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"You Stare At Him, And He Just Stares Back."

"That's when the attack comes -- Not from the front, no, from the side, from the other two raptors..."

This 52mm tall plastic figure of a Velociraptor is produced by “Mondo Games” and can be found inside the Jurassic Park: Ingen Vs. Raptors board game for "Unmatched". Sculpted to depict the "genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur that originated from Late Cretaceous Asia" in one of their pulse-pounding pulses from the 1993 American film "Jurassic Park", the model was initially chopped from its 25mm stand with a sharp modelling knife and glued upon a 40mm circular base instead.


"A bipedal, feathered carnivore with a long tail", the predator was primed using "Vallejo" Heavy Grey, drenched in "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade and dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Grey. I then pigmented all the Raptor's claws and sharp tiny teeth with "Vallejo" White and subsequently treated them all to a wash of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade too.

"Kitbash Games" WIPs - Kayo the Bouncer is slowly having all her details 'picked out'

As a penultimate step I 'picked out' both the Velociraptor's eyes with "Vallejo" Heavy Ochre and a splash of "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade. Before finishing the well-detailed dromaeosaurid by coating its tongue with a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade.


Following the completion of my third "Unmatched" model by "Mondo Games" I have managed to spend a lot more time focusing upon my entry for Fembruary, and as a result have almost got Kayo the Bouncer table-top ready. I don't actually plan on using the "Kitbash Games" resin miniature for their "Supers Unlimited" rule-set. so have instead painted her to be the Soviet colleague of Stalingrad known as Mother Russia for my own Weird War Two adventures.

"Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" WIPs - The Ectoplasmic Entity has been primed, layered and shaded

In addition, I have taken the opportunity of needing to clear some significant space within my "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" backlog prior to their latest successful Kickstarter, Lurkers From The Deep, reaching fruition, to test out my "Vallejo" Fluorescent Green on the company's Ectoplasmic Entity model. I'm not really sure whether this experiment will work, but due to the sculpt's overall smoothness felt that if the worst happened I could always just over-paint or even strip the "Ghostbusters" lookalike.


For now though I've simply been patiently building up the layers of the Model Color acrylic paint over a "Vallejo" White base, and washing "the Ghost of John Belushi" with some "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green. Once completed the plan is to then lightly dry-brush the entire ensemble with (more) "Vallejo" White to provide a sort of Zenithal highlight, and then glaze over the miniature with (even more) Fluorescent Green; similar as to how I applied "Vallejo" Fluorescent Yellow to my "Heroclix" Zzzax by "Wizkids" last year.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Feb 16, 2021

Thanks Undercoat. Just the third and final Raptor to finish and then that's their faction for "Unmatched" completed, giving me two painted forces to use for the tabletop game.


I've actually now finished my Kayo the Bouncer, or rather Mother Russia, and even found another Russian Star decal to apply to her vest, so as to really tie her in with her Soviet colleague.


The "Vallejo" Fluorescent Green has worked wonders, imho, and I should have another series of Ectoplasmic Entity WIPs to post before the figure is finished, to help show my step-by-step method of using it. Personally, I think he's turning out great.

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undercoat2670
Feb 16, 2021

Another nice dinosaur, these are turning out really nicely. Your super hero is looking good. I really like your Soviet inspired colour schemes, like that rock hero from last year.

I have never used a fluorescent paint before, so really interested in how your ghost turns out.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Feb 15, 2021

Well I guess they were determined to still have John Belushi in the film, in some way, shape or form, Roger.

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wsd50
Feb 15, 2021

Well you learn something every day! (not much of an honour though really is it 👻)

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Feb 15, 2021

Cheers Roger. I've not seen much in the way of Godzilla films, so I'll take your word for it, LOL...


Kayo (or rather Mother Russia) will be finished soon, so she can be entered into Fembruary.


As for Slimer, Ghostbusters screenwriters Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd did indeed decide to honour their late friend John Belushi by modeling Slimer after the comedian.

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