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Noble lady or courtesan?  Make a perception roll. 

 

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3d printed John H. Damon, from Kazrak Studio.  He likes to read old books but doesn't always pronounce the words correctly.

 

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About the time I finished that I decided I wanted some music, so I reached for one of my favorite CD albums and it took a couple seconds for my brain to process what my eyes were telling me, that the plastic case was moving, in fact it was crawling up my arm.... at which point I screamed and flung it across the room. 

 

All the recent rain caused an ant nest to move into the basement under my CD player.  Ugh!  We specially sealed the basement last year during our remodel to avoid the little crawlies.  And now they were every-freakin-where, the shelf, the wall, in my tea, ick!  Gross! Half an hour of painting time lost to cleaning up.  

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IMG_20210531_145123753.jpg.e7b71c4f2d302931d62a816ac4316e4c.jpg Now I know what losing sanity feels like. 

 

 

Continuing on... not sure when GW's Island of Blood Reef came out, but I've had this guy half painted for a long time. Finally decided to stop messing around with NMM and glazed over him.  Found a suitably skullerific base and called it done: 

 

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Wrapping up the evening:

 

Mr & Mrs Bones:

 

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Giant Crab:

 

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Succubus Queen (aka Sophie's Mom).  Awesome sculpt, less than awesome plastic cast.  I don't think it's allowed for me to show the entire model. 

 

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Didn't get these little guys finished, but they are at least on bases now. 

 

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