Inspiration, and more progress on the miniature front #RPG

Made a lot of progress on the miniature painting front yesterday. Although there was a disappointing setback. But overall it was a good day for painting. And I want to take a few moments to talk about how I wish a group that was still into the World of Darkness roleplaying world.

I pretty much finished the first group of Lagarto Skinks (Lizardmen) yesterday. I was able to just paint the bases with some new sand colored paint I picked up last week. Since I will be using the for role playing rather than table top games I didn’t feel the need to do some fancy flocking. But after matte coating them and some of the other stuff I had done, I am happy with how they look, more than suitable for role playing.

I got started on some rats (Skaven) too. And I am very excited with how they are looking. I just created a folder on Flickr strictly for miniatures. And you can see how they look. I think they will be very good looking on the table top for role playing.

My setback came when I was simultaneously matte coating the lizards, and then did a primer on the rats. some wind blew the primer onto my new figure I had painted for my Denver character. That was disappointing to say the least, because what I saw made it look real good before it was covered. But I just stripped of as much paint as I could and went back to work on a different paint job. A little lighter colored this time around. Should still be good.

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I mentioned watching the television show From Dusk till Dawn last week. Well I am now fully caught up with it, with one episode remaining in the season. And the only thing I can think of is how I wish I was still with a group of role players willing to give the World of Darkness a shot. Because this show is really pretty much how I viewed the Vampire world working in a role playing situation.

The characters all running around with different agendas. Not everyone is a Vampire, and some are just trying to survive. It is a lot of fun. But then again, I appreciate a lot of the stuff that is on the El Rey network. I dig that B Movie schtick that Tarantino and Rodriguez work so hard to replicate and pay homage to.

I was never a fan of those who thought the Vampire games should be played like some deeply involved slow pace politics. I think it would always have been more fun with this approach. And if I knew the right group of players, people who got this approach, it would be a lot of fun to run that kind of game.

And now this weekend I get to binge watch Vikings, and get a whole bunch more ideas for that. Oh yeah, blood, battles, and a true dark ages frontier life.

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This is Viper #DnD #Miniatures

Viper didn’t plan to be a hero. In fact he is surprised he is even alive. A war orphan raised in the woods mostly on his own, an outcast from birth due to his parentage, he didn’t have a promising beginning. And his early life was mostly spent on his own. learning the skills of a Ranger, hunting and trapping in the hills around Clermont. It wasn’t until he was summoned by the Count to join the Sheriff’s group that he began to come into his own.

Now he has come into his own, a truly dangerous person. A masterful archer, swordsman, learning more and more about the world around him. He has now begun to truly explore the realm of alchemy and potion brewing, in the hopes of making the lives of those around him better. While he still prefers the company of his snakes, he has learned how to fight beyond those limits.

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I’ll admit it didn’t start out how I hoped #Miniatures #Painting

Miniature Painting

Here is the link to my Flickr album containing pictures of my work so far. For now I am not going to insert any pictures of my progress here. I will eventually, but first 2 things have to happen.

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