cthulhu is an unforgiving game.)

P.S., I just realized one of those drops/stains is juuuuust a bit too far north to be centered on the Tunguska Event. 

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