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When Cthulhu Met Ani



More from the photoshop assignment for class.

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Congratulations to Scrapunzel1 for her great suggestion of Jim Abbott, the great one-handed MLB pitcher.

There were a lot of great ideas: George Takei, Pig Farmer, Davy Jones the Pirate, Rick Allen of Def Leppard , and Sherlock Holmes.

It was a close call between Abbott, Davy Jones and Rick Allen. Davy Jones would have been great with his squid head but I didn’t feel confident enough with my skill to give him a peg leg. That left Abbott and Allen and what it came down to was Abbott was missing the same arm/hand my Munny was missing and Rick Allen wasn’t.

So here is the Munny.

Congratulations Scrapunzel1

This is a  miniature bar I made for my Champions game. I used a cardboard box, sculpey clay, balsa wood and lotsa acrylic paint.

All you needs is Sculpey, some paints and some time and you can make a sweet lizard like this one.

Using wire to make a skeleton greatly adds durability to your creations.

I use a dry brushing technique when painting miniatures. I paint the whole figure black and then add layers of color starting with darker tones and using very little paint on my brush.

You can use watered down glue on the base of the figure and drizzle dry grass, sand or some kind of green powder on the still wet glue to make the lizard look like it is standing on grass.

Adding a glaze to figure keeps the paint from flecking off and adds durability to the figure.

Gaming: Megaman Style part 2

One thing that is great about the Mega Man games is when you defeat your opponent you get their weapon to use. What makes this so useful is that another one of the bosses has a weakness to that weapon. i.e. Iceman’s weapon is super effective against Fireman

Defeats                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    btw Megaman is available for purchase on the Wii Virtual Console for $5 and is totally worth it.

In my bi-weekly Dungeons and Dragon’s game I used they concept. My players had received some alchemist’s fire from a defeated enemy so I had them fight some green slimes that have a weakness to fire. It was fun watching the players  so handily defeat their  enemies with crafty fire bombing. The best part was watching how excited they got when their plan worked.

Here are the green slime minis I used that you can make with smashed marbles that you get at the dollar store and some googily eyes that you can get at just about any craft store.

A while back I went a week without watching television and you know what happened? This

That is a diorama of a dungeon in a shoebox. Take heed or this could happen to you.

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You will spend hours creating wallpapers and gluing them to the inside of a shoebox. You will make tables and doors out of popsicle sticks and carefully painting them.  See the shackles on the wall next to that eye? You don’t want to know how many twist ties had to perish to create those.

Do you know how many hours it takes to paint these tiny portraits. More time then I have so I had to use stamps and make little frames with cereal boxes and markers.

You have eat at a lot of restaurants to get enough toothpicks to make a portcullis like this one.

Staging photos like this is time consuming as well.

I had find just the right bottle lid for this cauldron. Once you find the lid you like then you have to eat all of the olive oil so you can use it. Nailing feet at just the right angle is no treat either. Cutting those little sticks to the right size for tiny firewood requires the precision of a Swiss jeweler.

This just one of the examples of the horrors of going without television. Other side-effects include: exercise, book reading, talking to friends and family and the cooking of healthy meals. Don’t let this happen to you.

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